What is internet enabled television? The idea of using the television to surf the internet is not a very new one. The idea has been around for more than ten years today. Even a decade ago, when broadband internet was considered to be the fastest and high speed broadband was yet to become popular, internet enabled television was a topic of wide discussion.
For the average user, the biggest advantage that the internet enabled television offered was the bigger screen space that could be used to surf the internet. The idea of using LCD monitors for computer screens and going in for high density high size screens had not caught on yet.
People were bored of the same old small sized screens and were keen on playing computer games downloaded from the internet on the television itself. On the whole, it seemed like a wonderful mix and match of entertainment, utility and functionality. Aged people would find it easier to surf the internet and check their mail.
A good quality camera will provide superlative view of the person at the other end of the lens. Hence, as far as the average user of television and computers was concerned, the combination of internet and television would provide nothing but top quality service.
Yet, this idea took a very long time to catch up primarily because such technology did not evolve fast enough to satisfy people’s requirements. Apple’s products have a reputation of being not just a useful but very aesthetically pleasing as well. The introduction of iPads and iPods has been a game changer in this regard. No longer was a clunky and ugly device is acceptable. This is probably the reason why most internet enabled televisions focus on the high density and high definition aspect.
Nobody is interested in viewing ordinary and standard content downloaded from the internet. The fact that high speed internet has become very popular and that people are ready to pay extra to enjoy good speed and reliable service has also been an important factor.