Preview: New Roku Express and Wireless Bass Subwoofer

Dhanisa Mashilfa

As a follow-up to the recently announced OS 11.5 update, Roku is also introducing two new products for 2022 in their product line-up; a new version of the Roku Express and a second subwoofer, the Roku Wireless Bass.

Let’s find out what they offer. 

Roku Express with Remote Control 2022

Roku Express

The 2022 edition of the Roku Express has been upgraded with Dual-Band Wi-Fi for more stable wireless network/internet connectivity. This enables users to take full advantage of the 5,000+ streaming channels that Roku has to offer

The Roku Express also works with Apple AirPlay and HomeKit, Google Home, and Alexa.

Roku Express Rear Connections 2022

Specifications

  • Model: 3960R
  • Output Resolution: Up to 1080p (Upscaling from 720p is provided).
  • Networking: 802.11b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi® (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)
  • Connections: HDMI® and Micro USB (power only),
  • Audio Support: Digital stereo (PCM), DTS Digital Surround™, and Dolby Audio pass through over HDMI
  • Remote control: Roku standard IR remote with channel shortcut buttons. 
  • Dimensions (HWD): 0.75 x 3.0 x 1.5 inches (19.0 x 76.2 x 38.1 mm)
  • Weight:  1.1 ounces (31.1 g)

In The Box

  • Roku Express streaming player
  • Remote with pre-set channel shortcut buttons
  • Two AAA batteries
  • USB power cable
  • High-Speed HDMI® Cable
  • Removable adhesive strip for mounting (You can attach the Roku Express to the back of your TV if desired).
Roku Express 2022 Accessories

Pricing & Availability

The Roku Express is available for pre-order at Roku.com for $29.99 and will be available through major retailers on October 16. 


Roku Wireless Bass

Roku Wireless Bass

Building on Roku’s current, and successful Wireless Subwoofer which has been renamed the Wireless Bass Pro), the Roku Wireless Bass has a more compact design and lower price ($129.99 vs $179.99).  

The Wireless Bass easily pairs with a Roku Streambar, Roku Wireless Speakers, or the Roku TV Wireless Soundbar.

In addition to providing deep bass to your TV viewing and music listening experience, being wireless you can place the Wireless Bass anywhere in your room where it sounds best. The only limitation is that you do need to be near a power outlet in order to power the subwoofer’s built-in amplifier and audio signal receiver. 

Tip: The Roku Wireless Bass works with the Roku Streambar, Roku Streambar Pro, Roku Smart Soundbar, or Roku TV already paired with Roku Wireless Speakers. It does not work with the Roku TV only or with Roku streaming players.

Specifications

  • Model: 9203R
  • Design: Front-firing with rear-mounted port
  • Speaker Driver: 5.25-inches
  • Power Output: 60 W RMS/120 W Peak
  • Frequency Response: 50 – 200 Hz
  • Sound Pressure Level (SPL): 90 dB
  • Networking: 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi® (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
  • Dimensions (HWD): 13.7 x 6.7 x 12.4-inches (348 x 170 x 315 mm)
  • Weight: 11.3 lbs (5.1 kg)

Pricing and Availability

The Roku Wireless Bass is available for pre-order at Roku.com for $129.99 or bundled with the Roku Streambar for $249.99. Availability begins on November 7, 2022

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