There seems to be an unlimited amount of things to know about smart tvs. Since smart tvs are internet ready televisions that offer access to a limitless world of entertainment apps in a way that is easy and fun, the most important thing is how you connect to the internet. Be sure your model has built-in wi-fi, so check before you buy. An ethernet connection is the best way to add an internet connection, via an extra pc router port. Some smart tvs come with inbuilt wireless, while others have it as an option via a usb dongle. I say ethernet is best, wifi second choice.
Remember that the term smart TV has come to denote any television that can be connected to the internet to access streaming media services and that can run entertainment apps, such as on-demand video-rental services, internet Music stations and web browsers. Next you need to make sure you can download apps, browse the web, add games and the rest. Spend a little time at the store flipping through the set's smart offerings to make sure you and your family will be comfortable with it.
You must understand all of the features offered on the market, and it keeps changing. Features vary as some have voice controls while others more prominently featuring the ability to sync with social networks. I like to tell the TV by voice to turn to Espn. Voice to text searching is great, and that is another key feature to have.
You have to ask a lot of questions at Best Buy. You will not get as many answers to questions at Walmart or when buying from amazon, so I like Best Buy a lot. It is a big investment and you do not want it to be feature outdated for at least three years, and hopefully longer.
Web browsers tend to be used pretty frequently on smart tvs, so get a good one with voice commands. Here is a quick run down of the apps I use the most with my Best Buy bought lg smart tv.
Netflix is used to watch your favorite movies, TV, documentaries, comedies and netflix original series anytime. Vudu lets you stream or download the latest movies and TV shows, and watch same-day dvd releases. Toon goggles is a great app, an online video portal for children with thousands of one hundred percent parent-friendly and kid-safe cartoons.
Ultraflix is all about 4k, which you may not need, but it is largest streaming library of 4k ultra hd content. Crackle allows you to watch hundreds of movies and TV shows online, uncut, unedited and free. Watch current hit shows, classic series and acclaimed movies instantly with hulu.
A smart TV should have at least a couple of different options for making the connection to the internet, whether it's a wi-fi connection or an ethernet wired connection. Smart tvs often have built-in cameras and microphones that can be used by various apps. Smart tvs usually have access to an app store from which new apps can be downloaded.
A microphone can facilitate voice control over a smart tv. Focus on seeking units with a mixture of great image quality, and beneficial and easy to use smart TV features.