A smart TV becomes a totally different beast when it’s loaded with apps. It’s no longer just a regular boob tube for watching your favorite soap opera or sitcom. Make the most out of your smart TV by installing these 10 great apps.
Netflix has one of the best collections of movies and TV shows, all of which can be streamed indefinitely with the company’s affordable unlimited plans.
Although Netflix does offer TV shows, most of it are old series that have already ended. Hulu Plus, on the other hand, often has the latest episodes available just a day after they aired on TV.
Pandora or Spotify
Turn your TV into a music player by streaming the latest songs from Pandora or Spotify. These apps will also let you listen to the radio.
Video-calling your loved ones on Skype in a small smartphone/tablet display is fine. When you do it on a big screen, it feels like they’re right there in the room with you.
ESPN Next Level
Keep track of every score with ESPN Next Level. Also consider MLB.tv for baseball and NBA Game Time for basketball.
When you can’t wait for your newscaster to bring you the latest weather forecast, AccuWeather has all the information for all locations across the globe, with five-day forecasts to boot.
Watch movie trailers with Fandango and decide what you want to see at the movie house. Critic and user reviews, theater show times and reservations are also available.
You may be tempted to have Facebook or Twitter on your smart TV just so you’re always connected to your social networks even when you’re watching your favorite shows. The apps are available, but they don’t provide the same level of experience as their smartphone/tablet counterparts. You’ll want to get apps that visually improve the user experience of your smart TV and refrain from text-heavy ones.