Smart TV marks the convergence between the good old television, the computer, the internet, and the cloud to deliver next generation entertainment to our living rooms and ensures that the TV adapts to the changing trend in entertainment. Essentially, a Smart TV comes with internet connectivity with the ability to stream content from the internet.
The Television Meets the Cloud
A Smart TV features internet access enabling you enjoy interactive online content on your large screen TV. Smart TVs run full fledge operating systems enabling it to run third party apps developed by content providers. Smart TVs offer services like YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix direct on your TV so you can stream your favourite contents like movies, TV shows, videos, music, and more.
Other types of apps like games, news, and educational apps can also be installed on your Smart TV for your entertainment and learning needs. With your Smart TV you can search for content online as well as from other traditional media sources like Satellite and Cable TV. Smart TV can also connect to your smartphone to enable you view contents on your phone on your TV’s big screen.
You can also enjoy content stored on cloud services like Dropbox directly on your TV. Some Smart TV may also come with voice recognition and voice command, enabling you to control your TV by giving it voice commands, etc.
Smart TV Availability and Pricing
Global brands like LG, Samsung, Panasonic, and HiSense all offer Smart TV in Nigeria. Popular Smart TV screen sizes in Nigeria ranges from 32-inch to 72-inch with prices ranging from about 65,000 Naira to 1.5 million Naira. Most Smart TVs are built on LED backlit LCD TV (a.k.a LED TV). A few are also built on the next generation OLED TV. Most of them also come with 3D TV capability.