Customer reviews & ratings
Superior dual-band WiFi 4k streaming performance
I am super pleased with the Roku Ultra LT. It offers amazing performance and 4k HDR picture quality without a moment of buffering. My cable provider (Xfinity) has a streaming app for Roku devices, which allowed me to cut the monthly cable box rental fee off of my bill. I can watch my high definition cable channels right through the Roku, and within 8 months, it will have totally paid for itself by reducing my cable bill. I couldn't be happier... unless Roku releases a back-lit motion sensing remote ;) But seriously, this was a fantastic way to reduce my cable bill and put all of my HD sources (cable, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video) into one high-quality, high-performing unit. Don't be tempted to save money with one of the cheaper Roku devices... the Ultra LT and Ultra (and Streaming Stick series) have superior dual-band WiFi, which is part of why they work so well. The cheaper single-band Roku devices aren't this good. This is the model you want.
Roku Ultra LT dual-band solved my problem
I got this to replace a Roku Premiere+ device that had occasional streaming glitches due to congested WiFi in the 2.4 GHz band in our area. This supports dual-band WiFi, and it has worked flawlessly with a 5 GHz connection to the router several rooms away. It's also a little snappier than the previous one, due to some increase in CPU horsepower.
Nice replacement for my Roku 3
This is a nice streaming player. I used it to replace my earlier Roku 3, which died after about 6-7 years of use. The Roku Ultra LT 2019 has a great remote control, which can turn the TV on and off, and control the TV volume (as well as the Mute capability). It was very easy to setup, needing only my WiFi password. You can skip the option to enter credit card information (for when you wish to purchase viewing opportunities over your streaming player). It is also nice in that it seems to "shut itself off" whereas my previous Roku 3 remained on constantly. I have only had it for a few weeks, but so far it has been working perfectly. I have not tried using voice control. If you don't need the fancier headphones, you can save a bit by buying this Ultra LT model instead of the Ultra model. I think that's the main difference.
This is a great upgrade from the Roku I bought about 10 years ago. It's easy to set up, easy to use, and has two features I particularly like: The home screen is an aquarium (very relaxing to watch) and this Roku has a microphone feature for going directly to your favorite streaming service by saying it. I'm very happy with this product!!
The Best ROKU To Buy, There Is A Reason They Have
I had one of the cheaper but fairly new ROKU sticks and was having problems getting a strong signal, when I did the research I found out why they cheaper models were cheaper, they are not as good if you need to pick up a weaker signal, this model has 2 antennas and if you get a signal at all it will grab it and keep it reliably. I replaced my other ROKU boxes with this model of the next few moths and worth every penny, no more buffer warnings or dropped/lock screens.
I have been using Roku for years and needed to upgrade. I’ve been using first and second generation units but buying a new and much larger home meant increased lag time for the units furthest away from my WiFi source. The new Rokus immediately solved the issue.
This product is excellent.
We love this new Roku Ultra. We moved the old one to our bedroom TV. This one is great, because my wife can stay up late watching TV and plug a headset into the controller and only she hears it. So now it doesn't bother me trying to sleep.
There's little not to like about this ROKU streaming device. The setup was simple, especially since I was replacing an older ROKU. I would have suggested some design changes to the remote, and since I'm using an older HD TV by LG I couldn't set the remote to control TV functions. That is all that keeps this unit from receiving five stars. Picture quality is very good, speed is good and overall it's a great streaming player.
- For change
Remote is not universal doesn’t control A/V rec.
The remote does NOT control a sound bar or A/V receiver. I decided to switch to Roku after Amazon ran up $400 of prime video and music charges even though it was included in my Prime Membership. They credited me back but who has an hour ever 3-4 months to spend fighting with then over credit?!? The Roku seems great but for $80 you cant provide a remote that can control my a/v receiver or sound bar? Pretty lame.
Piece of crap
Don't buy. The sounds keeps getting choppy. I thought it was my HDMI cable but it's the Roku. When I switch to TV the sound is fine, when I swap it for my Roku 3 (same HDMI cable), the sound is fine. It's THIS Roku that's the problem. So expensive and such a waste of money and now Walmart doesn't even have the "Return" link on my order even though I bought it on 5/31. I should have bought it through Amazon. I have Roku 1, two Roku 2 XD, and 1 Roku 3. This isn't my first rodeo. No problems with the older models, I just wanted one with the ability to "level" the sound and my Roku 2 won't let me access IMDB TV on Amazon Prime :( I've been a Roku enthusiast for many years but had tempered my enthusiasm.
Sold on ROKU
The main reason I purchased this item is because I've owned three ROKU devices before; therefore, in my opinion, whichever device you purchase will do a good job.
- For change
FASTER WiFi, Better Picture, Fancy Remote Control
Have ROKU Express. Wanted better WiFi. So much Faster and better picture Quality. First one ordered, stuck in Upgrade Boot Loop Walmart replaced it in 2 days. Sent FREE label for return of 1st one.
Ethernet solved out streaming problems
The ethernet link has made a world of difference! We had been struggling whether to get a new router, wife booster, or even upgrade our service.!! The ethernet fixed the problem... easy fix, one-time cost!
Bad remote connection
The device has a nice interface. The remote connection is terrible. I have reset it many times and still can't get the remote to react as quickly as it should.
Received defective device
The device we got was defective in one particular way. The Netflix channel did not want to connect. Kept getting an error code. All other streaming service channels worked just fine. But 90% of our stream viewing is through Netflix, so it was a dealing breaker. Tried calling Roku and Netflix tech support for help, but no one called back. We are returning this item for a replacement. We will see if the replacement Roku Ultra LT works. Walmart has been great in accepting the return and sending replacement device. If the device works as it should then I do not see why I would not give a 5 star rating.
- User friendliness
- Fish tank screen saver
- Ease of use
- Value for money
Great to turn any tv into a streaming machine!
This box has changed my 5 year old TV. It's so much more convenient to use and easy access to pretty much everything streaming under the sub. I use the remote on from this and it turns my TV on when I power the Roku on. The remote also feels very solid and bulky, so even when I drop it I don't see any damage. I specifically got it for the 4k support and it's been working great without any lag. I just wish the box came with an HDMI cable. It's definitely something I would get again once my other TV's start slowing down.
All I need and a little more
I needed to replace my 8 year old Roku XS as it was very slow and some apps would not even run on it anymore. This Ultra LT model is very much like my Premier model, but has a few additional features. The Ultra LT seems like it may be a bit faster the the Premier though.
- User friendliness
Freezes at "Set display type"
Unit received DOA - brand new, sealed package, freezes and fails setup. Roku customer support has been passing the case along for 2 days and counting. This is our 2nd Roku Ultra, the first (from Best Buy, not the LT Walmart exclusive) as been great, this one is going back if Roku can't work this out in the next 24 hours/
We were replacing a 4 yr old Fire TV on a old Samsung 720p tv. The Fire TV was direct wired as is this Roku. The picture quality improved. Switched out mainly because there is no Spectrum TV app for Fire TVs. Roku is easy to use. I wish it had a sleep timer on it, so I would not have to keep the tv remote handy. Otherwise the Roku remote turns on the tv and controls volume.
- Ease of use
- User friendliness
- User experience
I purchased this Roku to replace an older model. This was easy to set up. LOVE that it synced with my TV which eliminated having to use the TV remote to turn on/off the TV and to adjust the volume. I also like the voice command option on the remote. This remote does everything I need it to do plus more!