Roku (Nasdaq: ROKU) today presented its range of streaming players for Germany, including the Roku Express, Roku Express 4K, Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Streambar. Roku Streaming Players offer German consumers an easy and affordable way to stream content to their television. At the start of Germany, users can take advantage of a large selection of global and local entertainment offers. The streaming players are powered by the Roku operating system (OS) and offer a customizable start screen, a universal search via the most important channels and advanced functions such as compatibility with various voice assistants and Apple Airplay 2.
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Roku Unveils Streaming Player Line-Up for Germany (Photo: Business Wire)
“We are excited to bring our award-winning streaming player and platform to market in Germany with a wide range of entertainment options,” said Bart Bomers, VP EMEA at Roku. “We offer TV enthusiasts intuitive TV streaming with products in various price ranges. Consumers have different needs when looking for a streaming device for their family and we have something for everyone. ”
The Roku Express offers basic HD streaming for a very affordable price. It’s easy to set up and comes with all the accessories you need, including an easy-to-use remote control and high-speed HDMI cable. The Roku Express is ideal for anyone looking to stream on a TV for the first time or who want to expand the Roku OS experience to other TVs in the house. It also makes a good gift. The Roku Express will be available at an RRP of 29.99 euros.
Roku Express 4K
The Roku Express 4K is the easiest way to enjoy streaming with stunning detail, high resolution and vivid colors in HD, 4K, HDR, HDR10 and HDR10 +. A powerful quad-core processor, dual-band WiFi and micro-USB Ethernet compatibility for wired streaming ensure a smooth entertainment experience. Here, too, everything is included in the scope of delivery to start streaming immediately. This includes a remote control and a premium high-speed HDMI cable. The Roku Express 4K will be available at an MSRP of 39.99 euros.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K
The Roku Streaming Stick 4K is more powerful than ever. The start time is 30 percent faster than the previous generation so that users can directly access the content they want. It also has a new long-range WiFi receiver that delivers speeds up to twice as fast. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K offers breathtakingly sharp 4K with great detail and four times the resolution of HD, as well as lifelike colors and clarity with Dolby Vision and HDR10 +. Thanks to its slim design, it can be easily placed behind the television. In addition, users can use the supplied remote control to search for top channels simply by voice command and control their television, streaming and sound. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K will be available at an RRP of 59.99 euros.
The Roku Streambar is the ultimate 2-in-1 entertainment upgrade with powerful streaming and cinematic sound for any TV with an HDMI connection. Users: inside hear every detail and stream on compatible TVs in vivid 4K HDR picture quality. With its compact acoustic design and powerful signal processing, the Roku Streambar has four 1.9-inch full-range drivers with rich Dolby audio. Thanks to the advanced audio technology of the Roku OS, the streambar is smarter than other soundbars. Two center drivers deliver a crisp, clean sound that makes dialogue easier to understand, while the angled side drivers fill the room with sound. Setup is very easy because of the accessories included. This includes a remote control with voice control that controls the TV’s power, sound and access to a variety of streaming services. The Roku Streambar will be available at an RRP of EUR 149.99.
At launch, consumers can enjoy entertainment from a wide variety of local and global services, including:
- Film & TV: ARD Mediathek, ZDF, Netflix, Disney +, Prime Video, Apple TV, STARZPLAY, Sky Ticket, TVNOW (soon RTL +), KiKA, Netzkino, ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins, Pluto TV, Rakuten TV, watch4.com and more.
- news: Tagesschau, Bild TV, TRT World, Deutsche Welle, Bloomberg and more.
- Sport: Sky Ticket, TVNOW (soon RTL +), DAZN, Motorvision.TV, SPORTTOTAL, The Tennis Channel and more.
- music: Spotify, VEVO, Berliner Philharmoniker and more.
All Roku streaming players are based on the Roku OS, which was specially developed for television. Roku OS offers consumers: inside automatic updates, a customizable home screen, a large selection of free and paid streaming channels and advanced features such as the quick and easy search for top channels, where the results are sorted by price. Roku Streaming Players can also be controlled by voice from Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled devices. With Apple AirPlay 2, users can stream, control and share content effortlessly directly from their iPhone, iPad or Mac. Roku Streaming Players also support HomeKit, which means that users can control Roku devices easily and securely with Siri or the Home app on their Apple devices.
Of the Year Mobile App
The free Roku Mobile App is available for iOS® and Android ™. With the Roku Mobile App, consumers can: control their Roku streaming player via the virtual remote control, transfer media to their television or use the voice search function for universal search. In addition, the Roku app enables the “private listening” function, in which users can also transmit the audio signal of the streamed content to headphones so as not to disturb other people in the room.
The Express, Express 4K and the Streambar will be available from tomorrow, September 28, 2021, at MediaMarkt, Saturn, Amazon, Expert, Euronics and Otto.de. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K will be available from the same retail partners in October.
Roku® is a pioneer in TV streaming. The company offers users the streaming content they want, enables content publishers to build and monetize a large audience, and offers advertisers unique opportunities to reach consumers. Roku streaming players and TV audio devices are available in the United States and select countries through direct retail sales and through licensing agreements with service providers. Roku TV ™ models are available in the US and select countries through licensing agreements with TV brands.
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements based on Roku’s beliefs and beliefs and information available to the company as of the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements can involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These statements include the advantages, effects, functions, prices and availability of the Roku streaming offer in Germany, the advantages, the schedule and the effects of the introduction of Roku in Germany as well as the functions, advantages and the range of the Roku OS and the Roku platform. Except as required by law, Roku assumes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements or to update the reasons that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even as new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially will be discussed from time to time in reports filed by Roku, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 The year ending December 30, 2020 and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ending June 30, 2021. Copies of the reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available free of charge from Roku.
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