Samsung claims 2.5 million weekly visitors to its ‘Smart Hub’

Seems that Smart TVs - those that can access online video content - are proving a bit hit with consumers. Samsung, one of the leading Smart TV manufacturers, is claiming that it has recently passed 2.5 million weekly visitors to its 'Smart Hub' portal, a rise of 33 per cent over the past six months.…

4K TV Review: Polaroid Series 6 HD Smart 3D LED 65in TV, £1099

Polaroid has launched two cut price, Ultra High Definition (UHD) or 4K TVs. Available exclusively at Asda, Stuart O'Connor reviews the larger 65inch model and asks whether it is worth the money If you've never experienced a big-screen television before, then prepare to be gobsmacked. because the first thing that you notice when you unbox…

Control your TV with your mind. Smart TVs get smarter with MindRDR technology

If this was April 1st then I would be suspicious, but it's not and it seems that being able to control your 'smart' TV with your mind could actually be a thing. Apparently both YouTube and the BBC iPlayer could be set to integrate MindRDR TV (Mind Reader TV, geddit) technology into their content platforms very…

YouTube killing support for older smart TVs and devices

Bad news if you access YouTube on a smart TV made before 2012 - Google is pulling the plug on YouTube apps for certain devices. Unfortunately we don't have a complete list of affected devices, but according to Google it will affect "Select devices manufactured in 2012 and earlier, including Sony TVs & Blu-ray Discs,…

Could CES2015 be when Smart TVs FINALLY got their act together?

This year's CES show, currently underway in Las Vegas, has an abundance of TVs. All of the major manufacturers are there, promising the brightest, widest and curviest displays in history. We'll hear plenty of talk of OLEDs, Quantum Dots and contrast ratios - but something more important has happened on the inside of the sets.…

Samsung switching to running Tizen OS on its smart TVs

Samsung has announced that its 2015 range of Smart TVs will run its own proprietary Tizen operating system - rather than Android TV. The move isn't hugely surprising - for ages Samsung has been trying to push Tizen on to consumers using its products, despite it being an OS that nobody wants or needs. Having…

Hands-on with the Samsung F5500 Smart TV

Yesterday I got the chance to try out one of Samsung's newest smart TVs – the 51" beast known as the Samsung F5500. It's got tonnes of different features, can talk to a number of other household gadgets, access the…

Kogan 32-inch LED Android Smart TV tempts your wallet at £259

Who said Smart TV's had to be pricey? Certainly not Aussie tech manufacturer-slash-retailers Kogan, who've just dropped their 32-inch Agora 32 Smart TV in at £259. Interestingly running Google's Android platform (Ice Cream Sandwich version) rather than a bespoke Smart…