We take an in-depth look at the new Roku TV sets manufactured by Chinese TV makers TCL and Hinsense.
Roku TV by TCL
Today, Roku and TCL announced Roku TVs are now available for preorder. Together, they have built all the functionality of our favorite streaming platform into the TV itself, promising a simpler, more capable smart TV experience. They're also quite inexpensive.
One of Roku's biggest advantages is breadth of content. The Roku TV offers more apps than any other platform. No other smart TV other than Samsung's gets HBO Go, for example, and even Samsung is missing stuff Roku has, such as Showtime Anytime, Rdio and NFL Now.
Few other smart TV interfaces offer cross-platform search, and Roku's hits more services than any other. From one window, you can search Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant, HBO Go, Vudu, Crackle, M-Go, RedBox Instant, TWC and more.