Smart TV

In general, a Smart TV is a conventional TV that can be connected to the Internet to access streaming media services. For this reason, it is also known as an Internet-ready TV. It uses either wired Ethernet connection or built-in Wi-Fi that allows to connect it to home network. Smart TVs can run entertainment applications, including Internet music stations, video-rental services and Web browsers. Virtually all major TV producers sell smart TV models. Budget models offer basic smart features, while advanced ones have voice/gesture recognition and built-in microphones. The latter also support faster Wi-Fi standard. There is a wide range of smart TVs to choose from, so one of the biggest concerns these days is smart platforms that help them operate the way you want. As there is no standard operating system for all smart TVs, TV producers use different software. It happens that some companies use different operating systems on their budget and high-end models. The majority of models support such trending services at Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, etc. Applications may be arranged in various ways on TV screen, so to display option you might need either to use scrolling screens of icons or tabbed windows. Some advanced models have built-in cameras, so you can use video-calling services, such as Skype.