Panasonic joins LG, Philips, Toshiba and Bang & Olufsen, and enters the Smart TV alliance. This means that the same TV apps will work on all the TVs. IBM has also joined.<br /><br /><h3>Panasonic in the Smart TV alliance</h3>Panasonic developed its own Smart TV alliance a few years ago and it have been implemented in TVs up to 2012. From 2013, Panasonic will join the Smart TV alliance.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/panasonicalliance-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/panasonicalliance-1.jpg" alt="Panasonic joins the Smart TV alliance" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Panasonic joins the Smart TV alliance</i></p><br />Panasonic owners will now have access to new TV apps developed for the alliance Smart TVs at the same time as all other TV manufacturers. This will probably mean a wider selection and faster apps releases.<br /><br />The Smart TV platform is also updated with the 2013 models. Developers will ahve more updated tools and users will expereience smoother streaming and better 3D streaming, the alliance claims.<br /><br />ABOX42, TechniSat, IBM and Specific Media also join the alliance. LG, Toshiba, Philips, and Bang & Olufsen are already in.