Are smart TVs intelligent

Smart home What is a smart TV?


Almost all televisions on the market are now so-called smart TVs. This means, among other things, that you can connect them to the Internet and thus use special Smart TV functions and Smart TV apps. In this article, we will explain exactly what this brings you and what dangers it entails.

Smart TV: intelligent television

According to their name, smart TVs are smart televisions. They become smart, that is, intelligent, by dealing with the Connect internet can. This means that you can also use the "Hybrid broadcast broadband TV" function, in short HbbTV. This is a type of teletext: thanks to the Internet connection, the television can add current information to the current program.

If information is available for the program you are currently watching, the Smart TV will show you. In most cases, a push of a button on the remote control is sufficient to call up the information. Often, however, smart TVs also have one voice control. In addition to HbbTV, you can also use Media library to watch missed programs and films later. You can also surf the Internet and watch videos on YouTube, just like on a PC.

Apps like on the smartphone

You can usually establish the Internet connection via a LAN cable, WLAN or WLAN stick. As with a smartphone, you can also watch most smart TVs Install apps. There is, for example, the app from Facebook, Spotify or Netflix - and you can use social networks, listen to music or stream films directly on the television.

Malicious software threat on the Internet

But the Internet also harbors dangers for televisions - as well as for computers. So can your smart TV with Malware how viruses get infected. To be as secure as possible, you should always install all updates from the manufacturer, deactivate functions that are not required and ensure that only authorized persons have access to the smart functions. Read this article to find out how you can protect your smart TV.