The times are changing, we know. Technology is advancing quickly, and if you're not already in the know, it's hard to keep up. Terms like UHD and 1080p might be old news, but when you start seeing OLED and 8k HDR and MR120 – well, you get the point. It's enough to make your head spin. Today's Smart TVs not only boast new innovations on the hardware front, but more importantly, they're breaking ground on the software frontier, too. Designed to integrate with the internet to connect you to your apps and your cloud, a Smart TV can be a great purchase, and not necessarily a costly one, either.  

Most will have a home screen that allows you to access a range of TV channels, internet radio, catch-up services and online video streaming services such as Amazon Instant or Netflix; so long as you have the relevant subscription. There is also a trend towards developing app stores for these smart TVs.

Most new Smart TVs are Wi-Fi-enabled, meaning they have a wireless adapter built-in. Connecting to the web takes just a few minutes.

A smart TV can be used without an internet connection; however, without the internet, you lose access to all the device's advanced smart features, like connecting to your favorite streaming apps. In other words, smart TVs will function like a standard TV when it is not connected to the internet

To turn your Non-Smart TV on and off with your voice via your cellphone or Alexa, you will need a BroadLink RM4 RM Pro WiFi IR RF Universal Remote. Similar to how to set up your cellphone as a TV remote, you will need an app to link your smart TV and your Alexa device. All three items — the cellphone, the TV and the Alexa — must be on the same Wi-Fi network. 

TVs with Alexa built in can be set up in a few easy steps. With Alexa enabled you can change the channel, open apps, search for movies, control your smart home and more, all with your voice.

Same thing is true with most DVD/Blu-ray, Stereo Systems and Sound Bars .

NewCyberTech can install your Smart TV on your network, or a BroadLink RM4 RM Pro WiFi IR RF Universal Remote to voice control virtually any Non-Smart TV, DVD/Blu-raySound Bar or Stereo in your home that uses a remote!