Roku And Best Buy Team Up To Release The First Set of Roku 4 Powered 4K TVs
If you are one of the many who follow Internet connected entertainment solutions, you should be very familiar with Roku devices. Many would agree that the first generation Roku DVP was the pioneer in bringing Internet content to the big screen.
Recently Roku partnered up with the Chinese electronics manufacturer TCL to manufacturer the first batch of 4K TVs powered by Roku. These new 4K TV’s will be released under Best Buy’s Insignia brand and come in three sizes – 43 inches, 50 inches and 55 inches. These TVs will cost $400, $500 and $650 depending on the size chosen.
All three of these units will come with both Ethernet and 802.11 ac WiFi to allow for 4k streaming from compatible content providers. Roku has created a dedicated “4K Spotlight Channel” which will feature content specifically designed for 4K screens. Just be careful to not exceed any data caps from your Internet service provider.
Furthermore each unit will have 4 HDMI ports that can carry 4K signals, a USB 3.0 port and the ability to act as a Chromecast endpoint to allow users to cast content from their Android, iOS or other Chromecast compatible devices without the need to purchase additional hardware.
BestBuy currently has all three TVs listed for sale on their website and they expect to begin carrying the TVs in most stores by April.