And Here Come the Roku TVs…

TVs coming out from two large makers next month will have Roku installed to be used as their operating system.

The Wall Street Journal reports that TCL and Hisense are the first two big television makers that will have Roku infused into them. Until now Roku has only used its own hardware in the form of the dongle and set-top box.

The Roku TVs will include the apps Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora and Spotify (no word yet on whether certain adult Roku channels will be included). Not just that, but the price is nice — at least for the TCL models.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, TCL will put out a 32-inch model for $230; a 40-inch for $330; a 48-incher for $500; and a 55-incher for $650. Amazon is reportedly already taking pre-orders on the TCL TVs.

Hisense’s Roku TVs are coming in four sizes: 40 inches, 48, a 50-incher and 55 inches. Pricing is yet to be announced, but has been described as to be “aggressive,” according to The Wall Street Journal.

Both companies have 1080p resolution display and 120 Hz refresh rates on their models, The Wall Street Journal reports.


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