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Setting up audio systems with your Roku is about to get very easy
- Roku announced more third-party partners for its Roku TV-Ready audio program.
- The companies include Element, JVC, Pheanoo, Philips, Polk Audio, and Westinghouse.
- They will create new speakers and other audio devices that should connect seamlessly to Roku devices and smart TVs
Roku is making some announcements ahead of next week’s CES 2022. The smart TV company revealed it has signed up several new partners for its Roku TV-ready program. They include Element, JVC, Pheanoo, and Philips. In addition, two more companies — Polk Audio and Westinghouse — will join the same program sometime in 2022.
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Companies that sign up for the Roku TV-Ready program can get access to a set of software tools that will allow those partners to integrate new features in their audio products, like soundbars and speakers. Those features will allow these audio devices to connect seamlessly to Roku streaming sticks, boxes, and smart TVs. This should allow Roku owners to buy audio devices that will set up quickly and work with their Roku remote so they don’t need to mess with multiple remotes for sound and audio settings. Roku also has a wireless soundbar reference design that will help audio companies make their own wireless speakers for Roku products.
Other Roku TV-Ready partners include Bose, Hisense, TCL North America, Sound United, and Definitive Technology. The program has also expanded beyond the US in 2021 to include the United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico.