Cast your mobile screenMost smart TVs today come with some form of casting support or another, usually between Chromecast and Miracast. As different phones have varying degrees of support for these standards, it might be a good idea to check your phone's compatibility with the smart TV you're planning to get. In either case, apps that support casting show it as a feature while you're watching content on them.
Voice assistantIf your smart TV supports Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, then all you need to do is connect it to the same assistant account. Once that is done, you'll be able to issue voice commands to play shows, look up the news and even control other appliances in some cases.
HDMI for a big screen laptop experienceMost smart TVs come with great support for connectivity. If you've got one with HDMI ports, you can always hook it up to your laptop to work or play with on the big screen. HDMI offers much better quality and seamless transmission once established.
Apps beyond streaming servicesThere are apps on the smart TV beyond the streaming apps that can also be quite useful. Apps like weather, news and social media apps that can be updated from the smart TV itself can give you a whole new avenue to get the information you usually seek on a small smartphone screen.
Update your TVYes, updating the firmware is something that you can only do on a smart TV. Not only does this keep your internet-connected TV secure, but it can also add newer features that were not present.
Image Courtesy: Shutterstock