When YouTube first began gaining their audience, there was a disagreement with a few media houses when they advertised their channel 4 and 5. Then that resulted in Google CEO Eric Schmidt saying that there cannot be any commercial advertising in YouTube since it was user generated. Well, that has changed a lot in a short period, and this is because of the billions of fans that the platform has attracted.
Facts show that the web is dominating the digital age. You can find anything online in the present age. Businesses as well as individuals have a web presence of some sort in the present world. For this reason, if you want to spread a message fast enough, you just put it online and give it the necessary push and it will be viral.
It is no surprise that Internet TV has gained on the chase. Broadcast television has been the most common form of entertainment in decades, and even this is soon ending. This is because more people are switching to Internet TV. As people become more acquainted with digital technology, Internet TV is earning loyalty.
There are many ways that you can connect your TV to the web. Modern TV is coming in with inbuilt systems that can connect to hotspots and Internet networks. However, if your TV has been around for a while, you can connect it via the USB port. If your TV has no USB port, perhaps you should consider getting a new one, or just proceed to watch TV from your computer.
1. Connect via a router
Learn how to stream the Internet on your telly. Most of the modern TV comes with the ability to connect to the web. If you have one of those, you can connect it via a cable that goes to a router. You can also use the router wirelessly whereby you create a hotspot in the area. However, direct connection to the router will give you the best speeds.
2. Use a wireless adapter
A wireless adapter comes in two pieces; one goes to the TV and the other to a tracker. The tracker is the one that will be sending wireless signals to the TV and enabling it to connect to the web. Most of the times, the adapter comes with a USB port to go into the USB slot in your TV. The good thing with a wireless connection is that you can create a hotspot in the house and use it with different gadgets.
3. Upgrade your TV using your Blu Ray player
A Blu Ray player has an added advantage since it can connect to the web. It comes with similar features as an Internet ready TV. It has the ability to connect to the web and send the signal to your TV hence enabling a connection. The latest versions have inbuilt wireless function which is even better for connection.
Most TVs have a ready Internet enables function. However, the function will only be active if you are online. The best thing would be to create a hotspot so that you can access it with all your gadgets including cell phone and iPods. This way, you also cut your Internet bill to a substantial amount. The trick is to get stable unlimited bandwidth from one provider. Do not have different providers for all your gadgets.
Normally, you do not get a charge for normal Internet function. Some services on the web are charged at different levels. Once you have access, make sure that you know what is costly and what is not, so that you keep your bill on the minimum. The good thing is that fans upload most shows hence you will not be charged to watch them. The ones that charge are substantially lower than cable TV so it is still a good thing.
All the viewable content varies by provider, but you are at liberty to choose what you watch. Internet TV is timeless and limitless. You can watch shoes so old that cable TV has forgotten about them, and you can catch new shows as long as they are off the studio. You can save the ones that have impressed you the most. The best thing is that you are able to share the links to your shows with your friends for fun.
Todayâ€™s feature writer, Michael Judge, works with VMedia, IPTV providers in Canada . He is a complete movie buff and enjoys watching one at the end of a very tiring day. He loves going on skiing trips with his friends during the holidays.