A smart TV is a TV that can connect to the internet without the need for a set-top box or streaming device.
Like a smartphone, a smart TV offers several ‘internet connected services’. It has the equivalent of a computer built into it, giving you a greater number of services.
These televisions offer apps, media streaming, web browsing and games – a Smart TV is essentially the common name for a whole series of technologies.
There are apps which allow you to download the content that is most relevant to you. Be it streaming on-demand content from apps like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and My5; or subscription services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
These days, it’s quite hard to find a TV that doesn’t have some sort of media streaming functionality.
TVs will often have an iPlayer app that will let you keep up with the BBC’s TV and radio services via the Internet.
But the reality is that Smart TV can open a whole new world of TV and entertainment that can reduce your reliance on broadcast schedules.
If that isn’t enough amazing technology, certain smart TV models can also connect to your smartphone or tablet.