Wednesday, 15 August 2018

How to convert your TV into a smart TV

Smart TV is very expensive and everyone can't afford a Smart TV, therefore we shortlist some easy method to convert your normal TV into a smart TV here we provide specifications and installation process.
 if you have a LED TV but you want to use the more feature than this you should try the below methods.

  1. Chrome Cast
  2. Amazon Fire TV stick
  3. Box Type media players
  4. Apple TV
  5. MI Box
  6. Raspberry Pi 3


Chromecast is a device that you plug into your TV's HDMI port, powered by a USB cable. Using your smartphone or computer as a remote control, you can use Chromecast to access video content from Netflix, YouTube, etc the Google Play Store and other services
The Chromecast does not require any Subscription or Fees. It is just a hardware device that lets you cast content on your TV/HDMI Device over WiFi. Now the content that you cast can be Free YouTube Videos, Your Own Photos, Your Own Mobile Screen, Or Some Paid Netflix Movie.


Developer                                   google

manufacturer                              google

type                                            digital media player

release date
1st generation                            July 24,2013
2nd generation                           September 29, 2015
Ultra                                           November 6, 2016

1st generation                            1080p
2nd generation                           1080p
Ultra                                           4K ultra HD

connectivity                                WIFI, HDMI(video models), 3.5mm jack / mini-Toslink                                                                         socket, Ethernet with optional USB adapter
power                                          micro USB

processor                                     Nexus-Q

1st generation                             512MB DDR3L
2nd generation                           512MB DDR3L
Ultra                                           no

1st generation                           2GB
2nd generation                          256MB
Ultra                                          no


STEP -1  Plug Chromecast into your TV
STEP -2  Connect the USB power cable to Chromecast
STEP -3  Power adaptor plugged into a power outlet
STEP -4  Connect Chromecast with wifi network
STEP -5  Download google home in your mobile, tablet, or laptop
STEP -6  cast your screen and enjoy.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

It is a one-time payment. If you were to use Netflix, which is available throughAmazon Fire stick it has a monthly fee. But with Amazon Prime you already have lots of free stuff included with the $99 per year fee You pay for the device and then a monthly membership with Amazon Prime and/or Netflix, Hulu and more.


Developer                          Amazone

manufacturer                      Foxconn

type                                     Degital media player, microconsole

release date
1st generation
2nd generation
1st generation                     1080p & 4k
2nd generation                    1080p & 4k              

connectivity                        HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0,
                                            Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac), 10/100 Ethernet, Optical audio,
                                            Fire game controller 

power                                  5.5 mm DC (6.25 V 2.5 A power adapter)              \

1st generation                        Qualcomm Krait 300, quad-core up to 1.7 GHz
2nd generation                       Dual-core ARM Cortex-A72 up to 2 GHz and dual-core ARM Cortex-                                                  A53up to 1.573 GHz

1st generation                        1 GB LPDDR2
2nd generation                       1 GB LPDDR2

1st generation                        8 GB NAND Flash
2nd generation                       8 GB NAND Flash


STEP -1  connect the power adapter to Fire Stick
STEP -2  Now plug the other end of Fire Stick into HDMI port available on your TV
STEP -3  Switch on the TV and now select the HDMI input channel for the port you used to connect                    your Fire TV Stick

Box-type media players

A streaming media player is what connects your television or home theater to the Internet and allows you to stream video and music from online services. They're typically very basic devices with only a few connections, such as video (HDMI and/or composite), audio (RCA and/or digital), and Ethernet networking jacks.
The Mediabox is the easiest way to watch both on-demand and live TV over the internet. You can start streaming video content from as little as a 2mbps connection to the internet. The Mediabox is an innovative new device that completely eclipses any media hub you have heard about in the past
The WD TV HD Media Player is full HD 1080p video playback and is an ultra-compact, USB 2.0 device that attaches to an entertainment unit through a variety of audio/video interfaces and supports playback of major audio, video, and image file formats


Apple TV

The Apple TV lets you stream all the video content in the iTunes Store to your HDTV, with purchases stored in the cloud. Netflix, Hulu, HBO, YouTube and dozens of other online services are available, plus music, videos, and photos can be streamed from iOS devices using AirPlay

It will likely require a subscription of $30 - $40 per month. The bottom line is there is no specific Apple TV subscription fee required in order for you to use the device, but much of the content you might want to access does require a subscription.


Developer                            Apple inc.

manufacturer                       Apple inc.
                                             foxcon(under contract)
                                             pegatron(under contract)

type                                      set-top box micro console

release date

1st generation                        January 9, 2007                
2nd generation                      September 1, 2010
3rd generation                       January 28, 2013
4th generation                       October 29, 2015
5th generation                       September 22, 2017


1st generation                      1080p (undefined, following the Version 3.0 software update),
                                             720p 60/50 Hz (NTSC/PAL), 576p50 Hz (PAL), 480p60 Hz (NTSC)
2nd generation                     720p,576p,480p
3rd generation                      1080p, 720p, 576p ,480p
4th generation                      1080p, 720p, 576p ,480p
5th generation                      2160p, 1080p, 720p, 576p ,480p

1st generation                       USB 2.0, Infrared Receiver, HDMI, Component video, Optical Audio                                
2nd generation                      Bluetooth, Micro USB, Infrared Receiver, HDMI, Optical Audio
3rd generation                       Bluetooth, Micro USB, Infrared Receiver, HDMI, Optical Audio
4th generation                       Bluetooth 4.0,  USB-C, HDMI 1.4, Infrared Receiver, Lightning cable to                                               charge the Siri Remote
5th generation                       Bluetooth, HDMI, Infrared Receiver, Lightning cable to charge the Siri                                                 Remote                                                                                                   
1st generation                       Built-in universal 48 W power supply
2nd generation                      Built-in universal 6 W power supply
3rd generation                       Built-in universal 6 W power supply
4th generation                       Built-in universal 11 W power supply
5th generation                       Built-in universal 13 W power supply

1st generation                     1 GHz Intel "Crofton" Pentium M
2nd generation                    1 GHz Apple A4 (ARM Cortex-A8)
3rd generation                     1 GHz Apple A5 (single core ARM Cortex-A9,
                                            dual core with one core locked)
4th generation                     1.5 GHz dual-core Apple A8
5th generation                     2.38 GHz Hexa-core Apple A10X Fusion

1st generation                     256 MB of 400 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
2nd generation                    256 MB LPDDR2
3rd generation                     512 MB LPDDR2
4th generation                     2 GB LPDDR3
5th generation                     3 GB LPDDR4
1st generation                     40 or 160 GB integral HDD
2nd generation                    8 GB NAND flash for cache
3rd generation                     8 GB NAND flash for cache
4th generation                     32 or 64 GB NAND flash
5th generation                     32 or 64 GB NAND flash



Mi box is an Android TV device that makes you able to watch any online content like youtube, Netflix etc. Mi Box comes with a Bluetooth remote that supports voice search and commands, You can also change channels, hop over to a specific movie or show, perform web searches and launch apps just by speaking into the remote. It can also be used as a controller for your Android TV games.


Developer                            Xiaomi

manufacturer                        Xiaomi

type                                      set-top box

release date                          October 3, 2016
display                                 4K UltraHD @ 24/25/30/50/60
connectivity                         HDMI 2.0 Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, WiFi (802.11ac 2×2 MIMO)                                  
processor                             ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core @ up to 2.0 GHz

Ram                                     2 GB DDR3 RAM                                  
Storage                                8 GB internal

Raspberry Pi 3

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python.
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the latest version of the Raspberry Pi, a tiny credit card size computer. Just add a keyboard, mouse, display, power supply, micro SD card with installed Linux Distribution and you'll have a fully fledged computer that can run applications from word processors and spreadsheets to games.the raspberry pie needs 


Developer                              Raspberry Pi Foundation                               

manufacturer                          Raspberry Pi Foundation

type                                        -----------

release date                            14 March 2018
connectivity                            Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI, USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack                                                                   

power                                     1.5 W (average when idle) to 6.7 W (maximum under stress)    
processor                               1.4 GHz 64/32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53                         

Ram                                       1 GB LPDDR2 RAM at 900 MHz                                  
Storage                                   MicroSDHC slot

Hope you find best gadget to use a smart TV into smart TV.

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