The best cheap Roku deals of March 2023
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If you’re in the market for a new streaming device, you probably already know most of the big names in the game. There’s Amazon Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield, and more, but there are also plenty of options from Roku. Fans of the brand will be happy to hear that there are plenty of Roku offers around. We’ve summed up the best cheap Roku deals in this post.
Roku is a great option for cord-cutters, with numerous devices at different prices and hundreds of apps to access your favorite content. Roku even works with Disney Plus now for all of your Star Wars and Marvel streaming needs. We’ve put together some of the best plug-in options and some smart TVs in case you want to upgrade even more.
Here are our top picks of the best cheap Roku deals from the roundup below. They include $200 off a TCL 50-inch UHD Roku TV.
Why these deals, and what other offers are there? If you’re asking either of these questions, scroll on.
1. Roku Express
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The easiest, most affordable place to start is with the Roku Express HD. All you have to do to get started is plug it into an HDMI cable and get connected to the internet, and then stream to your heart’s content. Roku Express offers picture quality up to 1080p, although it doesn’t have the same voice remote as some of the more expensive options.
The best price we could find on the Roku Express is in the widget below.
There’s also a white, limited-edition version of the Roku Express called the Roku SE. You can pick it up for around $37 from Walmart.
2. Roku Express 4K Plus
The Roku Express 4K Plus 2021 is one of the most affordable devices in the Roku lineup, but it’s an upgrade to the base Express that adds 4K HDR (in HDR10 and HDR10 Plus) as well as greater overall performance and a fresh interface. It’s also the first Roku player to debut with OS 10, which promises a more powerful but streamlined experience.
The faster quad-core processor, dual-band Wi-Fi, and extra onboard storage in the Express 4K Plus help not just with playback, but also with improved channel load times. You’ll also get a voice remote and the latest ecosystem support, including control from Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s HomeKit.
Roku Express 4K Plus
Cheap 4K streaming • Speedy performance • Improved remote
3. Roku Streaming Stick Plus
The Roku Streaming Stick Plus has the longest range of any Roku device thanks to its powerful wireless receiver. That means you can easily deliver voice commands and pick shows from across the room. Setup is as easy as always — just two simple steps. We’ve actually reviewed the Streaming Stick Plus, so find out more here if you’re still undecided.
4. Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus
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The 2021 Streaming Stick 4K Plus slides right in behind your TV for a clutter-free arrangement, and setup is as quick as it is easy. As well as access to your favorite streaming services, you’ll also have your choice of Roku original content.
The difference between this device and the Streaming Stick 4K is that the Plus model comes with a voice remote, which is not only improved but also rechargeable, so there is no need to change the batteries ever again.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K Plus
Plenty of apps and services • Hands-free voice control • Headphone jack on remote • Apple AirPlay support
5. Roku Ultra
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The Roku Ultra is less than five inches square, so it’s great for a high-performance compact streaming setup in a dorm room or small apartment. In the box, you’ll find a remote with an audio jack which means you don’t have to worry about disturbing others in the room while you watch. But if you think remotes are a thing of the past you’re welcome to cast movies, videos, TV, music, and podcasts to your Roku using your smartphone.
Among a slew of other features like a lost remote finder and voice control, the Roku Ultra 2022 has an ethernet port so you won’t be interrupted by pesky buffering when you’re watching the game-winning play on a sports streaming service.
Roku Ultra (2022)
Great performance • 4K streaming with HDR10+ • Improved connectivity
6. Roku Ultra LT
The Roku Ultra LT is the light version of the Ultra, and there’s very little to choose between them. They look the same and have almost all of the same features. The only key difference is that while the Ultra LT also sports a microSD card slot and ethernet connection, it doesn’t contain a USB port.
Roku Ultra LT
Get access to more than 500,000 movies and TV shows • microSD for extra storage • Enhanced voice remote
7. Roku Premiere
With the Premiere, Roku attempted to strike the ideal balance between features and price, and it largely hit the mark. The Roku Premiere is very easy to set up, and it supports higher-quality content than the Roku Express. Where the Express only supports 1080p content, the Premiere streams up to 4K UHD at 60fps with HDR10 and HLG.
One of the best features of the Roku Premiere is its portability. You can take it just about anywhere, even if you are traveling and want to hook it up to a hotel TV or a friend’s television. The full catalog of apps and features is available, with Roku OS offering access to all of your favorite streaming platforms.
8. Roku Streambar
The Roku Streambar is exactly what it sounds like — a soundbar with Roku smart capabilities built-in. For audio lovers, the Streambar is Dolby Audio-ready. It also includes Bluetooth and Spotify Connect support for streaming music from third-party devices. For video, 4K streaming is also supported, while Crisp Clear Dialogue can drop the audio of annoyingly loud commercials.
You can check out the latest deal on the Streambar below. If you want to go all-in and go for the larger Roku Streambar Pro, it’s also available for $179 right now.
9. Roku smart TV deals
Cheap Roku deals are relative and stretch as far as some very affordable TVs. There are more Roku TV deals than we could ever hope to cover here, but these are just a few of the best chances to save. Check them out below:
These are the best cheap Roku deals currently available. We’ll update this post with new ones once they go live.
If you are looking for a basic streaming device, the Roku Express or Express+ is a great option. These models are affordable and easy to use, making them a good choice for first-time streamers or those on a budget.
If you want more advanced features like 4K and HDR support, the Roku Streaming Stick+ or Roku Ultra may be a better fit. These models offer faster performance and more advanced features than the Roku Express but also have a higher price tag.
Watching free channels or using a Roku device does not require any monthly fees. However, you will be charged for subscription channels such as Netflix, cable-replacement services like Sling TV, or renting movies and TV shows from services like Apple TV Plus.
As stated above, there are no subscription fees with Roku, at least for the free channels. According to a recent survey, Roku users save an average of more than $70 per month compared to cable. Switching to Roku allows for easy savings without worrying about monthly equipment fees, taxes, or hidden charges often associated with cable.