The wait is over as TCL has finally launched a series of Google TV models. It is a known fact that TCL is a multinational electronics company and is a leading brand in the global TV industry. TCL TVs offer good picture quality and great features at a low price. For many years, TCL has worked with Roku Operating System. Lately, it had partnered with Google and released TCL Google TVs, namely 5-Series and 6-Series. You will find all the info you are searching for regarding TCL’s Google TV here in this section. Also, you will be able to choose the device of your preference with our detailed review.
TCL Google TV 5 Series & 6 Series – A Detailed Analysis
We have classified the common and uncommon features you will find with TCL Google TV 5 Series and 6 Series here in this section.
TCL uses new hardware on its Google TV models, and thus the TCL 6-Series supports 4K content at 120Hz. However, the 5-Series doesn’t show the 4K contents at 120Hz. Further, it supports Dolby Atmos, which you cannot find even on Roku models. While comparing Roku TV, TCL Google TV offers lots of smart home controls and integrates with all other Google’s services.
Both the Google TV models are incorporated with Quantum Dot technology, and thus, you will find the best picture quality. It provides optimized contrast control zones, and thus, you can find a solid difference between the bright and dark areas.
TCL Google TV models support HDR10+ with Dolby Vision, HDR 10, and HLG. Furthermore, 6-Series and 5-Series come with Google Assistant, and you will find a mic built into the set. If you don’t want that to be active always, you can easily disable the switch from the back of the TV. And you can use the Voice Assistant in your remote.
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Speaking about the design, 6 and 5 Series has Mini LED QLED panels with Quantum Dot technology with local dimming zones. In addition, they also have gamer-centric features like Variable refresh Rate and Auto Game Mode. TCL Google TVs feature one Ethernet and USB port. Besides this, you will also find three HDMI ports on 5 Series and four HDMI ports on 6 Series with 1 eARC. So, with 6-Series, you can enjoy 4K gaming at 120Hz. The 5-Series model is available in size from 50-inch to 75-inch, and the 6-Series is available in 65-inch and 55-inch. And you can expect a 75-inch 6-Series model in the future soon.
TCL Google TV Remote
Like all other Smart TVs, TCL Google TV also comes with a remote for easy navigation. The remote has dedicated buttons for Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, and TCL Channel. If you click on TCL Channel, you can access the TCL channels on your TV. Further, it also supports a voice assistant, and so you can press the button and speak to navigate on the app. It also has a Home button, Settings button, Back button, Menu button, and more. Using the remote, you can also move forward, Backward, and adjust the volume.
- TCL 50S546 (50-inch) – $599
- TCL 55S546 (55-inch) – $649
- TCL 65S546 (65-inch) – $899
- TCL 75S546 (75-inch) – $1299
- TCL 55R646 (55-inch) – $999
- TCL 65R646 (65-inch) – $1299
- TCL 75R646 (75-inch) – $1799
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TCL Google TV Not Working: Best Fixes
- First, check your internet connection
- Check for updates
- Restart your TV
- Clear cache
- Finally, factory reset your TV
At present, TCL Google TV has come to sale in the US only. Soon, we can expect the TV in the rest of the countries. TCL is definitely a good option to buy TVs. The 5-Series model will ship in the upcoming weeks, and after that, we can expect the 6-Series model. With these 5-Series and 6-Series, TCL has given us some hope to expect the next generation mini-LED panel. It can feature on the next TV XL-Series like 85-inch 8K model. And TCL may refer to that as X9 or X9 Pro. We hope that all the models of TCL Google TV will be available for sale before the end of this year.