How to Use Smart TV?

If you have been wondering how to use Smart TV, then this article is for you. In this article, we will quickly cover the basics of a Smart TV and how you can use it for your own purposes.

What is a Smart TV?

Let us try to understand what a Smart TV really is, by deconstructing the word itself. That leaves us with two words: “Smart” and “TV”. Generally, in terms of technology, when the word “Smart” is used, it generally means that the device is connected to the internet.

To understand this better, let us consider a real-time example, your “Smartphone”, if you use one. A Smartphone, apart from providing basic features of making phone calls, provides additional facilities, such as browsing the internet via a browser, checking email, GPS navigation, Push Notifications, etc. All these facilities require the use of an internet connection.

Just as in the case of the Smartphone, even a Smart TV can connect to the internet and provide you with all the benefits that internet has to offer. These benefits, would otherwise, be missing in a traditional TV. A Smart TV can be connected to the internet in a wired manner or in a wireless manner.

So, think of a Smart TV as a cross between a TV set and a internet connected device. To summarize, a Smart TV is a TV set that can be connected to the internet and avail lots of benefits that internet has to offer. Now let us see some practical examples on how to use Smart TV in our daily life.

How to use Smart TV?

How To Use Smart TV

How To Use Smart TV

There are many ways of using a Smart TV. Few of them are listed below:

Stream Music

You can use Smart TV to stream music from music streaming and automated music recommendation internet radio services such as Pandora. As long as you have the Pandora app installed and connected to the internet, you will be able to stream music. So, if you wanted to play delightful music over dinner, this would be a great way to do so!

Note: You may need a subscription from the providers to avail the services.

Stream Movies

You can easily stream movies from over-the-top media services providers such as Netflix. You just need to have the Netflix app installed to do this. Then, you no longer have to rent movies as you would normally do in a store. As you don’t have to commute, you will save a lot of time that you would have otherwise spent on manually visiting your neighboring Netflix store.

Note: You may need a subscription from the providers to avail the services.

Stream free content

You can actually stream free music and video from websites such as YouTube, ESPN, Fox News, etc. as long as you their app is installed and available in the Smart TV.

Browse the Internet

Smart TVs have the advantage and convenience of providing you with internet-based services. This means that if you are bored of watching movies, you can actually browse the internet and access your favorite apps as well. Some Smart TV remote controls are dual-sided i.e. one of the sides can be used to operate the TV whereas the other side can be used to browse the internet. This makes it really cool as you don’t have to switch devices to access the internet, from the same place!

Play 3D movies

If you are an animated-movie addict, like I am, I am sure you would appreciate playing 3 Dimensional movies on your Smart TV. Depending upon the type of Smart TV that you purchase and/or the technology used in them, you will be able to enjoy high-definition movies that will definitely leave you with an exciting and positive experience.

Smart Suggestions

Smart TVs come with a real neat feature of learning built inside of them. When you access various programs, the software inside of the Smart TV, actually learns your habits and based on the data analysis, provides you with recommendations that are also called as “Smart Suggestions”. This can be useful to explore more, new and relevant options that are readily available to you.

Content Sharing/Transfer

Smart TVs instantly enhance your viewing pleasure as most of the new designs have the content transfer feature in them. Using this feature, you will be able to play the content of another device, such as a Smartphone, directly on your Smart TV. So, if you have captured photos of your precious baby laughing or your sweet pet acting cranky, you can share all of this content directly from your Smartphone, onto the Smart TV!

The beauty of this is that the content share is not limited to your own device. Your family members, friends or anyone else, can also share their own content on your Smart TV, as long as their devices and apps are compatible with your Smart TV.


In this article, we covered a very brief intro to Smart TV and we have also seen few ways of how to use Smart TV and how it can improve your TV experience as well as improve your quality of life.

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