If you’ve been wondering why Roku’s previous-generation streaming stick as been on sale so much lately, the answer is simple: a newer model was released recently. The Roku 3500R is still a terrific media player and it’s a bargain at $35, but all the cord cutters and “cord nevers out” there looking for a new media player have an even better option right now.

For a limited time, the quad-core Roku 3600R Streaming Stick is on sale for just $5 more than at $39.99 with free shipping, giving users access to more than 3,000 channels of entertainment on a quad-core streaming stick that’s more powerful than most full-size boxes.

Here are the key details:

  • Powerful quad-core processor and fast dual-band wireless. 8x more processing power than before.
  • Access to Amazon, VUDU, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, and more.
  • Portable for different HDTVs in your home, hotel, and dorm rooms
  • Unbiased search results across top channels to find where it’s free or cheapest to watch
  • Free mobile app for iOS and Android with voice search and private listening

The Roku 3600R Streaming Stick is on sale right now at both Amazon and B&H at the same $39.99 price point. Both offers include free shipping, though Amazon’s includes free Prime shipping — and in some regions, Amazon is offering free one-day Prime shipping on the Roku 3600R.

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