TCL releases a range of affordable, Roku-powered TVs in the UK

TCL release a range of affordable, Roku powered TVs in the UK
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TCL and Roku have announced that they will be rolling out two ranges of HD and 4K UHD TVs in the UK. The new models will all be powered by the Roku OS and come in sizes ranging from 32-inch to 65-inch, with prices starting at £229.

Roku-powered TCL TVs are already available in the US and Canada, but up until now, Europe has only had the option of the Android OS with a TCL display. 

At the higher end, the RP620K series has 4K UHD resolution and UHD upscaling for lower resolution content. It supports HDR, including HDR10, HLG  and Dolby Vision, and can also process Dolby Atmos audio for an external Atmos-certified speaker. The RP620K range will be available in 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch sizes priced at £349, £399, £449 and £549, respectively.

Meanwhile, the accessible RS520K range comes in 32-inch and 40-inch sizes. The larger has a full high-definition display (1080p image resolution) and is priced at £279, while the smaller is HD (720p), and costs £229.

Both ranges support HDR Pro, which uses 3D LUT technology to deliver HDR content in HDR10 and HLG, and offer an Auto Game Mode with a stated 15ms input lag time. All models can be controlled using Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri voice assistants and offer external streaming via Apple AirPlay 2.

The Roku operating system offers one of the most comprehensive selections of streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, AppleTV+, NOW, BT Sport, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and My 5. All the new TCL models will include Freeview Play and an integrated Freeview tuner for on-demand TV as well as the Roku channel with free movies and the recently launched Roku Originals content.

Speaking about the launch, Bernie Chen, TCL’s UK Country Manager, said: “The combination of our affordable premium TVs with Roku’s operating system offers consumers excellent picture quality and ease of use, alongside a huge variety of features and streaming channels.”

TCL's RP620K and RS520K Roku TVs will be available this month and be sold exclusively at Currys on launch. Customers who register their interest on the Currys website can receive a £20 discount voucher code.


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Mary is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and has over a decade of experience working as a sound engineer mixing live events, music and theatre. Her mixing credits include productions at The National Theatre and in the West End, as well as original musicals composed by Mark Knopfler, Tori Amos, Guy Chambers, Howard Goodall and Dan Gillespie Sells. 

  • Hifiman
    Each year WHF announces a new range of TCL televisions coming to the UK. Each year I comment that their sets get great reviews in the States, are the second largest manufacturer of sets in the world and that I have experience of them being incredibly popular abroad. Each year I implore that WHF formally test them, but to no avail. Go on WHF, you can do it!
  • Big ear
    What Hi-Fi? said:
    TCL announces two new ranges of Roku-powered HD and 4K UHD TVs in the UK.

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    Hello I Went to buy one of these sets, You and others said it was out at the end of June! Went to Currys and the Manager didn't even know anything about it? Called the on line chat person and they didn't know anything about it? they kept telling me that TCL are at AO, gave up in the end. still want to buy a new TV

    Is there any chance you could be wrong about the launch? and it was only an exercise to gauge interest?

  • Big ear
    On another note looked at TCL on trusted pilot and the the bad review is is off the scale I would say 96% not good or bad the rest moderate? not sure why but there is thousands of complaints on trusted pilot but for that money and features I am willing to try one!