Funai this week showed off the first Philips 4K UHD Android TV models with integrated Google Assistant for the US market. The two lines (5704 and 5904 series) are offered in five display sizes, ranging from 43-inches up to 75-inches.
The Philips 4K UHD Android TV models are powered Android 8.0 and provide easy access to streaming services and personalized recommendations from the likes of Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV, and more. Additionally, the televisions include access to Google Play.
Both lines of the Philips 4K UHD Android TV come with a Bluetooth near-field mic remote for voice control with the Google Assistant. This lets users ask the TVs questions, control smart devices, and anything else you’d get from a Google Home device.
Chromecast is also built into the products meaning you can mirror your phone, case photos and apps, and more.
The Philips 4K UHD Android TV series features HDR 10 and are equipped with Bright Pro, a setting that boosts the backlight and brightens the image. According to Philips this is about twice as bright as standard LED displays and it also provides for high contrast.
The 5704 line is already available at select retailer and warehouse clubs around the country; the 5904 series arrives in the second half of the year. What’s the difference in the two? The forthcoming models will feature integrated far-field microphones which let users/watchers say “Hey Google” to activate the Google Assistant.
Connectivity includes HDMI, antenna RF, Wireless 802.11ac dual-band MIMO, Ethernet, and USB multimedia. As for audio, look for digital optical, and Bluetooth 4.2 for optional headphone, keyboard or other accessory connectivity.
Philips 4K UHD Android TV series are available in 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, and 75-inch displays sizes with prices that start at $350.
Funai Corporation, Inc., located at Rutherford, NJ, is a subsidiary of Funai Electric Co., Ltd. and is the exclusive licensee for Philips and Magnavox consumer televisions and home video products, with marketing and distribution rights in North America.