Roku Launches Smart Soundbar, Which Combines 4K Roku & Soundbar in One

Also, Launches Roku Wireless Subwoofer to Add Richer Bass Without Additional Audio Cable

Roku announced it is expanding its portfolio of premium audio products to include the new Roku Smart Soundbar and Roku Wireless Subwoofer. Essentially the new Roku Smart Soundbar combines a Roku device and a high-quality Soundbar in a single device. Just like a Roku Ultra, the device streams up to 4K with HDR support, and includes their Voice Remote.

The optional Roku Wireless Subwoofer expands the Roku Smart Soundbar with even deeper, richer bass — without the need of running an additional audio cable. The products join the family of Roku wireless speakers, but brings a higher-quality premium sound experience to any TV with an HDMI input.

Both devices are available for $179.99, and while pre-orders begin today, the devices will begin shipping in October.

  • Roku Connect: A wireless protocol that seamlessly connects the Roku ecosystem
  • Dolby Audio™: Delivers rich, clear, powerful sound
  • Bluetooth®: Listen to your favorite music, podcasts, and more from popular streaming channels or Bluetooth compatible devices
  • HDMI ARC or Optical Support: Connect the Roku Smart Soundbar to a TV with a single cable via HDMI ARC or use HDMI and Optical
  • Roku Search: Fast and easy cross-channel search offers results ranked by price
  • Roku Voice: Makes it easy to launch streaming channels, search for entertainment, replay, turn closed captions on and off and more through the Roku Voice Remote
  • Voice Assistant Compatibility: The Roku Smart Soundbar works with Google Assistant and is compatible with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices
  • Roku Voice remote: The point-anywhere remote features channel shortcut buttons and TV on/off buttons

“We’ve been very successful in delivering best-in-class streaming experiences to our customers and we’re constantly innovating in order to deliver on our promise of making TV better,” said Mark Ely, Vice President, Players and Whole Home Product Management at Roku. “The Roku Smart Soundbar is a great value and makes it easier than ever to add incredible sound and powerful streaming to any TV. In addition, if you want heart-pounding bass you can easily add that too.”

Roku Smart Soundbar Specs

  • 32” 2.0 soundbar with four 2.5” speakers
  • 4K Ultra HD, HDR, 1080p & 720p HD streaming up to 60fps
  • 802.11ac dual-band wireless
  • HDMI ARC
  • Optical audio input
  • Bluetooth
  • Dolby Audio
  • USB 2.0
  • Includes Voice Remote

Roku Wireless Subwoofer Specs

  • Digital amplifier with 250W peak power (125W RMS)
  • As low as 40Htz
  • 802.11ac dual-band wireless
  • 10” driver
  • Compatible with Smart Soundbar (at launch) & Roku TV Wireless Speakers (in coming months)