Roku has finally solved the problem of where to put their settop box media player – stuff it inside a soundbar.
The streaming video company, which introduced its first audio product – a pair of wireless speakers – last year, is stepping up its sound game. This time, the Los Gatos, Calif-based Roku is making a move into the soundbar market with a speaker that not only improves on a TV display’s sound, but also serves as a streaming device itself.
The new Roku Smart Soundbar ($179.99) is available for pre-order today on Roku.com and is expected to begin shipping in October. The soundbar will also become available at Best Buy next month, too.