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As technology advances, TVs in particular are getting smarter day by day. Owners of older models may feel that they are quite behind in terms of available features and services. While lots of us have jumped on the HD bandwagon but HDTVs today have unfortunately been rendered obsolete again by better performing, more attractive, and smarter products.
Besides, modern TVs are essentially all-in-one computers that can run apps, access the Web, handle games, and do all sorts of other cool stuff. However, if you have an older HDTV without any "smart" features and you can't afford or just don't want to upgrade to a newer, more capable set yet, there are ways in which you can add smart features to your existing set.
So you could basically invest in some devices, well mainly streaming media players, from the likes of Apple, Amazon, Google, and others that will make your older TV smarter the moment you plug them in.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire TV Stick is a popular streaming device that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. The device offers a huge selection of Bollywood, Hollywood and regional language movies, TV episodes, voice search that actually works, users can enjoy Amazon Prime Video, Hotstar, Netflix, YouTube, Eros Now, Gaana, music, games and much more. The device is compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from: Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Videocon, Onida, Micromax, Vu, BPL, and others.
Google Chromecast Ultra is another affordable and popular media streaming device for HDTVs. Compact and powerful the device can stream 4K and HDR content from the likes of Netflix and YouTube.
Connects via HDMI ports on the TV, and gives users access to Google's catalog of movies and TV shows. Additionally, the device can also mirror the screen of Android smartphones, as well as display content from the Chrome browser. It is also compatible with an iPhone/iPod/iPad and all Android devices.
Apple TV has been designed to deliver great experience with Touch and Siri, powerful new hardware, and great content, games, and more from the App Store.
The Touch surface on the new Siri Remote offers innovative ways for users to interact with the TV and it also creates a connected experience with a screen that's across the room. Siri can be used to find anything and with apps, Apple TV allows users to customize their TV for personal and shared experiences in the living room.
Amkette EvoTV 2
Something worth mentioning, Amkette EvoTV 2 is a good streaming device with powerful hardware and smart software that delivers an unmatched streaming and media experience. The strongest selection of apps provides a huge selection of the latest movies and TV shows.
EvoTV 2 comes with an easy to use interface and the EvoTV Store provides a large library of content waiting to be discovered.
Nvidia Shield TV
Nvidia Shield TV is touted to be a streaming beast this device is priced on the higher side. The device offers the fastest, smoothest 4K HDR video for limitless entertainment. Users can watch movies or shows, enjoy music, or play thousands of games.
The device enables users to control every experience with their voice using Google's revolutionary search technology Google Assistant. Notably, apart from being a streaming device this is also a gaming console thereby fulfilling the user's gaming needs as well.
Vuuv Media Player
This device is capable of playing all video and audio formats that is present.Some of its top features include 2 GB Ram, 16GB ROM, Ethernet Port for LAN, WiFi.
The device supports up to 2TB portable USB hard-disk and it further comes with user friendly interface and is typically easy to operate.
The device supports full 4k videos at 60 fps resolution and connects to any TV types including CRTV, LCD, LED.