A Smart TV can be a fantastic viewing experience, but with the vast array of apps and software that come as optional extras, it can be a challenge to decide which precise model you should buy, and why it is the best option for you and your lifestyle.
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Let’s take a look at what to look for when shopping for a Smart TV, and what the pitfalls and concerns are that could be avoided.
What makes a Smart TV better than a regular one?
Compared to standard TVs, Smart TVs are far more intuitive and user-friendly, allowing access to an array of streaming platforms and other internet-related functionalities. Most modern Smart TVs have apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney, and more pre-loaded, plug-and-play style, which allows a more user-friendly, straight-out-of-the-box viewing experience. Better yet – not only do they offer this functionality, but they also actually function as entire entertainment hubs, allowing for general internet access, social media, music, and gaming.
The main difference between Smart TVs and regular TVs is the fact that a Smart TV comes with this internet connectivity. It can be linked to home voice control systems, other smart appliances like lighting, vacuum cleaners or thermostats, speakers, gaming consoles, and more, which brings us to the next point…
Bluetooth connectivity and setup
This is where the magic happens. Any and all compatible wireless connections can be tethered to your Smart TV using Bluetooth. Speakers, consoles and more can all be connected wirelessly, quickly and reliably, with a Bluetooth connection.
Setting up your Smart TV is simple too – once you’ve connected to your Wi-Fi network, the Tv unit will launch into an intuitive walkthrough process, guiding you through the setup steps. Installation and customization will be taken care of in a flash, and your TV will be set up in a way that is exactly as you like it! Settings and parental controls can be readjusted later. Your best bet would be to get the ball rolling and leave any finer adjustments for later.
It even works with your Smartphone.
The experience of pairing your phone to your Smart TV can lead to great things, as it enables you to share pictures, play games, watch videos, play music, and basically use any functionality between the two devices. Goodbye to licenses that only limit you to one device! You will be able to make use of that licensed content on a bigger screen – what a win!
Salespeople are in the game to make sales and get a commission. They are trained to talk the talk and make you believe that the most expensive option is the one you need. The best advice I can give you is to always remain critical – do your research, and make sure that you have your facts straight before committing to any given purchase.
Make your decision based on features that are important to you and get ready to compare specs vs pricing until you are happy with the particular combination, and then, all that remains is to enjoy your new TV!