Aug 2022 UPDATE: TV became very slow again, even after doing the remote thing [shown below]. What I ended up doing FINALLY, TOTALLY fixed the problem. Should not NEED to do this, but for this TV anyway, I think you DO need to do it.... I purchased a ROKU device for about $30 bucks [from Amazon], plugged it into an HDMI Port on my Roku smart [?] TV, and now I don't even use it as a 'smart' TV. I simply use the Roku device I plugged in and now this TV is just as fast as my other two [dumb] TV's that I have. THIS finally and totally fixed the s-l-o-w problem!! And it only took me about a year and a half to figure it out. LOL UPDATE: OK. I was hating this TV so much I wanted to just GIVE IT AWAY. Such a slow TV, it drove me crazy. THEN, I googled 'slow TCL Roku Smart TV'. There was a UTube on there that said it is the remote; not the TV. Here is what you do and it totally fixes the slow problem: 1. Remove batteries 2. Hold down red on/off button for about 20 - 30 seconds 3. Continuously press all the other buttons over and over again....Slap the remote against your hand, press buttons more, slap against your hand again.... [beat the crud out of your remote] 4. Put the batteries back in and VOILA!!!.... Your TV is now very fast!! I was amazed. This little trick worked for me...I now love my TV once again! LOL UPDATE: OK...I am going to give this TV away and just buy another of a different brand [Toshiba], I guess. I have 3 TV's in my house and this is the only one that just BUFFERS, and BUFFERS, and BUFFERS!! I thought it was my Wifi but I did all kinds of tests and it is NOT the Wifi. I don't know why or how, but this TV is soooo SLOW is the only way I can describe it. Sometimes it tells me I have to delete some of the APPS because it is full?? I am going to give this to one of my kids and just buy another NOT-smart TV and use a Roku stick to make it smart. Maybe the slowness and buffering is normal for a smart TV but in my opinion, that does not make it very Smart. LOL UPDATE: Had this TV for 6 months now and I am ready to set it on the street with a 'FREE' sign on it and feel sorry for whomever takes it. The mouths do not sync with the audio now. You can unplug the TV and then plug it back in again and it fixes the problem for awhile, but only for a day or so. The TV is slow to respond when you press a button....I just hate it. I have been a Toshiba TV owner for the past 30 years and I WISH I would have just gotten another Toshiba rather than this junk. So my review has gone from Awesome TV, to not so awesome, to WORST TV ever.... LOL Seriously though, don't buy it!! You can HAVE mine.
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2021 by P. Arnold