TCL Roku TV (Series 4 and Up) Required Settings

TCL's line of 4K Roku TVs (series 4 and up) are unique smart TVs since it uses the Roku environment as its main user interface. While you cannot yet use Control Center to access the TV's Smart functionalities or apps, to get Control Center to work optimally with these TVs, please follow the following setup instructions for both the TV and for Control Center.

TCL Roku TV Setup

Whether you're setting up the TV with Control Center for the first time, or replacing a TV that is connected to Control Center with a newer TCL Roku TV, please use the suggested TCL Roku TV settings for optimal use with Control Center.

  1. Ensure that the correct HDMI standard is being used.
    - Go to Settings > TV Input
    - Select the input that Control Center is connected to.
    - Select 'HDMI mode' and check the box for 'HDMI 2.0'.  This will ensure that you are able to receive 4K/HDR content thru Control Center.
  2. Ensure that the TCL TV is able to wake and go on standby via Control Center.
    - Go to Settings > System > Power > Power On
    - Select the input that Control Center is connected to.  This will automatically switch to the input Control Center is on when you wake the TV.
    - Go to Settings > System > Power > Fast TV Start, and enable it.  Fast TV Start uses a little more power but allows you to wake the TV with the Control Center remote instead of the TCL Roku TV remote.
  3. Enable proper audio control.
    - Go to Settings > System > Control Other Devices (CEC)
    - Enable 'ARC (HDMI (port number))' if you are outputting audio from the TV directly to a sound bar or AVR via an HDMI cable (disregard if you are using a fiber or analog connection).  Make sure that the HDMI cable connection from the TV to the sound bar is plugged into the correct HDMI port with 'ARC' labeled on it.
    - Enable 'System Audio Control'
  4. Allow Control Center to automatically switch the TV to use it as the active source/input.
    - Go to Settings > System > Control Other Devices (CEC)
    - Enable '1-touch play'

 

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