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Dreaming of ditching cable? With streaming quickly becoming the go-to way to binge watch, it’s hardly a surprise that droves of former cable lovers are transitioning to streaming devices — namely, the Roku.
The Roku Ultra — on sale for an all-time low price of $69, down from $100 — gets you access to HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Disney+ and more. It’s a must for older TV sets that don't have built-in streaming, or if you’re just tired of watching Schitt’s Creek or Emily in Paris on a tiny tablet, laptop or phone screen.
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One of the brand's most powerful devices, the Roku Ultra turns any TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV. It supports Wi-Fi and wired streaming via Ethernet for a smooth and steady HD and 4K Ultra HD picture quality. Translation: You’ll notice little loading time or buffering. Thanks to HDR (High Dynamic Range), you'll get vivid colors, inky black levels and the sharpest picture imaginable.
The Roku Ultra can access more than 500,000 streaming channels (more than any other platform out there), including Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and SlingTV. It has a built-in USB port for thumb drives and external hard drives (a rarity on 4K streamers these days), so you can bring your own media and photos to the party.
Shoppers can't get enough. "Very easy to set up and add the channels I wanted," raved a five-star reviewer. "I was blown away that it automatically programmed itself to my TV...The remote find feature is a must... Very fast and we even love the aquarium screensaver."
At $69 (was $100), the Roku Ultra even comes with a special remote control that features a headphone jack, so you can listen to your TV without disturbing the rest of your household. Just plug the included JBL headphones into the remote to automatically go into private viewing mode. Sweet.
The enduring groin injury that has hampered Kalyn Ponga's NRL return is set to be tested over the next fortnight with Newcastle expecting him to play North Queensland in round 16.Ponga was a chance to play in the 10-6 win over the Warriors but failed a fitness test which then ruled him out of Queensland selection.
Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew admits he's feeling the heat as the Suns look to arrest their AFL slide in a defining clash with North Melbourne next weekend.The Suns (4-9) were well off the pace in a 50-point loss to Port Adelaide on the Gold Coast on Saturday, conceding seven straight goals to kill the contest off before halftime.
NSW Swifts have moved to the top of the Super Netball table on percentage, profiting from a rare poor shooting performance by Romelda Aiken.The Swifts' 64-52 home victory over the Queensland Firebirds at Sydney's Ken Rosewall Arena on Saturday took them above Giants, Sunshine Coast Lightning and West Coast Fever on percentage, with all those teams having a game in hand.
After a week of speculation about his teenage fullback, Warriors coach Nathan Brown has doubled down on a plea for patience with his State of Origin call up after a 10-6 loss to Newcastle.In a dour NRL game at McDonald Jones Stadium, the young Maroons hopeful raised more questions than he answered with a mixed performance that reflected his boundless talent and limited experience.
LATEST COVID-19 DEVELOPMENTS:* Australia will send a medical team to Fiji to help combat the country's latest COVID-19 outbreak, which began in April.* Federal trade minister Dan Tehan said he will travel to Singapore for more talks about a travel bubble, although it's not clear what vaccination levels would be needed for a travel agreement to begin.
Gold Coast will give AJ Brimson every chance to face Manly with the Queensland State of Origin utility fighting a knee injury to play on Sunday.Brimson was retained on the Titans' extended bench on Saturday, but with Jayden Campbell still named at fullback to face the Sea Eagles.
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says any moves to ban boxing sessions within AFL clubs would be a "severe reaction" to Mitch Lewis' accidental concussion.The Hawks are under AFL investigation after Lewis was concussed when hit in the head by teammate Jacob Koschitzke earlier this month.
Cambodia has reported a single-day record of 20 deaths from COVID-19, with the country detecting its first Delta variant cases and authorities urging people to be vigilant.The Southeast Asian nation has recorded one of the world's smallest COVID-19 caseloads, but the outbreak that was first detected in late February has caused infections to climb to 42,052 cases, with a total of 414 deaths.
Robbie Gray's 250th AFL game lasted less than two quarters but by then Port Adelaide had already done enough as Gold Coast narrowly eclipsed their lowest total in club history.The Suns dodged that humiliation but their struggles were still laid bare in a 12.
Jarome Luai has told Queensland to bring it on, with the NSW State of Origin five-eighth ready to be targeted for a photo of him standing over Felise Kaufusi.An image of Luai spraying Faufusi while the second-rower is on the ground is believed to have lit a fire in the Maroons group, with the shot passed around Queensland's squad.
Iran's hardline judiciary chief has won the country's presidential election in a landslide victory after a vote that appeared to see the lowest turnout in the Islamic Republic's history.Initial results showed Ebrahim Raisi won 17.
Four people have been killed and four badly injured when a small plane crashed in Russia's Kemerovo region in southwestern Siberia, the local emergency medical service says.TASS news agency had earlier reported that at least seven people were killed when the twin-engine L-410 aircraft crashed near the Tanay aerodrome, which provides parachuting services.
A man has been charged with 80 offences as part of a police investigation into the supply of prohibited drugs in the NSW Hunter region.The arrest of the 36-year-old follows the alleged seizure of more than $240,000 along with 14 grams of methylamphetamines from a home in Newcastle in April.
Aaron Finch believes it will be difficult for players who have pulled out of the white-ball tours of the West Indies and Bangladesh to justify returning to the Indian Premier League.The IPL was suspended last month after several players and backroom staff tested positive for COVID-19, but the Indian Cricket board plans to complete the lucrative tournament in the United Arab Emirates in September and October.
Protests are being held across Australia calling for a Tamil asylum-seeker family to be allowed to return to their adopted hometown of Biloela in Queensland.Supporters of the Murugappan family, who lived in Biloela before being taken into immigration detention in 2018, have been gathering in major cities to express their outrage at the federal government for a lack of compassion.
Ryan Lochte's Tokyo ambitions have come to a crashing thud as he failed to make the cut at the US Olympic swimming trials, while 25-year-old Ryan Murphy secured his chance to once again vie for the backstroke double.Six-time Olympic gold-medal winner Lochte, who left the 2016 Games mired in scandal, had hoped to make his fifth Olympics in a bid for redemption but finished seventh in the 200m medley final.
Holden star Chaz Mostert has cantered to a comfortable Supercars victory in Darwin after avoiding carnage early in the race.The newly re-signed Walkinshaw Andretti United driver secured his second win of the season - and 15th of his career - finishing more than 12 seconds ahead of Ford's Cameron Waters.
Firefighting infrastructure and equipment will receive an almost $270 million boost as part of the NSW government response to the state's independent bushfire inquiry.The money will pay for firefighting drones, increased aerial response capacity, improved fire trails and local firefighting needs over the next four years.
Mitch Moses claims he is finally reaping the reward for the tough start to his NRL career, having learned the hard way how to keep his composure.Moses is in the midst of the most consistent season of his career, with the Parramatta No.