Initially cord cutters were quite reluctant to purchase a TV antenna. One of the main reasons being the inefficiency of the antenna to pick signals and also the tedious installation process. But gradually, there were a lot of changes to the TV antenna and it no longer seemed to be the same as it was earlier. Today, TV antennas come in varied types and with better technology.
The onset of Smart TV was a boon to the TV viewing experience. Even the antenna setup with a smart TV was easier with less hassle. Still there are a lot of cord cutters who are not yet aware about Smart TV and its varied advantages. Smart TV basically incorporates the platform wherein it allows the users to have access and also manage online content.
Working of a Smart TV:
The reason why it is called a Smart TV is because one can also get access to online streaming content. This can be all done by simply connecting the Smart TV to the Wi-Fi or aninternet router. Ethernet and Wi-Fi are both said to be convenient options for internet connection. Once you connect the Smart TV and turn it on, you would be prompted to enter the login credentials. Your Smart TV would mostly have certain pre-loaded application. If you need any other apps then those can be downloaded as well. The ways to navigate through the Smart TV and also how to manage the apps would be dependent on the brand of TV you are using.
Benefits of Smart TV for cord cutters:
There are numerous benefits of Smart TV especially for the cord cutters. One of the major benefit of a Smart TV is that, you get access to various channels either through streaming option or TV antenna. These channels provide a collection of entertainment programs, movies and also music library. For getting access to all of these one may need to have access to internet or a TV antenna. There is no need for cable service. There are certain brands of Smart TV which provide access to gaming solution and web browsing.
By connecting the smart TV to the TV antenna, you get access to a number of local channels. If you get an OTA DVR then you can also record the programs for watching later. TV antenna setups are made easier with minimal hassle. Just set the right location and you should be able to watch your favourite program in a matter of few minutes. Smart TV can instantly also show up varied channels without the hassle of scanning.
Smart TV’s also have incorporated latest technology, one of them being voice recognition tools such as Amazon Alex or Google Assistant. With the help of these tools, you can switch between channels, browse internet pages, switch on your favourite music or movie and also search for any programs. Smart TV can also be incorporated to the existing home features. There are a lot of Smart TV units which are being compatible with other devices present in your home such as switching on the lights or turning it off, handling any other sensor devices etc. Still there are a number of upgrades going on with the Smart TV. Hope to see many more advanced features in the years to come.