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LG WebOS Smart TVs will soon have an NVIDIA GeForce NOW app

LG WebOS Smart TVs will soon have an NVIDIA GeForce NOW app

LG is clearly dead-serious about expanding its smart TV kingdom, not just in terms of hardware but also software. In addition to adding new apps and services to its smart TVs, like Apple TV+ and support for AirPlay 2, LG has also started licensing its WebOS platform to other smart TV manufacturers. Most of those new features have revolved around "passive" entertainment, but this newest feature treads into the realm of interactive content, with the upcoming arrival of NVIDIA's GeForce NOW game streaming to select LG smart TVs.

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Roku adds free The Explorers channel with UHD videos for its 8K TVs

Roku adds free The Explorers channel with UHD videos for its 8K TVs

In early August, Roku unveiled its first 8K-resolution smart TV, a model that is manufactured by TCL and offered in two screen sizes: 65-inches and 75-inches. The 8K TCL Roku TV is part of TCL's 6-Series lineup, joining the maker's 4K models. The 8K model packs an astounding resolution, but how can buyers put it to good use?

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LG smart TVs get a free Apple TV+ three-month trial

LG smart TVs get a free Apple TV+ three-month trial

There was a time when it seemed that LG was all in on Google's ecosystem. Of course, it still had to play ball with competing platforms, like Amazon's Echo and Apple's Home, but it felt like Android, Google Home, and Google Assistant got some preferential treatment on LG's devices and appliances. These days, however, LG has shifted to playing on everyone's court, especially Apple's. It boasted being one of the first third parties to get support for Apple's technologies, and it is now flaunting that relationship with a free Apple TV+ trial for its smart TV owners.

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Amazon plans Apple HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for its own Fire TVs

Amazon plans Apple HomeKit and AirPlay 2 support for its own Fire TVs

We've known for a while that Amazon had plans to make its own Fire smart TVs, the first models of which are now rolling out to buyers. The company has revealed that it plans to add two big previously unannounced features to its latest Fire TV models: support for Apple's HomeKit and AirPlay 2.

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Found a PS5 in stock? Sony wants to sell you the “perfect” TV next

Found a PS5 in stock? Sony wants to sell you the “perfect” TV next

Sony is hoping to coax more cash out of gamers who managed to find a PlayStation 5 in stock, with new TVs that include PS5-friendly features like Auto HDR Tone Mapping, and a badge to more easily recognize them. The "Perfect for PlayStation 5" branding will launch first on five models of Sony TV, with the idea being that gamers can be confident they'll each make the most of the console's video and audio capabilities.

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Hisense now gives buyers 100 days to test drive TVs: The fine print

Hisense now gives buyers 100 days to test drive TVs: The fine print

Hisense has introduced its new "No Regrets" promotion for consumers who are looking to buy a new TV, but who are worried about investing a lot of money in something they may not ultimately like. Under this promotion, Hisense is giving consumers the opportunity to buy a new TV through certain retailers and then, if they choose, return it within the first 100 days for a full refund.

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LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema turns your wall into a 325-inch 8K TV

LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema turns your wall into a 325-inch 8K TV

LG is wading into the "wall-sized TV" space, giving Samsung's The Wall some competition with the new LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema. Capable of spanning 16:9 aspect sizes from 81-inches through to a whopping 325-inches diagonal, the custom-installed displays can also be fitted in wall-filling 32:9 aspect UltraStretch layouts.

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TCL X9 gives Google TV an 85-inch mini-LED 8K flagship to boast about

TCL X9 gives Google TV an 85-inch mini-LED 8K flagship to boast about

TCL may have several ranges of unexpectedly affordable TVs, but that doesn't mean there's no space in the line-up for a flagship. That's just what the TCL X9 85" OD Zero mini-LED 8K TV promises to be, a new Google TV set that's the first in TCL's XL Collection to use its third-gen mini-LED backlighting system.

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Amazon may launch its own smart TVs in the US soon: What we know

Amazon may launch its own smart TVs in the US soon: What we know

We may see an Amazon-brand Fire TV model (or multiple models) launch in the US as early as next month, according to a new report. Amazon's alleged plans to offer smart TVs running its Fire TV platform under its own brand have been rumored for a while now, with sources claiming the project has been in the pipeline for a couple of years. Though it won't be the first time Amazon has launched its own TV, it will be a first for the US market.

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Samsung TV Block will remotely brick looted and stolen TVs

Samsung TV Block will remotely brick looted and stolen TVs

Although it's more trivial to steal something as pocketable as a smartphone, there are times when organized crime or angry mobs try to get away with even bigger products. Last month, South African towns and cities saw unrest turn into riots, which often results in mobs looting unprotected stores. That, of course, transforms into losses for affected retailers, so Samsung is implementing a new Television Block functionality to deter the theft and resale of stolen TVs by effectively bricking them.

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Vizio WatchFree+ free streaming adds new channels, curated content

Vizio WatchFree+ free streaming adds new channels, curated content

There is no shortage of video streaming services to choose from these days, most of which have two things in common. They require a monthly subscription, and they have a "plus" appended to their names. TV maker Vizio, however, is following only one of those trends. It has recently announced that it is upgrading its WatchFree free streaming video service into "WatchFree+" without asking for anything in return. Except at least for your data that it uses to personalize the recommendations it makes to viewers.

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TCL 8K 6 Series TV pricing is here, and we can’t quite believe it

TCL 8K 6 Series TV pricing is here, and we can’t quite believe it

TCL has priced up its 8K TVs, and if you assumed the step up from 4K would break the bank then you might be in for a pleasant surprise. The company announced its 8K 6 Series sets back at CES 2021 in January, but has now bucked the big TV trends by kicking off pricing at just $2,199.99.

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