Smart TV pioneer Roku is now in the speaker game. The firm famous for its set-top boxes, and more recently its branded TV sets, has announced the Roku TV Wireless Speakers.
The speakers come in a pair and are designed exclusively for TCL-made televisions running on the Roku TV operating system, rather than those set-top boxes.
They’re the first speakers to operate under the new Roku Connect platform, which was announced earlier this year. The Wi-Fi-based tech will enable users to sit the speakers either site of their set without the need for unsightly cables.
All users will need to do is plug in the speakers and hit the “connect” button on the back, providing the TV is already connected to the home Wi-Fi. The simple set-up is designed for those looking to upgrade the sound from their television set, without going for a complete home cinema set-up.
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Those snapping up the Roku TV Wireless Speakers will also connect to Bluetooth, meaning users will be able to stream music from their mobile devices. There’s no voice assistant tech here, so no Siri or Google Assistant on board.
The speakers can be pre-ordered in the United States from today, bundled with a voice remote and a touch remote for $149 for the first week of orders. From July 24 to October 15, they will the priced at $179.99. Thereafter, the price will be $199. They will ship to buyers in late October.
As the Roku TV sets aren’t available in the UK yet, we don’t expect to see these speakers arrive in Blighty any time soon.
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