Connected TV

Samsung boosts UK Smart TV Hub gaming options

Samsung Smart Hub

Samsung is bolstering its UK gaming line-up with the addition of the PlayStation Now and GameFly Streaming apps to its smart TV store. The new… Read more

Polaroid partners with Google in smart TV move

Google Cast

Iconic camera brand Polaroid is making a push into the smart TV space, unveiling its first line of Google-powered, 4K TV models. The Ultra HD,… Read more

Vestel taps Opera for HbbTV 2.0 smart TVs


TV software provider Opera and manufacturer Vestel are teaming up to deliver HbbTV-enabled smart TV services. Opera TV’s software will be incorporated in the new… Read more

Skype to drop support for its smart TV app


Skype is set to discontinue support for its smart TV voice and video calling service from this summer. In a post on its support site,… Read more

Over half of US homes now have TV connected to the internet

NPD Group connected tv US

Over half of US homes with an internet connection now have at least one TV connected to the web, an increase of six million homes… Read more

IHS: TV shipments fall 4% in 2015

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Total annual TV shipments fell 4% year-over-year to 226 million units in 2015, according to new research by IHS. The research firm said that shipments… Read more

GS Group launches Russian game console with set-top capability


Russian technology company GS Group has launched a new game console with HD set-top box capability for the domestic market. The GS Gamekit is available… Read more

Google reportedly teaming up with Vizio for casting direct to TVs

Vizio TV

Google is teaming up with TV manufacturer Vizio to make casting capability from a mobile device available on Vizio TVs without the need to open… Read more

Digital UK opens up Freeview Play specification

Freeview Play on Panasonic Image Side

Digital UK has published the technical specification for connected TV service Freeview Play, opening it up to broadcasters, platforms and equipment manufacturers. The specification, which… Read more

Popcornflix launches on Apple TV


Free, ad-supported movie and TV streaming service, Popcornflix, has launched on Apple TV. With the move, Popcornflix said its service can now be found on… Read more