The Smart-TV setting on the TV may differ slightly from each other, depending on the TV model.
In the life of a modern person there is a huge number of various gadgets, which, it would seem, why do we still need to use a TV. However, the need, as practice shows, still remains. The TV is still the source of information, although not the main one, since more often we search for the necessary news and content using the computer, but it still remains. In addition, we love to watch movies on a huge screen, which laptops and desktops are not equipped with. The TV is suitable for this purpose as well as possible.
And modern TVs have more functionality than it was before. Now the use of a TV goes far beyond watching only on-air TV channels. A modern TV can serve us not only as a television receiver for a variety of television channels, but also serve us as a media player, because all of them are now equipped with USB connectors where you can install a flash drive, for example, with a movie. And the most interesting addition to a modern TV was the ability to connect to the Internet.
Today, most TVs have a Smart-TV function, which in fact implies an Internet connection, but still not all. If we became the owner of a TV with Smart-TV, then we should be prepared for the fact that the full use of such a TV will become available only after certain settings that we will have to make.
The first launch of the TV
recently, our televisions practically did not require any settings other than tuning the channels of interest to us. I plugged it in, pressed the power button, and started auto-tuning. It seems to be like all things. Now TVs have become smart, which means that our new smart TVs will require us to enter basic settings before their first launch. They can easily be entered even by an inexperienced user, or even one who has not previously docked with Smart-TV.
Of course, TVs are different and from many different manufacturers. Each TV has its own settings interface, but, anyway, the essence of the manipulations is reduced to one. So, initially, having included our brand new TV in the network, he will try to find out certain information from us. This will be necessary so that we would be most comfortable using our TV in the future.
To begin with, we will need to indicate in which language our television should communicate with us and in which country we will use our television. Sometimes it is additionally required to indicate the time zone in which we are. This will be necessary so that the TV automatically sets the time for us. A step later, we will be asked to connect our TV to the Internet. We recommend that you connect immediately, because if you skip this step, you will still need to return to it later in the settings menu, since Smart-TV will not work without the Internet. Connection you can choose wired or wireless. In the event that we connect the TV via Wi-Fi, select the “wireless connection”, look for our network and connect to it using our own password.
After all these procedures, we have the opportunity to start searching for channels. To do this, we will have to choose the channel search mode, for example, terrestrial television, cable or satellite. Choosing the mode we need, we launch the TV to automatically tune the available TV channels. Now we will have to wait for a while until the scan passes to 100%. On some televisions we will be asked to set parental controls on some channels. We can either do this or skip this step.
At the very final stage of settings, some manufacturers will ask us to familiarize themselves with the user agreement and confirm its reading. It takes no more than a minute, after which our TV is already fully configured. And, for sure, he was able to find some television channels, of course, if we did not forget to connect an antenna to it.
Customization Smart tv
Setting up Smart-TV directly is a more painstaking task, which may not be possible for an inexperienced user. Nevertheless, we will show you the most basic points that are worth paying attention to. It is worth remembering that different manufacturers use different operating systems for their smart TVs. For example, Samsung uses Tizen specially designed for them in its TVs, LG installs WebOS in its products, and some other manufacturers, such as Sony or Philips, use the Android operating system.
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Therefore, the setup process for Smart-TV on a TV may vary slightly. But still, the most basic manipulations that an ordinary user can perform will be approximately the same. Therefore, no matter what TV we purchased and how new it is, the first thing in setting up Smart-TV is to turn to updating the system to the latest official version from the manufacturer. It may take a little effort to make these updates, but a lot of time. Initially, we need to go to the settings menu and find the “Update” item there. First, we must search for these very updates, and if the search gives us a more recent version than the one that is installed with us, we need to download it and then install it. At this stage, we will only need to press the remote button a few times and wait.
In the event that we set up a TV that runs on the Android operating system, it is highly desirable or even necessary to create a Google account or use the one we already have. Thus, we can use all the features of Android-TV to the maximum. Creating an account is almost the same as on a smartphone or tablet, so there should not be any difficulties with this. If another OS is installed on our TV, then creating an account is not necessary.
Among other programs that will make the TV more convenient to use, we can mention Gismeteo, which is most often used to keep abreast of the weather outside the window. Also for moviegoers, the Kinopoisk program may be useful, where perhaps the largest database of information about modern cinema is located. WebCam World will allow us to visit many corners of our planet in absentia by viewing them through web cameras in real time. And you can choose from a huge number of applications the one that most comfortably allows us to view the latest news of the film industry.
And yet. it is better to consult a specialist
We examined the most basic operations for setting up Smart-TV on a modern TV. Such procedures, for sure, can be performed even by the most inexperienced user, who had never before been confronted with setting up Smart-functions. Nevertheless, having made settings similar to those that we described above, we can only use smart functions on the TV, because only a specialist who knows all the nuances of tuning to the smallest detail can configure us to the fullest and highest quality possible.
Often, setting up Smart-TV on their TV, ordinary users can face a number of insoluble problems. For example, unstably working or not working applications at all, network interruptions and so on. Entrusting the Smart-TV setup to a professional, we will definitely avoid these problems, and among other things, we will save a lot of time, because the IT engineer will carry out the setup thanks to his considerable experience much faster. In addition, a professional tuner at the time of tuning is able to detect hidden defects in the new TV, which we may not initially notice.
Free TV for Smart TV
In TVs supporting Smart TV, you can view free channels via the Internet, or rather wireless and wired (WI FI connection), as well as using a cable or built-in / mobile antenna. All options give access to the basic free national channels of transmission, to a wider list of television programs you can connect only through special applications or through IPTV, which your Internet service provider offers. Consider all the ways to connect Smart TV to free channels and their settings:
- View publicly available national channels on Smart TV analogue broadcasting. Despite the transition to a digital broadcast format, analog is still available and makes it possible to watch 20 basic channels for free on Smart TV. To connect, use a cable that is connected to a universal antenna. Step-by-step instructions for connecting a free television broadcast:
- To configure the ether in the first stage, you must insert the cable into the connector.
- On the remote control, find the menu button and enter the main settings system.
- Select a line with automatic channel search.
- In another window, a choice will appear through which the signal will be transmitted. In this case, select “cable”.
- After that, a new window appears, where the type of signal is selected. In this case, select “analog”.
- Performs automatic channel debugging.
Some broadcast programs may be of poor quality, then the automatic search will simply skip them. If you need this channel even in low quality, it is recommended to perform manual tuning. Be sure to save your search settings so that the TV list does not go astray.
- Connection of digital broadcasting. Digital television has several advantages in the quality of the transmitted image, so it is preferable to connect free TV to Smart TV digital broadcasting. To configure public channels of this format, you need:
- Connect the receiver if it is not built into the TV.
- Find the word menu or settings on the remote control and enter the control system.
- Go to “Options” and select the automatic channel search.
- In the pop-up tab you are prompted to select a signal source, for digital television. a cable. Confirm your choice by clicking on the word “Start”
- After that, a small menu appears with a choice of the type of signal transmission, you need to select “digital”. Confirm the selected source.
- A window appears again in which you need to select the “Search Mode” subsection and select the “Full” tab there.
- The next step is to fill in the digital data: data transfer rate (6952 KS / s), modulation (256 QAM), start frequency (298000 KHz)
Some models have an automatic network search system, in which case you need to select a search mode that activates the free broadcast of 20 channels on Smart TV.
Adding programs occurs in the settings through the “Content” subsection. Next, select “External”, enter the name of the playlist and a link to it, save the changes. You can add an unlimited number of playlists to the external section, as described above or using a special code issued by SS IPTV, which changes every day. Only one channel list can be entered in the internal playlist section.
Here are some simple ways to help you connect free channels to your TV.