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After releasing its first TV with Google’s Android TV software in June last yearThe Chinese electronics giant announced that it will be shipping TVs in 2021 that run on the search giant’s new Google TV software.
It is not clear which of TCL’s television lines will run the software or what features the TV will have. In 2020 TCL placed Roku as its longest-time software partner for its popular television, the software platform for its lineup, including most 6-series and 8-series TVs. Android TV, at least in the US, moved again, being an alternative to the brand’s more affordable 3-series and 4-series TVs.
TCL is updating its 6-Series at CESHowever, the new TV has announced that so far all run Roku’s platform, not Google TV.
Introduced last year with, Google’s new TV software has a new user interface that better integrates shows and movies from a host of different apps and services. In our review, we found that Google TV was introduced in Android TV.
Although TCL already has some Android TVs, it is not clear whether Google TV’s software is being upgraded on those TVs.
A TCL spokesperson declined to comment on which of its lines would get an option for Google TV or about an upgrade plan for the current Android TV, saying that the two will share “later” this year. There will be more information to do.
In embracing Google TV, TCL joins Sony, which announced last week that its.