New Roku streaming TV device has 4K resolution


(AP) — Streaming TV device maker Roku has unveiled a new model that offers video in Ultra HD, or 4K, resolution, matching what’s available with Amazon’s new Fire TV device.

Although relatively few TVs today are capable of displaying that sharpness, having the feature now means it’s available when households buy a 4K TV as prices drop.

The new Roku 4 will cost $130 and will ship by the end of the month. Besides 4K, the new model will help people find a lost remote under the couch by signaling the remote to make a sound.

Roku will continue to sell older models at prices that start at $50.

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