Five things you didn’t know you could do with your television

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Televisions are getting smarter by the minute and yours might be cleverer than you think.

  1. Get Casting

With casting, you can wirelessly beam content from your Smartphone to display on your TV, including streaming services and apps such as Netflix or YouTube.  Look out for the symbol above on your phone screen to get connected.

How to use casting from Android to your Smart TV.

2. Smart Home Control

Not all TV’s can do this but more are getting the capability.  Your TV acts as a handy hub to easily see what all your smart devices are up to so you can control bulbs, thermostats, CCTV and much more from your sofa.

3. Connect a USB hard drive

Most TV’s have a single or twin tuner PVR which let you record (or record whilst watching) shows on to a USB hard drive.  You can also copy video files on to a USB hard drive from a PC and watch on your TV.

4. Use an app as a remote

If your remote control is lost or broken you can download a universal  remote app on your Smartphone to continue controlling your TV

5. Talk To It!

You’ll need a newish TV for this one, but you can control it with your voice to change channels and inputs, and search for your apps for something to watch.  The function is either built in or works via Google Home or Amazon Echo.

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