A new survey finds that most people with smart TVs aren't using the majority of the smart features. TV manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and Sony stick all kinds of internet-connected features into their mid- and high-end TVs, but the interfaces are generally confusing and not optimized for sitting on a couch 10 feet away from a screen, and this survey confirms that nobody really wants to browse Twitter on a TV. But the silver lining is that a high percentage of users--more than half--are using the video-related apps, like Netflix and Hulu Plus. That's great! [via The Daily Mail]
The apps on the smart TVs are to annoying verse doing the same thing on a computer at ease.
Having more options on a Smart TV to watch more of my favorite shows is a preferred option! Yup! Yup!
Amen to that... I watch TV and movies, and sometimes play a little Wii on my television... no need for 90% of the silly add-ons that do nothing more for me than drive up the price of a TV. If I want to do 'computer-related' things, I go onto my "computer"....wow, what an amazing concept. ;)
My TV has netflix, pandora, and some other movie on demand service, but I only use netflix. I wouldn't mind youtube or amazon prime. I'll never use anything like facebook, but videos would be great.
First the 3D tv flop and now this. Gee, maybe people don't take the boob tube all that seriously -- ya think
Don't most flat screen HDTVs have to ability to be used as computer monitors anyway?
Side note, for those of you who do not have a Smart TV or maybe you still have extreme old plane tube TV, I have good news for you. I use a Western Digital Multi Media player and it can wirelessly connect to the internet and my home computer to play my saved multimedia files I have save on my computer, plus many apps and yes Netflix, Hulu Plus, Youtube and lots more.