There are a few features that make the Ultra an attractive choice over Roku’s lower-priced offerings. The biggest advantage is the Ethernet port of the device. A cable connection avoids bottlenecks, especially for high bandwidth media such as HDR footage. This reduces the likelihood that your video will be downgraded to a lower resolution.
The remote control is another distinguishing feature. The headphone jack lets you watch TV and keep your roommate or spouse in a good mood while watching dance moms. The Ultra comes with two JBL earphones, but the remote is compatible with all 3.5mm jack headphones. The Ultra also has USB and microSD ports so you can transfer your own content from a computer and view it on the big screen.
The Ultra is not cheap compared to other streaming devices; Rokus Streaming Stick + costs $ 50 and the Express costs only $ 30 (today it is also available for $ 24 from Amazon). But with its comprehensive features, the $ 70 discounted rate is a tempting business.