Television with BBC iPlayer and YouTube

By  | January 2, 2014 | Filed under: Uncategorized

My mum wanted a new TV to replace her CRT television from 2000. I picked this 32 inch LG.

I liked it because it is 1080p HD, has HD Freeview and is a good price. It also has wifi, which sounded interesting.

On setting it up I found the wifi function to be very useful. The television comes with loads of apps, like on a smartphone or tablet. These are accessed on a menu which is separate from the other functions of the television.

The best apps I can see are the BBC iPlayer app, which works just like on a PC, and the YouTube app, which allows videos to be searched for and watched. It also has Netflix, but I haven’t tried it.

It was really easy to set up and connect to wifi and satellite box and DVD player. It has several USB ports, a Scart connector, HDMI and so on. It even lets you plug in a USB drive so that programmes can be recorded and to pause live TV.

Even more cool is that from my Android phone (a Nexus 5) I can open a Youtube video and press a button in the Youtube app on the phone to play the video on the TV. I didn’t need to install anything on the phone.

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