Report: Next-gen Roku 4 coming soon, 4K streaming in tow

We’ve been hearing reports of a next-gen Roku media-streaming device for a while now, and the evidence is seriously starting to mount.

Adding fuel to the fire is the appearance of a new Roku device on the Federal Communications Commission’s certification site.

The FCC regulates communications devices, mandating that they pass through a certification process before going on sale in the USA.

A new FCC filing reveals a device called the Roku 4400X, which isn’t part of Roku’s existing product lineup.

It’s worth noting that the Roku 3 has a model number 4200, and the newer version of the Roku 3 has the model number 4230.

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Unfortunately, the FCC filing doesn’t reveal much in the way of new details, save for the fact that it will support nippy 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

The support for faster Wi-Fi may help with streaming 4K video, another feature rumoured to appear on the new box.

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FCC filings generally appear shortly before a product is released to consumers, and the device needs to be finished before it can pass through the certification process.

As such, it’s likely that rumours of a 1 October launch may be true.

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