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In the Market for a New TV? These TVs Are the Best for Netflix Fans

We’ve all experienced the headache of grabbing a glass of wine, popping some popcorn and settling in for a binge marathon of [Insert New Awesome, Must-Watch Series] on Netflix just to wait for what seems like an hour for it to buffer. (Buffering is still a thing?!) The stuff of streaming nightmares can be over soon if you’re willing to trade your current television for one featured in the new Netflix Recommended TV program.

Back in January during CES, Netflix announced its Recommended TV program, a campaign that gives members easier and more efficient access to the streaming service through their army of approved smart TVs. Netflix described the initiative as one that will “give people insight into which models meet those needs (ease of use and efficiency) to deliver a superior smart TV experience.” Time to save up before OITNB returns ;)

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What exactly does it mean for a TV to achieve this new status? Essentially, the devices must pass a “rigorous evaluation process” from Netflix that involves three categories. The first is based on performance. If a television quickly launches the Netflix app and resumes a show fast, and video playback happens rapidly, its performance is up to par. To pass the second aspect of Netflix’s QA, the TV remote must have a Netflix button and the app should be prominent on the screen. The final piece of this program’s puzzle deals with the TV’s features, involving how quickly an app is ready to use from turn-on and whether comes with the latest version of Netflix. Seems a lot easier than the SAT.

With the announcement, the online entertainment outlet revealed the first batch of devices that Netflix recognizes as providing a superior experience: LG 4K UHD TVs with webOS 2.0, Sony Android Full HDTVs and Roku TVs from Hisense, Insignia, and TCL. If you’re wandering around Best Buy or another electronics store and wondering how to locate the approved televisions, just keep a lookout for the “Netflix Recommended TV” logo on the box. We wish you could find a way to play nice with all TVs (especially the ones we already own), but at least thank you for making it super simple and obvious, Netflix.


With cord cutting becoming the way of the future, it only makes sense to keep this easy-streaming spec in mind when shopping for your next TV. We’ll be interested to see how the program develops in criteria and number of approved products with Netflix and its competitors. Your move, Apple TV ;)

Would you be more likely to buy a new flat screen if it had the Netflix Recommended TV stamp of approval on it? Let us know in the comments.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*