As of 2015, Samsung, Vizio and LG are companies that manufacture Web TVs, or Internet TVs. Sony also manufacturers smart TVs, which allow for instant connection with streaming video services without connecting separate video streaming devices. Consumers sometimes refer to these TVs as smart TVs.
Samsung, Vizio, LG and Sony offer smart TVs with features such as Ultra HD and 4k display, including Sony’s KD-65X9005A smart TV. Consumers can connect these TVs to the Internet using a home network via Wi-Fi connection or Ethernet and browse the Web or use certain apps on their devices such as video streaming, music and social media apps, including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Spotify and Facebook. Consumers can also use voice commands and gesture controls with smart TVs such as Samsung’s UE40F6400.
In addition, owners can share the screens of their mobile devices directly with some smart TVs such as with Samsung and LG TVs. Consumers using the AllShare Play app on their Samsung Galaxy devices can share their screens with the smart TVs' monitors, and they can receive clones of live TV channels from the smart TVs to their devices using the Samsung Smart Viewer app. LG also offers this feature with its smart TVs when using the LG TV remote app.