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Roku Ultra 4660R

4K Ultra HD streaming TV and media player with Wi-Fi® and HDR

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Overview

Our take on the Roku Ultra 4660R

I know from experience — when you get a 4K TV, you want to watch shows and movies that really show off the picture. After I purchased an OLED TV, I became spoiled and now can only watch Stranger Things in 4K. (For me, the rich imagery adds even more texture — and extra dread — to the story-telling.) The Roku Ultra connects to your TV and serves up the largest selection of 4K and HDR streaming video services, movies, and shows available in one “box.”

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The compact Roku Ultra fits into your TV setup and serves up a ton of streaming 4K and HD channels.

Stream 4K/HDR video with Roku's best player

I know from experience — when you get a 4K TV, you want to watch shows and movies that really show off the picture. After I purchased an OLED TV, I became spoiled and now can only watch Stranger Things in 4K. (For me, the rich imagery adds even more texture — and extra dread — to the story-telling.) The Roku Ultra connects to your TV and serves up the largest selection of 4K and HDR streaming video services, movies, and shows available in one “box.”

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Roku's unbiased search finds the cheapest way to watch your favorite shows.

"Point anywhere” remote with headphone jack

Roku's redesigned remote is easy to use and can even control your TV's volume. Since the remote communicates over Wi-Fi, you can store the player out of sight and still have full control. Worried about keeping track of another clicker? You can press the "find my remote" button on the Roku Ultra, and the remote will make a sound.

The remote also has a 3.5mm headphone jack for personal listening. Use your own headphones or the included earbuds and watch TV without disturbing others.

Unbiased search — with your voice

The remote also features voice control. Tap the voice search button on the remote, and call out the name of a movie, show, or actor. Roku's “unbiased search” will hunt through the top channels for the cheapest way to watch. That's pretty handy for cost-conscious cord-cutters who no longer pay for cable.

Do "smart TV" owners need a Roku?

While most 4K TVs have some streaming services baked in, Roku offers the most complete list of 4K options I've seen. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu are all available in 4K. Plus there's a ridiculous amount of standard HD streaming channels – movie channels, news, kids, sports, you name it.

The Roku Ultra also has a snappy interface, thanks to its quad-core processing. You can breeze through the menu and swiftly load up channels. If you're looking for a particular show or movie,

My Roku experience: It's not just for cord cutters

While I've dabbled in cord-cutting, I'm currently a cable subscriber. Still, I call the Roku I bought for my bedroom TV the best bang-for-my-buck purchase I've made all year. It gives me on-demand shows from my cable channels like FX, HBO, AMC, and more. So I can watch Fargo or Better Call Saul on my own time — without having to rent another cable box.

Plus, late at night, I can plug my headphones into the remote and listen at a volume where dialogue is still clear. That's how I recently re-watched The Sopranos, binging through the first two seasons after my wife went to sleep. (The show still holds up, by the way.)

Quick and easy setup

The Roku Ultra connects to your TV via a single HDMI cable. Then it connects to your network wirelessly via Wi-Fi. You log on, type in your Wi-Fi password, and that's basically it — all the instructions are on-screen. (Or, plug it into your router and network hub with an Ethernet cable.)

Remote app with personal listening mode

Roku's free mobile app lets you operate the player using your Apple® or Android™ device. Choose what you want to watch and control video playback from your phone. You can also connect headphones and hear TV sound, just like with the remote.

Product Highlights:

  • plays streaming video and music services to your TV and home audio setup
  • full 4K video resolution for use with Ultra HD TVs
    • 4K video upscaling for 1080p and 720p content
    • supports lower resolutions when used with non-4K TVs
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) for extended picture contrast and brightness on compatible TVs
    • supports HDR10 format
  • built-in 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi for fast video streaming and loading
    • HEVC for watching streamed 4K content from sources like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (requires internet speed of at least 20Mbps)
Enhanced Remote Features:
  • redesigned "point-anywhere" remote with voice search
    • operates player via Wi-Fi direct so you can store player out of sight
    • search by title, actor, or director via voice command
    • connect headphones to remote for personal TV listening (earbuds included)
  • remote finder function sends out audible signal so you can locate your lost changer
  • free downloadable Roku app (available from the App Store and Google Play) lets you control the player using your smart device
    • search and choose video channels and control playback
    • connect headphones to your phone and listen to TV audio without disturbing others
  • built-in IR receiver for use with universal remote
Streaming Video and Music Channels (some subscriptions or purchases required):
  • 4K/ UHD video channels like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, and Smithsonian Earth
    • Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Fandango Now available with HDR
  • Spotify®, Pandora®, and other streaming music services
  • YouTube, PBS, CW, ABC, and other free video channels
  • HBO NOW, SHOWTIME, STARZ, FXNOW, AMC, and other movie/TV channels
  • Disney Junior, Nick Jr, PBS KIDS and other children's programming
  • WatchESPN, NBC Sports, FOX Sports GO, and other sports channels
  • MLB, NBA, WWE Network, UFCTV, and NHL streaming channels
  • live streaming cable TV alternatives:
    • SlingTV
    • Playstation Vue
    • DIRECTV Now
    • YouTube TV
Connections and General Info:
  • 1 HDMI 2.0a output
    • connected 4K TV and/or receiver must have an HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI input
  • USB port to play music, movies, and images from thumb drives
  • microSD input (apps load faster with memory card inserted)
  • quad-core processor for fast, smooth video streaming
  • Dolby® and DTS® sound pass-through
  • "unbiased search" finds free or lowest-cost movies and TV shows across the top streaming channels
  • "night mode" curbs louder noises for late-night viewing
  • requires AC power (power cord included)
  • Ethernet port for wired internet connectivity
  • 4-15/16"W x 15/16"H x 4-15/16"D
  • weight: 7.9 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • requires high-speed internet connection

What's in the Box:

  • Network audio/video streaming player
  • AC power adapter (attached 57" DC cord)
  • Remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • In-ear headphones
  • 3 Pair of eartips (S/M/L)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Important Product Information

Great purchase does whatever it claims to do...A perfect buy for me very happy with....

Anonymous, Lancaster, PA

Reviews

Roku Ultra 4660R Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(27 Reviews)

Highly recommend by novice cable cutter

M E from Henrico, VA on 5/15/2018

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I decided to do away with cable but the location of my home does not allow for antenna signals. I choose this unit because it appeared to provide the most options for various streaming and video services. I highly recommend this. I found the set-up easy. There are many free programs. I am not interested in the streaming services that replicate the programming available on cable. I did subscribe to CBS All Access, with commercials, for about $6/mo, and it meets my needs for national and local news and weather plus it includes a huge library of videos.

Pros: Easy set-up. Small unit; takes up minimal space. A lot of free programming. If you want to pay for premium channels, you have that option.

Cons: There is a learning curve regarding finding all the available options for programming; internet searches assisted with locating "hidden" channels.

Good overall option

Scott from Billings, MT on 5/15/2018

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I think this is a good design. The setup had moments of frustration. Changing settings to power the tv on and off is difficult after the first time. Then there was an issue with the picture being in the wrong format after turning off the tv and turning it back on--possibly from bad tv on/off settings. Eventually after a frustrating day things were ironed out and now it works great.

Pros: Good performance. Pretty intuitive

Cons: Setup can be frustrating. some things seem counterintuitive and more documented explanation might be helpful.

Works Great, Love it

Darrel from Concord, CA on 5/13/2018

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I purchased this Ruko Ultra 3 months ago and just love it. All kinds of content, there are many channels that can be added, and hidden channels as well. Look on the Internet about hidden channels. Lots of free channels too. I have not used the ethernet cable port. It works excellent with wireless, absolutely no streaming issues at all. Both picture and audio are excellent. I only wish I had bought one of these a long time ago.

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Great for Cable Cutting

Charles from Columbia, SC on 5/8/2018

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Great picture and sound, much better on ethernet than wi-fi. It's really convenient being able to plug headphones into the remote, also to be able to turn the TV on and off and control TV's volume. Replaced a Fire TV 4K with this and the Roku seems to work better. The only drawback is the Fire TV favors Prime over the Roku, but I will get used to that. Well worth it.

Pros: Great picture and sound. Fast response. Headphones plug into remote and control tv volume.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Lancaster, PA on 4/21/2018

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Great purchase does whatever it claims to do...A perfect buy for me very happy with....

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Roku helped us cut the cable

James from Livonia, MI on 4/10/2018

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Easy to install it works perfectly with Hulu Tv. And we have pulled the plug on Sat. TV.

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Cut the cord. Good Experience with ROKU Ultra.

Pat from Keswick, VA on 4/9/2018

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I cut the cord from satellite TV and installed the Roku Ultra. Performs flawlessly and am now enjoying a better TV viewing experience for far less money and more options. I have an internet connection with 30MB download and it handles 2 TVs without strain. Internet is hard wired to the ROKU. ROKU is connected to the Yamaha RX-V683 AV Receiver HDMI (HDCP2.2 ) port and from there to Samsung QLED TV. Outstanding picture when 4K material is available and almost as good when not. Roku ultra remote easily turns the whole operation off and on for viewing. You must use certified HDMI (HDCP2.2) cables throughout. All equipment purchased via Crutchfield. Awesome advice and support. They do, in fact, want to see you succeed and be satisfied.

Pros: Reliable unit Great performance Many streaming options Exceptional 4K experience Crutchfield advice, support is awesome

Cons: None so far

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Miguel C from Spring Hill, FL on 3/13/2018

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Good price, good seller, good service,good item,I love it Thanks

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ST from Rochester, NY on 3/13/2018

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Seamless operation, great interface. Works fantastic with Youtube TV among other apps. Love that the remote can operate both the TV and the Roku (which doesn't need line-of-sight). Needed to do a unplug-and replug reboot one time in 2 weeks of ownership though, which seemed weird why it froze like that. Haven't had any issues since, especially when the underwater screensaver comes on.

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Anonymous from Bolivar, TN on 2/12/2018

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I have had a cheaper version of Roku, but this one is the best. Works great and easy to use and setup!

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Cons: Wish it would skip all commercials

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Anonymous from Northfield, OH on 2/7/2018

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Excellent and on our entertainment center. Easy to setup and use. Great 4K picture and like the apps It also remembers your signin information for streaming Netflix, Hulu, etc. Price was reasonable too.

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Great picture quality and tons of features

Bob from Midlothian, VA on 2/6/2018

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This is a great product with loads of features. More features than i expected with things like voice search.

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Anonymous from Trent Woods, NC on 2/4/2018

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Roku Ultra vs Apple/TV 4 K Pros: On Ruku Ultra - Excellent Remote easy to use with no instructions. Fast and excellent on Amazon Video and Netflix on HD (can not evaluate 4 K as using Panasonic 1080 projector). Unacceptable on many other apps like FX. Now making in necessary to reconnect with codes to your internet provider (They need to fix that). Apple/TV 4K Pros: Much easier to use all apps without having to connect with codes to internet provider. (This is the no brainer part to spend the extra money). Same quality picture as Roku Ultra for me Cons: I personally hate the remote. I am still learning how to use it. Apple went backwards. If it had a clicking remote that everyone know how to use or even provided an alternative this would make a great product untouchable. I will never like the Apple TV Remote and if you check on the internet you will find I am not alone. You might ask how do I know. I ordered the Roku Ultra one day and the same day I received as a gift the Apple/TV 4 K. I had the Roku up and running in just a few minutes. It took me a couple of days to get the Apple working to my satisfaction. Problem setting it up I did not know how to use the unfriendly remote and to make things worse I thought I touched (no click) and it set it up in SPANISH. The only way I could get out of that was to RESET the remote and start the process of setting it up again. Roku was much easier.

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Daniel from Apple Valley, CA on 1/27/2018

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Picture quality is excellent but there was a serious problem during setup. The setup ask you to also set up the remote to turn on and off your tv. After I followed the directions I used the Roku remote to turn off the tv and it caused muy tv to go to a totally white screen!!! Then a black box came up and said that if I wanted to regain control of my tv I had to do a series of steps. All of my remotes to turn on our off the tv were rendered useless. The box stated that I had to press the INSTOP button on the remote. Of course none of my remotes have this button. Eventually I had to download a universal remote that had this feature to regain and reprogram all of my remotes. Ridiculous!!! This programming/ software issue needs to be solved! By the way my tv is an LG.

Pros: Great picture.

Cons: Programming remote may cause you to lose the ability to turn your tv off and on. Beware!!!

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Bill from Everett, WA on 1/9/2018

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Great upgrade to my new Samsung 4K HDR QLED TV. I've used Roku products for many years - never been disappointed

Pros: Love the 4K movies available

Cons: Seems slow to respond

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Anonymous from Lockport, NY on 1/8/2018

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We purchased this because we had one extra TV upstairs without the streaming device. We installed the Ultra on our main TV and it seems to work much better. There is no interruption of picture and the remote seem much more concise. You can also turn the TV on and off with the remote and adjust the volume. It is worth the extra cost from the standard device.

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Excellent streaming device

Wayne from Eldersburg, MD on 1/6/2018

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This is my second Roku ultra. They are easy to set up and easy to navigate through the menu. I like the option of being able to stream wirelessly or wired with an Ethernet cable. I also like the headphone option on the remote.

Pros: Easy set up and great features

Cons: None

Fast processor yeaaaaaaa

larry from Birmingham, AL on 1/3/2018

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well so far so good still looking for some more recent movies to watch like iron man 1-2-3-for free of course--------also some other movies as well no they are no they are not just release movies but old but earlier made movies0like again Thor, 2 movies --scifi movies no not the just release ones-------yea Roku can do that for us media streamers yea good product --fast processor but come on give out those free recent movies & of course local news shows NBC, ABC,CBS, ETC.--in Real time too.. i think this can be done too.

Pros: pretty smooth running device Roku

Cons: need more free recent movies no not the new stuff just released.

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JP from Plano, TX on 12/26/2017

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Roku is a nice streaming device. I have a very fast internet speed, however this unit seems to take a good amount of time to rap up for movies. I do like the YouTube 4k option.

Pros: Nice unit, fun to use

Cons: Seem like the processor should be faster for the this top model

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Anonymous from Saint Louis, MO on 12/24/2017

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Easy to set up and great to use

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Joseph F from Live Oak, TX on 12/21/2017

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Great upgrade to my new 4K HDR OLED TV. I've used Roku products for many years - never been disappointed.

Pros: Easy setup Works without issues

Cons: None

Not a good product if "Cutting the Cord" is in your plans

Anonymous from Dearborn, MO on 12/20/2017

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I bought this product in an attempt to cut the cord from satellite. After discussing with the sales staff and decided I would be able to watch History, Lifetime, A&E, Hallmark, and etc. I purchase this Roku product. Now I have found out that I can't watch any of these channels without having a satellite or cable subscription. I Will be returning this product soon.

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Ultra-fast and lot of free channels and movies

Olivier from Rosedale, MD on 12/17/2017

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I'm using this Roku Ultra 4660R for about one month connected to a 65" Samsung QLED TV. The picture and the sound quality are of another world. It is super-fast at loading channels like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, etc. I didn't notice any difference when watching a 4K movie on Netflix from the TV or Netflix from Roku. The sound is awesome too. People complaining about better quality from the TV than from Roku are probably using a wrong HDMI cable. You should use a 4K HDR High Speed HDMI 2.0 cable. There are so many channels and hundred thousands of free movies to choose from; so I cancelled my cable subscription. But you still need to spend a few bucks if you want to have sports channels and/or encrypted channels like CNN, HBO... I downloaded Sling and added Sports channels. That's much better than $80-$120 Cable monthly. Until now I don't have any complaint yet.

Pros: Small size, ultra-fast, thousands of free movies and TV shows.

Cons: None

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Ashley from Hoover, AL on 12/12/2017

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I am really enjoying the Roku Ultra. I have been an apple product user for years but now I'm converted. I had the last model of Apple TV and wanted something with 4k capabilities. This is every bit as user friendly as the Apple tv at half the price. It is easy to setup and meets all of my streaming needs. So far so good with the Roku.

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Anonymous from Goshen, IN on 12/11/2017

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Absolutely love my new Roku Ultra. It was very easy to set up and to use. I bought it to watch Utube and love the voice command for it.

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Tony from FL on 12/8/2017

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This is my first Roku, and I bought it because I wanted access to 4K HDR streaming and I was not disappointed. It has multiple Apps that can stream 4K, but the ones I use are VUDU, Netflix, and YouTube so I can confirm that these apps can stream 4K HDR. This device was easy to setup and easy to use. The interface is as simple as can be, and I think that is a good thing. Be aware that getting 4K HDR enabled and working properly requires tweaking the settings of the Roku and your display device. The same goes for audio. This device can pass surround sound but getting it working properly requires adjusting the setting of this device as well as your receiver and television depending on your setup. The remote is very ergonomic and responsive. I especially like that it controls the volume of my system. I have the internal speakers of my display device turned off, and use a receiver for sound. So when I adjust the volume, it is actually adjusting my receiver volume, which is what I want of course. I also like that it is app neutral. For example, when you search for a title it lists the services that offer it objectively with the price displayed. I chose the Ultra because I wanted the most powerful device, and my expectations have been met. Not only is It is very responsive to commands and actions, but it is much faster than my Android TV operating system. I am very pleased and could not recommend it more.

Pros: Many options for 4K HDR, excellent picture and sound quality, easy setup and control, remote controls your display device.

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Craig from Fairfax, VA on 12/7/2017

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It used to work, but now I get the HDR error. I tried 3 different cables and hdmi port on my Samsung un55ks8000 or 800d. Same show works fine using smart tv with out the Roku. Response time, is Slower than I hoped. I have FIOS and it is connected with Ethernet patch cable.

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Features

Roku Ultra: The Roku Ultra (4660R) is a wireless network audio/video streaming player which gives you access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels. Setting up the Roku Ultra requires a broadband internet connection, a wireless router, AC power, and a HDTV, Ultra-HD, or 4K/HDR TV with an available HDMI input. There are no monthly equipment rental fees for owning a Roku player. You can rent, buy, subscribe or watch popular movies & TV shows, as well as tune into free channels.

  • The Roku Ultra can be used in combination with your cable subscription. You can use your cable subscription to stream what you love on-demand through apps like HBO GO, Showtime Anytime, WatchESPN, and more.
  • You can also use the Roku Ultra as an alternate to cable. Choose from a wide selection of free services, pay-as-you-go with monthly subscriptions to Netflix and Hulu; or rent movies and shows from Amazon Video, Google Play, and more. Roku also offers live news, and popular cable-replacement packages like Sling TV with live and on-demand programming from ESPN, HGTV, and dozens more channels.
Note: You will need to setup a Roku account to activate the wireless network streaming player and access entertainment across thousands of streaming channels. Adding a payment method to your account lets you easily rent/buy movies on demand or subscribe to popular services like Netflix, Amazon, etc..

Built-in Quad-Core Processor & Dual Band WiFi: The Roku Ultra (4660R) is equipped with a fast quad-core processor and built-in 802.11ac MIMO dual-band WiFi for responsive navigation, quick channel launching, and ultra-smooth streaming. The streaming playing is also equipped with a RJ-45 Ethernet (10/100) jack for a wired connection. The Roku streaming player must be connected to your home network and the internet provider.

  • Roku streaming devices perform well with most home broadband services (DSL or cable internet). Movies and TV shows streamed in higher picture quality formats like 4K or HDR require more bandwidth and therefore need higher internet speeds (up to 25 Mbps). Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for details about the available services in your area.
  • Using a mobile hotspot is not recommended, considering they are generally not as reliable as home broadband.

Entertainment Apps: The Roku Ultra lets you wirelessly stream blockbuster movies, TV shows, live TV, popular broadcast networks, niche channels. TV shows, live sports, news, and music. You have access to 500,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels, including Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu, Pandora, PBS Kids, and more.

Notes:

  • Click here for a list of all available content from Roku.
  • Many of Roku's free channels are ad-supported, while other paid apps (like Netflix & Amazon Video) are commercial free.

HDMI 2.0a Output: The Roku Ultra (4660R) is equipped with a rear-panel HDMI 2.0a output with support for 720p HD, 1080p Full HD, 4K Ultra HD (UHD), and 4K HDR video resolution. The HDMI output cannot be set to output 480i, 480p, or 1080i. The HDMI 2.0a output also supports 2 to 5.1ch audio transmission, including support for Dolby Digital & DTS.

  • Ultra-HD 4K Compatible: The term "4K" (also known as 4K Ultra High Definition, 4K Ultra HD, or just 4K UHD) refers to the resolution of the TV, which is a measure of how much detail you can see on the screen. A traditional 1080p high definition TV has 1,920 vertical columns and 1,080 horizontal rows of pixels, while a 4K Ultra HD TV has a total resolution of 3,840 pixels by 2,160. With 4x the resolution of 1080p HD displays, 4K offers improvement in picture clarity over existing HD resolutions.
  • HDR (High Dynamic Range) Video: The Roku Ultra supports HDR 10. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a technology that helps to expand the range of brightness, contrast, and color significantly. Bright parts of the image can get much brighter with better color accuracy, while dark parts of the image can get much darker improving the contrast. Overall, the image is more natural looking with a greater sense of depth.

Notes: Requirements for Ultra-HD 4K & HDR.

  • A compatible 4K HDR TV with an available HDMI 2.0 input that supports HDCP 2.2 (HDCP 2.2 is a copy and content protection standard for 4K Ultra HD content), plus a premium high speed HDMI cable.
  • A steady wireless internet connection with enough bandwidth to stream 4K (up to 25 Mbps might be needed).
  • A streaming service like Netflix, Amazon Video, Vudu, or YouTube with a plan that supports streaming of 4K Ultra HD and/or HDR content. Not all content available from a streaming service that supports 4K HDR will appear in 4K HDR. Look for movies or TV shows that are marked with an HDR logo. 4K and HDR content is not available on all channels and may require additional fees.

TV & AVR Connectivity: The Roku Ultra (4660R) can be connected directly to an HDTV or Ultra-HD 4K TV, as well as connected to an audio/video receiver.

  • TV Compatibility: Compatible with HDTVs (up to 1080p with up-scaling from 720p), 4K UHD TVs (up to 2160p at 60fps with up-scaling from 720p and 1080p), and 4K UHD/HDR TVs (supports HDR10 technology) that feature an HDMI input. It is not compatible with standard definition TVs that only support 480i or 480p. Make sure to use a high-speed HDMI cable with 18 Gbps or above for connection.
  • AVR Compatibility: If you have an AVR (audio/video receiver) or home theater with HDMI connections for HD video and audio, you can connect your Roku player directly to the AVR. In addition to HD 1080p video, the Roku player support 4K and HDR formats, so your AVR will need to support 4K or HDR as well to send higher picture quality to your compatible TV. 2-channel and multi-channel audio signals (including Dolby Digital & DTS) are delivered via HDMI.
Note: The Roku streaming player is designed to work with only one TV and/or AVR at a time.

RF Remote: The Roku Ultra includes an RF remote for wireless operation of the network audio/video streamer. Because the remote is RF (and not IR), you can point it anywhere and still control the TV; you don't have to aim it at the television. The remote offers push-button operation and a built-in microphone for voice control. The remote is powered by two "AAA" batteries (included).

  • Voice Control: The remote features a built-in microphone which allows you to use your voice to control the Roku Streaming Stick+. Simply press the "Mic" button and speak naturally into the built-in microphone using conversational phrases to find your favorite TV shows and movies from online providers and broadcast stations.
  • Shortcut  Buttons: The remote also offers shortcut buttons for immediate access of Netflix, Amazon, Sling TV, & PlayStation Vue.
  • Remote Finder: There is a Lost Remote Finder button on top of the Roku player which will help you find your lost remote. The remote will emit a sound to help you locate it. Press any button on the remote to stop the sound.
Note: The Roku Ultra also features an IR receiver and is compatible with various universal remote controls (sold separately).

Roku Mobile App: Get the free Roku Mobile app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.0.1+) to turn your compatible smartphone or tablet into fully functional remote control for the Roku Premiere media streamer. To use the Roku mobile app, you must connect your Apple iOS or Android device to the same wireless network as the Roku player. The following features are available on the Roku Mobile app.

  • Launch Apps & Follow Favorites: You'll be able to launch your favorite channels directly from the app on your compatible mobile device. You can even follow your favorite movies, shows, and actors/directors using the "My Feed" feature of the Roku Mobile app.
  • Voice & Touchscreen Control: Using the app and mic of your compatible mobile device, you can even use your voice to search for movies, TV shows, actors, and directors. You can also use your mobile device's touchscreen keyboard to enter text on your Roku device.
  • Private Listening Mode: Using the Private Listening mode, you'll be able to listen to audio from streaming movies or shows through a set of headphones connected to your Apple iOS or Android device. When Private Listening mode is active, you will not hear audio from your TV speakers.
  • Device-to-TV Casting: You can cast your personal stored videos (MP4/MOV/M4V), photos (JPG/PNG), and music (MP3/M4A) on your compatible Apple iOS or Android device to the Roku Ultra and your connected TV using the Roku Mobile app. Only video and photos taken with your mobile device are supported.

Content Search & Recommendations: You can search across the top 100 channels to find where movies and shows are available for free, or see unbiased results ranked by price across top channels. Search by title, actor, or director using the included IR remote & on-screen menu or the Roku Mobile app for Apple iOS & Android OS. You'll also get weekly recommendations of the latest and greatest channels, movies, TV shows, games, and more.

Private & Night Listening Modes: The Roku Ultra offers a Night Listening mode and private listening through a set of headphones.

  • Night Listening Mode: Movies and TV shows can have a wide range of sounds. Night Listening mode is an audio feature of Roku that allows you to watch movies and TV shows without disturbing others nearby. When Night Listening mode is enabled, the volume of soft sounds like whispering is increased while the volume of loud sounds like explosions is decreased.
  • Headphone Jack (In-Ear Headphones Included): There is a 3.5mm (1/8") headphone jack on the included RF remote control for connection of the included in-ear headphones, so you can privately listen to your movie or TV show. When private listening is engaged, the Roku player does not send audio to your TV speakers. You can also connect your own set of headphones with a 3.5mm connector.

microSD Card Slot & USB Port: The Roku Ultra is equipped with a microSD card slot for additional channel storage using an optional microSD or microSDHC memory card (sold separately). There is also a USB (type-A) port for local playback of movie, photo, and music files stored on a USB mass storage class device, like USB thumbdrive. Supported USB media formats include -

  • Video: H.264/AVC (MKV, MP4, MOV); H.265/HEVC (MKV, MP4, MOV); VP9 (MKV)
  • Audio: MP3, WMA, AAC, ALAC, FLAC, WAV (PCM)
  • Photo: JPG, PNG, GIF (no-animated)

Intuitive On-Screen Menu: The Roku Ultra offers an intuitive on-screen menu which is displayed on your HDMI connected TV. The on-screen menu is easily navigated using the included IR remote control.

AC Power Adapter: The Roku Ultra comes with an external AC power adapter which will need to be plugged into an AC wall outlet, surge protector, or power conditioner. Power consumption is 4.5W (typical) when streaming.

  • Input: 100-240V~50-60Hz, 0.5A
  • Output: 12V - 1.0A

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To replace our older roku [ Enrique  May 03, 2018 ]
This is the newest model. [ Mary  May 02, 2018 ]
ethernet [ tileston  Apr 09, 2018 ]
stronger wifi and 4k ready [ Michael  Jan 31, 2018 ]
Great experience with previous Roku and with purchase of 4K Sony HDR, want to see select Netflix programming in all their 4k glory! Also, Roku works nicely with our Logitech Harmony Elite. [ Phillip  Jan 25, 2018 ]
Cost. confidence in Crutchfied service and return based on 10-15 years of my purchases. [ Robert  Jan 25, 2018 ]
I just purchased the Sony XBR-800E 65" TV from Crutchfield and need a streaming player that handles 4K HDR. I have had great reliability and channel selection with my standard Roku player. The price at Crutchfield is competitive. [ Barry  Jan 21, 2018 ]
Chat with crutchfield advisor and he recommended this model. I was advised to get a roku by a friend. [ D  Jan 18, 2018 ]
The ethernet port allows hardwired internet connection for better streaming quality. [ David  Jan 10, 2018 ]
Needed a new Roku. This is my fourth, all have been great fun and no trouble [ MIKE  Jan 08, 2018 ]
I purchased a new 4K tv [ William  Dec 27, 2017 ]
4K HDR content from Amazon and NetFlix. Needed to be able to run 4K video to TV, audio to pre-amp via Oppo 203 player. Roku still has the most content, and cheaper vs Apple, Google, etc. [ Gary  Dec 26, 2017 ]
A guess. Not very techi. Have one Roku and like it. [ Janis  Dec 24, 2017 ]
the best media tv & shows streamer out today. great price & purchase [ larry  Dec 21, 2017 ]
Earbuds [ Joseph  Dec 10, 2017 ]
4K and HDR support [ Mark  Dec 05, 2017 ]
awesome [ ALFRED  Nov 29, 2017 ]
Compatibility with new TV [ E  Nov 24, 2017 ]
The Roku Ultra 4660R has earphones that plug in the remote and you can listen to your movie without disturbing anyone else in the room. It is also voice activated through the remote, and streams in 4k, and 1080p. [ Bob  Nov 06, 2017 ]

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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Feb 19, 2018 ]  Staff
No, the indoor HGTV antenna connects directly to the TV. The Roku also connects to the TV using an available HDMI port, or connects to a home theater receiver using an available HDMI port. [ lessthanzero  Nov 25, 2017 ]
No. You have to connect the antenna to the TV. [ ED  Nov 25, 2017 ]
There is no listed maximum capacity and no minimum recommended speed requirements for the microSD card. [ Ryan  Nov 21, 2017 ]  Staff
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