Do I need a special TV?

All Roku® streaming players, including the Roku® Streaming Stick®+, will work with any television with an HDMI® connection. However, certain features such as 4K Ultra HD or 4K HDR require that you connect your Roku player to a compatible television that can support these features (see below). 

Aside from a Streaming Stick, when connecting a Roku streaming player to your TV using an HDMI connection, we recommend you use a High Speed HDMI Cable if your TV only supports 720p and 1080p, or a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable if your TV also supports 4K or 4K HDR.

A Roku Streaming Stick connects directly to the HDMI port on your TV, and does not need an HDMI cable.

Note: A Roku Streaming Stick can be powered by connecting to the USB port on select TVs. For further details review the specific setup instructions below.

Questions about 4K and 4K HDR

  1. Do I need a 4K or 4K HDR compatible TV if I buy a Roku player that supports 4K or 4K HDR?

    No. All 4K Roku streaming players will work with any television with an HDMI connection. However, you will not be able to take advantage of 4K resolution without a compatible 4K TV, or 4K HDR without a compatible 4K HDR TV. You will also need a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable unless you are connecting a Roku Streaming Stick+.

  2. Do I need a 4K or 4K HDR compatible Roku player if I have a 4K or 4K HDR compatible television?

    No. All Roku streaming players will work for any television with an HDMI connection, so any Roku player can be connected to a 4K or 4K HDR compatible television. However, to stream movies and TV shows in 4K or 4K HDR you will need a compatible Roku streaming player and television that supports 4K or 4K HDR. You will also need a Premium High Speed HDMI Cable unless you are connecting a Streaming Stick+.

Learn more about setting up your Roku streaming player for 4K or setting up your Roku player for 4K HDR.

 

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