First image of unreleased Roku 4

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I wrote a script which analyzes image url patterns on a website and tries to find unpublished images based on specific keywords. I created the script to try to find 2nd-gen Fire TV images before the device was announced. The script worked to find images of the new Fire TV before it was announced, but they were useless since, as everyone now knows, the new Fire TV looks exactly like the old Fire TV. Since we’re expecting a new Roku to be announced soon, I decided to point my script at roku.com and what do you know. It found the image you see above.

The photo doesn’t tell us much about the new device other than that it has a new wider footprint. The remote looks identical to the existing Roku 3. It looks like the dedicated Amazon button has been replaced with either a WatchESPN or YouTube button, and the dedicated Hulu button has been replaced with a Google Play button, like on the latest Roku Stick. I expect we’ll hear more about the new Roku 4 from Roku any day now.

Update

8:17am PT Here is the link to the image on Roku’s server.
10:00am PT Roku has taken down the Roku 4 image (seen above) from their server.

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32 comments on “First image of unreleased Roku 4
  1. Joe says:

    Nice work getting the image! I started with streaming with the very first Roku, now I can’t imagine streaming with anything but my AFTVs.

    • SJ says:

      How is the AFTV? I read some initial reviews that they were bandwidth hogs. Any truth to that? I don’t have data caps, but I don’t want devices competing for bandiwdth if it’s an issue. We currently have a couple rokus and a chromcast.

      • AFTVnews says:

        The Fire TV has a feature called ASAP which begins to download videos in the background before you start playing the video. It does this so that the video starts to play instantly. That feature can lead to higher bandwidth usage than other devices.

        The background downloading occurs while you’re browsing Amazon’s video library. For example, say you’re flipping through movies and you stop on one to read the description. The Fire Tv will start to download the first part of that movie because you stopped on it in the library. It doesn’t just randomly download videos when you’re not using the Fire TV or not browsing for content to watch.

        • James says:

          Screw Fire until they get Crunchyroll. there is absolutely NO reason to still refuse to make that available.

          • rgnkjnva says:

            You can’t sideload it? It’s in the Amazon app store

          • Marc says:

            This isn’t an Amazon Fire TV issue, rather it’s a Crunchyroll issue.

            Crunchyroll has not made an Android app that works via a TV interface.

            If you look at all the ‘TV interface’ Crunchyroll apps, not one of them is an Android device.

            I’m sure Amazon would like to have it as it bolsters their selection, but they can’t offer something in their store that doesn’t exist.

        • Sandy says:

          Keep up the good work!

        • Sassypants says:

          Unfortunately that was not the case with our fire sticks. In fact we hardly touched amazons video library. After seeing our bandwidth usage shoot up after switching out our Roku’s we decided to try the recommended fixes online. I tested both devices separately with screensaver off and sleeper (no actual user) for a few days each. I logged on to my isp account and saw that usage was about 50gb per device after the 3 days. We sold our sticks and went back to our old roku 2s and bandwidth has been normal again. We don’t have a cap but I expect eventually Comcast will eventually begin to enforce it here, and there is no way aftv will keep us under it longer than a week.

        • Sassypants says:

          Unfortunately that was not the case with our fire sticks. In fact we hardly touched amazons video library. After seeing our bandwidth usage shoot up after switching out our Roku’s we decided to try the recommended fixes online. I tested both devices separately with screensaver off and sleeper (no actual user) for a few days each. I logged on to my isp account and saw that usage was about 50gb per device after the 3 days. We sold our sticks and went back to our old roku 2s and bandwidth has been normal again. We don’t have a cap but I expect eventually Comcast will eventually begin to enforce it here, and there is no way aftv will keep us under it longer than a week

  2. Grinder says:

    No Kodi = no want.

    • Dayman says:

      Precisely. If people want to buy a commercial product to use with kodi there is nothing better than AFTV. On the other hand, there is plenty of other “boxes” someone can buy or build that will do as well if not better than AFTV.

      • Gryzor says:

        Can you recommend a couple? :) I’ve found my AFTV to be nearly perfect, save the lack of a Gb ethernet port…

        • Sandy says:

          Sure, you don’t need Gbps Ethernet port but you should need more than 100 Mbps (say 200-300Mbps { we’re talking stable cable connection here}), so the only way is to go for Gbps port.

          Make it happen AFTV team!

          • Gryzor says:

            No, the full gigabit is not needed of course, but it’s ridiculous to have better results through wifi than with a cable :D Next I’m going to try a USB Gb adapter and see how it fares…

          • Stanley says:

            @Gyzor

            Let us know the result. It’s a good new if the USB 2.0 port and USB Gb adapter will increase the speed. While USB 2.0 got limitation I too believe that it will increase the speed. I realized that there’s a disadvantage in using Wireless connection for UHD streaming , especially with Netflix UHD streaming when you have multiple wireless devices hocked up on your router.My internet connection is around 500 ~ 700 Mbps , so it should be able to handle enough internet bandwidth for multiple devices , the other piece is that I’m using Asus 68U Gigabit router with QoS.No matter how I try Netflix sometime drop to 240 which produced grainy picture. I don’t have an issue with wires connection on the other room which is connected to the same router.This is the very reason I prefer wired over wireless.

    • john simpson says:

      You can get kodi fire tv stick

  3. JSP says:

    Great get. I just wish you could customize the quick buttons. if I could have Netflix/Amazon/Hulu/Youtube, I’d be set for 90 percent of the stuff I watch.

  4. Neogeo71 says:

    Another issue with bandwidth is Amazon currently does not have ability to limit bandwidth by selecting stream quality like Netflix. They push the highest possible stream based on your internet connection. This eats up a ton of bandwidth and is not necessary

    • Sandy says:

      Define “highest possible stream” ?

      • xnamkcor says:

        Highest=Most Bitrate(the rate(the amount something happens over a unit of time) at which bits(a measurment of information or “data”) are transfered over a connection)

        Possible=I’m not smart enough to define this. Ask your mom or something.

        Stream=Referring to how the flow of “data” used for recieving and watching a video is like a river.

  5. CCRN1970 says:

    Maybe consider pointing your script at tivo.com and see if you can shed some lightning on the new Tivo Bolt!

  6. Chahk says:

    Well, thanks to your premature sleuthing Roku replaced the image with a rickroll (not really, but it’s definitely not a Roku 4.)

  7. Scott Howell says:

    I think it’s removed now, but for those that didn’t see Roku replaced it with a picture of a Raptor riding a shark with a bazooka (or something!)

  8. Dan says:

    I am relieved to see they are keeping the fabric tag.

  9. AFTV Fan says:

    Roku is no fun for modders because it’s near impossible to hack. The Roku stick’s first release was rootable via an ultra complicated non-permanent method and you still couldn’t do anything with it.

  10. Mike says:

    I’ll consider the Amazon fire box as soon as they support UV, or at least get Vudu for crying out loud! until then It’s Roku for me.

  11. Dave says:

    Publish your script.

  12. Player911 says:

    The Roku has always been the content champ. Sure they aren’t hacker friendly but they work out of the box with all of the services (Amazon, Google TV, Hulu, Netflix, Crackle, and all the rest). The interface is stupid simple and easy. There are no BS ads. No BS Store marketing (Amazon/Google/Apple devices). Amazon Fire TV sucks without Prime. Nexus Player has tons of ads for paid movies, shows, and apps/games. I don’t want all the BS on my TV. If I want it, I’ll go look for it.

    However I am not sold on the Roku 4. I have a Roku 2 and 3 (and Nexus Player, Fire TV, Chromecast, PS4) and that is what just works on my home TV.

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