Roku's New Players Might Not be Coming Here, But the Old Ones are Getting a Black Friday Price Drop

By Tom Pritchard on at

Roku offers some fantastic streaming devices, set apart by the fact they're free from the petty squabbling between the likes of Amazon and Google. It was also the first mainstream company to squeeze 4K HDR into a stick-sized device with the Streaming Stick+, and lowered the cost of accessing 4K content with its new compact (and annoyingly US-only) streaming boxes. But while we have to make do with last year's devices, Roku has gone and slashed the prices for Black Friday week.

If you're happy with a 1080p device that has regular-old SDR, then the Roku Express has had a £10 discount, dropping from £30 to £20. That's almost as cheap as Sky's Now TV Smart Stick, which is £15 by itself, but without the limitations that comes with Now TV's restrictive selection of apps. Obviously you get all the necessary components in the box, including a microUSB power cable and HDMI cable.

If Full HD is beneath you, then you should be glad to know that the 4K HDR Streaming Stick+ is also getting a discount, dropping from £80 to £50. It only has HDR10, and not the technologically superior Dolby Vision, but it's one of the cheapest ways to stream 4K content without having to use your TV's (likely) rubbish Smart TV features.

The offer is valid from today until 26th November, and can be found at all of Roku's official UK dealers: Amazon, Argos, ASDA, Costco, Curry’s PC World, Sainsbury's, and Tesco. Obviously you're going to be limited by each retailer's stock, and the availability of specific devices. Not all of them sell both, after all. But it's a good deal, for two useful little devices.