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Samsung Smart TVs to showcase new Tizen UI at CES 2017

Samsung Smart TVs to showcase new Tizen UI at CES 2017

Samsung hedged its bets on the Tizen operating system instead of Android for its smartwatches and smart TVs, and that investment might finally be paying off. A leaked video of what is allegedly Samsung's next best thing for Smart TVs shows what the next iteration of Tizen will bring. In a nutshell, it offers users a quick and seamless way to jump into the content and apps you want, rather than wrestling with the user interface instead.

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Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung to support YouTube HDR playback on 2016 UHD and Quantum dot TVs

Samsung has announced that it plans to support YouTube HDR playback on TVs for the first time. The support will come via an expanded version of the YouTube application that will run on the TV. This new YouTube app is offered on all 2016 Samsung Quantum dot TVs and UHD TVs.

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LG WebOS 3.5 wants to make watching TV more magical

LG WebOS 3.5 wants to make watching TV more magical

Once upon a time, TVs were crudely simple appliances. Turn it on, switch to your channel of choice, sit back, and enjoy. Modern TV sets, however, have mutated to adapt to the more complex demands of today’s lifestyles. Especially smart TVs that add features to both make viewing more sophisticated as well as complicated. LG’s upcoming WebOS 3.5 release for its smart TVs aim to remove some of that complexity. Instead, it will replace it features to make the TV experience feel seemingly magical.

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Touchjet WAVE is here to turn any TV into an Android tablet

Touchjet WAVE is here to turn any TV into an Android tablet

Don’t have a fancy shmancy smart TV? Want to interact with the screen in a way a Chromecast doesn’t allow? Fancy yourself holding a hi-tech, collaborative, interactive meeting in front of your flat screen? If you said yes to any two of three questions, then you might want to take a look into Touchjet’s newest creation, the Touchjet WAVE. After a highly successful Indiegogo run that saw it raise 6x its funding goal, the contraption has finally landed in the market for anyone to buy to turn their flat screen TV into an Android counterpart of the Microsoft Surface Hub.

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DISH Network is giving out free HopperGO DVRs

DISH Network is giving out free HopperGO DVRs

This week the folks at DISH have made clear their intent with this holiday season, giving a bunch of HopperGO devices away to roll in the new users. To make this happen, users are asked to call a phone number and mention a code right after signing up for a Flex Pack. Users might also want to sign up for "any other base programming package" - these also work just as well, so says DISH.

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LeEco Le Pro3, Le S3, Super4 X, uMax85 now selling in the US

LeEco Le Pro3, Le S3, Super4 X, uMax85 now selling in the US

Just two weeks ago, Chinese entertainment giant LeEco made a formal grab for the US market by unveiling not one but four products and one concept car. Those ranged from your expected smartphones to smart TVs to even a smart, self-driving car. LeEco definitely didn’t waste time and has finally made those four consumer products available for purchase in the US via its LeMall e-commerce site. Now Android users will have even more choices for their next smartphone or even smart TV purchase. Provided they’re willing to explore relatively new brands.

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LG webOS Smart TVs gain online payment support

LG webOS Smart TVs gain online payment support

Back in the days, TVs became the hub of the house. These days, each family member usually carry their own mini-hubs in the form of smartphones and tablets. Trying to reclaim their territory, TV makers have made TVs smarter so that they could do anything their owners want. Including shopping, at least for digital goods. To that end, LG has announced its partnership with Paymentwall to bring the ability to make online purchases on a host of its Smart TVs, powered by its custom webOS 3.0 platform.

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Google’s big Android TV announcement “leaked” by Xiaomi

Google’s big Android TV announcement “leaked” by Xiaomi

While we've been seeing Google's next piece of hardware in the Android TV market for weeks and months, it's only today - less than a day before Google's big event - that the device has been "leaked." Of course that "leak," as it's being called on Twitter and live blogs aplenty, wasn't actually a leak at all. It was revealed by Xiaomi itself. This Xiaomi Mi Box was shown to the world (again) today by former Google exec and current Global VP of Xiaomi, Hugo Barra.

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Hitachi will offer HD and 4K Roku smart TVs this fall

Hitachi will offer HD and 4K Roku smart TVs this fall

Hitachi is onboard to make Roku smart TVs, the company has announced. This upcoming fall, Hitachi will offer a line of Roku TVs with both HD and Ultra HD 4K resolution, all of them with various sized displays and Roku’s own OS. The televisions, as with the TCL and Hisense versions that have been available for a while, will give users access to Roku’s streaming channels while eliminating the need to have a separate set-top-box or Roku Streaming Stick.

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Apple TV updated with iPhone remote, Siri upgrade, YouTube search

Apple TV updated with iPhone remote, Siri upgrade, YouTube search

The smart TV platform Apple TV has had a kick in the pants this morning as Apple prepares WWDC 2016 for the next generation in TV-based apps. The first big update is in an app for the iPhone - a remote control with the ability to interact with touch, to move through programs, and generally play content in all the ways the Siri remote can - and more. There's motion controls for games and Siri control as well.

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Philips 6000 Series 4K TVs adopting Google Cast

Philips 6000 Series 4K TVs adopting Google Cast

This week the folks at Philips have revealed that their next-generation 6000 Series 4K TVs will be adopting smartphone casting abilities via Google. Also known as "Google Cast", this technology allows the owner of an Android smartphone, Android tablet, or desktop (or laptop) computer with Chrome web browser to send media to their television over a Wi-Fi connection. This content is then played independent of the original device or controlled by the original device, dependent on the application used to do the casting.

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Nexus Player is dead – what’s next for Android TV?

Nexus Player is dead – what’s next for Android TV?

This week the folks at Google have ended their tenure with the first "Nexus" Android TV product, Nexus Player. They've taken the device down from the Google Store online and retailers - retailers we've seen, anyway - haven't had the device available for quite some time. Now comes the age of the 3rd-party manufactured Android TV products. Wait, you might be saying. Wait - didn't NVIDIA already make an Android TV device? Yes. Yes they did. They made the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV, a device that eclipsed any efforts any other manufacturer had or had planned on in the past year.

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