The upmarket, next-generation smart televisions are perhaps the highest-end television sets available in the Indian market today, and they are obviously for the more discerning buyers with exquisite taste and the means to afford it.
Now Netflix, with its illustrious lineage as a top OTT platform worldwide and a destination of choice for lovers of great movie and television content, has always been the service its subscribers like not just to use but also be able to talk about. And in the current scenario of exploding internet infrastructure, availability and awareness that drives aspiration amongst consumers, it is a win-win situation for both, manufacturers of televisions and, of course, Netflix.
Of course, this is a situation that isn’t too new, and Netflix has been publishing its list of Netflix-recommended smart TV sets for internet TV that enhance the Netflix viewing experience for its consumers.
Netflix has brought out its list of Netflix recommended smart TV sets for 2017, which includes a handful of Smart TVs that are delivering a next-generation experience, enabling faster performance, easier app access, and new features that improve Netflix and other internet TV services.
Only the following smart TV sets have met the criteria and can carry the Netflix Recommended TV logo in 2017 :
LG: 2017 4K UHD TVs with WebOS 3.5
UJ6300 | UJ6500 | UJ6600 | UJ7200 | SJ8000 | SJ8500 | SJ9500 | UJ7500 | UJ769R | UJ7800 | UJ8800 | UJ9400 | UJ9800 | B7 | C7 | E7 | G7 | W7
Samsung: 2017 4K UHD and QLED TVs
7 Series | 8 Series | 9 Series | Q Series
Sony Android Smart TVs
And Netflix isn’t just embedding its logo on a Smart tv set’s home page as an internet short cut. It has, for some time, been going the distance and adding strong aspirational value to its Netflix Recommended TV logo to not only egg manufacturers to line up for a certification, but also to help their current smart tv manufacturing ‘partners’ sell more smart TVs.
So when you see the Netflix Recommended TV logo, you’ll know the TV has passed a rigorous evaluation process. Each year the criteria and designations evolve to list the best new TVs for using Netflix and other internet TV services.
An aspirational stamp for Smart TV manufacturers
A Netflix Recommended TV logo on a smart TV set in 2017 means it meets at least 5 of the following 7 criteria across three buckets:
FASTER, EASIER, BETTER
TV Instant On: The TV starts up instantly and apps are ready to use right away, just like your smartphone. So the Netflix recommended TV is faster.
Fast App Launch: The Netflix app always launches quickly, whether it’s right after turning on the TV or after using several other apps.
Netflix Button: The Netflix button on the remote control powers on the TV as well as launches Netflix, so you can start your TV and get to Netflix with the press of a single button.
Easy Netflix Icon Access: The Netflix app is easy to access and convenient to launch from the TV menu.
TV Resume: Your TV remembers what you were doing and wakes to the same place as when it was turned off.
High-res Netflix Interface: Browse Netflix in 1080p resolution – with crisper text and clearer images.
Latest Netflix Version: Your TV comes with the latest version of Netflix with the newest features.
There’s no other smart TV that can quite match up to a Sony Android smart TV, especially for its amazing clarity and even more than that, the startlingly beautiful balance of vivid and realistic, dazzling display of colours. I’m still speaking non-4K displays.