Smart TV Guide
A Smart TV is a TV that’ll bring on demand and catch-up TV services directly to the comfort of your living room sofa.DIVA (Viewster) - find great on-demand content with over 5,000 video assets ready for digital on-demand delivery.
Finlux Smart TVs come with BBC iPlayer - allowing you catch-up with all your favourite TV and radio shows from BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Radio stations throughout the UK. The easy-to-use App will store the last 7 days worth of programming so you’ll never miss out again.
Sit back and share some of the funniest videos in the world via the YouTube App, whilst for social media fans there’s simple access to Twitter and Facebook, as well as sites such as eBay!
You’ll also be able to enjoy video on demand services via Viewster – offering you a range of movies ready to go when you are.
To connect your Smart TV you can use the bundled USB Wi-Fi dongle in your TV box and connect to your home Wi-Fi connection. Alternatively you can plug in an Ethernet cable into the back of your TV from your home network, so you’ll either need a cable long enough to stretch from your network point or look into buying a Homeplug that’ll carry your internet connection through your power supply.
View our range of Smart TVs.
Why should i buy a TV with Smart features?
Rather than sitting in front of your computer, laptop or tablet to catch-up on TV you've missed, wouldn't you rather press a button and sit in the comfort of your living room and enjoy the action via your TV? It allows the whole room to enjoy the programme and saves you having to connect lots of wires from your laptop to TV.
BBC iPlayer - When it comes to catch-up TV on the internet, BBC iPlayer was the UK's first service. It allows you to watch and listen to TV and radio programmes from the previous 7 days. Access is instant - you just select a programme to play it. The SD picture quality is very good, and for those who want to watch HD quality pictures, you can also play that.
YouTube - Much more than a site for sharing odd video clips uploaded by people in their bedrooms, now owned by Google, YouTube features thousands of clips from films and TV programmes past and present. There's also catch-up TV Channels, music videos, film rentals. There is also a lot of HD picture quality too.
Smart TVs aren't just for streaming video either. You can can access all your favourite social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter so you can always stay updated with your friends news.
Wired or Wireless?
As those with a laptop connected to your wireless network will appreciate, operating wirelessly offers you greater flexibility and ease when wanted to surf the web around the home. If you connect your TV via the supplied wireless dongle then it will mean that you can take your TV and plug it in anywhere in the home and it'll be connected to your wireless router.
Speeds can vary however, and the signal may be affected by how far your TV is from the router itself, as well as other factors such as cordless phones and even microwaves! A wired connection, although sometimes untidy and restrictive in location offers you greater stability and internet speeds. For those wanting a wired connection in a different part of the house to where the internet connection is than you can buy homeplug's which connects your internet connection and your mains power supply so that the internet is fed through the power supply to any other room with a pairing homeplug.
The Finlux Smart TV Apps
When you turn your Finlux Smart TV on you'll get to a screen full of great 'Apps' - specifically designed for your TV, handing you a seamless user experience.
ITN News – delivering you news 24/7
Youtube - discover, watch, upload and share free videos.
Dailymotion – watch the latest music videos, short movies, tv shows and extreme videos from the web.
DriveCast - listen to and record your favourite radio programs, capture and store your podcasts and add other multimedia content from the Web.
Cinetrailer.tv - Cinema in your life, the easy way: watch the trailer - choose the movie.
Tunin.fm - provides a full suite of more than 50 radio apps. Tunin.FM finds more than 3000 radio stations that broadcast via the internet.
iConcerts – the first and only cross-platform live music channel to watch concerts on demand.
Facebook – stay connected with friends and family wherever you are in the world.
Twitter – share your mood and keep in touch with the rest of the world.
eBay – the worlds market place - buy and sell electronics, cars, clothing, sporting goods and everything else on eBay.
Picasa - fast and easy photo sharing from Google. Share with friends and family or discover public albums.
MyAlbum - Sharing your photos on MyAlbum.com is fast and easy.
AutoZine - the online auto-magazine featuring road tests, car news and user forums for any petrol head.
Foreca.com - easy access to current weather forecasts, including a detailed 5-day outlook and weather maps.
Tonight.eu – A European network of web sites dedicated to urban nightlife. They’ll help you solve the question: “What shall I do tonight?”
Bergfex.at – all the latest travel information
Aces & Faces - an easy way to play poker - suitable for all kinds of players.
Black Jack - the most popular game in the world.
Block Buster - collect the flags and ticking scores before they expire. Just make sure not to fall into the water in this retro game.
Four - two-player game in which the players first choose a colour and then take turns dropping their coloured discs from the top into a seven column x six-row vertically-suspended grid
Funspot - the most widely deployed IPTV game service in the world and contains more than 100 casual games in various categories.
Memory - a hidden-object game created to improve your memory and sharpen your brain skills.
Mind Boggle - the object of this game is to solve the puzzle so that all the coloured squares are in the correct position based on the target pattern.
Solitaire - the most well-known table top game which one can play by oneself.
Sudoku - the puzzle setter provides a partially completed grid, which typically has a unique solution.
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is about sharing and enjoying your saved content across all your technology at home. It's formed from an organisation of over 250 of the world's elite consumer electronics, personal computer and mobile organisations to allow easy sharing of content in every home.
It'll allow you to play music from your laptop upstairs on your home cinema system in your living room, watch downloaded movies directly on you TV as well as go through holiday snaps on a connected smartphone.
The Finlux Smart Remote App
It's arrived - the Smart App from Finlux that'll transform your viewing experience and make your Smart TV all the more enjoyable.
If you've got an Apple iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad then you can download the Finlux Smart Remote App now for free. As long as your mobile device and your TV are connected to your wireless router then you'll be able to pair the TV to your mobile device immediately when you launch the App.
It'll then allow you to select up, down, left & right as well as select the different coloured button options. Swipe to the left and you'll be presented with a keypad for typing in the desired channel number or swipe to the right and you'll be able to increase or decrease the volume and flick up and down the channels.
By selecting the motions tab at the bottom of the screen your mobile device suddenly becomes like a magic wand, TV. flick your mobile device up and your tv will impressively respond with moving options upwards, flick to the side and your TV will move to the side.
The keyboard tab allows for comfortable typing without having to use your remote to work its way around a Qwerty keyboard. This easy-typing method makes social media and searching for content a breeze.
How do i get it?
You can download the free app from the Apple App Store by searching 'Finlux Smart Remote' from within the store.
What are the requirements:
Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
The Smart Remote
The remote control you'll receive with your Smart TV offers you nice clear buttons and a useful 'Internet' button on the top left to allow for quick and easy access to great online content.