How is Android TV different from Smart TV ?
Android TV is a television with smart features of a smart television with added advantage of Android Operating System provided by Google. One major difference is the wide range of apps that are supported by Google play store where thousands of television apps can readily be downloaded. These apps are either free, paid or free for certain features but also providing in app purchases for premium features.
Most android TVs comes with in build Google cast which is purest form of Google chromecast allowing easy screen mirror / cast of android smart devices with Android TV. You can also sync your most used android devices with Tv for easy browsing and typing.
In simple words - TVs that connect to the internet and allow streaming content and online apps are Smart TVs. ... Essentially an Android TV is a smart TV but it is running the Android platform, unlike other TVs that might be running the brands OS e.g.Samsung TV operating system.
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How to convert 4k LED TVs into Android TVs ?
All you need is android tv box which can easily be purchased from Amazon or ebay. These are smart TV boxes which run on Android operating system and hence providing all functionalities of any other Android TV. You will need to connect your LED / LCD Tv with HDMI cable and the box would be connected to broadband through wifi or LAN cable. These boxes in fact provide more flexibility that a branded android tv as they allow apk downloads without any licencing issues.
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