TCL Electronics has announced a partnership with streaming pioneer Roku that will see the 4K UHD TCL Roku TVs available in Australia for the first time.

“Roku TVs provides consumers with a seamless smart TV experience, combining an impressive selection of entertainment with unmatched simplicity at a very affordable price point,” Roku International vice president Arthur van Rest said.

“TCL was one of the first TV manufacturers to embrace the Roku TV platform.”

The customisable Roku TV home screen combines live TV, traditional inputs and streaming channels, allowing consumers to tailor their experience to their viewing habits and include support for Freeview.

Australian consumers also get access to the Roku Channel Store, which offers thousands of free and paid streaming channels. At launch, this includes global streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Paramount+ and Prime Video, combined with local services like Stan, 9Now and 7plus with more to follow.

Roku TVs work with the free Roku mobile app, which can be used as a remote control for search, and private listening. To share media from a compatible mobile device to a TCL Roku TV, consumers can use the free Roku mobile app or mirror their screen using Airplay 2.

TCL Australia general manager of sales, Jason Carrick said these new models provide consumers with an easy, lightning-fast, enhanced viewing experience.

“When considering purchasing a new TV, the operating system it ships with is just as important as its screen size, frame rate and resolution,” he said.

Available from JB Hi-Fi in 55- and 65-inch for RRP $699 and $899 respectively.