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Roku Streambar Pro Review

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Overall, the Roku Streambar Pro works for buyers looking for a basic solution to their audio needs, and it is also offered at a pocket-friendly price. The soundbar offers good sound and wireless connectivity, but there isn’t much immersion.

$175.04

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Roku Streambar Pro is an entry-level soundbar that doesn’t ship with a subwoofer.

Released in early 2021, the soundbar includes headphones for private listening, and its sound profile is well-balanced enough for clear dialogue and accurate instrumentals.

It’s physical inputs don’t square up to what the best speakers have to offer since they’re limited to a single HDMI ARC port and an Optical Audio In port.

Its soundstage is decent since owners will be able to pinpoint the general area from which sound is being projected, but owners who prefer a more satisfying bass and surround sound output may have to purchase a separate subwoofer alongside added satellites.

If this doesn’t sound feasible, then see some of the best soundbars that include both. Still, the Streambar Pro can connect to devices through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay while offering built-in support for Chromecast.

Consensus

our Verdict

While it might not cater to bass enthusiasts due to the lack of a subwoofer, the impeccably crafted 2.0 channel Roku Streambar Pro still delivers balanced sound quality with balanced mids that make voices and lead instruments sound clear and has remarkable wireless connectivity.

However, there’s distortion at maximum volume. The soundbar boasts a limited input selection, including one Optical Audio In port, one HDMI ARC port, and one USB port. With a low tested latency of 123ms via ARC and 92ms through Optical in, audio-visual synchronization is impressive.

Nonetheless, the Streambar Pro falters with surround sound content, as there’s no Dolby Atmos support, diminishing immersive experiences. Voice assistant support is absent, but a user-friendly remote is included, and control is feasible via the Roku app on your mobile device.

Reason to Buy

  • Clear sound and accurate audio reproduction
  • While it might not cater to bass enthusiasts due to the lack of a subwoofer, the impeccably crafted 2.0 channel Roku Streambar Pro still delivers balanced sound quality with balanced mids that make voices and lead instruments sound clear and has remarkable wireless connectivity. However, there’s distortion at maximum volume. The soundbar boasts a limited input selection, including one Optical Audio In port, one HDMI ARC port, and one USB port. With a low tested latency of 123ms via ARC and 92ms through Optical in, audio-visual synchronization is impressive. Nonetheless, the Streambar Pro falters with surround sound content, as there’s no Dolby Atmos support, diminishing immersive experiences. Voice assistant support is absent, but a user-friendly remote is included, and control is feasible via the Roku app on your mobile device.
  • Stream audio wirelessly to Roku remote via headphones
  • Roku app can be used for managing the soundbar
  • Small size doesn’t take up much space

Reason to Avoid

  • Doesn’t ship with a subwoofer for low-bass output
  • No Dolby Atmos support for immersive sound
  • Noticeable distortion at loud volume
  • Limited port selection
  • Bluetooth audio from legacy devices requires setup

Roku Streambar Pro Specs

Bluetooth EnabledBluetooth EnabledYes
DepthDepth3.9"
Dialogue Enhancement FeatureDialogue Enhancement Featurena
Energy Star CertifiedEnergy Star CertifiedNo
HDMI ARCHDMI ARCYes
HeightHeight2.8"
SubwooferSubwooferna
Surround Sound SupportedSurround Sound SupportedDolby Digital
Voice AssistantVoice AssistantAmazon Alexa, Siri
Wall MountableWall MountableYes
WeightWeight5.5 lbs
WidthWidth32.2"
Wireless ConnectivityWireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Wireless Subwoofer ConnectivityWireless Subwoofer Connectivityna
Works WithWorks WithAmazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Siri

All Specs

Test Results

Low End Roll Off (Hz)87.241
High End Roll Off (Hz)12,716.624
Max Volume Test (db)89.3
Latency (ms)123
THD @ 80dB0.3

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Roku Streambar Pro Review

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The Roku Streambar Pro is an entry-level soundbar that doesn’t ship with a subwoofer. Released in early 2021, the soundbar includes headphones for private listening, and…

The Roku Streambar Pro is an entry-level soundbar that doesn’t ship with a subwoofer.

Released in early 2021, the soundbar includes headphones for private listening, and its sound profile is well-balanced enough for clear dialogue and accurate instrumentals.

It’s physical inputs don’t square up to what the best speakers have to offer since they’re limited to a single HDMI ARC port and an Optical Audio In port.

Its soundstage is decent since owners will be able to pinpoint the general area from which sound is being projected, but owners who prefer a more satisfying bass and surround sound output may have to purchase a separate subwoofer alongside added satellites.

If this doesn’t sound feasible, then see some of the best soundbars that include both. Still, the Streambar Pro can connect to devices through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Apple AirPlay while offering built-in support for Chromecast.

The Roku Streambar Pro happens to be slightly larger than the Roku Streambar, and this is the most significant difference that the two have as…

The Roku Streambar Pro happens to be slightly larger than the Roku Streambar, and this is the most significant difference that the two have as far as design is concerned. That said, the Roku Streambar Pro is capable of a better bass output than the Roku Streambar, and overall, it helps deliver a better virtual surround sound experience. Check out our Roku Streambar review if you’re also interested in it.

The Roku Streambar Pro is not that different from the Roku Smart Soundbar in design, but the Pro can connect to devices through Apple AirPlay,…

The Roku Streambar Pro is not that different from the Roku Smart Soundbar in design, but the Pro can connect to devices through Apple AirPlay, while the Smart Soundbar does not have that type support. However, the Smart Soundbar gets slightly louder than the Streambar Pro. You can learn more about the Smart Soundbar by going through our Roku Smart Soundbar review.

The Roku Streambar Pro is a 2-channel soundbar, while the Sonos Beam is a 3-channel soundbar, and this is because the Sonos Beam features a…

The Roku Streambar Pro is a 2-channel soundbar, while the Sonos Beam is a 3-channel soundbar, and this is because the Sonos Beam features a discrete center channel for better vocal reproduction.

Bluetooth Enabled

Yes

Depth

3.9"

Dialogue Enhancement Feature

na

Energy Star Certified

No

HDMI ARC

Yes

Height

2.8"

Subwoofer

na

Surround Sound Supported

Dolby Digital

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Roku Streambar Pro is decent for dialogue-heavy content like TV shows and podcasts. It’s… read more

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  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The Roku Streambar Pro is a capable stereo speaker that adds all of the capabilities… read more

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  • Tom’s Guide
    66.71

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The Roku Streambar Pro, which combines a soundbar and Roku streaming device, is easy to… read more

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  • CNET
    54.51

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    Compact, easy to set up and affordable, Excellent dialogue reproduction, Tried and true Roku experience,… read more

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  • Consumer Reports
    40.86

    Category Trust Rating

    NR
    “No bottom line found for this product” read more

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  • Sound and Vision
    64.44

    Category Trust Rating

    82
    The Roku Streambar Pro offers a considerable sound upgrade over a TV’s internal speakers and… read more

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