Innovation20 March 2017
At Netflix, we are continuously innovating to make sure using internet TV is as easy and great as possible. Improving the experience on the Smart TVs our members watch Netflix on is a big part of this process, and with our Netflix Recommended TV program, we are able to shine a light on the TVs leading this wave. This year, a handful of devices have innovated further - offering better usability, faster performance, and new features that make getting to Netflix and other internet TV services as easy as getting to live TV. Today, we’re excited to announce the first Netflix Recommended TVs of 2017:
- 2017 LG 4K UHD TVs with WebOS 3.5
- 2017 Samsung 7, 8, 9, and Q-series Smart TVs
- 2017 Sony Android TVs
These devices passed a rigorous evaluation process based on factors our members tell us are important. New criteria for this year’s Netflix Recommended TV designations include:
- You can power on your TV and start using Netflix or other internet TV apps in just a few seconds.
- You can switch between apps or switch from apps to live TV and back again almost instantly.
Also, the Netflix interface appears in hi-resolution making graphics and text clearer, sharper, and brighter, making for a higher quality, more immersive experience.
As with previous years, Netflix Recommended TV continues to evaluate whether Netflix is easily accessible from wherever you are within your TV menu, including having a Netflix button on the remote that can turn on the TV and go directly into Netflix within a few seconds. We also verify whether the device comes with the latest version of Netflix and includes our newest features.
These TVs will be in all countries where Netflix is available, though specific model availability varies by region. More information is available on our Netflix Recommended TV website. We’re thrilled with how fast and dead simple these TVs make internet TV and hope you like the difference as well.
- Brady and David
Brady Gunderson is Director of Product Management at Netflix
David Holland is Director of Business Development at Netflix