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Picking out a smart TV is hard. Of course, you look at the size and the price. Maybe you even look at what services are available directly through the TV. (After all, you’re probably going to want to access the ones you actually pay for.) That said, all services do not display the same on different TVs -- which is why Netflix launched the Netflix Recommended TV program.
To be deemed a Netflix Recommended TV, the set must go through a series of tests. The company looks at how quickly the TV turns on, how fast it can launch the Netflix app, and how fast it can resume playback when paused. Other criteria include “fast video playback,” how easy it is to find the app on the TV, if the TV remote has a dedicated Netflix button, and whether or not the set comes with the latest version of Netflix out of the box. To get the seal of approval, the set must meet at least five of the seven criteria.
Currently, there are several manufacturers making Netflix Recommended TV sets. Let’s take a peek at five of our favorites.
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