While we’re still waiting for Roku 4K TVs to make an appearance, TCL can keep us entertained with over 2,000 channels of Roku goodness. Seven new TCL Roku smart TVs are coming this month.
In case you’re keeping track, TCL did release three smart TVs under the 3700 Series back in March. Now, the company is starting to ship the new crop, which will include three 3800 Design Series models and four top-of-the-line 3850 Decorator Series smart TVs. Each one features the Roku TV interface, as well as access to over 2,000 different streaming channels. (Subscriptions and/or service fees may be required.)
Each one is part of the Netflix Recommended TV program, which means that the streaming service tested out these particular models to see how fast the TV turns on, how fast the app launches, and how fast it can resume video playback.
Other features include a personalized home screen with easy access to all of your connected AV and the option to stream the Sling TV web-based TV service.
“When we launched the TCL Roku TV last year, we described it as ‘the TV designed for the way consumers use TV today’ because it puts streaming content in the forefront instead of as an afterthought. That shift in consumer behavior has only accelerated since the launch—streaming continues to grow in popularity, cord cutting is a growing trend, and consumers with cable are demanding smaller channel packages and supplementing them with streaming,” said Chris Larson, vice president of TCL North America. “With over 2,000 streaming channels, the TCL Roku TV offers the ultimate in choice, making it an ideal TV for the cord cutter or cable subscriber that wants to have access to the most entertainment content. The availability of the TCL Roku TV 3800 and 3850 Series helps us keep up with consumer demand and provides a range of sizes and styles for people to choose from.”
The TCL smart Roku TV 3800 Series features the 32-inch 32S3800 ($229), the 40-inch 40FS3800 ($339), and the 50-inch 50FS3800 ($479). Each one includes a 1080p HD image, a 120Hz refresh rate (on models 40 inches and up), and a quad pedestal stand. The Roku TV 3850 Series includes the 32-inch 32S3850 ($249), the 40-inch 40FS3850 ($359), the 50-inch 50FS3850 ($529), and the 55-inch 55FS3850 ($699). All four of those smart TVs include a metallic gunmetal finish and an all-aluminum quad pedestal stand.