Smart TV


Smart TVs to see over 20% CAGR between 2019-23

The smart TV market is expected to post a CAGR over 21% through to 2023, a new report has found. According to a study by research and advisory firm Technavio, the market is set to see continued growth due to rapid advances in technologies. Specifically cited are the advances in smart TV software and display […]

Roku introduces new devices, presents latest Roku OS update

Roku has unveiled its latest lineup of streaming devices along with an update to its smart TV operating system. The product lineup remains mostly the same, but there are two noteworthy changes. These are the updated Roku Express and Roku Ultra.  The new Roku Express is 10% smaller than its predecessor and at US$29.99 is […]

Strategy Analytics: Tizen remains top smart TV OS 

Samsung’s Tizen platform remains the largest smart TV operating system globally by sales, followed by LG’s WebOS and Android TV, according to Strategy Analytics. The research firm said that 21% of smart TVs sold in 2018 ran Tizen, 12% were powered by WebOS and 10% used Android TV. Roku TV captured 4% of global TV […]

Vodafone Spain takes TV service to Samsung smart TVs

Vodafone España has made its TV service available via Samsung smart TVs, enabling users of Samsung 2017 and later models to access all the Vodafone TV services they subscribe to on the TV without the need for a set-top box. Vodafone said that Samsung smart TV users would be able to access full seasons of […]

Apple to offer iTunes movies and TV shows via Samsung TVs

Apple and Samsung have reached a landmark deal that will make iTunes movies and TV shows available via Samsung TVs from later this year. The agreement, which was announced ahead of this week’s CES event in Las Vegas, marks the first time that iTunes content will be available via smart TVs, with a new iTunes […]

Parks: 83% of US smart TV owners connect their set to the web

Some 83% of US smart TV owners now connect their device to the internet, up from 70% in 2014, according to new research by Parks Associates. The study claims that smart TV ownership increased from 34% to 53% of US broadband households between 2014 and 2018, while ownership of streaming media players has grown from […]

NTV+ now available as smart TV app

Russian service provider NTV+ has launched a smart TV app for Samsung TVs, enabling subscribers to access its service without the need for a set-top box or conditional access module. NTV+ subscribers can log onto the app on Samsung smart TVs and access their existing subscription offerings, new users must register and can then subscribe […]

Ofcom: smart TVs, smartphones and wearables are on the up

Smart TVs, smart watches and smartphones are among the digital devices that have seen “significant increases in ownership” in recent years, according to Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator said that Brits are “ditching their DVD players and desktop PCs” and increasingly turning to newer technology – with smartphones now found in 78% of homes, up […]

NPD: 210m smart TV devices installed in the US

In the US there were 210 million devices that delivered internet connectivity to consumers’ TV sets at the end of 2017, according to new stats released by NPD Group. The research firm said it expects the number of TV-connected devices – including smart TVs, video game consoles, Blu-ray players and streaming media players – to […]

NexPlayer develops video player for all smart TVs

NexPlayer has developed a video player for all smart TV devices that offers the same feature set available on Android and iOS. The company said it lets customers manage one player for all smart TV devices. NexPlayer SDK is optimised for Android TV devices while NexPlayer HTML5 can be integrated into Samsung Tizen or LG […]

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