Posted Fri Jul 8, 2016 at 10:45 AM PDT by Steven Cohen
Another manufacturer has joined the Roku TV family.
Roku has announced the addition of Hitachi America to its Roku TV program. The company plans to release various Roku TV models this fall.
Hitachi's upcoming Roku TV lineup will include HD and 4K Ultra HD displays in numerous screen sizes. The TVs will all use the intuitive Roku OS smart TV platform, giving users easy access to a variety of apps and streaming services. The Roku OS features a simple, personalized home screen, 3,000+ streaming channels, and powerful search and discovery features. More details are expected to be announced in the coming months.
Hitachi now joins a growing collection of Roku TV manufacturers, including Hisense, TCL, Insignia, Haier, and Sharp. During its first full year on the market, the Roku TV program had more than 40 display models available in the US and sales accounting for 8% of the nation's smart TV business. This year, more than 60 Roku TV models are planned to ship to stores with sizes ranging from 24 inches to 65 inches.
Other recent Roku TV models include the Hisense H4 Series 50H4C ($430), 48H4C ($400), and 40H4C1 ($300) HDTVs. Likewise, the Insignia 43 inch ($400), 50 inch ($500), and 55 inch ($650) 4K Roku Ultra HD TVs are now available through BestBuy.com. Each LED LCD panel features a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a sleek bezel design. The Insignia 4K Roku TVs are powered by quad-core processors and fast 802.11ac dual-band WiFi to provide optimal streaming performance. Meanwhile, TCL also recently released their own 2016 Roku Ultra HD TVs, including the UP130 Series (43, 50, 55 inches) and the US5800 Series (55, 65 inches)
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