Not too many people know that Netflix and Hulu are streaming services that have been around for years, the latter of which started as a DVD rental business before introducing media streaming in 2007. But with the advent of all things Internet, where everything can be conveniently accessed, streaming media online has suddenly become a bit of a norm today. And with tech like the Smart Home TV and Google’s Chromecast, cable viewing just seems so tedious. So while you’re browsing through the top Smart TV range at Harvey Norman, let’s look into which ones are a perfect match for your Google Home to make viewing even more enjoyable.
Toshiba 49-inch 1080p Smart LED TV
Let’s start with a brand that can offer a wide range of features for a budget-friendly price. The Toshiba 49-inch Smart LED TV comes with a built-in Chromecast feature, is compatible with Google Home, and has the Netflix and Hulu apps already installed. The TV also comes with three HDMI inputs and one USB port, which isn’t much compared to other television sets, but good enough if you want just want an HDTV that fits the budget and can offer comfortable viewing.
Sharp 55-inch Class 4K Ultra HD Android Smart LED TV
You can get that cinematic viewing vibe with the Sharp 4K Android Smart TV, with its 8 million pixel resolution and Dolby Vision HDR. Other than a built-in Chromecast and Google Home support, the Android TV comes with unique features like the Motion Rate technology which minimises the blur and judder of fast scenes, and the UHD Upscaler which bring lower resolution videos as close to 4K as possible.
Vizio P-Series 65-inch Quantum Class 4K HDR Smart TV
Another Smart LED TV that comes with the Dolby VIsion HDR is the Vizio 54-inch 4K Smart TV. This allows you to stream your films and shows in lifelike detail, and delivers cinematic colour intensity through the Quantum Dot. It has a bezel-less screen design which makes the viewing experience even more immersive and “produces the purest blacks and brightest brights” with the Active Full Array Max, 192 Local Dimming Zones, and UltraBright 2000. The Vizio Smart TV also comes with free automatic updates which allows it to add new features and apps.
Sony 4K HDR OLED TV with Dolby Vision and Acoustic Surface
This television is available in both 55-inches and 65-inches. Of course, this being Sony, we can expect nothing less than cinematic quality. It has over 8 million pixels individually controlled by its 4K HDR X1 Extreme processor, which includes rea;-time image processing to bring lower resolution content closer to 4K HDR quality. Its Acoustic Surface means that sound doesn’t just come from built-in booming speakers but from the entire screen, making it feel like you’re getting an IMAX immersive cinema viewing. And it uses their TRILUMINOS display which maps a wider palette of colours to reproduce every shade and hue possible.
Sony XBR-55X900E 55-inch 4K HDR Ultra HD Smart LED TV
Another Sony offering is the 55-inch Smart LED TV which also comes with the 4K HDR X1 Extreme processor and TRILUMINOS display for that crisp and vibrant detail the brand is known for. Its X-Reality PRO feature upscales images to as close to 4K resolution as possible and a Motionflow XR technology to maintain an ideal refresh rate for fast moving scenes.
Watching your favourite films and series has become even more seamless with the Chromecast and Google Home support. So watch out for these Smart Home TV when you’re checking out the top Smart TV range at Harvey Norman!