Transforming Any Non-Smart TV into a Smart TV

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  1. Chromecast Ultra

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This device allows you to watch a streaming service you couldn’t otherwise access on your Television. With compatible apps and services being added every day, it’s easy to see how this low-cost device could become an alternative to more expensive set-up boxes.

Imagine plugging in a device like a flash drive into your TV and being able to watch any of your favourite shows.

Additional information

  • Easy setup and operation
  • Good cross-platform search
  • Streams Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, HBO Now, apps, and games to the TV using mobile devices
  • Compatible with all Wi-Fi technology
  • HDMI connectivity
  • Network connect on power adapter
  • Cost: about $69.00 USD (@Walmart.com)
  1. Roku Express +

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This smart device is the size of a small box and allows you to stream television like most smart devices with the addition of connecting with an analog video output, so a connection can be made to legacy type TVs. While this item costs additional to the Roku Express, it is the only big-name option on the market to get you connected. The device also supports HDMI with widescreen picture of 1080p, and 480p with the analog video cable.

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Additional information

  • Easy setup and operation
  • Streams Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, HBO Now, apps, and games to the TV using mobile devices through the Roku App
  • Compatible with all Wi-Fi technology
  • HDMI and AVO connectivity
  • Cost for this device is $29.00 USD (@ruku.com)
  1. Apple TV

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Apple TV is a digital media player and micro console developed and sold by Apple Inc. With the new apple TV app, you have one place to access shows and movies from multiple video apps in one unified experience. The TV app lets you see all the movies and shows you’re watching, finds upcoming episodes, provides recommendations for new things to watch and makes available your entire iTunes video collection.

Additional information

  • Fast and accurate assistance from Siri
  • Supports single sign on
  • Cross criteria searches
  • Easy to change appearance and easy to setup
  • HDMI and Wi-Fi compliant
  • Apple receives digital content from various iOS apps using Airplay or directly from the iTunes Store.
  • Supports and plays content from iTunes Store, Netflix, Hulu, Now TV in the UK, YouTube, Vevo, HBO Now, and Showtime Anytime.

Control the big screen from your mobile device using Apple TV Remote from the app store.

  1. Android TV BOX

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An android is a portable device that connects to your television via the HDMI port and offers all the potential of Android on your TV screen. This device allows for non-smart TVs to connect to the Internet, stream TV shows, movies, music videos, and play games. This device supports USB and legacy TVs as well with its AV type input. The greatest advantage  is its price, which is usually cheaper than having to purchase any other smart device or a smart TV to go along with it.

Additional information

  • Easy setup and operation
  • Streams Netflix, YouTube, Spotify, HBO Now, apps, and games to the TV using mobile devices
  • Compatible with all Wi-Fi technology and supposes network cable connection
  • HDMI and USB connectivity
  • Lowest consistent cost among options
  • Cost: $55.00 USD (@Amazon.com)
  1. Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Another device that you can simply plug into your more modern television set and within seconds you’re up and working. This device is a best seller with over 15,000 apps, including games and streaming apps such as Netflix, HBO Now, and Hulu to name a few. Easy remote command with Alexa Voice Remote allows you to sit at your lofty couch and control the content you watch.

The Fire TV Stick allows prime members unlimited access to Prime Video, featuring thousands of movies and TV episodes at no additional cost.

Additional information

  • Easy setup and operation
  • Streams Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Video, NBC, Watch ESPN, Disney, HBO Now, apps, and games to the TV
  • Compatible with all Wi-Fi technology
  • HDMI connectivity
  • Alexa voice remote
  • Prime members get unlimited access to Prime Video
  • Lowest consistent cost among options
  • Cost $40.00 USD (@Amazon.com)
If you’re interested in getting setup with any of these, contact us at info@auratechtt.com and use Smart TV Transformation in your subject, and we’ll get you started!
Maurice

Projects|Facility|Technology Lead|

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