Roku, a company that we know is the leading set-top box maker is all set to rule the niche of wireless speakers. If you want to know how is that going to happen, then keep reading the post.
Roku Wireless Speakers are unique, as many are already saying it, but what makes them so unique is a question that I need an answer to. Roku Wireless Speakers only work with Roku TVs, so if someone owns Roku set-top box and looking to control things through the speakers, then he/she will not be able to do so. If they are not connecting to Roku set-top box, then the possibility of getting them hooked up with other smart speaker systems such as Amazon is completely out of question.
Roku may have introduced a wireless speaker system at the right time, as such devices are exploding in popularity, but the points that will drag Roku wireless speakers down is their ability to connect only to Roku TVs and not, other devices. Therefore, if you have no objection to the Roku wireless speakers’ ability to connect only with Roku TVs will find the speakers quite flexible.
Starting the review of these speakers with the price because ultimately your money is what is going to be used to get these speakers into your house. You can get Roku wireless speakers at $199, which is the same as that of many other top wireless speakers available on the market.
You can plug the speakers into the power outlet and that’ll be all for installation. You can place the speakers anywhere in the room, so there is no physical connection required with the Roku TV. Setting up the wireless speakers is as easy as it gets, so that’s a good start in my opinion.
Roku wireless speakers offer advanced audio modes through which the volume can be increased at the time when the dialogues are not easily heard. Moreover, you can also level out the loud and soft sounds, which is not possible in a standard Roku set-top box. You will immediately recognize the difference in the dialogues as you make changes to the sound.
Those who love music will also find these wireless speakers a lot interesting, as these allow them to play music through Spotify, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, Pandora, and many more apps. They can use one of the two remotes that are included with the devices to bring the desired songs or playlists with voice commands.
I really like the new tabletop remote as it allows me to create two music pre-sets for quick recall. Once you have your favorite playlist, artists or stations, you can hold one of the pre-set buttons till it makes a chirping sound. The remote also features a button that has no function. It is in a double diamond design, so you can press it to confirm that it has not been allotted any function. Maybe it will control something in the future.
You can connect a Bluetooth device to the speakers to enjoy music from your local media sources. You can even make use of the Roku app to play your favorite songs or podcasts from the device on which the app is installed. The audio quality of the speakers is excellent, which is why I loved playing my favorite songs on it again and again.
Overall, a great set of speakers, which hopefully does well on the market, but the inability of the speakers to connect to devices other than Roku TVs will force people to consider their decision of whether they should buy these speakers or not.