New Roku stick in Canada (Streaming Stick+)

When it comes to streaming, there really is no better service than Roku.  I've tried to show people other options but again and again, it comes down to ease of use, and nobody's nailed it quite like Roku has.

Today we have a new option in Canada to choose from, and it looks like a perfect marriage of a few of their lines.  The new Streaming Stick+

So for under $100 you'll get a stick, so it's super easy to 'hide away' the streamer, and it's an RF powered remote, so no unsightly IR receiver, like in others, it does 4K/HDR videos and the best of all feature, something I've not seen in other models is a power button for the TV.  And includes volume controls for the TV.  So you just need one remote.


Plus they say the antenna will pick up wireless 4x further than other models, so you can plug it into the projector for the back yard and not worry.

I was just about to buy a replacement remote for our old Roku 3 (my son likes to forget where he put it and then have it fall to the hardwood floor a lot).  Maybe I'll just buy this.

Roku Launches Streaming Stick+ in Canada

Includes Voice Remote with TV Power and Volume Controls, Offers Up to 4X Wireless Range Plus Brilliant HD, 4K Ultra HD and HDR Picture Quality; Roku OS 8.1 Brings Multi-user Private Listening to Roku devices through Roku mobile app

TORONTO, Canada – April 24, 2018 – Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced the arrival of the Roku® Streaming Stick+ in Canada, the first Roku streaming stick capable of streaming HD, 4K and 4K HDR. The Roku Streaming Stick+ is small, powerful and portable for those who are on the move or want their streaming player hidden behind their TV.

The Roku Streaming Stick+ features a quad-core processor and delivers exceptional wireless performance with its advanced wireless receiver that is innovatively built into the power cord. This innovation offers up to four times the wireless range to minimize buffering. It comes with a remote control that includes TV power and volume buttons that can control compatible TV models, eliminating the need to use a TV remote for these functions.

“The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the best streaming stick we have ever made,” said Chas Smith, general manager of Roku TV and Players. “It is packed with power, and features a remote that controls both TV volume and power. It also includes voice search on the remote for consumers to quickly discover new entertainment to watch.”

As with other Roku streaming devices, the Roku Streaming Stick+ works with the free Roku mobile app, available for iOS® and Android™, which acts as a remote, plays personal video, music or photos from a mobile device on the TV, includes a keyboard and offers features like voice search and private listening. Roku OS 8.1 will soon enable private listening for up to four devices concurrently for Roku players and Roku TVs.

Roku devices are powered by the Roku OS and feature a simple home screen with access to 5,000+ streaming channels, including 150,000 movies and TV episodes in Canada. Roku Search enables consumers to discover new entertainment across top streaming channels. Search a movie, TV show, actor or director and the Roku OS will display where content is available and serve results in order of price.

Availability and Pricing
The Roku Streaming Stick+ is expected to be available from Walmart and other retailers starting in May. The Roku Streaming Stick+ will be available for a suggested retail price of CAD 89,99. The multi-user private listening feature will be available for Roku players and Roku TV™ models and is expected to roll out in May.