Now that Friends is finally available on Netflix, you’ll want the best TV to binge-watch all 10 seasons. That’s if you’re able to find the right one from those announced at CES 2015.
Netflix’s solution? Giving a thumbs-up for the displays that are built specifically for media streaming. Its Netflix Recommended TV program, which was earlier announced at LG’s press conference, made another appearance at Sony’s new range of Bravia TVs.
Getting the approval isn’t just about launching the Netflix app on the certified TVs. The new range of smart TVs, one powered by webOS while the other with Google’s Android TV, are an indication of what Netflix is looking for - the correct user experience. The ease of use, not just for Netflix’s content but also the TV’s overall UI, is the key to attaining the Netflix Recommended label.
Speed is essential too, which means TVs that receive the stamp of approval from Netflix should boot up and load movies faster than you can decide what’s the next movie in the queue.
While Netflix hasn’t revealed the full criteria of the Netflix Recommended program, it’s safe to assume that TVs that get the label will also enjoy the high dynamic range (HDR) delivery promised by Netflix.
To some degree, yes. The Netflix Recommended label gives you an indication to how well the TV performs, since speed of loading smart TV apps will be a consideration. However, without direct access to Netflix in Asia, you won't be enjoying the full benefits of these streaming certified TVs. Still, there's no harm getting these TVs that are approved by Netflix.