Roku 4K To Be Released In Early March
The makers of the streaming device, Roku have been really good at keeping their release date secret. If it’s anything like the previous two launches, it should be released in early March. Though some people seem to think it will be pushed to May.
The most recent release, Roku 3, was a huge upgrade from the Roku 2. From the interface to the features, it’s like a completely new device. Roku 3 is pretty near perfect as it is. It’s quick, there are endless apps and channels that you can add, and it rarely freezes or shuts down. It makes one wonder, what will the new 2015 Roku have in store?
One rumor that seems pretty legit is that the new Roku won’t follow in the footsteps of the previous devices with its name. It won’t carry the name Roku 4… but Roku 4k as a way to market its ability to support 4k Ultra HD Streaming. Clever branding move.
Another rumor is that the user interface will be updated greatly. Now, the Roku 3 is pretty easy to use already. And as I said, it’s very fast. It makes me wonder what exactly they could upgrade. The one worry is that they’ll make too many changes making it more complicated, but we’ll just have to trust that Roku knows best.
There is also a promise of a larger RAM size and a greater processing speed. Roku is already on top of their game with the Roku 3 which has room for somewhere around 1,000 channels without compromising any of the speed. Upgrading its capabilities will only set Roku further ahead as a streaming device.
The name change, while not confirmed seems pretty likely since the 4k technology was already announced at CES 2015. The Roku 4 will certainly support this and Netflix has already signed up to be the first online streaming source to offer this technology.
Honestly, I think everyone is excited for the release of Roku4 or Roku4k or RokuD2 (haha), but even if it weren’t to be released until May, we wouldn’t be overly saddened. That’s what happens when you create a quality product. New releases are fun, but when the old is just as great, will there be an overwhelming rush to upgrade at all?