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Roku Premiere Plus Specs & Review

Roku Premiere Plus was released at the end of 2016, providing an affordable video-streaming option for those of us who want 4K or HDR capabilities. It has since been discontinued in the US in favor of Roku Ultra. Currently, you can nab a refurbished version on Amazon or Ebay for abour $50-$55, which makes it an excellent choice for 4K capable streaming device.

In addition to up to 4k video playback, Premiere+ comes with HDCP 2.2 HDMI port, HDR support, Dolby digital surround sound, night listening mode, RF remote control with headphone jack, microSD card slot, 802.11ac dual-band wireless, and ethernet port. If you want optical-out audio and USB port, you’ll need to get Roku Ultra.

In our review, setup is simple. Performance is wicked fast as menus load instantaneously. One thing we noticed is that Roku’s menu interface is severely outdated. It’s a bit blocky and you can definitely see digital artifacts now that it’s on 4K TV. Modern UI aside, this streaming device should be an option for those looking for a fast, inexpensive, 4K video playback option.

Product description:

Powerful performance
Experience ultra-smooth streaming with a fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless. Roku Premiere+ gets you to your favourite shows fast, with smooth and responsive navigation and channels that launch quickly.

Brilliant HD & 4K picture quality
Roku Premiere+ delivers brilliant picture quality to your 4K UHD or 1080p HD TV with crisp, life-like images that practically jump off the screen. Get the visual rush of 4K Ultra HD streaming when using a compatible 4K TV & content. The Roku 4K Spotlight channel helps to find 4K content. Check with the channel provider for bandwidth requirements.

Vibrant HDR color
Get rich, realistic color detail—even in the darkest shadows and brightest highlights—when you stream HDR content on a compatible HDR TV. HDR displays a wider range of colors, brighter whites, and deeper blacks to create more natural, beautiful, and true-to-life imagery. Check with the channel provider for bandwidth requirements.

Point-anywhere remote
Roku Premiere+ includes an enhanced remote with included headphones for private listening. You don’t even have to aim at your TV.

Specs

What’s included in the box
Roku Premiere+ streaming player
Advanced remote
Ear buds
Power adapter
2 AA batteries

Networking
802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless
10/100 Base-T Ethernet

Video outputs
Up to 1080p HD (1920 x 1080) on HD TVs
Up to 4K/60 Ultra HD (3840 × 2160) on 4K UHD TVs

Video Up-conversion
Up-scaling 720p to 1080p on HD TVs
Up-scaling 720p and 1080p to 4K 60fps Ultra HD on 4K UHD TVs

Audio features
Dolby Audio pass through via HDMI®
Night listening mode

Storage expansion
microSD card slot for additional channel storage

Remote control
Advanced point-anywhere remote with headphone jack for private listening.
Player includes IR receiver, compatible with various universal remotes.

Power consumption
<4.5W (typical) when streaming 4K UHD video Power input
12V – 1A power adapter

Dimensions
4.9 x 4.9 x 0.85 inches

Weight
7.9 ounces