The New $30 Roku Express Has Faster Wi-Fi and More Storage
The Roku Express is the cheapest streaming device from Roku, capable of playing most popular streaming services at 1080p for just $30. Roku has now announced a new version with upgraded hardware.
Roku’s updated Express has the same form factor and most of the same features as the previous model. It’s a small box with an HDMI port (a short HDMI cable is included), a microUSB connector for power, and a dedicated remote. The Roku Express has the same Roku OS software as the company’s other streaming hardware, but there’s no support for 4K output, TV controls on the remote, or some other features found on Roku’s more expensive products. Still, the Express has always been a great option for easily streaming Netflix, Hulu, and most other services on any TV without spending too much money.
The main improvement on the new Roku Express is support for dual-band Wi-Fi, meaning it can connect to either 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. Even though 5 GHz networks have been common in homes for years, many low-end tech products still only work over the older (and usually…
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