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Tech & Science Smart TVs are having a rotten couple of weeks, and it proves why you should buy a separate media streaming device

23:16  17 november  2019
23:16  17 november  2019 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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Smart TVs are having a rotten couple of weeks , and it proves why you should buy a separate media streaming device . It means that you should buy a streaming device like a Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV , or Apple TV instead of relying on your smart TV 's smarts .

Is a smart TV really better than a dedicated streaming device ? If your smart TV isn't getting a strong enough wireless signal, you have a few options to remedy the problem. So if you don't need to buy a new TV but do want smart - TV services, a separate , inexpensive streaming - media player is

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  • Just like smartphones and computers, smart TVs eventually become obsolete because they can't run the apps you like.
  • That's what's happening to some older models of Samsung and Vizio TVs, which won't support the Netflix app starting on December 2, 2019.
  • Sometimes, even newer smart TVs may not support a streaming channel altogether, like Vizio's TVs and Disney's new Disney Plus streaming channel.
  • These are weaknesses that can be remedied by inexpensive media streaming devices like a Roku,Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV, or an Apple TV.
  • If you already have a game console like the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you don't need a streaming device, as those consoles support many of the popular streaming apps.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

Smart TVs have had a no good, rotten, very bad couple of weeks recently.

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Smart TVs are essentially regular TVs that have built-in capabilities for connecting to the Internet, which is why they’re also known as Internet-ready TVs . Whenever you consider buying a “ smart ” product — that is , any device that has the ability to connect to the Internet — security should always

A separate streaming media player is always faster, easier to navigate and update apps compared 1. What does a smart tv do that a regular tv doesn’t? You should however not confuse a Smart TV Smart TVs or Streaming Media Devices need good Wi-Fi coverage to insure good quality streaming .

First, Samsung and Vizio announced that the Netflix app won't work on older smart TV models because they won't support a newer standard of digital rights management (DRM) software that Netflix is using, according to Gizmodo.

Then, Vizio TV owners discovered the hard way that Disney's new Disney Plus streaming service doesn't work on their TVs, and that it likely won't work until sometime in 2020, according to a previous version of Vizio's support page (although the company has since removed the "2020" part from the page).

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Your TV remote should have a button for Input, which you use to switch between those two sources In the last couple of years, a number of streaming services have launched that provide various If I buy a streaming media player, why do I need to pay to watch videos? The purpose of a streaming

Taking a look at Smart TVs and STBs We are often asked if those new to cord cutting should purchase smart TVs or streaming set-top boxes. With a price that seems to average around 0, STBs are a vastly cheaper option than smart TVs . If you already have a great HD TV , why pay for a new TV

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These two events have surfaced one key weakness in smart TVs - while the picture might still be good, the built-in computers that make these TVs "smart" will become old and outdated, just like a regular computer or smartphone.

That was never an issue on "dumb" TVs that are purely screens without built-in computers to run apps and stream content over the internet.

To be clear, I'm not saying that smart TVs are bad. This is just becoming one more reality we have to face as tech and services evolve: Smart gadgets that run apps all inevitably become outdated. It's a harder hit than usual with TVs because they might still display your TV shows and movies perfectly well.

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Don't buy that smart TV . Instead, read this article and find out why it would be better to buy a dumb Instead, you should base your decision solely on TV -specific specs such as resolution, size, picture Roku devices have an average update cycle of 30 months. On the other end of the scale, a typical

Smart TVs connect you to a variety of movie, music, and game services, and their processing platforms make We aren ’t suggesting that smart TVs are worth buying for the integrated apps. However, over the past couple of years, companies have become much more transparent about the data they

So what does this all mean? It means that you should buy a streaming device like a Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV instead of relying on your smart TV's smarts.

a close up of a remote control: The Roku Streaming Stick is a small but powerful device. The Roku Streaming Stick is a small but powerful device.

At the very least, you can buy a streaming device when your smart TV starts dropping support for popular apps like Netflix, or when your TV doesn't support a new streaming app from one of the biggest entertainment media companies in the world.

Even if your smart TV still supports all the apps you use, a good streaming stick could run faster and smoother.

Compared to the cost of buying a new TV, streaming devices are cheap:

  • A Roku streaming stick for 1080p TVs goes for $US25, and a stick that supports 4K resolution and HDR for $US40. Premium and fast models cost $US50 and $US100.
  • Google's Chromecasts range between $US35 for 1080p resolution to $US70 for the Chromecast Ultra for 4K HDR.
  • Amazon's Fire TV devices range from the Fire TV Stick for 1080p for $US35, the Fire TV Stick Plus with 4K HDR for $US50, and the premium Fire TV Cube for $US120.
  • Unsurprisingly, Apple's TV HD streaming box is among the most expensive, starting at $US150 for 1080p resolution, and $US180 for the Apple TV 4K.

Whichever one you pick, it's cheaper than the hundreds - or thousands - you'd spend on a new TV.

Conversely, you don't need a streaming media device if you already have a games console like a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. These consoles support several popular streaming apps, and they bring the power and speed to make any TV "smart."

Note that even streaming sticks are vulnerable to obsolescence. The Netflix app won't work on some of the very first Roku streaming devices for the same DRM reasons as older Samsung TVs. Still, the fix for an outdated Roku stick only costs between $US25 and $US100.

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