Netflix recommended TVs for 2016 don’t include Samsung

The seven criteria a TV must meet to get the Netflix stamp of approval are:

- TV instant on: the TV has to wake up and be ready to use right away

- TV resume: the TV has to turn on at the same place it was turned off

- Latest Netflix version: the TV has to come preinstalled with the latest update

- Fast app launch: Netflix has to be able to start up soon after turning the TV on

- Fast app resume: Video content you were watching has to resume instantly when switching from another app or channel

- Netflix button: The TV remote has to have a Netflix button for fast launch

- Easy Netflix icon access: The Netflix app has to have a prominent location in the TV’s list of apps

To date only Sony and LG have managed to meet all seven criteria, with Samsung nowhere to be seen. Samsung didn’t meet the criteria in 2015 either.

The compatible LG sets are: UH6300 series, UH6500 series, UH7500 series, UH8500 series, UH9500 series and the G6 series.

Compatible Sony sets are the S85D series, X85 series, X93D series, X94D series, XD93 series, XD94 series, SD85 series and XD85 series.

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.