Smart TV

Report: Amazon tests smart TV set for UK market

Amazon is reportedly testing a smart TV set in the UK, which will mark its latest push into the video streaming market. According to a report by UK paper The Telegraph, the smart TV was developed alongside a group of Chinese manufacturers and is being tested by the DTG. The Telegraph claims that Amazon’s UK-targeted TV […]

Mirada launches smart TV and streaming device apps

TV technology provider Mirada has launched new apps for a range of smart TVs and streaming devices to complement its Iris multiscreen TV platform. Mirada has developed apps to enable operators to deliver content and Iris features to LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV-based Smart TVs such as Panasonic, Philips, Sharp and Sony, Android […]

Vewd launches smart TV OS

Vewd – the technology provider formerly known as Opera – has launched Vewd OS, its new operating system for smart TVs. According to Vewd, its new smart TV OS provides an integrated platform that unites premium VOD, live TV, native internet content, and over a thousand leading apps into a single experience. The UI includes an opening […]

CES: Samsung unveils 146-inch TV called ‘The Wall’

Samsung has unveiled a 146-inch modular MicroLED TV, dubbed ‘The Wall’ at its annual first look event at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Samsung said The Wall is a self-emitting TV with micrometer (µm) scale LEDs – which are much smaller than current LEDs and serve as their own source of light. […]

Smart TV uptake to reach 57% in Western Europe

Smart TV penetration will reach 57% in Western Europe this year, according to new figures by Parks Associates. The research firm estimates that the increase in smart TV ownership comes as connectivity rates for these devices also grows, with 82% of smart TV owners in the US now connecting their sets to the web. “The […]

Futuresource: smart TVs the top way to tune into Netflix

Viewing Netflix via smart TVs is the favourite way for customers to access content from the streaming service, according to Futuresource Consulting. Presenting data at the Futuresource New Content Horizons event in London yesterday, Futuresource senior market analyst, Jack Wetherill, said that the smart TV led in each of the six markets it had analysed. Spain […]

YouTube launches Kids app on smart TVs

YouTube is launching its YouTube Kids app on smart TVs around the world. As of yesterday the app is now available on LG, Samsung, and Sony smart TVs in the 26 countries YouTube Kids is currently launched. “We’ve heard from families that they love watching videos on all their devices so bringing the entertaining and […]

Samsung to launch smart TV services at CES

Samsung is set to introduce new smart TV services at CES this week, in a bid to offer personalised content to viewers based on their preferences. The services, named Sports and Music, will be offered through Samsung’s Smart Hub platform. The Smart TV Sports service will provide customised sports information – including fixture and score […]

UHD TV sets to account for 60% of total market by 2020

UHD TV shipments are forecast to account for 25% of all TV shipments this year, reflecting growth of 75% year-on-year, according to a report by Futuresource Consulting. Futuresource expects UHD TVs to be at the forefront of retailers’ marketing efforts, with discount offers driving sales. It expects UHD units to account for 60% of all […]

ONS survey highlights UK smart TV habits

Some 18% of adults in the UK watched internet streamed TV via a smart TV this year, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). More than a quarter – 27% – of those aged 25 to 34 had watched internet streamed TV on a smart TV, according to the latest ONS Statistical Bulletin. Using […]