Most TVs sold today are made to be 'Smart'. Manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony and others are all making Smart TVs that can use lots of different internet and streaming services.
Before you can use some of these extra features, you'll need to get your TV connected to the internet.
To use your Smart TV on the internet, it will need to be connected to either a wired connection or with Wi-Fi. Here we'll go through some of the differences between them.
A wired connection is sometimes called an 'Ethernet' or 'LAN' connection, and is simply a cable that connects from your TV to your router.
Most bits of kit have Wi-Fi built in, but some may need an adapter you have to plug in.
Once you've picked how you want to connect, follow these steps to get connected with a wire or with Wi-Fi.
If your router and your TV are quite close to each other, you can plug a cable directly from your router into the 'LAN port' on the back of the TV.
If there's a bigger space, you can use Powerline adapters to send the internet signal through the wiring in your house.
First, you'll need to get the Wi-Fi password, which is normally found on the back of your router. Most Smart TVs will ask you to connect to Wi-Fi when they're being set up for the first time, or you can go into your TV's settings to find the Wi-Fi option.
Hopefully that's everything you need to know, but if you need any extra help, you can get in touch with our Team Knowhow Experts here.
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