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Roku Ultra vs Streaming Stick+ : Specs and Price Comparison

Are you planning to invest on streaming device and deciding between Roku Ultra vs Streaming Stick+? In this post, we’ll go through the differences and hopefully help you to decide on whether to for Roku Ultra or Streaming Stick+.


FeatureRoku Streaming Stick+Roku Ultra
Wifi Technology802.11ac dual-band802.11ac dual-band
MIMO WirelessYesYes
Ethernet PortNoYes
Bluetooth StreamingNoYes
Video: 1080 HDYesYes
Video: 4KYesYes
HDR SupportYesYes
Dolby VisionNoYes
MicroSD PortNoNo
USB PortNoYes
Long-range wirelessYesYes
Fast Channel LaunchNoYes
Volume LevelingYesYes
Night ModeYesYes
Dolby AtmosNoYes
Dolby Audio & DTS pass through HDMIYesYes
Voice RemoteYesYes
Headphone Jack on RemoteNoYes
Personal shortcut buttonsNoYes
Lost remote finderNoYes
Screen MirroringYesYes
Roku Mobile AppYesYes
Private Listening using AppYesYes
Use Phone as RemoteYesYes

Reasons to go for Roku Streaming Stick+

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  • Roku Streaming Stick+ is a basic streaming device and affordable, it is cheaper than Roku Ultra.
  • Easy setup
  • You can enable private listening using Roku app on mobile with headphones
  • You can browse through several free channels available through Roku
  • Capable of playing 4K UHD content

Reasons to go with Roku Ultra

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  • Roku Ultra is capable of playing 4K, Dolby Vision and HDR content
  • You can connect your headphones to remote for private listening
  • You can also connect your headphones to mobile and enable private listening via mobile
  • You can play local media using a USB stick
  • Roku Ultra gives Ethernet Port option to connect to internet which can leverage higher bandwidth
  • You can cast media to TV using Bluetooth streaming
  • Roku Ultra features a lost remote finder option. Upon pressing the button it force the remote to play a tone by which you can identify the location