The Smart TV: Evolution and Expanding Functionality

In today’s world, we are surrounded by technology. Smartphones, tablets, and even smart TVs have been upgraded with more functionality than ever before.

Smart tv evalution

These days a new TV is not just a device for watching your favorite shows anymore – it can also be used as a gaming platform or stream online content from premium sources like Netflix or Hulu Plus.

Importance of Smart TV

For many people in this day and age, having the latest gadget is an important status symbol. It’s like having your movie theater! What other functionality does this device offer? Check out our blog post to find out!

1. Insignia NS-32DF310NA19 32-inch Smart HD TV

Screen Size: 31.5 Inches | Supported Internet Services:      Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus | Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi, Ethernet | Brand: INSIGNIA | Resolution: 720p | Display Technology: LED | Refresh Rate: 60 hertz | Year: 2018 | Mounting Type: Table Mount | Color: Blacks and Rich Colors 
1. Insignia NS-32DF310NA19 32-inch Smart HD TV

Insignia Smart HDTV with Fire TV. Entertainment your way. With the Insignia Smart HDTV with Fire TV, you can enjoy live over-the-air TV and all of your favorite streaming channels on one screen.

Connect any HD antenna, use Alexa to search for and watch live over-the-air TV, or choose from a vast catalog of streaming movies and TV shows from Disney+, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, and more.

Plus, you can subscribe to Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and others to stream even more of your favorite live TV shows. You can also connect your cable/satellite box or gaming console through one of the TV’s three HDMI ports.

Features

– With the new Voice Remote with Alexa, you can control all of your TV functions without ever having to pick up a remote again. Watch what you want when you want, and finally, take charge of how loud people watch.

– Talk to Insignia and get your favorite TV shows within seconds. The Echo of Home Theater, it can make your living room brighter.

–  Bring Alexa into your home for a movie night with Insignia, featuring Alexa Voice Services. By simply speaking commands, you will have the ability to adjust the light wattage of every room in your house or set the thermostat so everyone can be comfortable on family movie night.

– Insignia has everything you need to go beyond streaming. With tens of thousands of Alexa skills at your fingertips, you can order pizza, check the score, play a game…anything you want!

Pros

The picture quality is very fine, sharp, and crystal clear.

It contains easy-to-use functionality. Even a non-techy can use it very well.

Cons

It is a bit thick TV.

2. Toshiba 43LF421U21 43-inch Smart HD 1080p TV

Screen Size: 42.5 Inches | Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube | Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi, USB, HDMI | Brand : Toshiba | Resolution: 1080p | Display Technology: LCD | Refresh Rate: 60 Hz | Year: 2020 | Mounting Type: Table Mount | Color: Black
2. Toshiba 43LF421U21 43-inch Smart HD 1080p TV

The latest is the latest in Full HD TVs. The Toshiba Smart TV not only features an ultra-clear picture with dazzling 3840 x 2160 resolution, but it’s also hooked up to your favorites on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu Plus, Netflix, and more right out of the box.

TOSHIBA has even saved space over bulky boxes like Apple tv or Kindle fire by integrating a Fire TV experience into this slimline television.

Pair that with voice remote control for all your favorite apps, and you’re ready to live in a world where getting lost in —and doing —the movies are just as important as being there physically.

Features

– Watch live over-the-air TV or stream your favorite shows and movies with Fire TV. Connect any HD antenna (sold separately) to watch your favorite local channels, and connect to streaming content from Disney+, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Hulu, HBO, and more.

– Toshiba’s L55T Remote has everything you would expect from a remote, plus more. With these great features, you can find your favorite TV shows with ease.

– The new Toshiba TV comes with an easy set-up and WIFi capabilities. Already compatible with Alexa, this TV is future-ready and offers software updates for seamless connections and convenience.

– With Toshiba, you can watch your favorite streaming content in stunning HD. Plus, access tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills.

– Stay entertained with this Toshiba Fire TV. The intuitive interface makes it easy to see everything you’ve recently watched, and the three HDMI inputs provide flexibility when connecting your devices.

Pros

There are two sizes available; 43 inches smart tv, and 32 inches smart tv.

1080 HD picture quality. Sharp and crispy.

Cons

The legs are tiny and thin.

3. Hisense 40-Inch Class H4 Series LED Roku Smart TV

Screen Size: 39.5 Inches | Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Google TV, YouTube |Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi | Brand: Hisense | Resolution: 1080p |Display Technology: LED |Model Name: 40H4F | Refresh Rate: 60 Hz | Year: 2020 | Mounting Type: TV stand (included), wall mount (hardware sold separately) 
3. Hisense 40-Inch Class H4 Series LED Roku Smart TV

The Hisense H4 Series 40-Inch Class LED Roku TV is not just a piece of furniture adorning your entertainment center; it wouldn’t be called an all-in-one without its ability to provide you with the hottest entertainment right in your laps.

Watch live and streamed shows whenever and wherever you want while multitasking between other apps for added convenience.

You will never lose sleep again knowing that the H4’s sleep timer automatically shuts down after 10, 20, 30 minutes, or 1 hour, ensuring that none of your favorite late-night TV episodes miss out on their well-deserved rest (and attention).

Hisense’s 40-inch Class H4 Series LED Roku Smart TV is the perfect addition to any gaming system. With its super-low latency and integrated DTS TruSurround sound, you’ll be fully immersed in your game action.

The simplified home screen and streamlined remote make it easy to access all of your favorite channels and streaming services. Plus, with over 5,000 streaming channels and 500,000 movies and TV episodes available, you’ll never run out of entertainment options.

Features

– With rich 1080p picture quality, intuitively smart Roku TV platform, built-in Wi-Fi, and innovative technologies, these TVs are great for all your needs – streaming, cable, satellite, gaming, and free over-the-air TV.

– Hisense’s HDR technology provides a wider color range and brighter picture for an immersive viewing experience. The powerful quad-core processor ensures smooth streaming and quick navigation of your favorite content.

– With their patent-pending Clear Action 360 technology combined with HDR compatibility, these TVs let you get lost in every crucial moment during sports games, fast-paced movies, and high-energy action video games without missing a beat.

– Cut the cord with Hisense Roku TV, your one-stop destination for cable or HD television programming, internet content, and streaming media apps.

– Plus, with over 5,000 streaming channels and 500,000 movies and TV episodes available, you’re sure to find something you love.

– With Roku TV remote app and Alexa or Google assistant compatibility, you can control your TV easily. Plus, Hisense’s voice-activated power on/off feature ensures that you’ll never have to fumble for the remote again.

– Keep your televisions safe and at home with Hisense’s sleek and secure 40H4F. With a whopping 4K resolution screen, this television delivers brilliant life-like images in razor-sharp detail

Pros

Amazing sound quality and great picture results.

Works fine with Alexa. Easy to use remote control.

Cons

There is no ethernet cable connection.

4. TCL 32-inch 3-Series 720p Roku Smart TV

Screen Size: 32 Inches | Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Skype, Hulu, Youtube, Spotify, Amazon Instant Video | Connectivity Technology: Wi-Fi, USB, HDMI | Brand: TCL | Resolution: 720p | Display Technology: LED | Model Name: 32S335 | Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
4. TCL 32-inch 3-Series 720p Roku Smart TV

Introducing the new TCL 32-inch 4K Smart TV. This great TV has everything you need to enjoy endless entertainment. With more than 5,000 streaming channels and 450,000 movies and TV episodes available, you’ll never be bored again.

Plus, the power consumption is just 5 watts, making this a great choice for eco-conscious consumers. The 60Hz refresh rate ensures smooth images and fluid motion so you can watch your favorite shows and sports games with ease.

Features

– With over 500,000 movies and TV episodes available to stream through the simple and intuitive Roku interface, this TV is sure to keep you entertained for hours on end.

– With Smart functionality built-in, you can easily access all your favorite streaming services without having to switch inputs or navigate complicated menus.

– With stunning high definition (720p) resolution, color, and contrast, this TV provides excellent detail and picture quality. The 802.11ac 1×1 Dual Band connection allows for a fast, reliable wireless connection, perfect for streaming movies and shows.

– The TCL Roku TV is the simplest way to stream content with fast, easy Wi-Fi. So if you need help on what to binge-watch, don’t worry! You never have to go out or pay for cable again.

– With three HDMI ports, including one with ARC support, you can easily connect all your devices. The USB port is perfect for playing media files from a thumb drive or streaming content from popular services like Netflix and Hulu.

– TCL’s easy voice control technology makes it simple to manage your entertainment. Whether you’re using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant, you can find movie titles, launch or change channels, and switch inputs with just your voice.

Pros

Good picture and sound quality for its size and price.

Easy to find and easy to understand signal meter when watching antenna TV.

Cons

Roku remote is pretty limiting for watching antenna TV.

5. SAMSUNG 32-inch Class FRAME QLED

Screen Size: 32 Inches | Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Browser | Connectivity Technology: Wireless, Bluetooth, USB, HDMI | Brand: SAMSUNG | Resolution: 1080p | Display Technology: QLED | Model Name: LS03T Lifestyle Series | Refresh Rate: 30 Hz
5. SAMSUNG 32-inch Class FRAME QLED

The Frame TV is smart; it can learn your preferences and automatically serve up new ones. Featuring 4K resolution on a QLED screen, watch crisp images that come to life before your very eyes. It’s the perfect companion for the game night too! The Frame TV will never cease to amaze you with its sleek walnut finish (a simulated design) – right at home in any setting.

Features

– With its sleek design and ultra-thin bezel, the SAMSUNG 32-inch Class FRAME QLED LS03 Series is sure to elevate your home décor.

– The sleek design and dazzling colors will wow your guests, while the amazing picture quality will keep them captivated. Plus, you can easily choose -or even change- your favorite color to best suit your space.

– The new Samsung 32″ QLED TV is waiting for you. When it is detected when you walk in the door, it automatically turns on and displays something special – your favorite shows, games, or music.

– With powerful integrated speakers, a QLED display that offers a clear view from any angle, and a sleek aluminum bezel that complements your décor.

– It is the perfect addition to any home. With its sleek design and adjustable stand legs, it can easily be integrated into any space.

– It is the perfect way to show off your favorite photos. The Frame rotates to position vertically, so you can easily display beautiful portraits.

– The Art Store brings the world’s best museums and galleries into your home, with an ever-expanding collection of art and photography from established and emerging artists.

– The Frame was designed with your love of art in mind. It not only recommends new artwork based on your taste but also keeps you up-to-date on the latest and greatest artists.

– Every moment of your favorite show comes to life with Samsung’s revolutionary 100% color volume technology, meaning that you can relax knowing that darker scenes won’t be washed out or any less dramatic.

– The Frame from Samsung hangs at just the right distance, adding depth and dimension to any wall. Featuring one slim cord coming from this TV, you can enjoy it all without being distracted by cables everywhere else.

– Put a little art in your living room. The Frame from Samsung hangs at just the right distance, adding depth and dimension to any wall. Featuring one slim cord coming from this TV, you can enjoy it all without being distracted by cables everywhere else.

– The Frame surrounds the TV with an ultra-slim frame that looks like real wallpaper and is flush against the wall for a clean look that’s undeniably eye-catching.

– Our easy-to-use art selection tool lets you select and mark your favorite pieces, so you can easily access them all in one place.

– The Frame is the perfect way to show off your favorite photographs. Easily upload and display your images on The Frame via your smartphone using the SmartThings app or a USB flash drive.

– With a TouchWiz interface and usability, you can even load pre-loaded filters to add your personal touch to photos– without needing Photoshop.

– You have seven different matte layout options to choose from, as well as ten colors to match the photo or artwork you’re using perfectly.

– Apps turn any phone into a powerful remote that brings great quality programming right at your fingertips.

– With smart mirroring, content from your smartphone or tablet can be ported onto a larger screen—watch a movie slideshow while lying on the couch.

– The Samsung Frame TV connects with your phone, tablet, and SmartThings to control the home. It’s got everything you need- including a 103-inch screen that’ll fill up every inch of your house.

– With Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby built-in, you can control your TV with your voice, get information, and so much more.

– The sleek and slim OneRemote automatically detects and controls all compatible devices, so keys to controlling any TV, DVD player, set-top box, or game console are always in the palm of your hand.

Pros

Sleek and attractive.

Great picture quality and hangs very well.

Cons

The sound is flat and of medium quality.

6. LG Electronics 24LJ4540 24-Inch 720p LED TV

Screen Size: 24 Inches | Connectivity Technology: USB, HDMI | Brand: LG | Resolution: 720p | Display Technology: LED | Model Name: LJ4540 | Refresh Rate: 60 Hz | Year: 2017 Mounting Type: Wall Mount |Color: Black
6. LG Electronics 24LJ4540 24-Inch 720p LED TV

Introducing the LG Electronics 24LJ4540 24-Inch 720p LED TV! This incredible product offers stunning image quality and impressive sound, all in a sleek and stylish design.

Whether you’re watching your favorite show, playing a game, or streaming a movie, you’ll be blown away by the amazing experience this TV provides.

With features like no image display and no sound production to sudden power-offs, this TV is packed with useful options to make your viewing experience perfect every time.

Features

– The LG LED TV 24L J4540 is a departure from what we’ve seen in the past few years. Gone are the bulky wires and clunky pods! Long live thin screens and sleek designs.

– It’s equipped with a Triple XD Engine, which ensures beautiful color expression and deep contrast. Plus, the picture is incredibly lifelike, making it the perfect choice for any movie night or game day.

– LG’s LED backlighting ensures that your TV viewing experience is brighter and crisper than ever before.

– With LEDs also offering greater energy efficiency, you can enjoy all of this while spending less on your energy bill.

– It comes with a sleek flush wall-mounting option that gives it a modern look. And even better, it’s HD quality without any cable sound.

Pros

Works with cable or your gaming devices such as Nintendo switch or Xbox one.

The super image quality of 1080 sharp and crystal clear resolution.

Cons

It is small but lightweight.

7. Introducing Amazon Fire TV 43" 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV

Resolution: 3840 x 2160 | Display resolution: 4K UHD | High Dynamic Range (HDR) format: HDR 10, HLG | Backlight type: Direct | LED Refresh rate: 60 Hz Screen size: 43” | Viewable display size: 42.5” | HDMI ports: 3 HDMI 2.0 + 1 HDMI 2.1 with eARC | Ethernet: 1 Ethernet port | USB: 1 USB port | Audio support: Dolby Digital Plus with passthrough of Dolby-encoded audio | udio power: 8W + 8W | OS: Fire TV OS | Product size without stand: 38.1” x 22.3” x 3.5” | Weight (without stand): 15.5 (lb) | Bezel size (mm): 10.9 mm | Front finish: Black plastic | Distance between TV legs: 31.8”
7. Introducing Amazon Fire TV 43 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV

Welcome to your new favorite toy! Amazon Fire TV 4-Series is a 43″ inch smart HDTV. It’s perfect for the “average consumer,” and it has all of the most popular apps so you can watch anything instantly.

You’ll have access to more than 1 million movies, TV episodes, and even Live TV. Plus, with Alexa built-in, you can just press and ask for what you want – when you want it.

Then simply release that voice button on the remote control, talk into the mic onboard or use one of many Bluetooth devices from across your home audio system to control volume levels and fire up your favorite shows – all hands-free with wireless capabilities including Bluetooth connections from up to 30 feet away.

Features

– Fully supporting HDR10, Dolby Digital Plus, and HLG, you’ll feel immersed in movies or TV shows from your living room couch with brilliant colors and crisper lines.

–  whether you’re watching a movie, playing a game, or streaming your favorite show, you’ll experience incredible picture quality with 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, and HLG.

– With Amazon Fire TV now streaming live channels like ESPN1, NBCSN, AMC, and more-watch what you love at home or on the go with Amazon Watch Instantly.

– You can sync your Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, or other accounts all from one device. You’ll never have to dial another number again.

– Bring your favorite shows, movies, and apps with you wherever you go when you download Amazon Fire TV. With its streaming capabilities, powerful quad-core processor, and fast Wi-Fi connection.

– With faster loading times, an easier-to-navigate interface, and Alexa integration for voice control over your entertainment experiences, there’s never been a better time to cut the cord. Create your private home theater with thousands of apps available, including Netflix, Hulu Live TV, HBO GO, SHOWTIME.

– With Amazon Fire TV, you can easily connect and control your cable or satellite box and video game consoles with three HDMI inputs. The HDMI eARC input lets you add audio equipment for enhanced sound.

Pros

Great picture quality.

Amazing sound quality so far.

Cons

You need to log in to apps when used.

8. LG Electronics 24LM530S-PU 24-Inch HD webOS 3.5 Smart TV

Screen Size: 24 Inches | Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Google TV, YouTube | Connectivity Technology: USB, HDMI | Brand: LG | Display Technology: LCD | Model Name: 24LM530S-PU | Year: 2020 | Mounting Type: Wall Mount | Item Weight: 7.9 Pounds | Image Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
8. LG Electronics 24LM530S-PU 24-Inch HD webOS 3.5 Smart TV

LG’s Smart TV Monitor will make your life much simpler, with its sleek design and easy-to-use webOS 3.5 software that makes it easier than ever to enjoy your favorite content such as games and streaming services.

The accompanying magic remote is even more user-friendly, giving you less time for searching and more time for enjoying.

Features

– With accurate image portrayal, great contrast and resolution, and vivid color, you won’t believe your eyes. Add to that an engaging and conversational tone of voice, and you’ve got yourself the best viewing experience ever.

– With the LG Smart TV, you get a webOS platform that delivers streaming simplicity. Featuring streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Prime Video, and more, this huge library of content and streaming services is all there at your fingertips.

– Mount your LG Smart TV securely on a wall in a matter of minutes, using the industry-standard VESA 75 mount.

– This monitor includes an HDMI input so that you can connect a true high-definition source, such as a computer, Blu-ray player, or next-generation videogame console. Plus, the amazing audio/video quality will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action.

– With connectivity options like USB and HDMI ports, you can connect your devices and enjoy all your favorite content on a big screen.

Pros

Strong WiFi connectivity.

The picture quality is great, will though.

Cons

Fair sound quality for small spaces.

9. VIZIO 40-inch D-Series Full HD 1080p Smart TV

Screen Size: 40 Inches | Supported Internet Services: Apple TV+, Crackle, Disney+, Fandango, fuboTV, HBO Max, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix, Pandora, Paramount+, Peacock, Prime Video, Redbox, Tubi, Vudu, XUMO, YouTube, YouTube TV Apple TV+, Crackle, Disney+, Fandango, fuboTV, HBO Max, Hulu, iHeartRadio, Netflix | Connectivity Technology: USB, Ethernet, HDMI | Brand: VIZIO | Resolution: 1080p | Display Technology: LCD, LED | Model Name: D40f-J09 | Refresh Rate: 60 Hz | Special Feature: DTS Virtual:X, Free Channels with WatchFree+
9. VIZIO 40-inch D-Series Full HD 1080p Smart TV

This versatile television comes with a full array backlight for improved contrast and uniformity, 1080p resolution for crystal-clear images, and an ultra-fast processor that supports immersive audio pass-through.

Whether you’re watching your favorite show or playing the newest video game, this TV has everything you need to enjoy a truly exceptional experience.

Plus, it features VIZIO’s award-winning SmartCast platform, which lets you access your favorite content with just the touch of a button. Delight in incredible entertainment with the VIZIO D-Series Full HD Smart TV.

Features

– The new D-Series TV from VIZIO offers stunning Full HD 1080p resolution for a brilliant picture that will impress. With smart features and a sleek design, this TV is perfect for any home.

– With built-in Wi-Fi and a powerful V8 octa-core processor, the D-Series lets you easily access your favorite apps, movies, shows, and more.

– With the IQ Picture Processor, you’ll enjoy stunning images with incredible detail and clarity, while the fast navigation ensures a smooth, seamless experience.

– Featuring Auto Game Mode to make gaming more responsive, Variable Refresh Rate with AMD Freesync to keep visuals smooth, and the lowest input lag of any VIZIO Smart TV.

– With a VIZIO Smart TV, you’re right at home with endless possibilities for entertainment. Built-in Chromecast lets you cast videos from your smartphone to the big screen.

Pros

The 40 inches smart tv with the best image quality and great sound effects.

Alexa is compatible with this smart tv. However, you will need an Alexa device.

Cons

The initial setup takes time.

10. Hisense 40-Inch 40H5500F Class H55 Series Android Smart TV

Screen Size: 39.5 Inches | Supported Internet Services: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Google TV, Browser | Connectivity Technology: Wireless, Bluetooth, Ethernet, HDMI | Brand: Hisense | Resolution: 1080p | Display Technology: LCD | Model Name: 40H5500F | Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
10. Hisense 40-Inch 40H5500F Class H55 Series Android Smart TV

With a full high definition display, Android smart features, and a wealth of content options, the Hisense H5500F 40-inch LED TV is a great choice for smaller rooms.

Featuring rich 1080p picture quality and innovative technologies, Hisense h5 series Smart TVs are great for all your needs. Watch key moments in fast-paced sports, movies, and games with motion rate 120 image processing that minimizes motion blur.

With crisp, immersive audio and DTS studio sound virtual surround sound, you can enjoy your favorite shows and movies like never before.

Plus, with built-in Bluetooth connectivity, you can easily connect compatible soundbars, headphones, or stereo components. The easy-to-use voice-enabled remote makes it easy to control the TV and access your favorite content.

Features

– With its sleek design and easy-to-use interface, this TV is perfect for any home. Plus, with tons of inputs and outputs, you can easily connect all your favorite devices.

– The 40-inch 1080p Full HD wide-view panel makes for significant viewing enjoyment. It also includes a faster 1 GHz quadcore MediaTek CPU. You can experience great computing power no matter how it’s used!

–  With crisp, immersive audio and state-of-the-art features, this TV makes it easy to enjoy your favorite movies, shows, and games. Plus, with built-in Bluetooth connectivity, you can wirelessly connect compatible sound devices for even better sound quality.

– This smart TV comes with a 120-image processing rate which minimizes picture lag to create a clear image without the blur of motion.

– With its sleek design and VESA measurements of 100 x 200 millimeter/m6, it’s easy to wall mount for a seamless viewing experience.

– With rich 1080p picture quality, the voice-enabled Android TV platform, built-in Wi-Fi, and innovative technologies, this TV is perfect for streaming, cable, satellite, gaming, and free over-the-air TV.

– Control the TV via the easy-to-use voice-enabled remote – open or search for apps, control the volume and inputs, or search for your favorite TV shows and movies.

Pros

The colors are vivid and super-fine image quality.

It is a voice-enabled Android TV.

Cons

You might not get the guide for antenna channels.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for the best smart TV to buy, we hope this blog post has helped. We talked about why it’s important to have a high-quality screen, what makes an app store matter, and how much power your device needs to keep up with all of those apps (and more).

Whether you’re building out your home theatre or just want to make streaming Netflix easier, there are plenty of great options available on the market today. Which one will be right for you? Let us know below!

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