If you’re one of those persons who’s an ardent fan of cable TV, then this post isn’t for you. But if you happen to have an old TV and would like access to streaming services then keep on reading. There’s a lot of content now a days that stream totally online. Many movies nowadays too stream directly to apps rather than cinema. So it’s quite possible that you’d be missing out on a lot if you happen to watch only cable TV on your old set. But no worries with a small investment you can turn you’re old TV into a new smart version of itself. So stay tuned to learn how to turn your old TV into a Smart TV…(no pun intended)
Get yourself a Donlge or a smart stick in learning how to turn your Old TV into a Smart TV:
The best and most ideal solution to turning your old TV into a smart one would be to get a dongle or smart stick. These are simply USB devices that go into your TV and connects it to your WI-Fi. Pretty simple right? But wait it gets simpler yet. To know which one to get, all you have to do is to figure out which streaming services you like the best. If it’s Amazon prime or Netflix, your best bet is getting the Amazon Fire stick.
However if you’re a die hard Apple fan and all that’s Apple you can always lay your hands on the Apple TV range of dongles. Plus with the Apple TV dongles you can also seamlessly connect to your Mac or iPhone. For the Android users out there you can also use your Android phone as a controller and use Chromecast as well.
Or maybe just use some Cables…
The cheapest solution in learning how to turn your old TV into a Smart TV is by simply using some cables. This is the most cost effective solution so far, plus if you happen to have a spare HDMI cable lying around then it’s also free.
All you have to do is simply connect the HDMI cable from your TV set to your laptop to get what’s on your laptop screen onto your TV screen. It’s really that simple!
The thing with this solution is that it’s really affordable all you need is the HDMI cable and a corresponding port on your laptop and you’re done. If you don’t happen to have one, then getting one is very cheap. However if your laptop does not happen to have an HDMI port then you’d have to research some alternative solutions.
Another great thing with this option is that your laptop basically becomes a controller of sorts with your TV screen as the monitor.
Another option in learning how to turn your old TV into a smart TV is by using screen mirroring. This isn’t the best solution so far. The screen sometimes lags and gets’ stuck. So we won’t go into it in detail here.