Roku Extends Its Reach in Latin America

Roku has announcew plans to make its TV platform available to consumers and content providers in Argentina, Central America, Chile, Colombia and Peru. Providers in the region are now free to develop streaming platforms to deliver their content via two new Roku streamers, due for release in the next few weeks.

The second-generation Roku Express+ is described as “a great starting point for first time streamers”. Despite being the most basic of the two models coming to the market, it is claimed to be “five times more powerful than its predecessor” and allows for connection via HDMI or composite A/V. The Roku Express+ comes with an HDMI cable and a simple remote in the box.

The Roku Streaming Stick+ can output HD, Ultra HD and HDR at up to 60 frames per second. It features a quad-core processor and an advanced wireless receiver that can provide a range up to four times wider than its predecessor, greatly reducing buffering time and frequency. The Roku Streaming Stick+ also comes with an advanced remote that can be programmed to control the user’s TV, as well as the streamer, eliminating the requirement for two separate remotes.