This TCL 55-inch 4K TV just crashed to $188 in epic Black Friday deal

TCL 55" Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Roku TV - 55S41 Walmart early Black Friday deal
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Editor's note: This deal is currently out of stock but it's worth checking. Note that customers must have a paid Walmart Plus subscription to access exclusive deals.

Black Friday is just days away but killer Black Friday deals are already here. Walmart's Black Friday deals officially kick off today with its Walmart Deals for Days event, and this Roku TV deal is already one of the best.

Starting at 12 p.m. ET, Walmart Plus members can get the TCL 55-inch 4-Series 4K Roku TV (55S41) for just $188 at Walmart. If you don't have Walmart Plus you can signup here now and get access to this deal. Those who sign up for the free try do not get access, so make sure you sign up for a paid membership. Otherwise, you risk it selling out before it becomes available to the general public.

TCL 55-inch 4K Roku TV: $298 $188 @ Walmart

TCL 55-inch 4K Roku TV: $298 $188 @ Walmart [Check stock]
The TCL 55-inch Roku TV (55S21) is a Walmart Deals for Days exclusive 4K smart TV with an unbeatable price. It offers HDR support, four HDMI ports and has the Roku streaming platform baked right in. The display quality isn't as good as the mainline 4-Series TCL Roku TVs, but at this price, it's a fair tradeoff. 

The TCL 55-inch Roku TV (55S41) isn't as nice as the mainline 4-Series and 5-Series product lines but there's still a lot to love. You still get the Roku smart TV platform, which has thousands of movies and shows available for streaming, along with hundreds of apps and services. And the 55-inch display still boasts 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for better color and brightness.

Plus this Walmart-exclusive TV still has a ton of desired features: four HDMI ports, dual-band Wi-Fi for effortless setup, and works with Siri, Alexa, and Hey Google for voice control when paired with a smart speaker or other devices.

Though not a part of TCL's standard offerings – it's a unique model made just for Walmart's early Black Friday event – you still get a TCL 4K TV with dependable build quality. And the Roku TV platform is consistently one of the best, thanks to a straightforward menu design and easy navigation.

But it does have some drawbacks. It doesn't have mini-LED, the hallmark of TCL's top model, the TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635), or even QLED, which you'd get on the TCL 5-Series Roku TV (S535).  

The tradeoff is arguably worth it though, especially if you're trying to stick to your holiday shopping budget. Any 55-inch 4K smart TV that sells for under $200 is a steal. But if you're not sold on this TCL Roku TV be sure to check out all the latest Black Friday TV deals to save big on a massive selection of excellent TVs. 

Malcolm McMillan
Senior Streaming Writer

Malcolm McMillan is a senior writer for Tom's Guide, covering all the latest in streaming TV shows and movies. That means news, analysis, recommendations, reviews and more for just about anything you can watch, including sports! If it can be seen on a screen, he can write about it. Previously, Malcolm had been a staff writer for Tom's Guide for over a year, with a focus on artificial intelligence (AI), A/V tech and VR headsets.

Before writing for Tom's Guide, Malcolm worked as a fantasy football analyst writing for several sites and also had a brief stint working for Microsoft selling laptops, Xbox products and even the ill-fated Windows phone. He is passionate about video games and sports, though both cause him to yell at the TV frequently. He proudly sports many tattoos, including an Arsenal tattoo, in honor of the team that causes him to yell at the TV the most.