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Roku just packed more power into an even smaller Streaming Stick

The streaming-TV pioneer may be most famous for its boxes, but it’s also offered its service in the form of a pocket-sized Streaming Stick since 2012. Today, it’s introducing a new model, due later this month, which is even sleeker than its predecessors—but which is also the first to incorporate a quad-core processor, ensuring a … Continue reading “Roku just packed more power into an even smaller Streaming Stick”

The streaming-TV pioneer may be most famous for its boxes, but it’s also offered its service in the form of a pocket-sized Streaming Stick since 2012. Today, it’s introducing a new model, due later this month, which is even sleeker than its predecessors—but which is also the first to incorporate a quad-core processor, ensuring a responsive interface.

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Unlike Roku’s higher-end boxes, the Streaming Stick comes with a remote which lacks a built-in headphone jack for private listening. But the company is cleverly updating its smartphone app to provide the same functionality. The price for the new version of the gizmo remains $50,  or $15 more than Google’s no-frills Chromecast

 

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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