Last month, Roku discounted most of its streaming media players in time for Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale. Ahead of Black Friday, the Roku Streaming Stick 4K is at a new all-time low price.
The Roku Streaming Stick 4K is now on sale for $25 at various retailers, which is $5 less than last month’s previous best price. Roku has a few different streaming boxes that are remarkably similar, so it’s easy to get confused, but the 4K Stick is our current top pick for the best streaming device. It supports 4K output (hence the name), as well as Dolby Vision and HDR10+, if your TV has those features.
The player works exactly as you would expect from any smart TV or streaming device. After setting it up, you can install channels (apps) for services like Disney+, YouTube, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount+, and many others. There’s also a pre-installed Roku channel, which has free “live” channels and on-demand content.
In addition to the player software and hardware, the included remote has volume and power controls for the connected TV, plus all the buttons for the Roku player. It’s unclear when the current sale will end, but it’s a great deal, especially if your current TV software isn’t much of an experience.