Roku Moves into Wireless Audio with Roku TV Wireless Speakers
Roku TV is getting a new hardware option. The new Roku TV Wireless Speakers debut for a $150 bundled price that includes a voice control remote.
Aiming to improve the sound quality of flat-panel televisions on its Roku TV platform, Roku has debuted its Roku TV Wireless Speakers, available for a limited time bundled price of $150 that includes a voice control remote.
"Picture quality, a tremendous selection of content, value and ease of use make Roku TVs some of the most popular smart TVs on the market today," says Anthony Wood, CEO, Roku. "Adding great audio dramatically enhances the way people experience their favorite entertainment. With Roku TV Wireless Speakers, we're able to offer our customers a simple and affordable way to further immerse themselves into the TV, movies and music they love, while providing them with a better whole-home entertainment experience."
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Designed to setup and install quickly, the wireless speakers pair to TVs equipped with the Roku TV OS.
Once the wireless speakers are paired with a Roku TV through the OS, homeowners can listen to audio from any streaming channel on the Roku platform, as well as live television from over the air antenna broadcasts, set-top cable and satellite boxes, and wireless audio via Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones and tablets.
The speakers offer features such as Automatic Volume Leveling to maintain a consistent volume level between programming and commercials, and the speakers' Dialog Enhancement is said to improve speech intelligibility of TV shows and movies.
Roku emphasizes that its new wireless speakers work exclusively with Roku TVs, which it says account for 25 percent of all smart televisions sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2018.
The company is also offering a Roku TV Wireless Speakers bundle. The bundle packages a Roku TV Voice Remote, which controls the Roku TV and speakers, as well as the company's new Roku Touch remote control. The remote control is a battery-powered tabletop voice remote featuring a press-and-hold voice command button, playback control buttons, and programmable preset button options.
To help launch the speakers and the bundle, Roku is running a pre-order special from July 16 to July 23 in which consumers can order the bundle for $150. Once the initial preorder expires, Roku will then run a longer purchasing special from July 24 to Oct. 15 in which the price of the bundle is $180.
After the special pricing offers completely expire the cost of the bundle will be $200.
The complete Roku TV Wireless Speaker Bundle includes:
- A pair of Roku TV Wireless Speakers.
- A Roku TV Voice Remote.
- A Roku Touch tabletop remote.
- Two power cables.
- Four AAA batteries.
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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org
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