Here Are the Best TVs for Netflix, According to Netflix

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this past January, Netflix unveiled a new program called Netflix Recommended TV, “to help consumers identify smart TVs that offer better performance, easier menu navigation and new features that improve the experience for…

Roku TV, Smart TVs Built on Roku, Now Pre-Orderable

If you’re a big streamer and your Roku box or Roku stick is the most-used device attached to your TV, you can finally cut out the middleman. Roku has just launched the first Roku TVs, smart TVs with the Roku…

Samsung Leads U.S. Smart TV Market, LG on the Rise

The data from 2013 is in and it is now clear that smart TVs are the future of living room displays. Whether this is due to consumer demand or simply manufacturers including smart TV technology in new TV sets is…

Samsung is Leading the Smart TV Market

Though the big theme at this years’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was ultra HD displays, but last year’s CES zeitgeist is just starting to take off in the consumer market. Smart TV technology is beginning to become standard for nearly…

78 Million Smart TVs Shipped Last Year

3D TV is dead. TV manufacturers were betting that consumers wouldn’t mind putting on glasses to watch things pop out of their screens while sitting at home, and they were wrong. With that fad out of the way, though, TV…

Smart TVs Expected to be in Sales Majority in China

At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), TV manufacturers focused on two features that they hope will sell their devices in the stagnating TV market. One is ultra HD (UHD) TV, an increased resolution that is predicted to become popular,…

Samsung to Highlight Smart TVs at CES

The new year is almost here and that means one thing for the tech industry: CES is just weeks away. This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will feature technology-driven products, accessories, and services from companies across the world. The convention,…

75% of Americans Don’t Care or Know About Smart TV

TV Manufacturers are scrambling for a way to increase sales now that consumers have settled in with their HDTVs. While 4K resolutions and content are still on the horizon, “smart” TV functionality is being touted as the must have for…

Senator Thinks Smart TVs Might Be Watching You

Smart TVs are incredibly easy to hack. In a report from last year, hackers had discovered an easy exploit in Samsung Smart TVs that allowed them to take control of the camera and spy on the owner of said TV.…

Samsung Acquires Boxee For $30 Million [Report]

Boxee is just one of many players that are trying to hasten along the cord cutting trend by bringing media streaming to the living room. After a few years of operating as an independent company, Boxee has reportedly been bought…

60-Inch Apple TV Rumored Yet Again

Is it finally coming? Finally, really, in real life coming? Those are the questions that have been surrounding the rumored (at this point mythic) Apple HDTV. Yearly predictions about the manufacture and shipping of an Apple ‘iTV‘ have repeatedly been…

LG Buys WebOS For Use in Smart TVs

After HP bought Palm in 2010, the company promptly proceeded to run the webOS operating system into the ground with a series of lackluster products. The HP TouchPad was the company’s final official webOS product, and the company ended up…

Samsung to Reveal Smart TV Upgrade Kits at CES

One of the problems with trying to re-invent the TV in the same way phones and tablets have been in the past few years is that consumers can’t and won’t buy a new TV every year. As a big-ticket item,…

Most TVs To Be Internet-Connected by 2016, Predicts Analyst

The tech research firm Gartner is predicting that almost 85% of all flat-panel TVs made in 2016 will be internet-enabled “smart TVs.” Worldwide production of “smart” flat-panel TVs is also predicted rise to 198 million units in 2016, up 35%…

Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs, Can Spy On You

One of the more worrisome patents in recent months was one filed by Verizon that would allow the company to spy on viewers through a camera in a DVR. There might be nothing to worry about, however, as it’s just…

Samsung Smart TVs Will Use Windows Azure for Cloud

Samsung announced today that it has chosen Windows Azure as the software on which its Smart TV cloud infrastructure will run. The company claims that the choice will reduce its operating costs and increase its scalability. Samsung said in an…

2 Million Apps Downloaded for Samsung Smart TVs

A rep for Samsung emailed WebProNews to tell us that Samsung has reached 2 million apps downloaded for its smart TVs in 53 days. Not quite as impressive as Apple’s Mac store hitting a million app downloads in a single day, but the connected TV industry is a bit of a different beast. The rep writes: