Smart TVs have become so versatile that you can do almost anything with them. They are no longer just dumb boxes that display your cable channels but can connect to the internet, feature a web browser, and, in some cases, run a full-blown operating system.
However, did you know that there are some things you can do with your smart TV that you might not be aware of? Discover three things you didn’t know you could use your smart TV for and how to do them.
The pandemic has made video conferencing a necessity for many of us. While most people use their laptops for video calls, some smart TVs now come with built-in webcams and microphones, making it possible to hold video conferences from the comfort of your living room. All you need to do is download the video conferencing app on your smart TV, and you are good to go. You no longer have to hunch over your laptop while on a call and can join from a large screen instead.
Playing Mobile Games
Playing mobile games on your phone can be fun, but sometimes, you might want to enjoy the game on a larger screen. While some smartphones can connect to a TV, setting this up can be a hassle. Another option is to use your smart TV to play mobile games. Some smart TVs now come with the Google Play Store or Apple App Store built-in, allowing you to download and install your favorite mobile games on your smart TV. You can then use your smartphone as a controller via Bluetooth to play the game.
Turn Your Smart TV into a Digital Art Gallery
Have you ever wanted to display artwork on your wall but don’t have a budget for an expensive piece? You can turn your smart TV into a digital art gallery with a push of a button. Some apps like Artcast allow you to display artwork from famous and emerging artists on your smart TV. You can choose your preferences for the artwork you want to display, and the app will update the gallery periodically, ensuring you always have something new to look at.
Smart TVs are no longer just for watching cable TV. You can use them for various things. Your smart TV can do more than you know, from holding video conferences to playing mobile games to turning into a digital art gallery. Many misconceptions surround smart TVs and what you can do with them, but with the right know-how, you can transform your smart TV into an entertainment hub. So, don’t be afraid to experiment. Who knows what else you might discover!