Teri Wilson
April 07, 2016 3:40 pm

Heads up! Netflix wants to do your TV shopping for you. Sadly, they’re not footing the bill. (I know…we were really excited there for a minute, too.)


Okay, so they’re not paying for the TV, but they are doing all the research for you. For the second year in a row, Netflix has given a few televisions its official seal of approval. They’ve looked at all the smart TVs on the market and chosen the ones that work best with Netflix.

Features they considered included “instant on” (which means the TV turns on right away) and faster overall performance. Because apparently, we don’t want to waste time when it comes to our Netflix habits. Why waste precious minutes waiting for your TV to fire itself up when you could be spending that time on ONE MORE EPISODE?


Netflix also considered which televisions had the best Internet TV services and a feature called TV resume, which means when you turn on your television, it opens to the last app you were using before you turned it off. Again, this gives you more time to get down to the important business of binge watching.

In a statement on its blog, Netflix has announced the first two televisions of 2016 to get the official designation as Netflix Recommended TVs.

They are: LG (for UHD TVs with webOS 3.0). You can purchase one at Best Buy for about $600.

…And Sony (for Android 4K UHD TVs). You can get this model at Best Buy for around $1,000.

So if you’re really into Netflix and you’re in the market for a new television, you might want to take a look at those. You can read more about the Netflix Recommended TV designation and the specific LG and Sony models they really like here.

Because hey, hasn’t this been all of us at one point or another?