Dimming the house lights before a movie could be as easy as adjusting the TV volume thanks to new software.
Latest software Beta shows Apple is ready to free the Bluetooth functionality in the Apple TV set-top box for pairing with keyboards.
Google TV users could soon be able to search for films and TV shows and change channels using vocal commands.
The BBC iPlayer has seen a surge in demand from mobiles, Blu-ray players, Smart TVs and consoles this year.
CES 2012Opera has unveiled its TV app store, promising a "completely different way to experience TV" thanks to apps from the likes of Facebook and Vimeo.
Adobe announced this week that it would no longer be making Flash for mobile devices and it seems that this stretches to the TV market too, with news that it wants developers to work on apps for television rather than a full web browsing experience.
Asus has launched its latest set top box in the form of the O!Play Mini Plus, an internet-enabled receiver that can play HD content from the web.
IFA 2011From one end of IFA 2011 to the other, the hottest tech trend has undoubtedly been the rise and rise of internet-connected TVs in general and Smart TVs in particular
IFA 2011Three of the biggest names in televisions have announced a partnership to create a new standard in TV apps, using common technical requirements to allow a unified platform.