Since appearing as the original Netflix streaming box, Roku has delivered internet videos through box, dongle, or built-in TV software. However, for Black Friday this year, Roku is releasing its cheapest device I remember seeing, the $ 15 Roku LE Streaming Player.
This is a 1080p-only box that does exactly what you’d expect from a Roku player, but it will only be available on Walmart.com today and in Walmart stores on the 26th. We don’t have a detailed specs, but it’s the same box Roku offered last year on Black Friday for $ 17, which has been selling since at Walmart for around $ 30 as the Roku SE.
For Roku and Walmart, it doesn’t matter where that box came from. Walmart gets a cheap box to promote its Black Friday sales online and in stores. Roku, meanwhile, doubles the drops by using attention to highlight vacation discounts on more expensive, better-performing hardware in its lineup, and it induces a few more users who provide, on average, 40. $ per month in advertising revenue, commissions, and data.
Speaking of those discounts, the Roku Streaming Stick 4K is available for $ 29.99 (Amazon, Best Buy, Target) instead of the usual $ 49.99. The Roku Streambar is available for $ 79.99 (Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart), a $ 50 discount from its regular price of $ 129.99, and the same goes for a Streaming Stick + discount of $ 15. which brings its price to $ 29.99 (Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart). All these prices are in effect until December 4th.
So, is there a reason you keep an eye out for the $ 15 box if you’re shopping on Fridays? Not really. The Roku Premiere that can handle Apple AirPlay, 4K, and HDR is available for $ 19.99 through Saturday (Target, best buy), or you can even get a Roku Express for $ 10 more without any hassle.
Corn if you also need a replacement IR remote, this Roku LE comes with the company’s latest model in the box (it doesn’t have voice control, but it replaces the Vudu shortcut button with Apple TV Plus), and an individual remote costs $ 15 by itself anyway, plus you get another HDMI cable.