What does a Smart TV mean?
Many people look around the web for the definition of Smart TV. And while different sites may give different opinions, the consensus is that a Smart TV has internet connectivity, runs on an operating system, and comes with its own app service.
In short, TV + internet + apps = Smart TV.
One stop entertainment
The biggest value of a Smart TV is the ability to enjoy content beyond regular TV channels. A Smart TV provides your favorite VOD services such as Netflix, Amazon, YouTube plus music streaming services like Spotify, and even various games and sports content to enjoy as you please. Even paid cable and satellite broadcasting are available to watch on Smart TVs - you just need to install the app that cable or satellite broadcasting company provides.
* An internet connection and subscription for content services are required. Subscription charges may apply.
No matter how much content there is, the important thing is being able to find it right away. With the endless amount of content available online, choosing what to watch is no easy task. That's why having a convenient search function is important.
A great Smart TV should automatically detect any device you connect via HDMI and eliminate the need to use several remote controls. Gone are the days of frantically searching for your remote controls. With just the TV remote, you should even be able to play/pause content streaming from your set-top box.
Another feature that is gaining popularity is voice recognition. It’s a lot more convenient than typing or using motion sensors to control your Smart TV. It comes in handy when you search for content or information.
Checking to see if a Smart TV can easily connect to other devices is another important requirement when choosing a new Smart TV. Connecting your smartphone to your TV to view content on a bigger screen is something you will definitely want to experience. Pictures and videos from your phone feel totally different when you see them on a big screen.
IoT is gaining widespread popularity, so naturally, easy connectivity with various internet-enabled devices around the home is becoming a requirement. You can watch a movie on your phone on the way home from work and effortlessly continue watching it on your TV screen as soon as you get home.
* Requires installation of SmartThings app on compatible mobile device.