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Chinese smart phone maker Xiaomi may be getting ready to sell some of its wares in the U.S., but its smart TV…
Smart homes need transparency
And TCL is back for more
Roku scored two new partners in its quest to rule the living room: Best Buy’s Insignia brand and Haier will both joining…
Xiaomi the money: The Chinese smartphone maker is reportedly seeking funding at a valuation of $40 billion.
Streaming device maker Roku has raised an additional $25 million round of funding, according to a disclosure filed with the SEC on…
Getting your app onto Roku’s platform is free. But once you start to make real money, the company will ask you to sign a new deal — to the surprise of some publishers.
A year after launch, Chromecast streaming sticks have been used 400 million times to cast media to TVs. But the bigger story is that Chromecast is starting to change our concept of a TV itself.
Samsung has stopped selling apps on its smart TV platform, and is offering refunds to some consumers who have bought apps in the past.
Netflix makes one of the most-used apps for smart TVs and connected devices. Here’s an inside look at the work that went into the app’s most recent relaunch.
Don’t like Roku’s default home screen theme? Soon you’ll be able to exchange it with a custom theme built by a third-party developer.
Should Netflix be more like TV, and just start playing a continuous stream of content as soon as you launch the app? There are good reasons for and against it.
Your TV may have a browser — but you should think twice before you enter sensitive personal information. A recent report shows that devices from major manufacturers are not secure.
One of the bigger surprises at CES was Hisense with its new line of Vidaa smart TVs, which are based on Android and show where Google TV is going now that it isn’t called Google TV anymore.
We took a first look at the new Roku TV that Roku announced at the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas this week.
Roku is beating Apple to the punch and releasing an actual TV at CES: The company teamed up with TCL and Hisense to produce a variety of co-branded TV sets.
Hisense is the latest to drop the Google TV brand for its new generation of Android-based TV devices. The company announced this…
Wouldn’t it be cool to use any handset to control your TV or to share media around your home? A deal to put Qualcomm’s AllJoyn protocol on LG Smart TVs brings that reality closer.
LG’s Smart TVs may be reporting a tad too much information back to the company’s servers, according to a detailed and convincing…
Netflix is bringing a completely revamped UI to smart TVs and connected devices – and it moved away from Webkit and HTML5 to bring the same features to less powerful devices.
There are tons of great apps on your phone. So why does the app store on your TV look so pale in comparison? A lack of technical standards is one reason, misunderstood viewers is another.
Confusing on-screen menus, clunky remote controls, boring apps — there are plenty of reasons why smart TVs haven’t taken off. Now Netflix is working with TV manufacturers behind the scenes to to change that.
Roku boxes and Apple TV streaming devices may be on everyone’s mind, but smart TVs with internet apps are actually a lot more popular.
20 companies invested in Google TV came together in Seoul last week to talk about the future of the platform. Some hardware partners have already begun to work on the next version of Google TV.
Samsung has put a lot of work into improving its Smart TV experience, and it wants to share it with consumers who bought last year’s model. Which sounds great – except for that hefty price tag.
Ikea’s Uppleva TV is starting to pop up in some of the furniture chain’s European stores, and there are some additional technical details available as well, including that the device will offer some basic DVR functionality to consumers that buy add-on flash storage.
Ikea’s Uppleva TV set will arrive in stores in Europe any day now, and the company just revealed a few more details about the design and functionality of the device. One interesting fact: Uppleva will come with a slide-out remote control to hide less important buttons.
TV manufacturers hope that by bundling developer platforms with TV hardware, they can move up the stack and increase margins on TVs. Just as mobile apps were pivotal in accelerating smartphone adoption, apps on the TV will usher in a new age of connected TV usage.
The consumer electronics industry is always looking for transformative technologies that can drive entirely new product generations. And while smart TV is still in its early stages, the ultimate promise of the transforming the TV to a service platform holds much more promise long-term than 3-D.
Is too much choice a bad thing? LG’s recent entry into the smart TV space means at least 10 platforms are currently vying for consumer, developer and TV OEM attention. Since 10 is officially a crowd, let’s examine the implications of smart tv platform fragmentation.