Roku has a refreshed Express streaming stick and an all-new Wireless Bass which is a subwoofer that can be connected to Roku TVs and soundbars.
Like Amazon, Apple and Google, Roku has not introduced major hardware upgrades for a while. The 2022 Roku Express also remains largely unchanged but has gained dual-band WiFi for improved connectivity. It still supports all of the popular streaming services including Prime Video, Apple TV app, Disney+, HBO Max and Netflix.
It is available for pre-order from roku.com for $30 with shipping in the US expected to start on October 13.
2022 Roku Express and Roku Wireless Bass. Photo: Roku
The Roku Wireless Bass is a subwoofer that can be paired with a Roku Streambar, Roku Wireless Speakers or Roku TV Wireless Soundbar for improved bass. The company launched its first wireless subwoofer in 2019 but the new one is more compact, according to the description.
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It will cost $130 or $250 bundled with Roku Streambar, with shipping expected to start on November 7.
Roku Express and Wireless Bass – features
In the company's own words:
Roku Express | $29.99
- The simple way to stream: With a quick guided setup and an intuitive home screen, Roku Express makes it easy to watch the entertainment you love on any TV. Just plug it in and connect to the internet to start streaming.
- Watch what you love—for less: With a massive selection of free, live, and premium TV, including Emmy®-nominated Roku Originals and 300+ live TV channels free on The Roku Channel, there’s plenty to stream without spending extra.
- Fast and powerful: Roku Express delivers a fast, seamless HD streaming experience–perfect for new users and powerful enough for seasoned pros.
- Simple remote: The included remote has only the buttons you need to stream, including shortcuts to popular channels.
- Always up to date: Get the latest features, newest channels, and more without even thinking about it, thanks to automatic software updates.
Roku Wireless Bass | $129.99
- Compatibility: Roku Streambar, Roku Wireless Speakers, or Roku TV Wireless Soundbar.
- Feel it with full sound: Amp up your entertainment with rumbling lows. Movies and TV come to life with deep, dynamic bass for a theater-like experience in your own home.
- Elevate your music: Rich depth adds a new dimension to your favorite playlist. Pump up the volume, and experience music you can feel.
- Easy wireless setup: No need to run cables across your living room. Just power up and wirelessly pair it to your Roku audio device.
- Place it anywhere: Next to your TV. Beside your couch. Under the coffee table. Roku Wireless Bass is the perfect companion to your Roku Streambar, Roku Wireless Speakers, or Roku TV Wireless Soundbar and can be placed anywhere up to 30 feet from your TV.