Walmart is releasing ONN TV’s in Canada powered by Roku. Walmart has been selling ONN TV’s with Roku OS built-in in the US for some time now, but the push into Canada further solidifies Roku’s place in the US, Canada, and Mexico. ONN also markets streaming devices with the Android TV operating system built-in.
The move further weds Roku and Walmart. The relationship between the two companies has grown from a competitive one to a collaborative one. Many may forget the days when Walmart offered a streaming box built completely around the streaming service VUDU. The retailer shut down that product line later as it incorporated the streaming service into Roku devices.
“We are excited to expand Roku’s presence in the TV market with the launch of onn. Roku TV in Walmart Canada stores,” said Marcin Lempka, director of business development for Roku. “Canadian consumers can enjoy all their favourite entertainment and more, conveniently on the onn. Roku TV, making for a more seamless experience. This is an accessible solution for Canadians looking to upgrade their TV without sacrificing quality.”