TCL brings Android TV sets to the U.S. alongside more popular Roku options

TCL 8 Series 65" Roku TV
TCL 8 Series 65" Roku TV (Image credit: Best Buy)

What you need to know

  • TCL has partnered with Google to bring Android-powered smart TVs to the U.S.
  • TCL already sells popular smart TVs running the Roku platform.
  • The company has drawn closer to Google in the past few months, launching its first own-branded Android-smartphones as well.

TCL today announced that it will be bringing TVs with Android TV to the United States. It's a boon for the platform as TVCL has primarily sold TVs with Roku built-in. But TCL has expanded its partnership with Google in the past few months, launching the affordable TCL 10-Series of smartphones, expanding this to Tvs makes sense.

Google's Shalini Govil-Pai, Senior Director of Product Management for Android TV, said in a press release on Friday:

We are excited to expand on our relationship with TCL to bring Android TV to TCL's award-winning TVs in North America. Combined with TCL's expertise in delivering best-selling and highly reviewed TV sets, we're able to deliver a best-in-class smart entertainment experience that the whole family can enjoy, From our robust content library available in apps and games from Google Play to having Google Assistant built into the TCL sets with Android TV, you're able to control the TV with just your voice and create the perfect viewing environment by controlling smart home devices. Together with TCL, we're making your time in front of the TV more rewarding.

TCL may have recently branched out into phones, but TVs are one of its stronger suits, and more choice in the Android TV market helps. TCL currently sells two TVs in BestBuy, ranging from 32" to 42". They'll set you back $129 and $199 respectively.

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