Does this work as a smart TV device on a dumb TV?
Sounds like it to me.
More info here: Roku
Indeed. Like a regular Roku device and soundbar in one!
For what it’s worth, if you do not need the speakers, the Roku Express is currently on sale for $17.99 . I have one and it seems to be a very capable player.
The 4K version with TV volume buttons on the remote is currently $39.99, but wait long enough and it’s bound to go on sale.
Also brand new on sale from Roku for $79.99 with free shipping until 12/3.
I think this was a solution to a problem that didn’t really exists, hence them being either on Woot or on sale.
Well, fewer wires and simplicity in connections and configuration is a good thing. (no fumbling with video inputs vs audio outputs)
BUT…I prefer such components separate so I can upgrade/replace one without the other. Same reason I don’t like all-in-one PCs.
Ditto. I should have mentioned that I love Roku products, they are our streaming platform of choice.