How to make your current TV smart

If you don’t want to splash out on a smart TV, there are more affordable ways to get Internet services on your current television. These include:

Streaming boxes: A wide range of devices allow you to transform your standard TV into a smart TV at a fraction of the cost. The likes of Now TV, Apple TV, Roku streamers and Google Chromecast can access video on-demand, catch-up TV and other Internet apps.

Computer: If you connect your PC to your TV, you can use it as a large computer monitor. For this, you’ll need an analogue VGA input. Some TVs can be connected via a digital input, either a DVI socket, or more commonly via an HDMI input configured for PC screen resolutions (check your TV manual for instructions on this). If your PC only has a DVI output, HDMI to DVI cables are available online, costing just a few pounds.

Smart Product:  You can connected a Smart Product / Device to your TV giving you instant access to Smart functionality via the Smart Device. Smart Products include Smart Blu-Ray Players, Smart Gaming Consoles, Smart Home Theatre Systems and Smart Audio Products. These devices have built in Smart functionality similar to that in a Smart TV and connecting one of them to an older TV or a TV which is not a Smart TV, will give you access to the same or similar features bundled in Smart TV’s.