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Roku is a great option for cord-cutters, with numerous devices at different price points and hundreds of apps to access your favorite content. Roku even works with Disney Plus now for all of your Star Wars streaming needs. We’ve put together some of the best plug-in options as well as some smart TVs in case you want to upgrade even more.
Do you only have time for the meat without any of the commentaries? We can cater to the Atkins Diet of deal hunting. Here are our top five of the best cheap Roku deals from the roundup below:
Why these deals, and what other offers are there? If you’re asking either of these questions, scroll on.
1. Roku Express
The easiest, most affordable place to start is with the Roku Express HD. All you have to do to get started is plug it into an HDMI cable and get connected to the internet, and then stream to your heart’s content. Roku Express offers picture quality up to 1080p, although it doesn’t have the same voice remote as some of the more expensive options.
The best price we could find on the Roku Express is in the widget below.
There’s also a white, limited-edition version of the Roku Express called the Roku SE. You can pick it up for around $33 from Walmart.
2. Roku Express 4K Plus
The Roku Express 4K Plus 2021 is one of the most affordable devices in the Roku lineup, but it’s an upgrade to the base Express that adds 4K HDR (in HDR10 and HDR10 Plus) as well as greater overall performance and a fresh interface. It’s also the first Roku player to debut with OS 10, which promises a more powerful but streamlined experience.
See also: Our picks for the best streaming services
The faster quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, and extra onboard storage in the Express 4K Plus help not just with playback, but improved channel load times. You’ll also get a voice remote and the latest ecosystem support, including control from Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s HomeKit.
Roku Express 4K Plus
Cheap 4K streaming • Speedy performance • Improved remote
3. Roku Streaming Stick Plus
The Roku Streaming Stick Plus has the longest range of any Roku device thanks to its powerful wireless receiver. That means you can easily deliver voice commands and pick shows from across the room. Setup is as easy as always — just two simple steps. We’ve actually reviewed the Streaming Stick Plus, so find out more here if you’re still undecided.
4. Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus
The 2021 Streaming Stick 4K Plus slides right in behind your TV for a clutter-free arrangement, and setup is as quick as it is easy. As well as access to your favorite streaming services you’ll also have your choice of Roku original content.
The difference between this device and the Streaming Stick 4K is that the Plus model comes with a voice remote which is not only improved but also rechargeable, so no need to change the batteries ever again.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus
Plenty of apps and services • Hands-free voice control • Headphone jack on remote • Apple AirPlay support
5. Roku Ultra
The Roku Ultra is less than five inches square so it’s great for a high-performance compact streaming setup in a dorm room or small apartment. In the box, you’ll find a remote with an audio jack which means you don’t have to worry about disturbing others in the room while you watch. But if you think remotes are a thing of the past you’re welcome to cast movies, video, TV, music, and podcasts to your Roku using your smartphone.
Among a slew of other features like a lost remote finder and voice control, the Roku Ultra 2020 has an ethernet port so you won’t be interrupted by pesky buffering when you’re watching the game-winning play on a sports streaming service.
6. Roku Ultra LT
The Roku Ultra LT is the light version of the Ultra, and there’s very little to choose between them. They look the same and have almost all of the same features. The only key difference is that, while the Ultra LT also sports a microSD card slot and ethernet connection, it doesn’t contain a USB port.
7. Roku Premiere
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With the Premiere, Roku attempted to strike the ideal balance between features and price, and it largely hit the mark. The Roku Premiere is very easy to set up, and it supports higher-quality content than the Roku Express. Where the Express only supports 1080p content, the Premiere streams up to 4K UHD at 60fps with HDR10 and HLG.
See also: The best Roku streaming players
One of the best features of the Roku Premiere is its portability. You can take it just about anywhere, even if you are traveling and want to hook it up to a hotel TV or a friend’s television. The full catalog of apps and features is available, with Roku OS offering access to all of your favorite streaming platforms.
8. Roku Streambar
The Roku Streambar is exactly what it sounds like — a soundbar with Roku smart capabilities built-in. For audio lovers, the Streambar is Dolby Audio-ready. It also includes Bluetooth and Spotify Connect support for streaming music from third-party devices. For video, 4K streaming is also supported, while Crisp Clear Dialogue can drop the audio of annoyingly loud commercials.
You can check out the latest deal on the Streambar below. If you want to go all-in and go for the larger Roku Streambar Pro, it’s also available for $179 right now.
4K streaming • Clear, loud sound • Compact design
9. Roku smart TV deals
Cheap Roku deals are relative and stretch as far as some very affordable TVs. There are more Roku TV deals than we could ever hope to cover here, but these are just a few of the best chances to save. Check them out below:
These are the best cheap Roku deals currently available. We’ll update this post with new ones once they go live.