Items tagged with Smart-TVs

Roku has made a name for itself with its demure streaming players, but the company is evolving its product offerings from those little boxes to actual TVs. The Roku TV, like the streaming boxes, will give users access to the Roku Channel Store and its cadre of 31,000 movies and 1,200 channels, and users will be able to control it with iOS and Android devices with the Roku app. “Roku TV removes all of the complicated layers and menus, and unnecessary features and settings that plague smart TVs today, and instead provides a Roku home screen that brings together all content sources,” wrote the company in a blog post. Roku TV Roku is working with “top global TV manufacturers”... Read more...
There was nothing wrong with Netflix’s former TV interface necessarily, but the company decided to gussy it up anyway, with the intent to give users a more immersive browsing experience. “The new design was created specifically for the big screen, featuring multiple cinematic images for each title along with a new, snappy description and more personalized detail on why Netflix suggests it,” reads a Netflix press release. The new look is rolling out across all devices that display Netflix on the TV screen, including smart TVs, game consoles, set-top boxes, and Blu-ray players. Netflix is unifying the Netflix interface on all of those devices, which the company says will allow... Read more...
What do you get when you cross one of the most popular casual games of all time with a smart TV equipped with gesture and voice recognition? Angry Birds on your big TV, that’s what. Samsung announced a new Angry Birds Smart TV app for its ES7000/8000/9000 smart TVs that will let users play the game natively, right from the TV itself. However novel playing Angry Birds on a big screen may be, that’s only part of the experience; the smart TVs are equipped with the company’s Smart Interaction technology that uses Kinect-like gesture and voice recognition to let users controls what’s happening on the screen, so you and the kids can fling birds hands-free. If you haven’t... Read more...