Flood of streaming-video options could confound TV watchers

"Smart TV" is even more common than ever this year among the TVs of 2012, and as always, content is king. With that in mind we present the chart above, summarizing the various major apps available from most major TV manufacturers this year (Toshiba coming soon). As you can see, pretty much everything has Netflix, and the differences begin from there. Compared to last year, the major addition to the chart is HBO Go, which is currently exclusive to Samsung TVs. It's a superb app with a wealth of content that makes Samsung's suite the most compelling of the year for HBO subscribers (at least, those whose TV providers support it). On the other hand, both Samsung and LG lack one of our favorite services, Amazon Instant. Especially for owners of the popular Kindle Fire tablet and people who subscribe to Amazon Prime--allowing access to all-you-can-eat Prime Instant Videos--Amazon Instant has become a must-have app on the same order as Netflix. The $50 Roku LT also has HBO Go.

Flood of streaming-video options could confound TV watchers

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Thu 12 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Gaps in Netflix's online library likely to persist

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Mon 9 Apr 12 from Phys.org

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Flood of video streaming options could confound TV watchers

Video streaming options proliferate, triggering more choices and confusion for consumers.

Mon 9 Apr 12 from USA today

Over 1 million pay-television subscribers cut the cord in 2011

Over 1 million pay-television subscribers in the US canceled their services in 2011. The majority of these cord cutters instead opted for cheaper online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu ...

Thu 5 Apr 12 from Techspot

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Wed 4 Apr 12 from Ubergizmo

From Amazon to HBO Go to YouTube: App availability on 2012 TVs compared (big chart)

"Smart TV" is even more common than ever this year among the TVs of 2012, and as always, content is king. With that in mind we present the chart above, summarizing the various major apps available ...

Wed 11 Apr 12 from CNET Crave

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