Friday, September 30, 2016
It looks like a good lineup refresh. The lineup that's being replaced has been around since 2013. Yes, there have been minor refreshes to the lineup since then, but they were mostly 2013-era boxes. This changes.
They've actually expanded the lineup. The Roku 1 will be replaced with two devices: Roku Express and Roku Express + (or Express Plus). The Roku 2 is replaced with the Roku Premiere, while the Roku 3 is replaced by the Roku Premiere + (or Premiere Plus). The Roku 4 is replaced by the Roku Ultra. The Streaming Stick was refreshed earlier this year and hasn't changed, from what I can tell.
I've noticed some things I like and some things I don't like. However, until I get my hands on them, it'll be hard to determine if my initial impression is correct. We'll wait and see.
In the meantime, we'll patiently wait for the devices to begin appearing on the shelves.