Should I buy a smart TV or a Roku TV?

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If you’re looking to upgrade your television set, the question you might be wondering is should I buy a smart TV or a Roku TV?

Firstly, Roku TVs are smart TVs. They fall under the umbrella category of smart TVs. Roku TVs, along with all other smart TVs, can connect to the internet. This means you can use streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu or access online apps and subscriptions. Or you could search the web, all from the comfort of your sofa. However, they specifically use the Roku streaming system.

Smart TVs are all but the norm these days. The Roku range are amongst the best in the game when it comes to affordable options. They’re very easy to use, simply designed but with a high degree of quality. Plus, they come with loads of free channels, including the Roku channel. If you’re after a good, budget smart TV option which still comes equipped with all the great functions we’ve come to expect from a smart TV, a Roku might be a good choice.

However, if you’re after something a little more fancy, it’s worth bearing in mind that Roku’s smart TV range are only available in resolution up to 4K, not 8K.

Is a Roku TV for me?

Roku originally started out as a range of streaming devices, but they have recently started manufacturing smart TVs too. Plus, brands like Hisense manufacture TVs which operate on the Roku system. All come with simplicity and great ease of use. We love the TCL 55″ Class 6-Series 4K Mini-LED UHD QLED Dolby Vision HDR Smart Roku TV, currently on sale at Best Buy for $649.99. Its QLED technology delivers splendid depth of colour and brilliant definition.

For a more budget option, the Hisense 43″ Class R6G Series LED 4K UHD Smart Roku TV is currently just $239.99 at Best Buy. It’s still a decent smart TV, with all the functions, apps and voice assistant compatibility your heart could desire.

PC Guide Expert Opinion

After a high-quality yet simple smart TV operating system? Picking a Roku TV might be the way to go. However, there are loads of other great options available, so do your research first.

Gloria is a tech and AI writer for PC Guide. She is interested in what new technology means for the future of digital and broadcast journalism.