For this reason, platforms are ranked from best to worst.
Hbb TV, provided by the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV association, CE-HTML, part of Web4CE, OIPF, part of Hbb TV, and Tru2way are framework platforms managed by technology businesses.
At the beginning of 2016, Nielsen reported that 29 percent of those with incomes over ,000 a year had a smart TV.
A smart TV device is either a television set with integrated Internet capabilities or a set-top box for television that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary basic television set.
LG and Payment Wall have collaborated to allow consumers to access purchased apps, movies, games, and more using a remote control, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
It also provides access to Internet-based services including traditional broadcast TV channels, catch-up services, video-on-demand (VOD), electronic program guide, interactive advertising, personalisation, voting, games, social networking, and other multimedia applications.
Smart TV devices also provide access to user-generated content (either stored on an external hard drive or in cloud storage) and to interactive services and Internet applications, such as You Tube, many using HTTP Live Streaming (also known as HLS) adaptive streaming.
Smart TV devices facilitate the curation of traditional content by combining information from the Internet with content from TV providers.
Smart TV technology and software is still evolving, with both proprietary and open source software frameworks already available.
These can run applications (sometimes available via an 'app store' digital distribution platform), interactive on-demand media, personalized communications, and have social networking features.
Major TV manufacturers have announced production of smart TVs only, for their middle-end to high-end TVs in 2015.