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Smart TVs that utilize voice-assisting technologies such as Alexa and Google Assistant are now all the rave. A TV that allows you to use your voice to browse through your favorite shows is what everyone needs after a long day at work. However, for those running a tight budget, this poses a problem since these TVs could cost an arm and a leg.

Fortunately, a number of well-known brands are now making comparable TVs that bring the same picture quality, crisp and clear sound and smart functions at less than a thousand bucks. Some require compatible home devices for you to browse through your favorite shows using only your voice. Some come with a special remote that does the same thing. Some already have the voice-assisting technologies built-in. Whatever your needs are, here are the 5 best smart TVs under $1,000 to solve them.

1. Toshiba 4K UHD Smart TV Fire TV Edition (50-Inch)
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With "true-to-life" 4K Ultra HD picture quality and access to all your favorite shows, movies and channels through Fire TV built-in, the Toshiba Smart UHD TV Fire TV Edition brings a superior TV viewing experience like no other. Through Dolby Vision HDR Technology, picture quality is amplified with an expanded range of color contrast and superior brightness.

2. Insignia Smart HD TV Fire TV Edition (32-Inch)
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The Insignia Smart HD TV Fire TV Edition lets you stream thousands of shows, movies, channels and apps via Alexa, including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, Hulu and more, all in full HD quality. It is built for speed and performance, thanks to a multi-core CPU that delivers instant search results and fast, fluid responsiveness. For hands-free streaming, the smart TV comes with an Alexa voice remote.

3. TCL 3-Series Roku TV (40-Inch)
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The TCL 3-Series Roku TV lets you watch over 500,000 movies and TV episodes, all accessible through a "simple and intuitive" interface in a sleek, modern design, so you won't have to worry about flipping through inputs or complicated menus. It is also compatible with some Alexa and Google Assistant devices.

4. TCL 4-Series Roku TV (43-Inch)
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The TCL 4-Series Roku TV is the result when breathtaking and life-like picture quality (via 4K UHD and HDR technology) meets near-unlimited entertainment. It comes with a simplified, easy-to-use remote control that has half the controls of a conventional remote, making navigation easier. For voice control, it is compatible with Roku Voice, Alexa and Google Assistant devices.

5. Samsung Crystal 4K UHD Smart TV (50-Inch)
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The Samsung Crystal 4K UHD Smart TV has Alexa built-in so you can voice control your way to your favorite shows. It is powered by an ultra-fast Crystal 4K processor that transforms everything you watch in stunning 4K. Through HDR technology, every scene you watch, even dark ones, has a wide spectrum of colors and visual details for you to enjoy.