Aussies can finally buy a TCL Roku OS TV set now that Telstra’s 2015 one-off deal with Roku has ended. I’ve been interested in Roku OS TVs for a while as they tend to get good reviews from American tech reviewers.
TCL is launching their Roku TV range in Australia with two affordable models priced at 55 inches for $699 and 65 inches for $899, both available in a few days from JB Hi- Fi and 3 year warranty.
Jason Carrick, general manager of sales for TCL Australia, said:
“Customers have been asking us for years to launch Roku in Australia, so we’re very excited to announce this new partnership”.
Arthur van Rest, VP, International at Roku commented on the partnership:
“Roku TV provides consumers with a seamless TV experience, combining impressive entertainment options with unmatched convenience at a very affordable price. TCL was one of the first TV manufacturers to adopt the Roku TV platform, and we are excited to expand our global partnership by launching it in Australia.”
By partnering with television brands to license Roku OS, Roku has become a popular TV system. Globally, Roku has more than 65.4 million active accounts that streamed more than 21.9 billion hours of TV in Q3 2022 alone.
Access thousands of media channels
Roku’s customizable home screen combines live TV, traditional inputs, and streaming channels, allowing customers to tailor their experience to their viewing style. Australian Roku TV models include Freeview support, giving customers access to all their favorite channels.
With TCL Roku TV, Australian customers get access to the Roku Channel Store, which offers thousands of free and premium channels. At launch, this will include popular global streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Paramount+, and Premier Video, combined with local services such as Stan, 9Now, and 7plus with more to follow.
To find out what to watch next, customers can use Roku’s universal search for all the top channels, with results sorted by price. Roku TV models work with the free Roku mobile app, which can be used as a remote control, search, and private listening. To share media from a compatible mobile device to the TCL Roku TV, customers can use the free Roku mobile app or share their screen using Airplay 2.
Boasting an 8-Star rating for the 65-inch model and a 7-Star rating for the 55-inch model, TCL Roku TV sets also use significantly less energy to operate than older TVs. This translates into lower electricity bills and overall household costs.
- 4K video quality
- Dolby Vision + High Dynamic Range (HDR) — increases the contrast and color representation of the pixels available on your TV to create a natural viewing environment. Supports HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG.
- Works with Apple AirPlay – enables people to stream content from relevant devices to TV
- A place of entertainment – equipped with all the latest and most popular apps available on the Australian market
- Choosing a theme — access to thousands of free and paid streaming channels
- The Roku smartphone app – access fun and convenient features like search, remote control, private listening, and use the keyboard to type faster
- Automatic software updates — keeps you on top of the streaming game with the latest brands, hot channels, and more
- 7/8-Star EECA energy rating – TCL Roku TV sets use very little power to operate, reducing household electricity bills in the process