Smart (or “connected” TVs) have internet capabilities, which means more choice, more convenience and more control. Here are just a few benefits…
1. Endless film and TV
Probably the first thing you’ll notice about a Smart TV is that it has the traditional benefits of a TV (broadcast and cable channels) along with the added superpower of the internet! This means that you can buy or rent films soon after they’re in the cinema with just a touch of a button. And an endless world of TV box sets is waiting for you. And speaking of box sets…
2 Say hello to Netflix!
Netflix, the TV and movie streaming service, has taken the world by storm. Millions of TV box sets, films, documentaries, kids’ programmes and international content are available on Netflix right now, and a month of Netflix costs less than a single Blu-Ray or cinema ticket. New shows are frequently added a season at a time to allow for maximum bingeing! These include acclaimed Netflix exclusives like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Making a Murderer.
3 Add YouTube to your channel list.
YouTube is not just cat videos and pratfalls (though those needs will be met). The free streaming channel offers content from around the globe, including the best of American TV (news, programmes, sketches, interviews and more), music videos, movie trailers, journalism and even some movies.
4. Mirror your Smart TV with your phone, computer or tablet
Many Smart TVs can link remotely to your other devices, so reading that article, watching that video, listening to that music and even surfing the web can be done via your phone, computer or tablet, and seen on your glorious, high-def TV screen. Many Smart TVs can link remotely to your other devices, so reading that article, watching that video, listening to that music and even surfing the web can be done via your phone, computer or tablet, and seen on your glorious, high-def TV screen.
5. A world of TV apps (with more to come!)
RTÉ, Channel 4 and many more channels have Smart TV apps, giving you access to new and old shows that they’ve broadcast, viewable whenever you want. (So long, TV schedules!) Other apps include news, weather, sport and even casual games. And the good news is that new apps are constantly emerging, bringing new content and updates to your Smart TV all the time
Check out the range of smart TVs here!