Polk Audio and Westinghouse will make Roku TV Ready soundbars – Ben Patterson

Get ready for more soundbars designed to seamlessly integrate with Roku TVs, with Roku announcing two new manufacturers joining its Roku TV Ready program.

Polk Audio and Westinghouse are the latest to jump onto the Roku TV Ready bandwagon, while manufacturers including Element, JVC, Pheanoo, and Philips are among those who signed on in 2021.

First announced at CES back in 2020 alongside TCL’s Alto 9+ soundbar, Roku TV Ready is a certification program for soundbar makers that allows their products to work seamlessly with Roku TVs, complete with an on-screen setup wizard and the ability to access the soundbar’s settings (including sound modes and treble/bass levels) and controls from a Roku TV’s interface. Roku TV Ready soundbars are also designed to work with the Roku TV remote.

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