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You won’t have to spend much if you’re looking for a do-it-all media player. Amazon is running a sale on multiple Roku devices that has dropped the price of the Streambar to just $100. That’s a sizeable $30 off, and might make it tempting if you need both an audio upgrade and a smart TV platform. If you’re already set for audio, you can also buy the latest Roku Ultra for $70 (down from $100) or the Streaming Stick+ for $40 (a drop from $50).
Buy Roku Streambar on Amazon – $100
Buy Roku Ultra on Amazon – $70
Buy Roku Streaming Stick+ on Amazon – $40
We enjoyed the Streambar thanks to its combination of solid sound quality for the money, its unintrusive design and its ability to double as a Bluetooth speaker. It won’t satisfy your bass cravings and lacks Dolby Vision support (though there is HDR), but it might be just the ticket if you’re determined to upgrade an older TV with modern connectivity. Just remember that your speaker and smart TV tech are joined at the hip — you might have to make two purchases if you decide you need more powerful audio in the future.
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