Roku teams up with Walmart for a new, affordable home theatre
Roku are launching two brand new speakers to make a high quality TV sound experience totally affordable, but only at Walmart.
Roku have entered an exclusive partnership with Walmart to launch two new speakers. In collaboration with the multinational retailers’ onn brand they will offer the Roku Smart Soundbar and Roku Wireless Subwoofer at just $129 each.
They both offer high quality audio based on Roku’s own flagship speakers, however will be offered at a cheaper price. The Smart Soundbar works as a HQ speaker for your TV but also as a connected entertainment hub offering HD, 4K UHD, and HDR streaming from thousands of free and paid channels from Roku’s digital TV services.
Walmart’s Vice President of consumer electronics, Ryan Peterson said: “We know our customers shop with us for quality products at an affordable price. We’re thrilled to be working with Roku to deliver a new category of audio and streaming products in time for the holiday season that are easy to use and come at an incredible value.”
The Smart Soundbar is powered by Dolby Audio for a powerful and rich sound. The Subwoofer connects wirelessly to the Soundbar so that when you complete the set it’s as simple as linking the two and your Soundbar can control your whole home theatre experience.
Vice President of Players and Whole Home Product Management at Roku, Mark Ely said: “The onn. Roku Smart Soundbar gives consumers an easy way to add better sound instantly to nearly any TV, plus with a 4K Roku streaming player built in, it provides easy access to tons of great movies, TV and music entertainment. And, since some people want even more bass, we’ve created the onn. Roku Wireless Subwoofer as an option – for now or later.”
Ely added: “Roku and Walmart have worked together for years to enhance the entertainment experience for millions of people who have purchased Roku TV models and Roku streaming players. Now, we’re looking forward to getting these new audio products on shelves to provider consumers with better sound for their TV experience at a great price.”
onn. TM • Roku Smart Soundbar
The onn Roku Smart Soundbar is an easy way to add high-quality sound and powerful streaming to TVs with HDMI inputs and HDMI-ARC or Optical audio output. Displaying brilliant HD, 4K UHD, and HDR video, the onn Roku Smart Soundbar offers simple set up and an easy-to-use home screen, while providing access to 500,000+ movies and TV episodes and millions of songs via thousands of paid and free channels. Advanced audio modes include Automatic Volume Leveling, Night Mode and Speech Clarity. Automatic software updates are expected to deliver new capabilities over time.
Additional features include:
- Roku Connect: A wireless audio protocol that seamlessly connects the Roku ecosystem
- Dolby Audio™: Delivers rich, clear, powerful sound
- Bluetooth®: Listen to music, podcasts, and more from popular streaming channels or Bluetooth compatible devices
- HDMI-ARC or Optical Support: Connect the onn Roku Smart Soundbar to a TV with a single cable via HDMI-ARC or use HDMI and Optical
- Roku Search: Fast and easy search across top channels offers results ranked by price
- Roku remote: A simple remote with TV power and channel shortcut buttons
- Free Roku mobile app: Control the smart soundbar via the mobile remote, keyboard or a microphone button, stream movies and TV from The Roku Channel, enjoy private listening with headphones and more
onn. TM • Roku Wireless Subwoofer
The optional onn Roku Wireless Subwoofer expands the high-quality audio of the onn Roku Smart Soundbar with even deeper, richer sound. Bring movies to life with thunderous bass for a theater-like experience in the home. With an easy wireless setup, consumers just plug it into power and pair it to their onn Roku Smart Soundbar to expand their high-quality audio experience.
The onn Roku Smart Soundbar and onn Roku Wireless Subwoofer are expected to launch in the coming weeks, no specific date, for $129 each.