Roku bundles its Pro voice remote and Ultra streaming box without raising the price

Roku bundles its Pro voice remote and Ultra streaming box without raising the price

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Roku announced connected Thursday that its Ultra streaming container volition see its Voice Remote Pro, which upgrades the company’s modular distant by adding much buttons, always-on listening, and a rechargeable battery. Despite the information that Roku is including a distant that costs $30 to acquisition connected its own, the Ultra volition enactment astatine its archetypal $99.99 terms point.

In its property release, the institution says that the bundling volition statesman successful “mid-May,” and its website already says that the Ultra comes with the Pro remote. When my workfellow Chris Welch reviewed the distant past year, helium liked that helium had the enactment of giving dependable commands to his Roku without having to property a button. And portion helium admired the information that it nary longer required AAs, it was a spot of a bummer that the distant charged via Micro USB.

This isn’t the archetypal clip Roku’s bundled successful the distant with 1 of its streaming boxes. The $70 Streaming Stick 4K Plus also includes it. That model, however, comes astatine a $20 premium implicit the regular Streaming Stick 4K. It’s bully to spot that Roku is conscionable including it with the Ultra without a terms bump. That makes the streaming box, which features HDR and an ethernet port, a beauteous decent woody — adjacent much truthful erstwhile it inevitably goes connected sale.