The Benefits of Smart TVs for Cord Cutting
A lot of people look at smart TVs when they go out to buy a television but what are the exact benefits? There are many benefits to getting a smart TV but most of all, they can help you cut the cord. Let’s look at how a smart TV could benefit you.
All Of The Best Features in One
Everyone likes not having to get multiple devices to do relatively the same job and with a smart TV you don’t have to. Depending on the television you get, your smart TV will be able to stream a wide variety of services. From Netflix to Hulu to Sling TV, you can get all of the best streaming services without a dongle or box. That makes cutting the cord and going without cable TV service even easier. Who doesn’t like to save money?
Just As Fast
With today’s smart TV technology, the television will be just as fast as your cable connection or streaming device. They can put a miraculous amount of power up in the television. It is also capable of running these shows with very little buffering as long as you have a good internet connection.
You Can Still Connect All Of Your Favorite Devices
Say that you want to connect your favorite devices like a DVD player, computer, or gaming console. Just because you are using a smart TV doesn’t mean that you can’t do that. Smart TVs have all the same connections such as HDMI, VGA, and composite. Most smart TVs will also come with at least one USB port to power dongles or to play your favorite home movies/pictures via flash drive.
Some televisions, such as Sony smart TVs will even allow you to play video games directly on them. Sony has added PlayStation Now compatibility to some of there televisions. All you need is a small monthly fee and a PlayStation 3 controlled to be able to kick back and play your games without a console.
Miracast is a type of streaming software and hardware that allows you to stream your screen from your tablet or computer. A lot of new smart TV models support Miracast and/or other such software. That means that you can connect your favorite devices to the television without needing any wires. This is a big selling point for a lot of people. They can share photos and videos this way. You can also stream websites, movies, and other items to your television. Even give presentations.
Smart Phone Control
One of the very cool features of many smart TVs is that they allow you to use your phone or tablet as a controller, even if your device doesn’t have an IR transmitter. That can make searching for shows or movies a lot easier. It is also easier to keep track of your phone than it is to keep track of your remotes. They always end up getting lost under the couch.
Wide Selection of Televisions at Affordable Prices
Back when smart televisions first came out, you didn’t have much choice. And more importantly, they were extremely expensive. In the current market you can get a smart TV at a very smart price. Not just that, there are a lot of options out there for smart TVs from a variety of companies. Smart TVs can even be found for less than $300.
Ability To Receive Updates and New Apps
Unlike traditional televisions, your smart TV is connected to the internet. That means that you can download new apps. These apps vary from new streaming sources to small games to news outlets. As new software comes out, your television can even receive updates. You could put off buying a new TV for longer just by updating your smart TV.
Having a smart TV is a good way to start cutting the cord. It can also be used as a motivator to cut the cord. Having access to so many streaming apps is quite the incentive. Consider getting a smart TV today to start the process of getting rid of cable. Feel free to read more of our articles to learn more about cutting the cord.