Roku Ultra 2016 Vs 2017

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What model number is the latest Roku Ultra?

Roku Ultra (model 4802) 3.9 out of 5 stars.

: Which One Is Better?

Roku has long been a leader in the streaming device market, with its streaming players helping users get access to the best entertainment they can find. The Roku Ultra is the company’s most powerful device, and the 2017 model has been recently released. But how does it compare to the previous model released in 2016?


On the surface, there hasn’t been any noticeable changes in the exterior design. The 2016 and 2017 Roku Ultra models both feature the same smooth black finish with purple highlights. The exterior of the 2017 model is slightly wider, but the difference is negligible.

Ports and Connectivity

The 2016 and 2017 Roku Ultra models both feature:

  • 802.11ac dual-band MIMO Wi-Fi
  • A USB port for local media playback
  • A microSD card slot for additional storage
  • An Ethernet port for wired connection

However, the 2017 Roku Ultra model has one additional port – an optical out port. This allows you to connect the streaming device to your sound system or a home theatre system.

Remote Control

The 2016 and 2017 models come with the same basic voice activated remote control, featuring a built-in headphone jack and motion-activated backlighting.

However, the 2017 model comes with an additional remote control called the ‘Enhanced Remote’. This remote has dedicated buttons for popular streaming services such as Netflix, Google Play and Hulu, as well as shortcut buttons for instant replay, volume control and more.

Performance and Price

The 2016 and 2017 models are powered by the same quad-core processor and both offer smooth streaming in 4K at 60fps. However, the 2017 model could be said to be slightly more powerful due to the addition of Dolby Vision HDR10 and HLG support.

The 2016 Roku Ultra model is priced at $99.99 and the 2017 model costs $129.99.


The 2017 Roku Ultra model is definitely an improvement over its predecessor. It offers some significant upgrades such as Dolby Vision HDR10 and HLG support, as well as the additional Enhanced Remote. The 2017 Roku Ultra is definitely worth the extra $30.