smart tvs

Telly, the ‘free’ smart TV with ads, has privacy policy red flags

Yesterday, we looked at a new hardware startup called Telly that’s giving away half a million of its new smart televisions for free. The catch is that the 55-inch smart television is fitted with

TikTok brings its TV app to more devices across the US and Canada

Just ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holidays, TikTok is expanding its footprint in the living room. The company earlier this month launched its TV app in North America in partnership with Amazon Fire

YouTube Kids comes to smart TVs

YouTube Kids, the application offering a filtered version of YouTube that's more kid-friendly, is now natively available on the big screen for the first time, Google announced today. Previously a mobi

Let Netflix Tell You Which Smart TV To Buy

Surely hoping to encourage the perception that Internet-connected TVs are de facto 'Netflix boxes', the on-demand streaming service is setting up a recommendation program for consumers wishing to iden

All Of Samsung’s New Smart TVs Will Run Its Tizen Operating System

In its latest attempt to make the operating system happen, Samsung announced today that all of its smart televisions will include a Tizen-based platform in 2015.

Youku Tudou, One Of China’s Leading Streaming Video Sites, Launches Its First Hardware Line

Youku Tudou, already one of China’s largest streaming video sites, is moving into hardware as well. The company said that its first three devices—a WiFi router, smart TV box, and 15.6-inch Android

Xiaomi And Shunwei Capital Make $300M Strategic Investment In iQiyi, One Of China’s Largest Online Video Platforms

Xiaomi, which announced earlier this month that it plans to invest $1 billion in online video content, has been very busy spending that money. The hardware maker confirmed today that it and Shunwei Ca

Xiaomi Partners With Youku Tudou, China’s Largest Internet TV Company

Just last week, fast-growing Chinese hardware maker Xiaomi announced that it plans to invest $1 billion in online video content to support its smart TV ecosystem. Now we’re getting a glimpse of how

Xiaomi To Invest $1B In Online Video Content

Xiaomi just announced on its official Weibo account that it plans to invest $1 billion in online video content to support its smart television ecosystem. The investment will be overseen by two Xiaomi

YouTube Rolls Out New TV Interface, Starts With Xbox One

YouTube is launching a redesigned HTML5-based TV interface today that will put a stronger emphasis on your playlists and the channels you subscribe to. This new version is rolling out for the Xbox One

Fandango Will Offer Embedded Trailers And Ticketing On Samsung Smart TVs

<a target="_blank" href="">Fandango</a> is announcing the first partnership that will see its movie ticketing capabilities embedded on Internet-connected TVs. Mark Young, the

Panasonic Teams Up With Mozilla For Firefox OS-Powered Smart TVs & Open Standards Push

Hours after LG unveiled its webOS-powered smart TV interface at CES, Panasonic has spilled the beans on its own mobile-inspired TV plans — announcing a partnership with Mozilla to use the latter

Cube26’s Technology Turns Your Face Into A TV Remote

The hardest thing about watching TV is finding the remote after a long, slovenly lounge on the couch. <a target="_blank" href="">Cube26</a> aims to improve on that situation

Amidst Ongoing Legal Battles, Aereo To Launch Apps For Smart TVs, Set-Top Boxes; Game Consoles Likely To Follow

<a target="_blank" href="">Aereo</a>, the polarizing startup that allows users to watch broadcast TV over the Web, is currently fighting for its life in court. The IAC and Barry

Smarter TV: CrestaTech Grabs $13M To Bring Region-Free TV Reception To Any Device

Broadcast TV, set top boxes, IPTVs, DVRs and PVRs are going the way of the Dodo, and today's connected TVs have to be able to take advantage of the same smart processors and dynamic OS tech that power