Setting up Samsung TVs
A user manual is supplied with the TV, which thoroughly explains the connection procedure, but not detailed Smart TV settings. Perhaps this is due to the fact that Samsung is fully confident that there will be no problems during the connection:
On the remote control, you need to go to the Smart Hub menu:
To test the Smart TV, just launch any of the available applications:
If it starts, then the technology is working successfully, and you can start enjoying all the benefits of the service.
Smart TV connection
To use all the features of Smart TV technology, your TV must be connected to the Internet. This can be done in 2 ways:
- wireless connection using a Wi-Fi network;
- connecting TV and router using an Internet cable.
The most correct thing is to decide on the connection method even before purchasing a TV. However, it is highly recommended to purchase devices that interact with the Internet via Wi-Fi. This method of connecting to the network is much faster than an Internet cable, the circuit is much easier to connect, you can avoid unnecessary expenses and laying a cable around the apartment.
In any case, it is not difficult to connect Smart TV technology to the Internet:
- Cable connection.
This is the SIMplest way, although not very practical. An Internet cable is taken and directly connected between the TV, modem and Ethernet port. The connection will be recognized instantly, after which you can start using all the conveniences of the Smart TV system on your TV: watch. download them, use Skype (if you have peripheral equipment).
- moving devices is difficult and depends entirely on the location of the router and the length of the cable;
- the slightest damage to the wire can cause some instability in the network or completely ruin your Internet connection;
- over time, the cable sheath may crack, exposing the insides of the cable (the likelihood of electric shock increases);
- in some cases it is not possible to lay an additional cable nicely (under the baseboard or floor), as a result, it will lie sloppily right on the floor.
- the SIMplest connection scheme that you can think of (any person can handle it, even a full-fledged beginner);
- there is no need to understand the settings and somehow additionally tune the TV to receive a signal;
- 99% of all faults are in the cable. after replacing it, the Internet reappears;
- The Internet cable is purchased at a low price, and the whole connection procedure takes no more than 1 minute.
One end of the LAN cable must be connected to the Ethernet port on the Smart TV, and the other end to an external Internet modem. The modem itself also connects to the Ethernet port on the wall (if not already done). Then the device will recognize a new connection for a short time, and access to the Internet will appear. This ends the connection.
- Wireless connection.
To connect Smart TV via Wi-Fi, you need to have a built-in Wi-Fi module in the TV. It is he who will “catch” the Internet from the router. If one is not available, you should purchase a special adapter (a small device that connects to a TV / computer), which will act as a link. Such an adapter is connected to the USB port on the TV.
First you need to make sure that the Wi-Fi router is working properly and is fully connected to the Internet. Further, after installing the adapter (not required with a built-in module) in the TV options, select the appropriate section and start the process of searching for available Wi-Fi connections.
If you have a security code / password, you will need to enter it during the connection process. As soon as the connection between the TV and the Wi-Fi router is configured, the user will have full access to Internet resources and applications.
Also, a user manual is always included with the purchased TV, which has comprehensive information about the rules for connecting, setting up and using Smart TV technology.
How to connect Smart TV to the Internet via a LAN cable and via Wi-Fi, see the following:
- PC connection.
Smart TV technology can be achieved through a computer. You can connect TV in 2 ways:
- HDMI cable;
- via said Wi-Fi.
However, an HDMI connection will not be able to provide Internet access. Thus, it will only be possible to watch movies on a computer using the TV as a monitor.
But when you connect to a computer through the Wi-Fi setting, the Internet will become available, as if you connect to a regular router (in fact, this is the same thing).
After all the procedures, it remains only to finally set up Smart TV.
Features of connection in Sony Bravia
Setting up Smart TV technology in Sony Bravia TVs is significantly different:
First of all, press the “Home” button on the remote control:
This will take the user to the main menu of the TV.
Then, in the window that opens, select the icon with the image of a suitcase, after which the “Settings” menu will appear:
In the drop-down list, select the “Network” item:
As a result, several more items will appear, from which you should select “Update Internet Content”:
After these steps, the Internet will conditionally reboot, and the TV will tune to the desired network. This completes the Smart TV setup.
Connecting and setting up Smart TV
Most modern TVs are equipped with Smart TV technology. Thanks to it, you can connect to the Internet through the TV interface and watch high-quality films online. And even this is not the end, because having a camera and a microphone, you can communicate via the Skype application. But for everything to work out, it is important to correctly connect and configure Smart TV.
- Smart TV connection
- Features of setting up LG TVs
- Features of connection in Sony Bravia
- Setting up Samsung TVs
- What to do if Internet connection failed?
Features of setting up LG TVs
Different TVs have different settings, so for the Smart TV to work properly, it is important to configure the device for the correct Internet connection.
For TV models from the LG manufacturer, it is often required to register in the Smart TV system. Without this, it will be impossible to install and use applications (like the rest of the TV’s functionality).
First you need to go to the main TV menu. Then in the upper right corner of the menu there will be a button to log into your account. There it will be necessary to enter a username and password from it, but since the account does not exist yet, it must be created. For this you need the button “Create an account / Register”.
In the form that opens, you should come up with and enter a password, login, and add an email address:
In any of the cases, during the registration process, you will need a smartphone or computer to log into your e-mail and confirm the process of registering a profile on the network.
Further, the data specified during registration must be entered in the mentioned registration window in the main menu on the TV. After that, Smart TV will be finalized and no other actions are required.
What to do if Internet connection failed?
But what to do when a variety of errors occur, it is difficult to say. Each malfunction has its own solutions, so it is impossible to determine the actions that will surely help.
However, you can try to fix the error in the most common way. Delve into the Smart TV settings and change them if necessary:
The item “Menu” is selected, then “Network” and “Network Settings”:
There will also be a message that will offer to automatically try to configure the connection.
If the Internet can be configured, a message appears. If not, a notification with an error will “pop up”.
If it is impossible to establish a connection in this way, you need to go to the “Network status” menu. It is located directly under the “Network Settings”:
In a new window, you need to go to the “IP Settings” item, and then select the automatic receipt of the IP address:
If this does not help, then you will have to enter all the data yourself:
You can find out the IP address, subnet mask, etc. by contacting your Internet provider via a phone call. Also, if you have a computer and use the same Internet, you can go to the local connection menu and select “Information”. In the window that appears, all data about the Internet network will be shown, but for Smart TV only the underlined ones will be of interest:
They should be entered in the TV menu in the sections of the same name.
After the steps taken, the Internet connection should be established, and you can start using Smart TV on a Samsung TV.
Identical actions to configure the network can be carried out on any other models, since the difference lies only in the location of the menu and the names of the sections. But no need to worry, because they will be intuitive: “Network Settings” and “Network Settings” are one and the same.
To test Smart TV, you can run any application or otherwise try to use the TV functions that require the Internet. If it works, then everything is in order, but if not, you need to configure. Everything is very SIMple, the main thing is to understand the essence of the device and carefully read the instructions for the user.
The following applications are rightly considered the most popular:
- YouTube. Full version of the application for using the most famous hosting. All viewing options are provided here. comments and ratings.
- Ivi.ru. Online cinema with different films and TV series. The regular version contains ads that you can get rid of when you subscribe.
- Gismeteo. Meteorological application with the ability to watch the weather for several days in advance. Can function as a widget and constantly display relevant data on the TV screen.
- SS IPTV. IPTV Player for LG Smart TV, which allows you to watch IP-TV by paid subscription to Playlists from servers.
- 3D World. Impressive 3D movie viewing experience on TV.
How to tune channels on LG Smart TV
The channels on LG Smart TVs can be digital or cable. The digital transmission method differs in that a decrypted signal is sent to the TV at once, which does not require a TV tuner. For cable TV, you need a tuner.
The channel setup process for both cases is approximately the same. It consists in performing the following actions:
- using the remote control, you need to go to the TV settings (most often this is the “Settings” button;
- in the “Channels” section, select the “Autosearch” item;
- now in the list of signal sources that appears, you must select those to which cables or antennas are connected;
- in the next window, you will need to enter information about the service provider, which can be found on the official website (in most cases, you just need to select the desired operator from the list of the most popular);
- after selecting the operator and the type of channels, you must start the search by pressing the appropriate key;
- usually the process takes a few minutes, the found channels will appear in the list of available.
The system independently sorts the found channels, and it is not always convenient for the user. But on most modern Smart TV models, you can manually order TV channels by assigning them the desired numbers.
When setting up a satellite connection using Smart Maps, the process is not much different. After connecting the dish, you will also need to specify information about the operator and the transmitting device itself. In this case, when choosing a signal source, a tick must be put only in front of the “Satellite”.
How to install apps on LG Smart TV
Immediately after installation, the application will appear in the general list of programs, and will also take its place in the “My Apps” section of the main menu, which can be accessed by pressing the corresponding Smart button on the remote control.
Games are installed approximately as well. The only difference is. That for them there is a separate application “LG Game World”. There they are sorted by genre in the catalog.
You can buy an application or game not only from a TV, but also from any device with Internet access. However, they can only be installed on LG Smart TVs.
Installation of applications is possible both on the TV’s internal memory and on external media. But they will only work while the media is connected to TV.
From a flash drive
Basic conditions for using a flash drive to install programs:
- formatting the partition in FAT32 format;
- the presence of the distribution kit of the desired application downloaded to the root of the drive from a third-party resource in the form of an installer.
Now you need to insert the USB flash drive into the USB connector on the TV and wait a little. After a few moments, a new icon will appear on the screen, indicating the presence of an external resource. You need to click on it and the contents of the drive will open.
The installer of the required application is selected from the programs on the map and starts. Usually, you need to confirm the actions several times, since installing from external resources always involves certain risks. And by means of warnings and agreements, the publisher of the webOS operating system disclaims responsibility for possible malfunctions.
The installation will take some time. At the same time, you must not remove the drive from the TV or turn off the equipment, as such actions can lead to a failure of the installation or instability of the entire system. After the process is complete, the corresponding icon will appear in the list of applications.
Sometimes Smart TV does not see the connected USB flash drive. This may be due to a malfunction of the drive itself or the USB interface on the TV. However, the second option appears much less frequently. So it is recommended to check the port functionality using other connected equipment.
On some models, there is only one USB socket (which will be occupied by another device and cannot be disconnected), or there may not be such interfaces at all. The solution to this problem will be the use of special adapters to connect a flash drive to another connector.
Registration and authorization
Best Apps for LG Smart TV
Modern LG TVs with Smart TV functionality are full-fledged multimedia centers for using various content. A variety of applications allow you to watch your favorite movies and TV shows in good HD quality, search the Internet, chat on social networks and even play games. It is impossible to name the number of existing applications for such TVs, since this number is growing every day. It’s no surprise that novice users can get confused by the abundance of suggestions. Especially for them, below are the best applications that open up impressive opportunities for using content.
TV for LG Smart TV: All Internet Content on Your TV
The appearance in the house of Smart TV from LG is becoming a rather important event, as it significantly expands the established understanding of the capabilities of the TV. Unlike ordinary “boxes”, such devices allow you to use all available content from the Internet and install various applications. However, it is recommended to understand in advance the procedure for setting up TV on Smart TV LG.
How to connect internet to LG TV
Internet connection is a prerequisite for using Smart TV features. Without it, the device will be like an ordinary TV, on which you can watch only terrestrial channels.
To quickly set up Smart TV on your LG TV, it is advisable to use the connection at the fastest speed. Otherwise, various lags and freezes may occur during viewing. This is especially true for watching streaming from the Internet without downloading.
There are two ways to connect to the Internet:
- via a cable connecting the LAN connector on the TV to the corresponding connector on the router (sometimes a straight cable from the provider can be used, but this is not encouraged);
- via Wi-Fi to the router distributing the network (the speed will be reduced).
Also, the connection using a USB modem with a SIM card of the mobile Internet is gaining popularity now. In some cases, it is possible to use the Internet from a smartphone using Wi-Fi interfaces (with the Wi-Fi Direct function).
In addition to the official apps that guarantee enhanced TV functionality, there are also a number of unofficial programs that mostly function as a real salvation for a large number of users. After all, they offer such opportunities that official suppliers only get paid.
One of the brightest viewing apps is the unofficial ForkPlayer. This advanced TV player for LG Smart TV has won users’ recognition for its functionality and impressive catalog of free content. But you still have to pay for it. Not money, but time. After all, installing a program on a TV is a complex process that even experienced users are far from immediately able to understand. But on the Internet you can find a lot of instructions on this topic, so installation is still possible.
When considering unofficial applications for LG devices, it is SIMply impossible not to mention Dstore. A legendary program that includes a whole catalog of unofficial software for various purposes. The installation process can also be problematic, but once completed, the user will have very impressive options. With Dstore installed, you can connect torrents or install an unofficial player in just a few minutes.
In addition, the catalog contains a lot of extremely useful applications, which are news feeds with up-to-date data, widgets and much more.
The functionality and trends in smart TVs look good right now. Manufacturers are constantly expanding the capabilities of such devices.