Top 10 connected TV interfaces: Do Apple, Google, Microsoft make the cut?


top connected TV interfacesConnected TVs and devices ranging from gaming consoles to Blu-ray players are making it easier for consumers to watch both movies and hit TV series without having to rely on a cable or satellite TV subscription. This FierceCable slideshow takes a look at the top 10 connected TV user interfaces.

Most of the connected TV interfaces allow viewers to access programming from Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) and other online video suppliers. Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) incorporates voice commands and gesture controls for its Xbox 360 interface, while Nintendo lets gamers who buy its new Wii U device to use a touch screen display on the game controller to channel surf. Samsung, LG and other consumer electronics manufacturers continue to increase the amount of over-the-top video content and applications that can be accessed through their connected TV user interfaces.

Check out our picks for the top 10 most compelling connected TV interfaces of 2012.