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  1. Roku no longer supports rdio. And you can't reassign that rdio button on roku remote. It's a useless button now. I think that's the only con.

  2. Hi. Unless you are ready to get suckered. stay away from the Roku 4. The geniuses at ROKU (Were pressured or bribed by 4K content providers) implemented HDCP 2.2 on this box leaving most of us who already own 4K TVs purchased before 2014 in the dirt. We are left to either repurchase our 4K tvs or purchase a very pricey HDCP 2.2 to HDCP 1.4 converter (Average cost about $300.00). "Oh boy", I hear everyone say!!! To make it even better… Even if your TV is HDCP 2.2 compliant and you are using a Home Theater Receiver, the odds are it is not HDCP 2.2 compliant. You probably will need to replace that as well, since all devices in the chain require HDCP 2.2 capability. These devices cannot be brought into compliance since the HDCP 2.2 protocol is chip based not firmware. GREAT!!! At least Sony (On it's 4K Media Player) provided separate video and audio HDMI outputs so you would not need to replace a NON-HDCP 2.2 receiver. The video connects directly to a compatible 4K TV and the audio can connect to Home Theater Receiver that is not HDCP 2.2 capable. (This way you do not necessarily need to replace your receiver to view 4K and still get your 5.1 surround sound). BTW: Calling Support for help on ROKU 4 is like shooting yourself in the foot.. VERY painful. So do not waste your time calling since they outsource support to India. (As anyone who has talked to India based support, we know they all go to the same school of customer relations. Do not listen to the customer, do not answer direct questions but side step and change the topic instead of answering, and also the famous "I am Sorry for your inconvenience" statement instead of saying "Here is how we fix your issue". The support tech had no clue what HDCP 2.2 meant and thought the error message meant I had to go buy another HDMI 2.0 cable. After trying to explain to him that HDCP 2.2 and HDMI 2.0 were different things, he refused to talk any more to me until I agreed to spend $40.00 for new HDMI cable, which of course did not solve the problem. Support was kind enough not to answer any direct questions and did relay their sincere apologies for my frustration. (A whole lotta help!!!). Yikes!! ROKU get your act together before selling devices with features useless to most of us at the present time!!! SHAME ON YOU!! Cheers, John — A link to the Cheapest HDMI 2.2 to HDCP 1.4 converter I found to fix this stupid ROKU 4. Notice they already advertise that it fixes the ROKU 4 basic and widespread incompatibility LOL,,, HOW COULD ROKU IGNORE THIS ISSUE OR BE UNAWARE!!! http://www.hdtvsupply.com/hdcp-2-2-to-hdcp-1-4-converter.html?gclid=CjwKEAiA2IO0BRDXmLndksSB0WgSJADNKqqolPAfEbG0eSd8Zgz4jCOhSNR-5BSQLaL19oK4NkY2IhoCsLLw_wcB

  3. XxRhinoxXSupremeXx

    did they finally add a on/off button to the roku 4?

  4. Can you do a review of the Ultraflix app on the Roku 4.

  5. You would have thought that other companies would have added a remote locator by now.

  6. Thanks for reviewing our new Roku 4!

  7. I'll admit. This has the new Apple TV beat. The features that got me sold is 4K streaming, 4K finder, and the headset jack for the remote

  8. Very cool!

  9. Courtney Stansberry

    awesome

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