TCL to launch in Mexico TV models with incorporated Roku VOD platform

Electronics Chinese company TCL will launch in Mexico its first TV model with the particularity of having the Video On Demand (VOD) platform of American company Roku already incorporated. The companies have announced at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) that the sets will become available during the first quarter of 2016.

The alliance between the two companies was announced at CES 2014, together with Chinese appliance brand Hisense, but the date that the Smart TV would arrive in Latin America was unknown.

“Roku TV software enables our TV partners to use the profitable Roku TV design to create a new class of Smart TV that displays the powerful Roku OS to offer consumers the same benefits as our streaming players: easy to use, with an extensive channel lineup and exceptional value”, said the OEM Director General of Roku, Chas Smith.

Roku sells in Mexico set-top boxes that allow access to different Over-the-Top (OTT) services such as Netflix, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play, Crackle and Cinepolis Klic. The devices were launched into that country’s market (the first in Latin America) in October 2015.