There still isn’t a whole lot of 4K content available, but Amazon and Netflix have tried to fix that by streaming TV shows and movies in the ultra high definition standard. Comcast has taken a similar approach with a special app on Samsung TVs, but now it’s getting prepared to offer 4K content through a set-top box.
Now that plenty of TV makers, including Samsung, Sharp, Sony, LG and others, are building UHD sets, the industry felt it was time to create some form of alliance. Except this isn’t just a hardware alliance, it also involves major content providers that will start to provide actual content that customers can view on their new UHD TV sets.
Samsung always makes a big splash during the CES, and this year is no different. If you just got a new TV over the holidays, you may want to sit down. Samsung on Monday announced a new family of SUHD TVs, all of which are powered by the Tizen operating system that it has been developing internally.
Next up is Samsung’s press conference. We’re not really sure what to expect from this one either. Usually Samsung has some mobile gear to talk about, though rumors are suggesting it might be relatively quiet on that front.
Roku had some big news to announce at CES 2015 in regards to its growing branded TV line.
The streaming device company announced that TCL will be releasing 12 new models of televisions with Roku’s software baked right in this year. Additionally, it will also be adding new partnerships with Haier and Insignia. The models from Insignia will launch this spring at BestBuy, while the Haier models will hit the market sometime this summer.
LG just announced several new high resolution televisions and displays during the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. That includes a new 55-inch Ultra HD curved OLED panel that will make its way into TVs with 65-inch and 77-inch panels.
LG announced new TVs and TV software during its 2015 Consumer Electronics Show press conference in Las Vegas. During it, Netflix chief of streaming and partnerships Greg Peters came on stage to make a pretty big announcement.
Watch the LG CES 2015 Press Conference
Typically, the firm has more than just a single TV to announce, and there are hints that we might even see the G Flex 2 smartphone during the event. Hopefully there are even a few surprises, too.