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Why Do I Need a Smart TV?

    With each year, our technology advances. In fact, it gets smarter. We can preheat an oven just by asking our personal home assistants, and the refrigerator can connect to our home network over wifi. If your kitchen is smart, your living room should be connected to the internet, too, and the perfect centerpiece for your smart living room is a Smart TV. But, why do you need to buy a smart TV?

    A Focal Point

    Whether it’s movie night, the family is over for a football game, or you need music for your party, a Smart TV is a perfect device to make the focal point of your smart upgrade. There are already dozens of available apps to keep family and friends entertained, and additional features and apps are becoming increasingly available.
    With the right set-top boxes, voice control, or a remote you keep on a side table, you can provide guests with the ultimate viewing experience while keeping the whole thing elegant and understated (or not). Depending on your living room ideas and preferences, modern TV sets can blend in or stand out, and the various sound systems and boxes you get to compliment them can produce movie-theater level experiences right in your home.

    Stream Everything

    Whether you subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, or Disney+, your Smart TV can stream it. They’re easy to set up with Apple TV or Roku TV as well. If there’s a movie or TV show you love, you can probably find it one of many streaming services, and why not have all of those services in one place? They are typically very accessible, and many Smart TVs come with remotes that have shortcuts to popular apps, like Amazon Fire TVs that can provide four options to choose from.

    If you’re a fan of gaming, you can also catch your favorite gaming streaming content on Twitch. Need help carving your holiday turkey? Find a helpful video on YouTube to guide you as you go. All you need is to connect to your home WiFi and you’re set to stream whatever your mind can think of.

    No More Clutter

    Make space in your HDMI ports by removing the Amazon Fire Stick or Google Chromecast. Clear off coffee tables that have too many remotes. Smart TVs give you the ability to finally declutter. All you need is one remote control for all of your needs.

    Smart TVs are also minimal, sleek pieces of technology that aren’t eyesores like the box TVs of the past. This Smart TV from Samsung is designed to act as a picture frame while you’re not watching your favorite shows, so your living room can be an art gallery while the theater is closed.

    Compatability and Convenience

    While Smart TVs host your favorite apps, they’re also incredibly easy to use and come with an operating system and web browser that allows them to function like computers at times. Voice-enabled remotes are common for many Smart TVs, so just click a button and say, “Stranger Things on Netflix,” and your TV will promptly open your Netflix app and cue up Stranger Things.

    If you’re building a smart home, you may already have an Amazon Echo or Google Home device. TVs like this LG 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV are Alexa enabled, giving you the opportunity to get your TV ready for a family movie night while you’re waiting for the popcorn to finish microwaving. All you have to do is say, “Alexa, open Hulu on the TV,” and then you just have to worry about drinks and snacks.


    The beauty of a Smart TV is there’s no need to rely on a cable company for you to enjoy quality content on your TV, or rely on multiple devices to perform various tasks. The only thing you need to rely on is your home internet connection and you’re ready to go. It’s really that easy.

    Options for Every Wallet

    Samsung’s Frame Smart TV is stunning but is definitely a pricier option than some want to spend on a TV. However, Smart TVs are becoming the norm, so you’ll be able to find an excellent option that doesn’t break the bank. If you want to save, this 32″ TCL model comes in at $170 and pulls a 4.5-star rating on Amazon.

    If you’re not in a rush to replace your TV, you can find a Smart TV on sale many times throughout the year. Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day can knock a big chunk of the price tag off for an excellent Smart TV.

    So, if you’re still asking yourself, why do I need a Smart TV? Maybe it’s time to ask why you shouldn’t get one.