Xumo and Best Buy have partnered to release a new line of Pioneer Xumo TVs. Building on the Xumo of old, the new Xumo streaming platform is a joint venture between Charter and Comcast.
Earlier this year, Charter and Comcast announced the rebranded and reimagined version of Xumo, with the old Xumo app replaced with the newer Xumo Play app. At the same time, it was confirmed that new players and smart TVs would be released running on the Xumo platform.
That’s exactly what happened with the launch of Hisense Xumo TVs earlier this year, and is now happening again with the launch of these new Pioneer Xumo TVs. Sold in 43, 50, 55 and 65-inch 4K models, these new smart TVs will be exclusively available to buy through Best Buy, beginning in November.
In addition to 4K, buyers of a Pioneer Xumo TV can also expect an LED display with a 60Hz refresh rate, as well as support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Audio.
Specs aside, the ideal with these TVs, along with the new Xumo platform in general, is to offer more of a simplified and easier to use streaming interface and experience. This includes the ability to quickly discover content, apps and services, as well as switch between apps and inputs from the Home screen.
Xumo also comes with a My List feature, similar to Google TV and Vizio TVs, allowing users to create a personalized playlist of saved movies and shows for easy access at a later time. And, as to be expected with any streaming platform, these TVs support a variety of popular streaming apps, including Xumo Play.
While Xumo didn’t mention anything about pricing in the announcement, the new Xumo TVs are already listed on the Best Buy website. While the cheapest 43-inch model will cost $269.99, the most expensive 65-inch model is priced at $499.99.