Roku Streambar Soundbar Review

The Roku Streambar is a 2.0 channel soundbar with 4 speakers, including 2 side-firing ones. It is also a streaming device running Roku’s OS and has the same streaming capability as Roku Streaming Stick Plus. The soundbar system is capable of processing 5.1 audio but you’ll need to add additional Roku wireless speakers and subwoofers.

At a compact size of 14 inches across, the Roku streambar delivers above average sound quality and even some bass for your movie and music listening needs. It can easily fill a small room but would not work well in a large space. It’s perfect for kids bedroom, office or other rooms where space is a premium.

The best part of this soundbar is the integrated streaming device capabilities. It doubles as a Roku device streaming 4K and HDR content to your TV. Roku’s system is easily the most user-friendly streaming system right now. The remote is exactly the same as the one included with the Roku Smart Soundbar and most Roku TVs. The Streambar has optical, USB 2.0 and HDMI ARC ports. It’s best to connect to your TV via HDMI ARC. This allows you to not only control the soundbar, but you can also control your TV’s on and off switch and volume. If you have Alexa or Google Home, you can also link your Roku account to those smart home services to control the Roku streambar via voice. Can you schedule a time to turn off the TV and soundbar through Alexa routines? Absolutely!

How to Setup the Roku Streambar

Tech Specs

Networking
802.11ac dual-band, MIMO wireless
Wired Ethernet requires USB adaptor (sold separately)
TV Compatibility
Requires TV with HDMI ARC or Optical outputs
HD TVs – Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) with up-scaling from 720p
4K TVs – Up to 2160p at 60fps (3840 × 2160) with up-scaling from 720p and 1080p. TV must have an HDMI input that supports HDCP 2.2 4K HDR TVs – Supports HDR10 and HLG. TV must have an HDMI input that supports HDCP 2.2
Ports
Power
HDMI 2.0a (ARC)
Optical Input (S/PDIF Digital Audio)
USB 2.0
Audio
Speakers – Four 1.9″ full range drivers
Audio Formats – PCM, Dolby Audio
Sound Modes – Normal, Reduce bass, Bass boost, Bass off
Speech Clarity – Off, Low, High
Volume Modes – Off, Leveling, Night mode
Dimensions
Height: 2.4 in (61 mm)
Width: 14 in (356 mm)
Depth: 4.2 in (107 mm)
Weight: 34.8 ounces (1089 g)

Model- 9102R
Remote control – Voice remote with TV power, volume, and mute buttons
Power – 100-240V, 50-60Hz AC