(Pocket-lint) - Roku has officially announced a caller mentation of its Roku Streaming Stick 4K.
Its UK motorboat volition besides coincide with the merchandise of Roku OS 10.5, which volition rotation retired to the brand's existing streaming devices too.
Available from October for the aforesaid terms - £49.99 - the caller Roku Streaming Stick 4K volition travel with Dolby Vision enactment for the archetypal time. This volition beryllium progressive connected apps that enactment it, including Netflix and Disney+ (we hope). HDR10+ is besides supported connected the device.
It besides sports a caller quad-core processor, claimed to beryllium 30 per cent faster than the 1 successful the Streaming Stick+. Roku boasts its caller wireless receiver offers two-times faster information transportation speeds.
As before, you get a dependable distant with the Streaming Stick 4K, to usage commands done Roku's ain dependable designation system. Alexa and Google Assistant are besides supported, but lone done outer astute speakers.
Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are supported too.
Roku OS 10.5 brings a stack of caller features, not conscionable to the updated instrumentality but besides existing devices.
Roku Voice is improved, including much channels (apps) present supporting commands done search, specified arsenic Netflix and Spotify.
A caller Home tab has been added to the Roku mobile app. It provides instant entree to the latest and recommended content. There's a Save List too, which enables you to store shows successful the app for aboriginal viewing.
And, Roku's AV sync diagnostic is improved, with enhancements to wireless backstage listening. It tin present set the acquisition based connected the headphones you wear.
The caller Roku OS volition rollout to supported devices successful the "coming weeks".
Writing by Rik Henderson. Originally published connected 20 September 2021.