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  • Voice remote with TV controls
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  • Two AAA batteries
  • Power cable and adaptor
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  • Built-in 4K streaming
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  • Roku voice remote
  • Dolby Audio

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Roku Streambar is on sale for $99.99 with several retailers right now.

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NPR4ever asked this question on 07-21-2021 at 08:50 AM
07-22-2021 at 11:49 AM
Yes (Roku with Soundbar, 2-in-1). And yes, WAY better than (lousy/cheap) TV speakers. It's also worth considering the acoustics of where the speakers on your TV are in relation to how and where your TV is mounted -- perfectly decent speakers may sound terrible given the location, construction materials, etc. A soundbar, mounted "forward facing" with directional speakers angled to the room, will often improve audio by merit of the fact that the sound is directed to you, not bounding off a corner cubby wall and splitting against curtains. One may even find that they needn't have the volume so "high" in order to "hear it better".
dealmashuguna asked this question on 07-23-2021 at 10:54 AM
07-23-2021 at 10:54 AM
This is a $100 soundbar compared to a $400 one. I have this and it’s solid for my bedroom but I’d guess the Sonos is more powerful.
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As long as your TV supports and you use the HDMI ARC port on your TV, all audio will go through the Streambar, not just streaming through Roku.

I got this for our living/family room BF last year. I'm not an audiophile by any means, but to me at the very least it certainly sounds significantly better than our TV's native speakers. Sound from the Streambar is very clear, we watch TV/movies and play Nintendo Switch and it can fill the room with sound. I personally think it's worth the $100. 😄
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I have this streambar paired with their wireless speakers in my family room (ironically, it is being used with a Roku-enabled TV). I also own a roku ultra that is paired elsewhere in the house with a non-smart TV. Just my two cents FWIW:

Streambar Pros (for my use case):

1) Seemless pairing with wireless speakers. The initial setup was very easy. On its own (without the surround wireless speakers) it's pretty nice for a $130 soundbar (what I paid, MSRP), and the built-in Roku streaming device provides for a convenient, all-in-one package for those who don't have a Roku TV but want a complete streaming solution without having to add an extra dongle or streaming device/box.

2) My Roku TV actually seamlessly utilizes the streambar and the paired wireless surround speakers -- meaning that I use the Roku remote that came with my TV, and stream through my TV's built-in Roku (rather than streaming through the streambar hardware) for the reasons below:

Streambar Cons:

1) As others have noted, the device is *noticeably* slower than the Roku ultra (it takes a little longer to launch an app, exit an app, navigate within apps, etc., and there's an ever so subtle sluggishness while navigating the Roku OS, along with the occasional "spinning circle" kind of delay you get on a device that is short of hardware resources). This is a little bit annoying if you're accustomed to the "snappy" experience of an independent/dedicated streaming device, but if you're used to the Roku experience typical of that found on lower-end Roku-enabled TV's, then this really won't be much of an issue for you.

2) As others have hinted, the included remote does *not* offer a headphone port like that of the Roku Ultra -- but whether or not that matters to you is completely subjective.

3) The streambar does *not* have a memory card slot for expanded storage. This one really annoys me, because it has extremely limited internal storage. Say you have like 15 apps your household uses. The streambar can only keep a handful of them "at the ready" -- it manages which apps are cached and ready to go for you, so you don't have to install/unistall; but when launching an app that you haven't used in a while (kind of a round robin thing I think?) then it has to load up the resources for it. The good news is that it remembers your logins and stuff for each app (so it's not "deleting them") -- but it does mean you have to sit there and wait as it prepares the app prior to even launching it. Although this also happens with my TV's built-in, it seems that even my TV has more memory available because it doesn't happen nearly as often. Combined with an already somewhat sluggish interface as is, the more frequent occurrence is ultimately why I rely on my TV's built-in Roku interface -- and if I didn't have it available for me to fall back to, I'd probably be a lot more annoyed with the oversite on the streambar's hardware deficiencies.

Conclusion:

If you want the clean and simple small-form-factor "all in one" convenience of a decent soundbar+streaming device + the option to add the wireless speakers and/or subwoofer down the road (which pair very nicely)...for $100, this is a good buy...just know what you're getting.
Amazon matched in case anyone wants to help Bezos ride a bigger d*ck into space next time.:

https://www.amazon.com/Roku-Strea...B08G8JH836
As long as your TV supports and you use the HDMI ARC port on your TV, all audio will go through the Streambar, not just streaming through Roku.

I got this for our living/family room BF last year. I'm not an audiophile by any means, but to me at the very least it certainly sounds significantly better than our TV's native speakers. Sound from the Streambar is very clear, we watch TV/movies and play Nintendo Switch and it can fill the room with sound. I personally think it's worth the $100. 😄

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What's the normal price?

edit: $130 seems to be
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What's the normal price?

edit: $130 seems to be
Yes, $130 is norm. I got this on BF for $99 @ the BBY
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Do you need to be using Roku on your TV to get sound out of this? What I mean is will it also give me sound from my FIOS input?
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Amazon matched in case anyone wants to help Bezos ride a bigger d*ck into space next time.:

https://www.amazon.com/Roku-Strea...B08G8JH836
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It was this price on prime day also... I kind of want the pro model.
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can one reprogram the buttons to other apps?-
for instance the disney and sling buttons to hbomax, tcm, etc?

big waste of real estate if one doesnt have those apps

i just read that those buttons are advertising agreements between the channel owners and Roku, and can't be edited/changed. which sucks.
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Do you need to be using Roku on your TV to get sound out of this? What I mean is will it also give me sound from my FIOS input?
As long as your TV supports and you use the HDMI ARC port on your TV, all audio will go through the Streambar, not just streaming through Roku.

I got this for our living/family room BF last year. I'm not an audiophile by any means, but to me at the very least it certainly sounds significantly better than our TV's native speakers. Sound from the Streambar is very clear, we watch TV/movies and play Nintendo Switch and it can fill the room with sound. I personally think it's worth the $100. 😄
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The Roku Streambar's stereo frequency response is disappointing. It really struggles to produce a thumpy low-bass and the treble sounds a bit veiled. That said, it can reproduce vocal-centric content like audiobooks or podcasts clearly.

https://www.rtings.com/soundbar/t...19666/1765
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Amazon matched in case anyone wants to help Bezos ride a bigger d*ck into space next time.:

https://www.amazon.com/Roku-Strea...B08G8JH836 [amazon.com]
Glad I wasn't the only one who noticed.
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I heard this sound bar is bad sound wise
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I heard this sound bar is bad sound wise
The soundbar isn't too bad, but it's very slow compare to other Roku. My Sony TV with Android is faster than the Roku on this soundbar.
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I may be wrong, i believe the remote does not have a headphone input.
Important if you need or want to watch with a headphone.
Again, i may be wrong but when i looked at one at a store, the remote did not have an input jack
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I bought this for a small tv with poor audio in the bedroom. The sound is very good for this price point. I was concerned about people saying it was slow and poor sounding but I disagree. I do notice very rarely that it could slow down during menu browsing but it happens very rarely. The sound is honestly very good. Subjective….But I am picky as well.
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