Android TV vs Smart TV: Who Wins?

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When it comes to purchasing a new TV there are a few questions you need to ask yourself. Are you looking for a bigger screen, explosive sound and picture quality or internet capabilities? With Android and Smart TVs steadily gaining popularity for their high definition quality, internet capabilities, and streaming options, choosing an Android TV or Smart TV over a regular LED or UHD TV is always a great choice.

Android TV or Smart TV, what is the difference? Although both TVs have internet capabilities, with an Android TV you get to enjoy a lot of apps that are on the Play Store. Think of all sorts of apps that you use on your smartphone – from YouTube, to Netflix and DSTV Now, everything is available on an Android TV. All of these apps are optimized for the TV platform giving you natural controls for bigger screens. Although you do get some apps on a regular Smart TV, they are limited and updates are hard to come by compared to Android TVs.

With Android TVs, you get Google Assistant capabilities and the ability to mirror your Android smartphone’s screen. However, Smart TVs are generally faster in performance than Android TVs and offer a simple and user-friendly interface. Turning on and using your Smart TV quickly is also considerably better than Android TVs.

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