Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) had been in the news, at the start of the year, to announce that it was analyzing a series of Web Connected TV sets, to determine which ones are the most compatible. The company has now announced that it has finally found the slate TVs that would be best suited for NetFlix videos. The TV sets went through rigorous testing and had to clear a defined set of criterion to be recommended for NetFlix. Here is a list of things that Netflix looked at before giving its recommendations.
The first thing that the company considered was the TV’s performance. The company looked at the time it took the TV to launch the NetFlix app and how quickly the videos loaded and resumed. The very next thing was the ease of access. Even if the playback was fast and provided the required quality, it would be of no use if it could not be easy to use. This also included the compatibility of on-screen apps. If the user had to switch to another screen to launch the apps, they manufacturer had failed to impress Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX).
The recommendation does have a few drawbacks for consumers though. The biggest one being that there are only three sets that were able to gain recommendation from the company. Unfortunately, two of these sets are still due to be launched. This means that there is only one recommended TV set in the market right now and the chances are slim that you have it in your home. The only sets available in the market are from Roku, which were mainly successful because of their interface. Most of the options in these TV sets are available on the mainscreen.
The final announcement by Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) was made at the LG press conference at CES. This may be one of the reasons why some LG sets made it through. The sets from LG are the 4k UHD models, with web OS 2.0, which are due to be launched soon. The only other recommended set was the Sony Bravia TV sets, which uses the Android TV system.