TCL Introduces $80 HD Cameras for Android TV and Google TV Sets

Giving another indicator that it wants to starting seeing other streaming OS makers, noted Roku smart TV OEM partner TCL has launched a new $80 HD camera specifically designed for its Android TV and Google TV product lines.

TCL said the launch of its provocatively named Full HD USB Camera (full spec sheet here), coincides with the launch last week of new iterations of its 5-Series and 6-Series smart TVs, which had previously been available only in Roku flavor, but are now powered by the new Google TV operating system, as well.

Connecting to the TCL smart TV via USB, the camera lets users videoconference with up to 32 people, activating Google’s Duo conferencing app via Google Assistant voice command by merely stating, “Hey Google, open Duo.”

For now, TCL is selling the camera only as an add-on.