Smart TV Apps
Smart TV Apps Open Up A World Of Function
Smart TVs, also known as Connected TVs are televisions that go beyond just standard programming, and actually connect to the internet. Rather than just watching the delivered content, Smart TV apps allow users to search the internet for content. Using apps the that have transferred over from the PC and Smartphone world like Netfix, Hulu, and MLB.com users have the ability to stay more informed on the information that are specifically after.
Some apps are designed for finding movies to watch, such as Netflix. With thousands of titles to stream instantly to your in home big screen the idea of watching movies has been completely transformed. While Netflix also carries a large selection of TV shows, Hulu is a great resource for network TV shows.
While some apps such as Netflix are paid subscriptions, other apps such as Hulu are free commercial supported content. With the wide open market place of the internet any developer is able to quickly publish ideas on new apps. With no need for infrastructure, this allows great unfunded research to instantly enter the marketplace, and your home, and grow to the same size as big market operations.
Smart TV app developers have also created more content specific apps such as MLB.com and CSNBC which offer great ways to stay in touch with sport stats or stocks. With such specific access to relevant content, users are able to engage their TVs far more actively and more efficiently.
Beyond just information retrieval, Smart TVs can also be used as gaming platforms for a variety of internet based games like Texas Hold 'Em or Quizzmaster. With a broad variety of games being developed specifically for these smart TVs, as well as many other games being translated from other platforms, your living room has never had more possibilities for entertaining a crowd.
Smart TVs also have built in apps such as media players that allow for the playing of music from a USB drive or a connoted server right through your entertainment system. They also allow users to access the internet through a built in browser. The crossover of technology into the Smart TV arena allows users to engage with their content in a much broader way than ever before.
Smart TV apps usher in a new era in television by combining existing and useful technologies in an elegant and ingenious way. The once envisioned and now realized possibility of receiving content from PC, Phone, and now TV is a big leap in connectivity technology. While this is still a new area of development, it is growing fast and full of potential. Keep your eyes open for many interesting new ideas in the near future of Smart TV apps.