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The Roku Ultra is a streaming player being offered by Roku. It is capable of streaming media content from HD up to 4K Ultra HD at 60 frames per second (FPS). Roku Ultra also features a quad-core processor.

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  • Alan Reynolds
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Looking for our ultimate streaming player? Meet the new Roku Ultra for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs. It comes fully loaded and delivers a powerful streaming experience with a quad-core processor, 802.11ac dual-band wireless, and the latest streaming technology. Immerse yourself in the action with brilliant 4K* Ultra HD at 60fps for ultra smooth video, or stream full 1080p HD. See incredibly rich and realistic color detail with vibrant HDR.* Stream just about anything with access to 4,500+ paid or free channels. And get incredible features like a lost remote finder and a point anywhere remote with voice search, gaming controls, and headphones for private listening. *The 4K experience requires a compatible 4K TV and 4K content. HDR requires a compatible HDR TV and HDR content."
  • Jacqueline Brewer
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "I LOVE my Roku. It has a really sleek and smooth user itnerface and works perfectly. It is also a great price."
  • Austin Nelson
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "Currently being a Roku user myself, I will try not to come off subjective here. That being said, I've always felt Roku was a great alternative to cable, especially for those who are not necessarily huge television watchers. "
  • Thomas Holland
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "The Roku Ultra Media Player is one of the highest quality and perhaps over all best of the streaming devices available for home television currently. The picture quality is unsurpassed and allows the viewer to take full advantage of his hard ware. "
  • Andrew Owens
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Buzzwords = Netflix, 4k, binge watching, etc. Netflix has certainly come on strong and likely at the expense of the company managing the coax cable sticking out of the wall in your living room, who is now likely selling you internet data as well. Naturally, Netflix is bringing along vendors to help it supply ways to deliver its product and the Roku Ultra is a fine example. 4K quality, vivid pictures and a fast processor, Roku is certainly doing its homework and choosing to cater to customer needs. There may be others in the Roku Ultra's class, but I cannot give it high enough marks. Go for it!"
  • Theresa Taylor
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The Rokus are pretty good though if you just have a regular television, no need to spring for the 4k version. Just go with a basic version, it's much cheaper."
  • Justin Weaver
    Written on March 15, 2018
    " New Firmware Pushed and Nightmare Resumes. After six months of problems Firmware 8.0 was pushed to my Ultra. Now I have severe audio drops when watching Netflix. I'm back to using Nvidia Shield in the exact same setup with no problems. I’m very disappointed with the device and even more so with the company. At first it worked great but often got very hot and when that happened it would reboot by itself. I raised it on four, half inch rubber feet, and it now runs cooler and that problem was solved. The UHD HDR was spectacular with my 65” LG OLED TV. I am, or wanted to, use this rather than the LG built in Apps as I’m feeding into a 4K 60p 4:4:4 Integra Receiver and using a Roku with the Harmony Elite so it’s much easier than having to use the LG Remote."
  • Russell Peterson
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "I'm glad I purchased the Roku Ultra for my 4K television. At first I was a little skeptical that it could stream a 4K picture adequately, but my worries were soon quelled after I watched some of my favorite shows on Netflix. It was also quite easy to set up as well!"
  • Phillip Sanchez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The remote is durable but sensitive to the point that if you bump it or drop it you have a 99% change its going to stop playing or go the home menu. The other remote issue is that a low battery makes the device go crazy. The first time it happened the remote would randomly trigger a button press like A or B the second time it acted like a headset was connected and the volume buttons where pressed over and over so the side of the screen just keeps showing a headphone and volume up and down. "
  • Keith Stanley
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I've heard of the Roku and other similar things like apple tv and fire stick. I barely ever use my TV, so these devices are not useful at all for me."
  • Jiang Bai
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "This Roku is definitely an improvement above previous versions. It has 4K capability and Dolby digital audio. These two features make a great addition to my home theater. It also has gaming capabilities. "
  • Louis Bell
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "The Roku Ultra is really the best of all of the add on boxes that isn't a HTPC. The Ultra's added ethernet is greatly appreciated, it makes streaming 4k content to the player much better than relying on wireless."
  • Christian Munoz
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I decided to cut the cord, but that meant I needed a different option for my shows. Enter Roku and freedom from paying a high cable bill. I plugged it right in and got it set up and started watching my shows and movies on Netflix in no time at all. I'll never go back to cable."
  • Jose Gonzalez
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Roku is the best thing I've ever put on my TV! After I "cut the cord," I needed ways to stream and watch live and online TV content without forking over huge amounts of money. Roku delivers on every level! A smart-TV box, Roku streams 4K content from every major content provider - Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, et cetera - as well as playing "local" content. It turns a TV into a true entertainment center!"
  • Anna Turner
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a good solution to the topic. Roku is a very well known brand and would work for watching Netflix on TV. However there are many different ways and devices to watch Netflix and aren't as expensive as this device. With so many different options it would be hard for it to be called the best but it is still a good option.."
  • Robert Marshall
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I was trying to help my parents convert to some better tv solution than their outdated dish (they live in a rural area). I set up one of these for them and, holy cow, it's great! I bought one for myself because the (competitor) solution had such a worse menu. "
  • Alice Lawson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Works great. We used to access Netflix, amazon prime video, and Hulu from our surround sound system but it got a weak signal due to a bad antenna and was always buffering or stopping in the middle. We eventually stopped using it because it was too frustrating. The roku doesn't have any of those issues. It is lightening fast and produces great picture and sound. Even better, there is an earbud jack on the remote so my husband can easily use earbuds and even move around the house while he does. This saves me from having to listen while he binge-watches showes I don't care about and I can read my book or talk on the phone in peace."
  • Keith Jordan
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "This Roku device for media streaming is very useful. I never knew about these types of devices and always just watched on my tv. My friend bought this for me and showed me how to use it and boy was I shocked. It is very easy and fast! You can watch on your tv things that you see on your computer screen! Technology is getting great."
  • Brandon Barrett
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I have been a Netflix subscriber for many years but always accessed it through my DVD player or a smart tv. It was always a slow process involving too many remotes and the interface never seemed great to me. I picked up a Roku Ultra for the 4K functionality and I should have bought one of these sooner! It loads up immediately, the library is intuitive to browse, and the picture quality is great! If you are looking for a device for Netflix, pick one of these up!"
  • Sean Murray
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "An amazing product with a stunning picture quality. I bought one of these for my mom because she wanted one so badly. After installing it and seeing how awesome it is I immediately bought one for myself"
  • Timothy Guzman
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "not a bad alternative"
  • Danielle Wallace
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Roku Ultra Media Player makes searching easy with its remote voice search. This system gives incredible picture quality with HD and UHD TVs. Its colors are brilliant. It is fully loaded and also comes with headphones so as not to disturb a sleeping friend."
  • Kathy Lucas
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I watch a lot of streaming media on Youtube and Netflix, and I need something that can play that on my TV, so chose to get a Roku. They're not the biggest brand, like an Apple TV, but it gets the job done very well. There are certainly solutions that would give me more functionality, such as a game console."
  • Raymond Weaver
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "The roku is really lit. It's a nice simple device for watching things in that high quality 4k. Would definitely say it's a good price for what you get, an does what you expect it to."
  • Bruce Bradley
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "The Roku Ultra is one of the finest media players for television on the market. For just over $100, I was able to get millions of movies and tv shows streamed to my television instantly. The user experience far exceeds anything offered by Comcast or my old built-in smart tvs like Samsung. No wonder they had such a successful IPO!"
  • Ruth Alvarado
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Cable is insanely expensive and my mom lives on a limited budget it took almost a year to convince her to give up cable and switch to streaming service. She's had the Roku for three years now and hasn't regretted it at all. It's so easy to install and use."
    Bobby Perez
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is the ultimate upgrade for your roku device. It offers 4k quality experience for perfect picture quality."
    Marie Duncan
    Written on May 18, 2018
  • Amalia Escobedo
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "I was looking for the best media streaming device for my new TV. I found the Roku Ultra - HD and 4K UHD streaming media player. This is an awesome device. It delivers 4K content beautifully and is really easy to use. My mother frequently uses it and she loves the easy-to-use interface. The controller works great, too, and is really intuitive. It supports all the apps we use, too, and many more. Love it!"
  • Eric Morgan
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "I think this solution is perfect. I personally use only Roku players in my home. I have tried others such as Samsung smart TV ,but they where very clunky and slow when compared to the Roku players. this solution is a great choice. "
    Janet Simpson
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I got the Roku for my TV to use in addition to the Apple TV. I think it works well for my Smart TV because it has some different channels that the AppleTV doesn't have and the TV didn't come with."
    John Chang
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I love my Roku Ultra Media Player. This was the first device I got after ditching cable. It meets all my needs and never has technical problems."
    Sean Keller
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "Oh man I love my Roku! It allows me to entertain my whole family, for a cheap price! "
  • Liu He
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I had been shopping for the best devices that can play Netflix for a while when I came across this one. It's got everything I need and runs like a dream. I highly recommend it!"
  • Irene Carranza
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This is a great option if you are like me and want to cut the cable. All the good shows are on Netflix anyway! This Roku has been working perfectly since we hooked it up last month. The voice search is a feature that after you have you will never want to be without."
  • Dennis Stephens
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is great device that is packed with features. I would use this device daily."
  • Christian Sullivan
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "The Roku Ulra offers more movies and television shows in HDR and 4k than most of the other devices out there. If you own a 4k television than the Roku is a great streaming choice. I like that it has an Ethernet port for wired connections as there are times my WiFi is intermittent. "
    Rebecca Russell
    Written on August 22, 2018
    "Thank you for the recommendation @/Raymond! Because of you, I can't get enough watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. on my new Roku Express!!! Listen up to him you guys!!"
  • Ishan Sen
    Written on May 23, 2018
    "Roku Ultra is the best in the series. It is so much faster. I love using it to find my favorite TV shows and movies."
  • Aanya Mukopadhyay
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "All the benefits of an Apple TV at a fraction of the price, thats what this media player means to me. The video quality is great, it has a fast and powerful quad core processor, wireless capabilities, gaming controls, voice search and a handful of other convenient options, but my favorite among all these has to be the pair of earphones that come with the device! Private listening capabilities with great audio quality ensures good entertainment."
    Z Ze
    Written on October 6, 2018
    "The last Roku device with an optical output was the 2016 model (4640) of the Ultra. When they dropped the optical output on subsequent models, their marketing claimed no one used the optical out. Even the 2016 model is problematic because firmware updates don't seem to care that irate owners fill a number of forum threads including this one that got split somehow because of unbearable screeching noise when audio content changes."
  • Amber Delgado
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I have been using Roku for years now and it's still one of the easiest and reliable device when it comes to streaming. It's fast, straight forward and response very well. You will get many channels, more than you can watch in your lifetime and get great pictures. You can cut the cable and what you would pay for 1 month subscription for your cable, you can get this Roku box. Do not get Amazon fire, as they are infamous for closing account and you will lose uses of all Amazon devices as well. "
  • Catherine Stanley
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is awesome. My favorite part is the voice activated sesrch. I just have to see what I'm looking for into the remote and it searches its vast library to find it. You can stream everything from Netflix to broadcast tv and movies. The picture is also fantastic and bring able to listen with headphones is great for when my husband is sleeping."
  • Angela Barrett
    Written on January 29, 2018
    "It's a little bulkier than some models, but it's still pretty easy to use and I like that the HD is so crisp. It'd be nice if you could control it with your phone instead of just the remote it comes with."
    Randy West
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "Roku is a great device for streaming stuff to your tv! It offers 4k which is awesome since I love my hq content."
  • Rafael Leal
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I cut my cable and switched to using my Roku only, and it was an amazing decision. I save so much money every month, and still have any television show or movie i want at my fingertips. The 4k is amazing with my new TV. "
    Abhinav Trivedi
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "The Roku Ultra is great streaming hardware. You can use it for Netflix or other things you would like to stream. It delivers 4K quality, so it is perfect for any new TV that you might get."
  • Ruth Chavez
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Have owned previous Roku and competing device. Love the headphone option. In future versions it would be nice to have that as a bluetooth option!"
  • Richard Daniels
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Roku Ultra is the best Roku I've ever owned. I've been a fan of Roku for years and even got them in the hands of my family members, the real unique thing about the Roku Ultra is that it delivers excellent 4k resolution for 4k tvs. This would not be possible with the non Ultra models. Its crystal clear, I recommend it if your tv resolution is 4k. This is also the best box for watching Netflix in 4k without a doubt."
    Carolyn Perkins
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "At this point, I would suggest the newer model if all your technology that pairs with this is up to date. There seem to be a few tech glitches with this model, like audio dropping out. It seems that is related to a stable WIFI connection, so I worked around this by using the ethernet connection. A good solid brand with good customer support."
  • Henry Gutierrez
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Roku is an ok tv box set. It does support netflix but their are better stuff out there like chromecast. I can't tell if the headset jack in the remot is dumb or genius but it is a first for me."
  • Grace Ross
    Written on February 6, 2018
    "Roku has been my go-to for years so I was thrilled when the Roku Ultra - HD and 4K UHD Streaming Media Player came with an internal memory. The picture quality is gorgeous and the streaming is seamless. Love it!"
  • Cynthia Moore
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "I use this on my 4K Ultra HD TV and get access to so many streaming channels. It really has given me so much variety on my television. I now feel like I have tons of options on what to watch. Setup took minutes and was really easy. I was very happy with the quality of the picture."
  • Albert Walters
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I have searched high and low to find the best box that has Netflix. None have even came close to the Roku Ultra. This thing is so smooth and works amazingly. I am glad I went with this one. I've seen others from relatives but this one hits it out of the park. "
    Gary Taylor
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This solution is lacking as it never mentions the topic (Netflix). Upon looking further into the solution page, one can see that the page mentions "Roku has the only streaming players that work with all these channels: Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, VUDU, Sling TV, and PBS KIDS." This would have been a critical piece of information to include in the solution. "
    Henry Lawrence
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I am a much bigger fan of the Amazon Fire Stick the the Roku streaming system but both do the same thing and both have the same connection to Netflix. The only difference in my eyes would be that Roku is almost triple the price of the fire stick. "
  • Harold Carroll
    Written on May 15, 2018
    Angelina Ortiz
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Roku Ultra allows you to do everything from watching movies to playing games. I loved my son's so much I bought 2 more for our house. Everything you need and want plus more"
    Justin West
    Written on May 11, 2018
    " Roku Ultra has a perfect for HD and UHD TVs thanks to its exceptionally brilliant picture quality and vibrant HDR displaying an incredible range of colours. "
  • Jessica Miller
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "This piece of gold is amazing! It features fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless. It It also provides exceptionally brilliant picture quality. 4K Ultra HD at 60fps with four times the resolution of 1080p HD."
  • Kenneth Hamilton
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Plugged in to my TV and had it running in no time. I was able to install the netflix app and view some 4k sources with no buffering or problems. I like that the remote has voice search, save tons of time typing awkwardly with the remote."
    Ryan Tran
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The Roku is one of the kings of the smart TV. It's generally built in to the device, but when it's not, one of these sets is what you need, to get streaming right."
  • Ann Pierce
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Netflix has started offering media in 4k, but of course you need the equipment to view it. My laptop doesn't have a 4k screen, so I have to use my TV. I got the Roku Ultra because it'll allow you to actually watch Netflix in 4k. However, there is something wrong with quality control or the software of this device. I've been having audio issues since day one, and I've returned one of them and I'm now having the same problem on my second one. The audio keeps dropping in pitch and making everything sound weird. This is just unacceptable in my opinion. Customer service has not been helpful at all. I would recommend a different device to watch Netflix with!"
  • Melissa Taylor
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This device is perfect, its the best you can buy to watch Netflix in your TV. Price is very fair and i recommend it to all. "
  • Charles Taylor
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I was looking for a good dongle for my TV so I could enjoy my Netflix easier and this thing kept showing up in my searches so I gave it a shot. I wish I had read more about it because a lot of people had issues with it and I did as well. The audio issues and audio completely dropping out is just so infuriating and I can't believe this thing is so popular given how bad it performs. Stay away from this."
  • Kenneth Coleman
    Written on November 26, 2018
    "I've had the roku streaming stick for years and so far it has done me well and im deciding to upgrade to roku ultra this time which i hear is 10x performs better."
  • Judith Walker
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "I needed to ditch my cable box since it was taking up so much room. I really love my Roku Ultra because I can watch everything from this tiny box. It seems very fast and the display is very clear and I can find things easily. I really like this set top box , watching Netflix never seemed so easy."
    Alfredo del Ángel
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The best Netflix set top box is the Roku Ultra. It is perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs, features fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless. Roku Ultra delivers brilliant picture quality to your 1080p HD TV with crisp, life-like images that practically jump off the screen. "
    Petra Robles
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a great box that is highly rated to get streaming services. It would allow you to get services like Netflix through the box."
  • Jacob Perry
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "There are dozens of solid media boxes that you can get these days for your daily Netflix needs. The one that I always seem to come back to is the Roku Ultra. For the money, it's the best box with the most features that you can find. In addition, it's simple to use and to hook up to your television. I have found that I use it every day at home."
  • Wayne McDonald
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Roku Ultra is the streaming device I use throughout my home. It gives a better quality picture than other devices and it doesn't heavily promote its other services like Fire and Chromecast."