This genius Roku soundbar also streams 4K — and it's on sale: 'Sent from heaven'

Rudie Obias
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Upgrade your home audio and get video streaming all in one handy device. (Photo: HSN)
This little guy adds stellar sound to your TV, and 4K video streaming too. (Photo: HSN)

Dialogue sounding a little dull? If you don’t want to buy a new TV, try using a soundbar to give the one you've got a major boost. Enter the Roku Streambar, a clever two-in-one that also works as a video streaming device — and it's on sale for $100, or $30 off at HSN. 

That's the lowest price on the web right now. The Roku Streambar is cheaper at HSN than at Amazon, Walmart, Target and Best Buy, even Roku itself!

And if you’d rather not pay $100 at once (understandable), HSN lets you opt for five 'FlexPays' of just $20, with no interest at all. Plus, you get free shipping!

New to HSN? You can get an additional $20 off with promo code HSN2021 at checkout. This would bring the price down to just $80, a sweet $50 off.

What is it?

It's incredibly easy to add stellar sound and streaming to a bare-bones 4K TV — just plug the Roku Streambar into your TV using the high-speed HDMI cable (included) and sync to your home’s Wi-Fi network. That's it!

The Roku Streambar is Bluetooth-enabled for syncing to smartphones, tablets and laptops, so you can stream from your device straight to the soundbar, plus pair it with other Bluetooth speakers for a more immersive viewing experience. See it in action here.

We love the 'quiet mode' feature, which automatically lowers the volume when you're watching live TV and those commercials come in louder than the programming. 

Shared a five-star Roku reviewer: "My Apple TV 2 was outdated in terms of functionality and at the same time my soundbar died on me. My TV is a smart TV but it’s pretty slow to react to commands from the remote. I also wanted a soundbar that I could hook my Bluetooth headphones to, so I could watch TV quietly. Enter the Roku Streambar! This thing was sent from heaven. It replaced all of the above and at a totally reasonable price. Streaming interface is easy, sound quality is so, so good and super easy to connect via Bluetooth. I’m definitely an Apple person but I absolutely love this device!"

Access more than 500,000 video streaming channels, instantly. (Photo: HSN)
Access more than 500,000 video streaming channels in a snap. (Photo: HSN)

Stream to your heart's content

The Roku Streambar is a whiz, offering instant access to more than 500,000 video and music channels, like Netflix, HBO Max, Disney+, Hulu, Prime Video, Peacock, Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora and so much more.

It's compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Siri virtual assistants. So if you have an Echo Dot, Google Home Mini or Apple Home Pod Mini, you can control this the Roku Streambar with just the sound of your voice.

Its remote will control your TV too, so you only need one clicker. Voice search means you don’t have to 'hunt and peck' on a virtual keyboard to look for new movies and TV shows. Just hold down the microphone icon on the remote and say what you’d like to watch. 

"...I had no idea how cool and useful all the features were until I started using it," raved a shopper. "The voice commands, sound quality and wireless network strength are fantastic..."

Sizing up the competition

While other soundbars, like the Sony 2.1-Channel Soundbar or the JBL Bar 2.1, might deliver comparable audio and price points, the Roku Streambar comes with video streaming built-in. And some shoppers like it better than its rivals.

"...The sound is as good as my Bose soundbar...So glad I bought it," said a shopper.

Adds another: "Blows my mind every time I use it. The sound from this little dude is excellent. I can watch movies and actually hear voices...Honestly, I feel like movie theaters have opened back up...in my living room. Great buy!"

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