CES 2019: TCL teams with Roku on 8KTV | 4K/UltraHD | News | Rapid TV News
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4K is nowhere near out of its commercial infancy yet the TV industry has moved its sights further to 8K and the latest development in the field sees TCL working with Roku to make such sets available to consumers in late 2019.

TCL 6Ser 8Jan2019Claiming to be America’s fastest-growing TV brand, TCL will use its latest Gen 11 LCD panel factory and Roku’s 8K hardware reference design that TCL will be the first to license. Additionally, Roku is expanding its 4K and HDR hardware reference design to include far-field microphones for voice search and control.

“TCL and Roku have worked together closely for years driving innovation forward to give consumers brilliant picture-quality TVs with the best smart TV OS. As such, TCL’s devices have won numerous awards and we have quickly grown to the #2 brand of smart TVs in the US,” said Chris Larson, Senior Vice President, TCL. “We are thrilled to continue to break boundaries as we plan to build televisions that push the limits of picture quality and offer TV models with built-in voice control.”

Also at CES 2019, TCL announced that it was releasing a 75-inch model size in its TCL Roku TV 6-Series. In addition to increasing in size, all TCL 5- and 6-Series sets in North America receive automatic software updates including Roku OS 9, available to TCL Roku TVs in the coming months. Roku OS 9 features Spotify support, free genre voice search and compatibility with Dolby Vision HDR on Xbox One X and One S consoles, allowing owners to enjoy a high dynamic range experience.