New Roku devices released

New Roku Ultra (price drop from $129 to $99.99)
New Roku Streaming Stick $49.99


I love my Roku because voice navigation is way better than with the fire TV (which I also have on the same television).

That’s because Roku uses a channel paradigm and then exposes these channels to harmony. So it’s really easy to have echo switch to a new Roku channel. Like Netflix. Or PlayStation Vue.

Doing the same thing on fire TV is just a chore. They’ve tried to make it better but the problem is that there will be too many things that match the voice search and the relative positions of everything keep changing. So just finding the right place to start is troublesome. Voice navigation on fire TV even with the latest updates remains a convenience for able-bodied persons, not a substitute for physical button navigation.