Tagged With smart tv

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If you bought a TV a decade ago, or even five years ago, you'd be forgiven for thinking that you need another device plugged in to get the utmost enjoyment out of it. While that's still true if you want to watch 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, any new TV that you buy will be able to beam your Netflix or YouTube or on-demand video streaming service directly to your TV — no extra gadgets required. Here's how 2016's latest and greatest TVs can make your TV- and movie-watching experience more seamless than ever.

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More and more Skype users accessing the service on their mobile devices, as opposed their television, has lead to the app being axed from Smart TVs.

From June 2016 the Skype for TV application will no longer be supported, with no further updates being made.

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Two or three years ago at CES, this post probably would have been about some 3D TV equipped with dorky glasses, maybe a smart set that's more like a rusty Swiss army knife for home entertainment. This year, things are different. 3D is now a spectre of CES past. With any luck, smart TVs are next on the chopping block.

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In the TV space, Samsung and Sony are bitter rivals. Except when they're not, because there's a benefit for both sides. That's the thinking behind a move that will see Samsung's 2015 range of Smart TVs including Playstation Now compatibility.

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For all the promises that "Smart TVs" make, they aren't really all that smart. Generally, they're just TVs with glorified streaming boxes built into them, plus a few unwieldy bells and whistles nobody wants or uses. So when a smart TV app comes along that actually looks cool, it's pretty shocking.

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Ultra HD video still isn't common, even 18 months after the release of the first UHD TV in Australia. There's no one-stop shop for buying or renting 4K video, and our dodgy 'net makes it difficult to stream. That hasn't stopped all the big Aussie TV makers from bringing out big Ultra HD TVs, though; the Panasonic WT600A is one of the more well-rounded examples you can buy today.

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There are some impressive advances within the sleek lines of Samsung’s new TV line up, including the 65-inch Series 8 LED. A quad-core processor helps stream content faster and works alongside Micro Dimming tech to produce more detailed pictures. World-class motion clarity brings sport to life and Samsung’s unique Evolution Kit future-proofs your investment by letting you effectively upgrade your TV. Let's take a look.

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With Samsung’s latest Smart TVs, you can flick through photos taken by your smartphone, listen to music from your laptop and watch videos saved on your tablet or cloud services like DropBox — all wirelessly streamed to your big screen. You can also stream from your TV... Samsung’s Smart View app lets you stream live TV or even Blu-ray movies to your tablet or phone. Perfect for keeping the peace with your room-mates, kids or other half.

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The evolution of Smart TVs isn’t about features you don’t need; it’s about easier access to the content you love. From catch-up TV apps and streaming Foxtel movies to TV show suggestions tailored to your viewing habits. With voice interaction, you can ask your 2013 Samsung Smart TV questions like “anything to watch?” and have S-Recommendation display your list. And your Samsung Smart TV isn’t just listening. Face recognition* helps it know you’re you.