TCL Roku TV User Manual
TCL Roku TV User Manual
Your easiest way to endless entertainment
Connect now to get the most out of your TCL · Roku® TV
Choose & Personalize
Personalize your Home screen with broadcast TV, your favorite 1500+ streaming channels, your game console and other devices.
Find movies and TV shows across top streaming channels,** sorted so you can choose the best option or value.
Control with Ease
Control your TCL · Roku TV with the super simple remote, your smartphone or tablet.
Send video, music and photos from your smartphone or tablet to the big screen.
** Roku®Search is for movies and TV shows and does not work with all channels.
What’s in the box
What you need
For additional support, please see User Manual at: www.TCLUSA.com/support
*Subscriptions or other payments may be required to access content on certain channels. For example, Netflix requires a paid subscription, which gives you access to movie and TV show titles in the Netflix streaming catalog. Some channels may not be available to all households in every market or in all countries where Roku players or other products with the Roku platform are sold.
Step 1 Set up your TV
Ready for the step-by-step? You’re only minutes away from TV bliss!
Remove your TV from the box
Be careful, it’s heavy!
To mount on a wall
Follow the instructions that come with the wall mount.
To use the stand
To prevent damage to the screen, carefully place your TV on a soft, cushioned surface.
Secure the base stand to the TV stand column using the metal washer and three (3) screws.
ST5X15mm only for 48”/55” models
ST4X15mm for 40” models
Align the base stand with the screw holes located on the TV stand column.
Secure stand column to the TV with four (4) screws.
M5X12mm only for 48”/55” models
M4X12mm for 40”models
Secure 100N support to the TV with two (2) screws. (Not needed for 55″ models)
To avoid injury caused by the tipping of this product,
please attach the 100N supports to the TV and ensure the base
stand and the 100N supports are resting on the table surface.
Step 2 Power up
In this step, we’ll make sure all systems are GO!
Power your TV remote by inserting the included batteries.
Connect your power cord to the TV, then plug it in to the wall outlet.
Power Tip! Always replace dead batteries with two brand-new batteries from the same manufacturer. Never use damaged batteries. If your remote gets warm/hot during use, discontinue use and contact customer support immediately at www.TCLUSA.com/support.
Step 3 Grab your remote
The TV remote should feel right at home in your hand. We designed it to be incredibly intuitive for watching TV and navigating on-screen menus.
Here’s some buttons you should know about.
POWER Turn TV on and off
BACK Return to previous screen
HOME Return to Roku Home screen
VOLUME Raise and lower volume
INSTANT REPLAY Replay last 7 seconds of streaming video
OPTIONS View more options
RWD SCAN Rewind streaming video, scroll left one page at a time
FWD SCAN Fast forward streaming video, scroll right one page at a time
Tip! The button gives you easy access to picture settings, display options, and more. Try it on every screen!
Step 4 Complete guided setup
Establish your network connection and bring out your inner geek. You can do it!
It’s the final stretch–hurray!
Your TV will automatically detect wireless networks in your area. Have your network name and password handy and follow the easy on-screen setup. Once you’re connected, your TV will automatically update with the latest software–plus you can start streaming the entertainment you know and love. Unlike other TVs, your new TCL · Roku TV automatically receives regular software updates in the background when it’s connected to the internet. This allows it to give you a better and better experience.
If you aren’t ready to connect your TV to a wireless network, you can still use it as a regular TV.
And setup is done…congratulations!
Continue using the remote to personalize your Home screen and channel line-up, stream movies, and so much more. If you have an antenna or cable connected, just click the tuner tile to watch broadcast TV channels. The fun has just begun!
Your Roku account: During Guided Setup, you’ll be prompted to create your Roku account online at roku.com/link. Your TV will generate a unique code that links your TV to your new account. Roku accounts are free, and while a valid credit card number is required to create your account, rest assured you will only be charged if you authorize purchases of apps and games from the Roku Channel Store.
Get to know your TV
STATUS LIGHT Glows when the TV is in standby, flashes when the TV is busy, flashes once with each button press of the remote control.
IR RECEIVER Receives signal from the TV remote.
COMPOSITE AV IN If your device isn’t able to connect using HDMI®, connect to your TV using standard red/white/yellow cables.
POWER PORT Connect your TV to the power source with the included power cable.
RESET BUTTON Press and hold for factory reset. Careful, you will lose all your settings!
3 HDMI PORTS Connect cable box, Bluray player, gaming console, or other devices to your TV using HDMI cables.
HDMI ARC PORT Connect HDMI ARC (audio return channel) capable audio devices like sound bars or AV receivers.
HEADPHONE OUT Connect headphones or other external speakers.
USB PORT Connect a USB device for browsing photos, music and movies.
ANTENNA/CABLE IN Connect an outdoor VHF/UHF antenna or Cable TV feed.
SPDIF (DIGITAL AUDIO OUT) Connect an optical cable to an external digital audio system.
Connecting brings out your TV’s full potential!
Make any night a movie night
More than 35,000 movies to choose from, across all major streaming movie channels like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Redbox Instant, VUDU, and more.*
Get in the groove
Stream music from one of 85 music channels like Pandora, VEVO, and Spotify. Access your entire MP3 collection instantly with Amazon Cloud Player or the Roku Media Player.
Rule the Watercooler
Binge on the most buzzworthy shows on streaming channels like FOXNOW, HBO GO, Hulu Plus and Netflix. Live stream your sports team with the biggest selection of streaming sports packages out there.
Enjoy $100+ in FREE trials
Your TCL · Roku TV comes loaded with special offers, including 30 day free trials from popular streaming channels like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Redbox Instant, Spotify and more.
Having trouble completing the guided setup? Don’t worry, it’s usually an easy fix.
If you cannot see a picture on your TV
- Make sure your TV and the device you want to watch (cable box, Blu-ray player, game console, etc.) are turned on and plugged into a working wall outlet.
- Make sure your power cable is connected.
If you cannot connect to your wireless home network during guided setup
- Make sure the correct wireless network name is selected.
- Make sure the wireless network password is correctly entered (password is case sensitive).
- Improve wireless signal by rotating the router slightly (even a few inches can help).
If you cannot hear sound
- Make sure TV volume is turned up and not on mute.
- Try only the TV speakers by disconnecting any connection to audio devices (like headphones or audio-video receivers).
If the TV remote control isn’t working
- Remove any obstruction and point the remote at the TV’s IR receiver (see Get to know your TV).
- Try a fresh set of batteries.
- If the status light on the front of your TV
flashes once each time you press a remote button, the problem is not with the remote. Unplug the TV and plug it back in.
Need more help?
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Quick Start Guide
It’s still a native 60Hz panel. Do your research. Regardless what it “supports”, the max FPS will be 60 because it’s a 60Hz panel. So for example, if you connect a gaming PC to it and post a fps counter, depending on the PC specs and game you play, it might say you are getting 200FPS but the max your going to actually see is 60 FPS because you are limited to the display panel. Also “natural motion 240” is fancy talk for their black frame insertion technology they use to reduce motion blur and artifacts. Again, do your research if you are planning to buy a TV for next-gen consoles and 120 hz gaming. if you are looking for a TV specifically for high refresh rate gaming and low latency input, this is not the TV for you.
Absolutely! This 50 inch TCL Roku TV is compatible with most wall mounts that support a 200mm x 200mm VESA mounting pattern. You would need to provide any sort of mounting hardware or bracket.
All new TCL Roku TVs come with a standard one-year part and labor warranty. You can visit https://support.tcl.com/us/03-tcl-tv-warranty-information for more specific warranty questions. Hope this helps! Thank you, TCL Customer Support
Without the feet attached, the dimensions of this 65 inch 5-Series (where this question is asked) TCL Roku TV are as follows: (W x H x D) 56.9″ x 32.5″ x 3.0″.
For this 50 inch TCL Roku TV, the feet spacing to fit on a stand is 42.8 inches.
None at all – if so, call your provider
Roku 3 has a remote with headphone jack, but no voice search. Roku 4 has voice search, but no headphone jack.
The only difference is the remote control. The Express+ comes with a point-anywhere remote, while the Express comes with a standard remote.
The Streaming Stick+ has an enhanced processor for faster performance and 802.11ac dual-band wireless for better range. It also has an Ethernet port for wired connections to your router, if needed.
Your TV must be connected to your home network in order to access streaming channels. To connect your TV to your home network, you will need to connect an Ethernet cable from your router to the Ethernet port on the back of your TV (see page 8). If you do not have a router or do not wish to use one, you can connect directly to your modem using a standard Ethernet cable (see page 10). If you are connecting wirelessly, make sure that your wireless network name (also called SSID) and wireless password are correctly entered into the TV’s settings menu (see page 12). For more information about connecting wirelessly, see pages 22–23.
If you are connecting wirelessly, make sure that your wireless network name (also called SSID) and wireless password are correctly entered into the TV’s settings menu (see page 12). For more information about connecting wirelessly, see pages 22–23.
To change your TV’s settings, press HOME on your remote control or select Settings from the Home screen (see page 13). You can also access settings by pressing MENU on your remote control or selecting Settings from the Home screen (see page 13). For more information about changing settings, see pages 14–17.
To set up internet access on your TCL TV, first enter your zip code in the Location section of the Settings menu (see page 14). Once you have entered your zip code, select Internet Setup from the list of options that appears onscreen and follow the instructions onscreen (see pages 15–16). For more information about setting up internet access, see pages 17–18. Q: How do I set up parental controls on my TCL TV?
This TCL Roku TV is compatible with most soundbars and can be connected via HDMI ARC, Optical, or the 3.5mm headphone jack. Hope this helps! Thank you, TCL Customer Support.
Documents / Resources
|TCL Roku TV [pdf] User Manual|
|TCL Roku TV [pdf] User Guide|
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