Roku just outted their new Premiere and Premiere+ media players, and it’s the company’s lowest-priced 4K HDR players yet at $40 and $50, respectively. Previously, the Premiere line was priced at $70 and $90, just below the $100 Roku Ultra player, a high-end media player. Roku understands that with all of the media player options available, there Premier line had to stand out with very affordable pricing.
The Roku Premiere and Premiere+ are significantly slimmer than before, and both feature the same quad-core CPU, but the Premiere+ includes one of Roku’s voice remotes instead of a standard model. Roku also has some significant software upgrades in the works, including Google Assistant and Pandora Premium support. Google’s integration will arrive alongside Roku OS 9 for set-top boxes in November, and OS 8.2 for Roku TVs, which is currently hitting sets. Additionally, you can also look forward to Spotify support, as well as automatic volume leveling across all devices.