The Roku built-in makes this better than other similarly priced 24" TVs, since the Roku interface is quite good, has some of the most apps available (including Netflix, Apple TV+, YouTube TV, etc), and Roku alone normally costs about $37.
Also, the TV weighs just 5.8 pounds, which is about 2 pounds less than many other 24" TVs.
- Samsung 75" Class-6 4K TV for $698
Samsung 75-inch Class-6 Series 4K Smart Tizen TV for $698.
Normally about $800.
Has HDR/HDR10+, some smart apps available, and Amazon Alexa voice-control built-in.
Some other 75-inch TVs also sell for about $700, but Samsung is a good brand.
It does not have Roku, Android, or Fire TV built-in, but you can add a Roku, Chromecast, or Fire TV if you want.
- 43" 4K TV with Roku for $180
Westinghouse 43-inch 4K TV with Roku built-in for $180.
Roku is very nice to have built-in, since it has some of the most apps available on a TV.
It runs Amazon's Prime Video app, Google's YouTube and YouTube TV apps, Apple's Apple TV app, as well as Netflix and Hulu apps.
Also, the Roku mobile app can turn your smartphone or tablet into a remote control for the TV.
According to a review, the Samsung 6-Series is "a solid 4K smart TV without spending a lot."
They note that the TCL 6-Series TVs have better picture quality, but does cost more - currently $700 for the TCL 65" 6-Series TV.
- 43" 1080p TV for $180
Hisense is making a splash this holiday shopping season for selling inexpensive TVs with Android built-in.
This 43" TV is only 1080p (not 4K), but a good price at $180.
The Android operating system has plenty of apps that can run directly on the TV, supporting nearly every streaming service available.
More expensive TVs from Samsung, LG, and Sony often use their own operating system with less features than Android.
Buying a Roku or a Chromecast can add functionality to a TV, but having Android or a Roku already built-in means the TV's smart functionality works directly on the TV instead of tuning to a HDMI port.
Back again is the TCL 55S434 55-inch 4K TV with HDR and Android built-in for $250.
It has great specs for the price (specifications).
Similar TVs sell for more.
Like a Roku or Fire TV, this TCL's operating system can install apps from a huge list of Android TV apps such as Netflix, HBO, YouTube, YouTube TV, Hulu, Prime Video, and others.
This model also has Google Assistant built-in.
Press a button on the remote to control smart devices in your home, and get answers.
The Android works with Cast from a mobile device, where you can:
Share a Chrome browser page from your computer onto the TV,
Cast a Google Meet to your TV, and
Play videos from YouTube, Facebook, and others from your computer, mobile device, or Google Home smartspeaker to your TV.
We have the older model TCL 55S405 with Roku built-in, and found the TV to be very good quality display for the price.
While newer LG and Sony TVs have smoother-looking video, the vivid colors and easy-to-use interface makes the TCL an excellent value, in our opinion.