TCL's Roku Smart Soundbar is now official, promises a 'premium experience'

TCL 6-series Roku TV promises great picture for a low price

The TCL Roku Smart Soundbar is just one part of TCL's full CES 2018 announcements, which also included the new 6 Series and 5 Series of 4K Smart TVs, which are the follow-ups to the company's P series of TVs. The Soundbar will also be able to connect with other audio and video devices, and while TCL says that the peripheral will be compatible with any TV, it will work best with TCL Roku TVs.

The new TCL 6-Series will combine stunning 4K high dynamic range picture performance and powerful stealth metal design for a superior TV experience.

With the new Roku Entertainment Assistant built-in, it will allow for seamless voice control of Roku devices in the home.

Other than this, TCL has also announced the Roku Smart Soundbar at the CES, dubbed as the TCL Alto Smart Soundbar. Further, the 6-Series models' iPQ Engine is said to provide precise color replication and HDR Pro Gamma to significantly improve HDR performance in any setting. Both the new series will be available from Spring 2018.

"The 5-Series also comes packed with Natural Motion 240 technology for smooth action (55", 65" only), Wide Color with NBP Photon technology for exceptional colors, brighter highlights, and increased contrast, as well as the award-winning Roku TV smart platform providing seamless access to over 500,000 movies and TV shows through a simple, intuitive interface.

"The P6 will come in 43", 50", 55" and 65" models topping out at $2,699 AUD for the 65" model, releasing in April 2018. All the above TVs will be available this spring season, while the soundbar will likely launch later on this year.


We recently learned that streaming company Roku is looking to branch out from TVs, and transition to smart assistants and systems.

The Chinese TV manufacturer had a successful year in 2017, releasing several excellent Roku TV models at competitive price points that put the company in the spotlight of a stage that is only getting more and more crowded.

Yesterday Cord Cutters News got a first look at this new Roku Assistant during the TCL Press Conference with special guest Anthony Wood, Roku's CEO. When connected to a TCL Roku TV, voice controls can be used to turn on the TV.

The first Roku smart sound bar has been announced.

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