Smart TVs make it easier than ever before to watch what you want, when you want. Read our guide to get the best out of your Smart TV below. 

What is Smart TV?

At its simplest, you can think of a Smart TV as a television that connects to the internet and offers a variety of features because of this connectivity.

In the early days of Smart TV, this was often little more than a simple Web browser, letting you check out your favourite sites.

These days its much more user friendly, thanks to some serious app development over the past couple of years.

Originally you needed a dedicated set-top box for these features. The age of the Smart TV means the technology is already built into your big screen.

Stream your favourite movies + TV shows

The development of video on demand (VOD) services has been one of the most popular elements introduced on Smart TVs.  

Netflix is one of the best VOD examples. This streaming service works with media partners to ensure access to its massive catalogue of shows quickly and easily. Many Smart TV remotes — including the Hisense 4K ULED Series 7 TV range — have a dedicated Netflix button on the remote. Press this and you can be watching in seconds.

Smart TVs open a whole world of new content. Hisense has a fantastic range of Smart TVs, find out more here.

Stan is another great streaming service that’s making big moves into Smart TV platforms. This on demand powerhouse has brought its mix of original and overseas content to a host of Smart TVs including brand new Hisense TVs and a selection of older models. 

MORE: Check out our top picks for the 5 best Aussie shows to watch on Stan.

Watch Free-To-Air on your own terms

Using Freeview Plus, you can access great content available on Free-To-Air TV. Not only can you get a full electronic program guide to let know what’s on and when, you can set reminders so you don’t forget and can easily record your favourite shows and series.

Access your favourite music online

If you’ve got a big home entertainment sound system, then you’ll love the fact that your Smart TV can help you access internet radio and music streaming services. Why should your surround sound only get a work out when you’re watching a film?

Connect devices in the home

Your Smart TV can easily be connected your other devices including your laptop, phone or tablet to share content to the big screen.

MORE: Find out how to connect your mobile, laptop and iPad to your TV here. 

A Smart TV can make all the difference to how entertained you are in your lounge room. And if you needed any more encouragement, here’s one final point: your Smart TV will get regular updates to the platform and new apps delivered via the internet, so your experience just gets better and better as time goes on.

HisenseHack: 4K Ultra HD TV coupled with a high-speed Internet connection means you’re getting amazing quality video entertainment all in seconds. Find out more about Hisense Smart TV & 4K TVs here