LG announces pricing and availability of its 2019 OLED smart TV lineup

LG announced today that its 55- and 65-inch C9- and E9-series OLED TVs will be available at authorized dealers beginning in April, with additional models and sizes hitting stores in May and June. LG’s 55-inch C9 OLED (model number OLED55C9PUA) will cost $2,499, while the 65-inch version (model OLED65C9PUA) will …

You can get a 32-inch Toshiba HD Fire TV Edition today for less than the price of an Echo Spot

Whether or not you’ve decided to cut the cord, a smart TV can open up your entertainment world, with internet connectivity capabilities and streaming channels built right in. And today you can get a 32-inch Toshiba HD Fire TV on Amazon for $100Remove non-product link, down from a list price of …

ESPN+ Free Trial: Get Amped Up For The Big Game With Exclusive Content

The super bowl is just days away. Did you know ESPN has an app on all the big streaming services that is packed full of football documentaries and exclusive content?  Two new episodes of the ESPN+ exclusive “Detail from the Mind” dropped this week. In it, Peyton Manning analyzes the …

Why don’t Samsung and LG make streaming boxes?

Not long ago, I thought of smart TV software—especially from the likes of Samsung and LG—as something to ignore. Dedicated streaming devices such as Roku’s Streaming Stick and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick offered slicker interfaces and better app selections, which made me wonder why TV makers even bothered making subpar …

In defense of smart TV snooping

Let’s award a medal of bravery to Vizio CTO Bill Baxter, who last week delivered a candid explanation for why modern smart TVs—even the really good ones—have become so cheap. Speaking to The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Baxter acknowledged that Vizio can monitor everything users are watching, then anonymize that data …

Macworld Podcast: Join us today at 10 a.m. Pacific

Apple adjusts its earnings forecast for Q2 2019. The Consumer Electronics Show is full of TVs with AirPlay 2 support. HomeKit is being used by more and more products. We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld …

Apple’s adjusted earnings forecast, HomeKit and AirPlay 2 make some noise at CES

Apple adjusts its earnings forecast for Q2 2019. The Consumer Electronics Show is full of TVs with AirPlay 2 support. HomeKit is being used by more and more products. We also respond to your comments and questions for Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, Dan Masaoka, and Michael Simon in the Macworld …

Apple’s 4K TV deals show how the company’s business strategy is evolving

Apple doesn’t officially participate in the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but this year it’s all over the show. That’s because Apple has been cutting deals with major TV manufacturers to embed support for AirPlay 2 (and in at least one case, the iTunes movie and TV stores) …