Roku has now launched a new device which can access Sky’s NOW TV service (Image: ROKU)
With TV subscription prices now making a rather hefty dent in the monthly finances many are opting for new ways to watch premium content.
Streaming has become a hugely popular way of tuning in with services such as Sky’s NOW TV and Amazon Prime Video offering more affordable prices and no long-term contracts.
To view these services you’ll need modern connected TV or streaming device and now there are some new gadgets from the team at Roku that offer extra features without a high cost.
The updated Roku Express and all-new Roku Premiere start from under £30 with both offering content in full HD.
The basic Express costs £29.99 and is now 10 per cent smaller than its predecessor.
This sleeker form factor still offers HD compatibility and you get a remote to help access your favourite shows without leaving the sofa.
Meanwhile, the Roku Premiere, £39.99, boasts a simple way to start streaming in HD, 4K Ultra HD or 4K HDR.
Roku says that it features a powerful quad-core processor and comes in a low-profile form factor.
In the box, you’ll also find a Premium High Speed HDMI cable plus remote control with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons such as Netflix and Spotify.
Roku streaming stick (Image: ROKU)
“We are delivering more value and improved picture quality across the new 2019 streaming player line up for the United Kingdom. The Roku Premiere delivers 4K HDR for a more immersive TV experience,” said Lloyd Klarke, Director Product Management at Roku.
“Whether you are new to streaming or demand more advanced features such as better Wi-Fi, 4K HDR and voice search, we have the right streaming player for everyone.”
The 2019 Roku streaming player line-up will be available in the UK beginning early October from Argos, Currys, ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Amazon.
It is worth remembering that once you have purchased a streaming device not all of the content available is free.
For example, Netflix costs from £5.99 per month and NOW TV prices start from £7.99 per month for Entertainment and £11.99 for Cinema.