Roku Premiere+

Last updated: July 29, 2023

If you prefer a box design to the traditional streaming stick, the Roku Premiere+ is worth considering. You'll get support for the latest 4K HD TV technology while also enjoying the benefits of the freestanding design.

We looked at the top Streaming Devices and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Streaming Device you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 25 expert reviews, the Roku Premier+ placed 4th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Get powerful performance, stunning 4K* and HDR* picture quality, and an advanced remote for an amazing streaming experience. The new Roku Premiere+ is for HD & 4K Ultra HD TVs. It delivers ultra-smooth quad-core streaming, brilliant 4K resolution at 60fps, vibrant HDR color, access to 500,000+ movies and TV episodes across 5,000+ paid or free channels, and a handy point anywhere remote.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The Roku Premiere+ is almost identical in function to the Streaming Stick+, but it exchanges the HDMI-stick design for a freestanding box design.
The Premiere Plus comes with an extra button on the remote so you can ask it out loud to play Westworld or open HBO Now. It works, and is often a lot faster than typing out a show name like The Great British Baking Show: Master Class.
- Wired
The Roku Premiere+ can access more TV shows and movies in 4K and HDR than most rival devices. It has better features for the money than Roku's other 4K streamers, and unlike the Chromecast Ultra it actually includes a remote (and an Amazon Video app).
If you’re looking for incredible value on a tight budget, Roku’s excellent new Premiere+ is one of the best in the business.
The Premiere+ has a wireless voice remote that doesn't need to be pointed at the hub to work.

What reviewers didn't like

It’s still less convenient than a stick, and this model has only 802.11n Wi-Fi instead of the more recent and superior 802.11ac.
The $60 Streaming Stick Plus and $100 Ultra are still the two best Rokus to buy, but if you want to save a few bucks (and your home 2.4GHz Wi-Fi is stable), the $50 Premiere Plus is a fantastic way to smarten up any TV.
- Wired
Content in 4K and HDR is still uncommon, and your HDR TV probably already has compatible apps. Unlike some of those TVs, Premiere+ doesn't work with with Dolby Vision HDR
The new Premiere+ also ditches Ethernet and, unlike the Roku Streaming Stick+, it forgoes 802.11ac and dual-band Wi-Fi, opting only for the potentially slower 802.11 (b/g/n) and the 2.4GHz band.
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