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Running on Harmony: Huawei’s first Harmony OS device is the Honor Vision smart TV

Shortly after announcing its new multi-platform operating system, Huawei has launched the first devices running on Harmony, an Honor smart TV series named Honor Vision. 

What will Huawei’s HongMeng OS look like?

Even though Huawei has fought through a rough couple of months, the company is set on releasing its own (OS), codenamed HongMeng, into the world.

Samsung 8K QLED TVs are here, even if there’s nothing to watch on them

The Korean company unveiled its 8K QLED TVs at a media event in Johannesburg today, and as expected, they're not going to come cheap.

Stream DStv Now directly to your TV (for free?)

Multichoice’s answer to Netflix, their VOD (Video on Demand) service called DStv Now, is coming to your TV screen — even if you don’t own a decoder. DStv has launched its new DStv Now app for Samsung smart TVs and Android boxes, which allows you to stream DStv content directly to your TV, without the need for a decoder. The app for their streaming service features live sports, live TV, shows...[Read More]

Netflix launches new interface for smart TVs

Netflix is (almost) essential in a modern, connected society, and the platform-slash-interface plays an integral role in a user’s experience. Nothing’s more annoying than accidentally tapping the ‘Back’ button on a TV remote and being redirected back to the top of the app. Cue the sigh of annoyance at having to type ‘Breaking Bad’  into the search bar all over again with your remote control. You c...[Read More]

Time to get a new smart TV – YouTube now supports HDR video

Folks who have been sitting on the fence about getting one of the newer smart TVs to hit the market in 2016, YouTube might have made up your mind for you. The Google-powered video service has added support for HDR (high dynamic range) video, following on the heels of Netflix which already offers the technology to subscribers with compatible hardware. Netflix and YouTube are not the only places you...[Read More]

HiSense launches Smart, Android-powered (4K) Vision TV in SA

HiSense has been a growing presence in South Africa, now claiming the second spot in terms of fridges and TV sets in local homes and they’re going for the upper end of the market with their just-launched addition to their Vision TV lineup. Calling it a “first-of-its-kind” TV, HiSense are bringing a locally-made, Android-powered Smart TV to our shores. HiSense South Africa General...[Read More]

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear getting Tizen, smart TVs will also use the OS soon

Samsung is gearing up to get away from Android with their wearable technology and one of the first items that will be getting the Tizen treatment is Samsung’s first Galaxy Gear smartwatch. SamMobile has the details of the update on their website as well as the firmware upgrade itself, which will allow users to use many of the features that were introduced with the Galaxy Gear 2 and the Gear ...[Read More]

Piko Smart TV adaptor – An interesting collection of ideas

Here’s something that we were aware of but hadn’t really seen up till now – an HDMI dongle that confers Smart TV-like qualities on a less-than-intelligent one by using the power of Android. And something called an Air Mouse. The Piko, as it is called, is basically an Android operating system on a stick with a collection of pre-installed apps that can be controlled from the couch ...[Read More]

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