TCL had been a quiet player in TVs for a couple years, but that changed in 2017 when the brand firmly established itself with good quality picture at lower prices — they can’t compete technically with the likes of Samsung, LG, and Sony, but when almost as good is hundreds of dollars cheaper, it makes you think!
Of course, TCL has another big thing going for it in Roku. Best known for their set-top streaming entertainment boxes, TCL and Roku have been working together to put Roku OS on TCL’s TVs — 2017 was the first time that extended to all TCL TVs. Combined with premium features like support for Dolby Vision — the gold standard in HDR right now — TCL ended up with some pretty compelling TVs last year.
But, not everything went perfectly. While TCL sales were great, the planned 65″ P-series television never came out, leaving the brand lacking in larger options. This year, that TV might actually exist. But, there’s been some changes — as TV makers love to do, they’re changing up their naming scheme while adding a few new features. And, if you love voice commands and good audio, TCL had a surprise — a soundbar that will come with Roku’s new voice assistant built in. Here’s what you need to know about those TVs and the soundbar!