The latest video streamer from Roku was rumored to be released by April but April has come and gone and there’s still no sign of it. People expecting it still don’t have any news that confirms the existence or the possible development of Roku 4 and its release in the near future. Right now, there are many rumors surfacing and most of them are misleading in nature. Most of these rumors are false and people are disappointed since the company hasn’t revealed any information regarding this topic.
However, there are certain features that can be rightfully expected from the Roku 4. For one, it will definitely support 4K HD and come with improved specifications. The Roku 3 was released in March 2013 with a BCM11130 900 MHz processor, which ran on 512 MB of RAM and it was five times faster than the older Roku 2 XS. It offered 256MB of internal memory with the possibility of expanding it.
While streaming HD videos, the video streamer powered by a 12V-1A adapter consumes less than 3.5W. It supports 802.11 dual-bands (a/b/g/n compatible) along with added support for WPA, WEP and WPA 2. The Roku 3 used a remote control with voice search, an IR receiver, motion control and support for 720p and 1080p full HD videos. The device weighed 5 ounces with measurements of 3.5×3.5×1 inches and was available at a price of $100.
However, right now, these specs are quite outdated and fans are requesting a requesting a device that is capable of streaming videos with 4K HD resolution. Expectations suggest that in the 3rd quarter of 2015, many 4K HD TVs will be released and reports suggest that Roku is planning to associate with a few of the TV manufacturers.
Manufacturers like these include Haier and Roku wishes to collaborate with them in order to launch various Roku TV models. Right now, traditional cable TV providers are losing grounds to various streaming devices that provide world-famous channels like Netflix that are streamed all over the internet. You don’t need to pay for a monthly TV subscription. Instead, you get to enjoy all sorts of free channels and also pay a little more for few other services.