What is a Smart TV?
A Smart TV provides not only the all the standard TV channels, but it also allows you to stream internet content directly to your TV too, allowing you to watch YouTube videos, movies, BBC iPlayer and even log in to Facebook. In addition, you can view web based photo albums and even make a video call using Skype (via a separate camera, which is usually sold separately).
A Smart TV works in a similar way to a smart phone, in that you will have access to a number of applications with the option to obtain further apps from an app store.
In order to provide these services, the Smart TV will need to be connected to the internet. It can be connected to your broadband connection either via an ethernet cable or using Wi-fi. Some Smart TVs have wi-fi connectivity built in; for others, you will need a wi-fi dongle.
It can be awkward to navigate the internet or enter text using the standard Smart TV remote control, so many people opt to buy a USB keyboard, which makes it a lot easier.
Each manufacturer has its own version of the how they utilise the technology, so different brands will offer different features. They also have the capability to provide additional services as technology advances, without you having to do anything, which means the range of options improve and grow as time moves forward.
Did you know?
Smart TV is sometimes called Internet TV or Connected TV
to view the range available.
Also, you could check out another online store, Bennetts, who have a buy now pay nothing for a year and a day on all orders over £199 (not strictly interest free as there is an admin charge of £28) but worth a look.
Bennetts stock a range of televisions including Plasma, LCD and the new LED TVs, in addition to home entertainment systems and DVD combos.