Smart TVs have taken the TV industry by storm. People got attracted to it straight away. 4K, Full HD, and HD TVs can be found in almost every home. If you are also one of them and have a smart TV, then it’s time to complete your setup by adding a few things to it. These accessories will help you get the most out of your Smart TV.
Media Streaming Box or Stick
If you already own a Smart TV, then it probably came with pre-installed apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, etc. So why do you need a separate media streaming device? Because most of the TV software is just plain terrible.
According to me, it would be much better if the TVs didn’t come with a smart platform. First, because they are bad and do have not a very user-friendly UI. Secondly, they don’t get proper updates. And not to forget, you can’t replace them and you are simply stuck with the same software for years
But you can get a media streaming box or a stick, according to your needs, and enjoy all sorts of media streaming apps with ease. There are many media streaming devices available in the market. Here are the best of them:
- Amazon Fire TV Cube
This is the best media streaming device you can buy right now. With this, not only you will be able to stream online media on your TV, but also control your entire entertainment with it. Although it comes with a remote for control, it also supports Alexa voice controls. So, you can control your TV using your voice. It also has an in-built speaker.
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
In terms of media streaming sticks, this is the best one available in the market. It also comes in a 4K variant. So if you have a 4K TV, buy the 4K variant of the Fire TV Stick. It also comes with a remote. You can install and watch your TV Shows, Movies, and sports on it pretty easily. Also, you can install Kodi on Firestick to watch all sorts of content for free.
- Roku Streaming Stick+
This is another media streaming stick that supports 4K streaming. This device is also known for its very user-friendly UI. It also supports voice controls and it has Dolby Vision Support.
The speakers on any TV are pretty basic. The sound quality is below par. Your latest Smart TV is incomplete without an external sound system. If you are looking to have a full surround sound speaker system, then you must invest in 5.1 channel speaker systems from Sony.
But, if you are looking for an easy and cheap solution, then a Sound Bar is your best bet. Sound Bars provide you with rich sound and don’t require a complex setup. Most of them connect using Bluetooth and don’t require you to plug it into your TV.
The JBL SB110 and Sony HT-RT3 5.1 are some of the best Sound Bar systems available in the market.
One of the best TV accessories is a Universal Remote. Having a Universal Remote makes controlling your several devices very easy. Along with a Smart TV, whether you have a streaming box/stick, a soundbar, or a Blu-ray player, they all can be controlled with a single remote controller.
There may be some devices that do not support every universal remote, but most of them do. There are many universal remotes available in the market which also have voice command support, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Some of the best Universal Remote you can buy are Logitech Harmony 650, Harmony Companion, and Harmony Elite. Pairing them with your devices is pretty easy, and you will set them up within no time. Logitech currently leads the Universal Remote market, so you might find several universal remote models from Logitech alone.