Article updated on May 25, 2020
How to make your television connected
For several years we have been working to find solutions to make any television set connected to the internet.
The Smart TV, a High-Tech product, was born, but there are also multimedia box models with various operating systems like Android TV box, also called: Android TV, TV box, box TV, TV box Android, box Android TV or box TV Android who have brought better momentum and solutions to the replacement of smart televisions.
Multimedia boxes have become very popular. Today, they provide access to all Android applications, including video games downloadable from the Google Play Store.
These multimedia gateways are placed between the content to be seen in streaming and the television set without the need for a TV decoder.
Generally, we choose one of the paid media servers which offers streaming services like the best known Netflix and Molotov.
The connection requires the presence of:
- a television,
- an HDMI cable as a connector,
- and the ADSL box directly or through a Wi-Fi repeater.
To have very good image and sound quality, you will need:
- a broadband internet connection from an internet box,
- a storage medium such as an SD card, a hard drive or Blu-ray,
- a multimedia keyboard for gamers,
- possibly high definition, Full HD or UHD on a large screen TV.
Several of these multimedia boxes which are, by the way, mini PCs or miniature computers, are connected by:
- Ethernet port (Gigabit) using an RJ45 cable,
- Wi-Fi internet access,
- By CPL.
For the first case, this type of connection offers a very reliable speed and remains high. For the second case, reliability depends on the distance between the Wi-Fi router and the multimedia box.
Whatever the case, access to streaming content and TV channels with legal IPTV if necessary, is done without going through a digital receiver. It is also possible to have TNT, read files and view almost everything. It should be noted that, as with a computer, internal memory and random access memory play a large role.
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The best known box so far is that of Apple running iOS. This multimedia player is very powerful. It allows you to stream interesting content.
Its best feature is 'AirPlay' which allows you to stream content from an iPhone, iPad or Mac.
It has several ports: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and its simultaneous dual-band is: 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz.
The weak point of this box is that it is locked like all Apple products.
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