Amazon knocked $25 off the Roku Ultra, so you never have to stream your favorite shows on your laptop again

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Save up to 25 percent on the Roku Ultra! (Photo: Amazon)

Always dreamed of ditching cable? With streaming quickly becoming the go-to way to catch up on your favorite shows and movies, it’s hardly a surprise that droves of former cable lovers are transitioning to streaming devices — namely, the Roku.

The Roku Ultra — which is on sale for $75, or $25 off the original price — helps easily display your favorite streaming services (including HBO, Hulu, Netflix, Disney+ and more) on your TV screen. It’s a must for older TV sets without built-in streaming, or if you’re just tired of watching Schitt’s Creek on a tiny tablet, laptop or phone screen.

The Roku Ultra is one of the Roku company’s most powerful and speedy streaming devices that turns any TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV. It supports Wi-Fi and wired streaming via Ethernet for a more reliable and steady HD and 4K Ultra HD video picture quality. This means you’ll have very little loading time or buffering when launching streaming channels or heavy streaming 4K movies and TV shows. The device also has HDR (High Dynamic Range) support for vivid colors, inky and deep black levels and the sharpest picture imaginable.

Best of all, Roku Ultra can access over 500,000 streaming channels (which is more than any other streaming platform out there), including HBO Now, Google Play Movies and TV, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, SlingTV and so much more. The streaming device also features a built-in USB port for thumb drives and external hard drives, so you can bring your own media and photos to the party.

It 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.

Still on the fence? Here are what shoppers are saying about the Roku Ultra:

“Very easy to set up and add the channels I wanted,” one shopper noted. “I was blown away that it automatically programmed itself to my tv on/off and volume control. The remote find feature is a must for any tv remote and it works great. Very fast and we even love the aquarium screensaver.”

Another satisfied shopper, “The best device for the best streaming experience. Easy to understand user interface for all the family. Simple and quick 5 step setup process. Controls your tv on/off and sound as well as the device. Has more apps than any other.”

The Roku Ultra is also on sale for $79, or $21 off at Walmart.

Shop it: Roku Ultra, $75 (was $100), amazon.com | $79 (was $100), walmart.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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