Roku Ultra Set up and Specifications Review

November 24, 2017

The Roku Ultra is one of the few streaming boxes available in the market that can feature an optical audio port, which has proved to be a huge blessing to all the audiophiles who just wanted to somehow hook their Rokus up to their external speakers and get the paramount sound quality possible. 

Roku Ultra will work with any television if you connect with HDMI connection.

It has got all that is possible the bells and the whistles, together with a voice remote feature with buttons for the TV’s power and volume being compatible TVs, headphones for a private listening, lost remote finder feature, and night listening mode to top it up.

One area where Roku remains practically uncontested is in its interface. Working the Roku Ultra couldn't be less difficult; simply visit the Channel Store, download whatever applications you need, sort them out on your home screen, and snap to open them. Your applications show up in columns of appealing squares on your home screen, and you can download the same number of channels as is your need.

Roku Ultra (model number 4660) supports 720p HD, 1080p Full HD, 4K Ultra HD (UHD) and 4K Ultra HD HDR (High Dynamic Range) and is shipped with a greater “point-anywhere” remote control with TV power as well as the volume buttons enabled coupled with the features of voice search, remote finder feature, gaming buttons and also the private listening via a headphone jack on the remote itself.

How to set up your Roku Ultra.

  • Choose a language-Choose a preferred language
  • After that Connect your Roku Ultra device to the internet available at your disposal
  • Wait for your Roku Ultra device to automatically download the latest software that is available.
  • Set the type of display that you want to see- usually Auto detect display type option is the most recommended option to select.
  • Set up your Roku Enhanced remote to control your TV
  • Go to Settings then to Remote then to Set up the remote for TV control. 
  • Next step would require you to Create a Roku account and activate your Roku Ultra device successfully.
  • In order to do that all you have to do is to follow the onscreen instructions diligently and not miss out on a single step.
  • You are done!

For queries on issues and glitches contact the Roku customer support. They will definitely find a solution to the problem.

Roku Ultra Specifications

What's included Roku Ultra

  • Roku Ultra streaming player (model 4660)
  • Voice remote with TV power and volume buttons, gaming buttons and lost remote finder,headphone jack for private listening, .
  • Headphones for private listening
  • Two AA batteries
  • Power adapter


  • 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless
  • 10/100 Base-T Ethernet

TV Compatibility

  • HD TVs – Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) with up-scaling from 720p
  • 4K UHD TVs – Up to 2160p at 60fps (3840 × 2160) with up-scaling from 720p and 1080p
  • 4K UHD HDR TVs – Supports HDR10 technology


  • Power, HDMI 2.0a, Ethernet 10/100, microSD, USB

Audio features

  • DTS Digital Surround™ pass through over HDMI®
  • Night listening mode

Storage expansion

  • microSD card slot for additional channel storage
  • USB port for local playback

Remote control

  • Voice remote with TV power and volume buttons as well as voice search, headphone jack, and gaming buttons
  • Speaker for lost remote finder alerts
  • Player includes IR receiver, compatible with various universal remotes

Power consumption

Power input

  • 12V – 1.5A power adapter

USB media formats

  • Video — H.264/AVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), H.265/HEVC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); VP9 (.MKV)
  • Audio – AAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV); MP3(.MP3, .MKV); WMA (.ASF, .WMA, .MKV), FLAC (.FLAC, .MKV), PCM (.WAV, .MKV, .MP4, .MOV), AC3/EAC3 (.MKV,.MP4. .MOV, .AC3), DTS (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV), ALAC (.MKV, .MP4, .MOV, .M4A)
  • Image — JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated)


  • 4.9 x 4.9 x 0.85 inches


  • 8.0 ounces

Roku Ultra Review

The Good

  • The Roku Ultra can access more TV shows and movies in 4K and HDR.
  • Roku's ecosystem offers more apps and it has better search and more customization than any other.
  • It has the most features of any Roku streamer.
  • The best part is optical audio output:- It means you can use it with older receivers and sound bars.

The Bad

  • It's more expensive than the Roku Premiere+.
  • The Ultra doesn't work with Dolby Vision HDR.
  • Content in 4K and HDR is still uncommon, and your HDR TV probably already has compatible apps.
  • Some app interfaces are less polished.

The Bottom Line

  • The Roku Ultra is a great 4K streaming choice if you own a 4K TV and an AV receiver or sound bar that doesn't pass 4K HDR signals,


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