The X930D by Sony takes our top spot for the best smart TV for streaming content. If you want to keep things simple without extra devices, this TV is an ideal solution.

Best overall

Sony 55X930D

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It's 4K, supports HDR content, can be used to stream media without plugging in external devices, and 3D to boot. The benefit of Sony televisions is the company makes full use of Android to power its platform. Sure, it's not Microsoft, but it makes for a compelling experience, regardless of which ecosystem you're a part of.

Bottom line: Need content on your TV without additional hardware? This Sony panel is perfect.

One more thing: 4 HDMI to connect all the things.

Why the Sony X930D is the best TV for streaming

We rank Sony's setup and platform as the ideal option for streamers who wish to rely on their TV alone.

If Microsoft made a smart TV platform, it'd probably be the best in the world. But they don't, thus we have to stick with whatever television manufacturers go with — and it's nigh impossible to buy a new TV these days without it coming with some manner of built-in smarts. In the case of Sony, the company deploys Android TV, which is actually a solid experience. Should you require advanced functionality from your set, as well as the ability to stream all the content, you'll definitely need to consider one of these beauties.

First up, the X930D is gorgeous out the box. It's a stunning slab of black magic that sits wonderfully on a table, cabinet or even attached to the wall. This particular model we've highlighted here guide is the 55-inch variant, which is the sweet spot when it comes to screen sizes for the living room. You could go larger or smaller if you so wish, though. Options are available.

The entire package measures in at just 10mm at its thinnest point and 15mm where all the internals are contained for processing content. Speaking of which, this set in particular supports not only 3D, but also HDR and 4K content too. Investing in this TV will ensure your home is set for the future of ultra-sharp, ultra-colorful content. Colors are sharp and Sony's Slim Backlight Drive make for a pleasant viewing experience.

With Android TV installed you'll be able to enjoy not only movies, TV and other media, but also some gaming too. The Google Play Store is at hand for downloading apps and other portals. All-in-all the Sony X930D is a superb Android-powered TV experience. And if that's not your thing, you can still plug in an Xbox One S or a Stick PC and — voila! — you've got Windows.

webOS

LG EG9600

LG EG9600

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4K, check. 3D support, check. OLED technology is joined by three HDMI inputs to connect all the things. That's if you require something more than what LG's intuitive webOS software has to offer. The wide-angle viewing ensures everyone in the room will be able to enjoy streamed entertainment.

Bottom line: Take advantage of LG's incredible display technology with embeded webOS for expanded functionality.

One more thing: It's a curved TV that can also be wall-mounted.

Smart Hub

Samsung JU6000

Samsung JU6000

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Samsung's 4K JU6000 TV is a superb option for those who are fans of the company's display collection. You've got built-in Wi-Fi, support for the Smart Hub, Samsung's platform based on Tizen OS, as well as thin bezels. The quad-core processor should allow viewers to enjoy streamed content without hassle.

Bottom line: A great all-rounder when it comes to an ultra high-definition viewing experience.

One more thing: It's also a solid panel to use with your PC, though make sure your components can support HDMI 2.0 to enjoy 4K at 60FPS or you'll be stuck on 30FPS with HDMI 1.4.

Firefox OS

Panasonic TX

Panasonic TX

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Panasonic makes full use of Firefox OS, a smart TV solution by the folks behind the web browser of the same name. The TX series of televisions is available in a variety of sizes, as well as configurations depending on exactly what you need and how much of a budget you're willing to spend.

Bottom line: Firefox OS is seriously good looking, though some may find it lacking in the content department.

One more thing: When not viewing your favorite show, dust off your controller and game in 60Hz.

Conclusion

Should you be wanting to stream content in the big room there are a number of options available to do so without dongles or other accessories. While we believe Sony offers a brilliant experience with te X930D series of televisions, other manufacturers in our round-up offer capable units that are able to handle connected content.

Best overall

Sony 55X930D

Sony XBR 4K TV

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It's 4K, supports HDR content, can be used to stream media without plugging in external devices, and 3D to boot. The benefit of Sony televisions is the company makes full use of Android to power its platform. Sure, it's not Microsoft, but it makes for a compelling experience, regardless of which ecosystem you're a part of.

Bottom line: Need content on your TV without additional hardware? This Sony panel is perfect.

One more thing: 4 HDMI to connect all the things.