What Is a Smart TV?


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A smart TV is any television capable of Internet connectivity. Once connected, a smart TV can stream video on demand from providers such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, and they can utilize online options that include Web surfing, instant messaging and social networking.

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Many high-end and mid-level television models in the current marketplace feature smart TV capabilities. Most of these smart TV models have rear Ethernet ports, which allowing for Internet access by direct connection to a broadband router. Some smart TVs can also connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi using the set's internal hardware or by using an optional USB dongle.

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