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Disney+ heads to Vizio SmartCast today

Disney+ heads to Vizio SmartCast today

For Vizio TV owners, it just got a lot easier to watch Disney+. Today, Vizio announced that it has added Disney+ to its SmartCast platform, which means that those who have a SmartCast TV can watch Disney+ directly through the app. Previously, users were able to stream Disney+ to Vizio TVs through either Apple AirPlay 2 or Chromecast, which come built-in on some sets.

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First Stranger Things season 4 teaser takes us to Russia

First Stranger Things season 4 teaser takes us to Russia

Netflix has a pretty big Valentine's Day gift for Stranger Things fans, today delivering the first teaser trailer for season 4. The trailer actually takes us to Russia, where we see a group of prisoners constructing a railway. Among those prisoners is a familiar face: Jim Hopper.

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The one where we track Friends reunion show clues: The Last Supper

The one where we track Friends reunion show clues: The Last Supper

The release of the Friends reunion show will quite likely appear first on HBO Max. This television special is a long time coming, according to reports, and is nearly at a point at which all the original stars are onboard... for at least one episode. This special is reportedly ready to roll with Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry.

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Sony reveals pricing details for X800H and X950H 4K TVs

Sony reveals pricing details for X800H and X950H 4K TVs

Like a number of other companies, Sony revealed its 2020 TV lineup at CES last month. Today, Sony revealed pricing for some of those TVs, specifically those in X800H series and the X950H series. These TVs are all 4K HDR sets, complete with support for Android TV.

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2019 LG smart TVs now have access to Apple TV+ via Apple TV app

2019 LG smart TVs now have access to Apple TV+ via Apple TV app

LG may be all out on Android when it comes to smartphones but smart home devices are pretty much fair game for all other platforms. Although it does support Google's services LG has begun courting users from the other camp lately. Last year, it boasted to having the first TVs to get HomeKit support and AirPlay 2 and while not exactly a first, the company is adding Apple TV to the list of features that Apple fans can expect from its 2019 smart TV line-up.

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Google’s ADT-3 Android TV dev kit released for $80: Why to avoid it

Google’s ADT-3 Android TV dev kit released for $80: Why to avoid it

Today we're looking at the first version of the ADT-3 Developer Kit, an Android TV streaming media player device made with plans from Google by Askey, an ASUS subsidiary. This is not a device that's aimed at consumers - but you'll find consumers buying it anyway. Here's why you should avoid this device - and get something else instead.

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Man hijacks airport TV to play video games: Here’s how he did it

Man hijacks airport TV to play video games: Here’s how he did it

A man decided to play a video game on a monitor at an airport in Portland yesterday, January 16, 2020. This was not a particularly forward-thinking idea, given the forever-volatile nature of airports in general here in the USA for the past couple of decades. But he did it anyway. He decided that his best course of action for staving off boredom at the airport at 4:40 AM was to "hijack" an official airport TV screen.

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TV makers rally against the soap opera effect they put on TVs

TV makers rally against the soap opera effect they put on TVs

The television manufacturing industry is anything but boring, at least if you pay attention to the trends that come and go and sometimes return. Just when you thought all future TVs would be curved, flat ones are making a comeback but with or almost no bezel around them. Just when you thought that all future TVs would enforce the so-called motion smoothing feature, TV manufacturers are now rallying behind a movement that practically wants that feature gone or at least disabled for some content.

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Sony TV 2020 lineup: from 85-in Z8H 8K LED to smallest 4K OLED ever

Sony TV 2020 lineup: from 85-in Z8H 8K LED to smallest 4K OLED ever

Sony revealed a whole bunch of new 4K and 8K television sets today at CES 2020, and we've got a list of the lot of them. There's a X900H 4K LED collection, X950H 4K LED collection, A8H OLED TV collection, and a single MASTER Series A9S 48-inch OLED TV. At the highest end, they've got the Z8H in 85-inch and 75-inch class categories - that's 8K LED TV in full effect.

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LG 2020 OLED TVs go big (and small) at CES

LG 2020 OLED TVs go big (and small) at CES

As it teased last week, LG announced its lineup of OLED TVs for 2020 at CES today. Those TVs are joined by a collection of 8K NanoCell LCD TVs, with the OLED models available in both 4K and 8K. With all of that announced at CES, it seems that LG has big plans for its TV business in 2020.

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Samsung QLED 8K, Sero, Frame, MicroLED TVs lead the CES 2020 charge

Samsung QLED 8K, Sero, Frame, MicroLED TVs lead the CES 2020 charge

With the Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite out of the way, Samsung is free to shine the spotlight on its other consumer electronics products, particularly its home entertainment products. Yes, Samsung is proudly showing off its "nearly-bezel-less" Infinity Screen applied to TVs. The Q950TS 8K QLED TV isn't its only highlight though, in addition to upgrades to existing TVs and Soundbars, Samsung is also unveiling The Sero, a TV that's designed to mirror your vertically-oriented smartphone screen.

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VIZIO 2020 SmartCast TVs include first OLED, new IQ and game engines

VIZIO 2020 SmartCast TVs include first OLED, new IQ and game engines

While big names like Samsung and LG are pushing 8K TVs to the market, VIZIO is focusing on TVs that will better appeal to the masses for their price value. That's not to say these SmartCast TVs are on the cheap side of features. In fact, all of VIZIO's new 2020 sets boast 4K HDR and new silicon to drive both image and gaming experiences higher. And for the first time in its history, VIZIO is launching its first OLED TV that adds deep blacks and infinite contrast on top of all that.

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