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Netflix to recommend smart TVs

Netflix to recommend smart TVs | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Netflix is launching its Netflix Recommended TV programme, an independent smart TV evaluation programme to help consumers identify televisions built for a superior internet TV experience. The progr...
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Disney: The Television Will Become the Second Screen - Streaming Media Magazine

Disney: The Television Will Become the Second Screen - Streaming Media Magazine | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
TV vendors are quickly trotting out smart TV interfaces, but Disney says they can't compete with rich and easily updated tablet apps.
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"Will Television be just a dumb terminal?". probably yes according to Mark Arana, executive director for strategy and innovation at Walt Disney Studios.


I have always been doubtful about smart TV and the incredible growth of mobile (smartphone and tablets live with us the whole day) can confirm what Arana says. Human being are more confortable to use what they know better.

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Smart TV Apps Are Going To Drive The Next Big Shift In How We View Our Media

Smart TV Apps Are Going To Drive The Next Big Shift In How We View Our Media | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Apps are transforming TV viewing, just as they've transformed the Internet.
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The Smart TV App Revolution Is Coming: Here's What You Need To Know

The Smart TV App Revolution Is Coming: Here's What You Need To Know | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
The app store phenomenon, centered on smartphones and tablets, has been the biggest story in software for the past five years.
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Will we live in a world full of apps?

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Research shows smarter TV ads coming soon

Research shows smarter TV ads coming soon | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Murdoch University’s Audience Labs has tested using people’s web-browsing behaviour to select the TV ads they watch, a development it says could benefit viewers and advertisers as long as privacy concerns are addressed.
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Even Samsung will eventually succumb to the logic of a universal Smart TV OS | Videonet

Even Samsung will eventually succumb to the logic of a universal Smart TV OS | Videonet | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
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TVs need ‘sophisticated’ second screen interface, says Google exec » Digital TV Europe

TVs need ‘sophisticated’ second screen interface, says Google exec » Digital TV Europe | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
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Is second screen still second? 

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Beyond apps: the future of smart TV

Beyond apps: the future of smart TV | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
The next phase of smart TV development, focused around tablet-based guides and controls, will finally get things right, argues Alan Wolk
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Once again I agree with Alan Wolk. I have been always doubtful about smart tv and its watching experience.

Today with the opportunity to interact with smart tv with a tablet, things may change. 

 

People for a good watching experience mainly have to:

- take less time to get to the right content

- choose between as more contents as possible (not based om smart tv brand)

 

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Smart TVs have a serious communication problem

Smart TVs have a serious communication problem | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

Smart TVs are the new fashionable thing for popular TV-manufacturing companies to push on consumers. But we’ve still yet to see a really compelling, easy-to-use product trotted out—from CES or anywhere else. The more rounds that smart TVs go on the shelves at electronics expos, the more they seem to suffer from the same fundamental problem: a failure to communicate, or more appropriately, a failure to receive communication.

Internet-connected TVs that provide functionality beyond simple video displays have been on the agenda for nearly two decades. Despite the age of the technology and the fact that new smart TVs piggyback on possibly the most prevalent non-essential household electronic device (tablets), they’ve still failed to become a compelling device.


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If you want to change habits (i.e. the way we surf the web) you really have to do something disruptive. Without gesturing and voice recognition smart tv in my opinion are going to fail.

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Twonky Survey: Catch-up TV still preferred on a TV, not a second screen | Smart TV Radar

Twonky Survey: Catch-up TV still preferred on a TV, not a second screen | Smart TV Radar | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
[News] Twonky Survey: Catch-up TV still preferred on a TV, not a second screen http://t.co/dRxz338g
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“Consuming media on a large screen allows for a better quality of viewing and a more social experience. The internet is full of high quality of content with the added benefit of anytime viewing. That, combined with these findings, suggests that the connected home is the preferred solution for the perfect entertainment environment.”


I totally don't agree. Without gesture and voice recognition connected tv will be just traditional television for most of the people. I believe more in tv ecosystems.

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Samsung to push smartphone experience to smart TVs

Samsung to push smartphone experience to smart TVs | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
LIVE FROM CES 2013: Samsung has vowed to take the user experience it has honed in the smartphone sector and extend it into smart TVs. This was a key theme for the South Korean consumer electronics ...
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Samsung is trying to improve smart tv experience

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No One Uses Smart TV Internet Because It Sucks | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

No One Uses Smart TV Internet Because It Sucks | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
The first generation of Google TV set-top boxes fizzled. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com People aren't using their internet-connected smart TVs for anyth
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The problem with connected tv, as also explained in th article, is that viewers use television for watching tv. To interact with other viewers on internet they have other tools (smartphones, tablets) that are created for that reason. We have some habits and it's not very easy to change them.

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YouTube stumps up '$200 million' more for new original channels

YouTube stumps up '$200 million' more for new original channels | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

YouTube is increasingly positioning itself as a choice destination for good quality long form content as consumers adopt connected TVs.


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Samsung global smart TV market share reaches 26%

Samsung global smart TV market share reaches 26% | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Samsung retained its leadership position in the global Smart TV market amid the competitive holiday season of Q4 2013 with a 26.4% share. The Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service...
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CES: Roku not only makes products for TVs, it now makes TVs - Lost Remote

CES: Roku not only makes products for TVs, it now makes TVs - Lost Remote | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
CES: Roku not only makes products for TVs, it now makes TVs
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Is maybe this the right way to make smart tv really smart?

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Roundup: 2013 Smart TV systems [update]

Roundup: 2013 Smart TV systems [update] | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Here's an overview of the new smart TV features and enhancements offered by LG, Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, Philips and Toshiba.
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Making TVs smart: why Google and Netflix want to reinvent the remote control

Making TVs smart: why Google and Netflix want to reinvent the remote control | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it

Making TVs smart is a three-part series that looks at why smart TVs have failed to take off — and what needs to happen for these devices to realize their vast potential. You can read part one here and part two here.

 

When Google TV debuted back in 2010, it represented a radical take on smart TVs. Google wanted to combine live TV with internet content, and offer viewers a seamless way to switch from an ABC broadcast to a Netflix stream. The first generation of Google TV devices failed for a variety of reasons.

 

But all many people remember are those crazy remote controls.

 

That’s a lot of buttons: Sony’s first-generation Google TV remote control.

Logitech’s Revue companion box shipped with a full-size QWERTY keyboard better suited for an office desk than a living-room couch, and Sony’s Google TV devices introduced a monster of a remote control that had no fewer than 80 buttons.

 

Google has learned from these mistakes and, along with a number of other companies, is trying to rethink how people interact with their TVs. Keeping this kind of interaction simple as TVs get smarter turns out to be a big challenge. Cracking this nut could open the door to a whole new range of applications, which is one of the keys to getting users excited and finally turning smart TVs into a success story.

 

Changing the channel without knowing the number

Google’s initial decision to make Google TV devices with a full QUERTY keyboard was prompted by a problem anyone who has ever tried a streaming box like Apple TV or Roku knows well: Search, or even entering account credentials, is a royal pain.

 

Most streaming boxes come with remote controls that are built around a so-called D-Pad — buttons to navigate up, down, left and right. To search, devices use on-screen keyboards, leaving users with the slow, frustrating task of manually jumping from one letter to the next to type.

 

Read the full article at http://gigaom.com/2013/08/02/making-tvs-smart-part-3/


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Tony Obregon's curator insight, August 3, 2013 11:34 AM

I think it's brilliant to focus on evolving the remote control to make TV smarter and more social. 

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On Smart TVs, Second Screen and the search for authenticity | TOK.tv

On Smart TVs, Second Screen and the search for authenticity | TOK.tv | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
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"According to Read Write Web, innovation does not really happen in Smart TVs: second screen is the place where the magic happens".

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The Smart TV Is Dead. Long Live The Second Screen

The Smart TV Is Dead. Long Live The Second Screen | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Turns out that people mostly just want to use their television sets to, y'know, watch TV. So much for the smart TV. Instead, tablets are turning into tomorrow's set-top box.
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Tv sets are meant to be watched not be explored. 

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The Smart TV model will fail unless it adapts, says BBC | Videonet

The Smart TV model will fail unless it adapts, says BBC | Videonet | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
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lack of standardization in smart tv market seems to be a huge problem. 

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Fifth of US consumers embracing second screen | Rapid TV News

Nearly 60% of US consumers still prefer to watch their favourite shows and video programming on their TVs, but they also want their smartphones and tablets by their side so they can be online and multitask, new research has revealed.
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"The introduction of smart TVs is an indication of how the digital transition is accelerating to coincide with the demand of today's consumers to access anything, anywhere and at any time. The smart TV is beginning to reveal itself as the next disruptor."


Not mobile but smart tv. Are we sure?


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We just want Dumb TV! Check this article.

We just want Dumb TV! Check this article. | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
Research firm NPD says consumers are ignoring smart TV features such as web access and tweeting, instead simply using them to visit online video sites.

Via Claude Seyrat, Morgane FEVRIER, liaoyong
Mattia Nicoletti's insight:

Television is smart but the viewer is ordinary. Are viewers really interested just in watching traditional television?

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Claude Seyrat's curator insight, January 2, 2013 8:33 AM

Very interesting article -- a must read.

Morgane FEVRIER's curator insight, January 15, 2013 3:18 AM
Are smart TV's too clever for their own good? Researchers find we simply want to watch our favourite showsNew figures reveal consumers are ignoring the 'smart TV' features such as apps and twitter access, instead simply watching catch up' video over the internet 
Comes as manufacturers set to launch their latest Smart TVs in Las VegasApple also believed to be working on TV that could launch in 2013

 

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Consumers Want Content on Their Smart TV, Not Social Networking

Consumers Want Content on Their Smart TV, Not Social Networking | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
New research shows that consumers want content on their Smart TVs, not social networking services. Content oriented smart TVs are the future.
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Smart tv users don't need to interact with tv (they use second screen) they need contents. Smart tv can survive just with contents.

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Smart TVs keep dumbing down our living rooms

Smart TVs keep dumbing down our living rooms | The future of Entertainment | Scoop.it
The living room's been something like a holy grail for electronics manufacturers for decades. It's the place where we spend hours every day sitting in front of our TVs, passively flipping channels...
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