If you had asked this question a few years ago, the answer would have been a definite yes. That is because TVs as we traditionally knew them appeared to be losing out on the emergence of online content delivery. Instead of having to wait for a certain time of the day to catch a certain program, people found it easier going online and watching it on platforms like YouTube.
That said, the disappearance of TV doesn’t appear to be so imminent anymore. The saving grace of the good old telly has been its willingness to evolve and adapt to modern times and consumer needs.
Enter smart TV technology. This technology enables television sets to behave in pretty much the same way that smartphones operate. Owners can download and install apps and use them to access content on-demand at all times. Apps like Unibet, YouTube, Netflix and many more are easily compatible with modern smart TVs.
Armed with these, the TV holds an advantage over smartphones in that it has a much bigger screen than devices like computers and mobile gadgets. That means that the content watched on a smart TV is more life-like than what is accessed via small screens.
It’s not all about competition. Smart TVs also have a complementary relationship with smartphones and other gadgets. For instance, users can cast what is on their mobile phones to the TV screen and use the phone to execute commands.
Similarly, it is easy to split the screen so that one has two working areas that are active at the same time. Again, this takes advantage of the huge TV screen size.
Based on these factors (and there are several others), it is safe to say that the TV set is not going anywhere. Its ability to align itself with the internet age has made it an equally important device in modern times.