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if i hook my phone up to the TV can i watch shows online or do they have to be downloaded to watch anything?

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Answer #1 | 31/12 2013 01:08
Hi, It depends whether your TV is a "Smart TV". Smart TV allows you to connect your TV to the internet, whether wired or wireless (some TV's need a manufacturer wireless dongle to make them wireless capable). Once this is done, you'll be able to access services like catch-up on TV shows, Youtube and film streaming services such as Netflix and Lovefilm. Some of the more recent smart TV's also have a web browser like a smart phone, tablet and computers have so you can browse the internet. It's worth noting that at this stage Adobe is apparently working with some big TV manufacturers to come up with a flash player solution for a TV so you can watch embedded videos on websites. If your TV is not Smart capable then it may have USB slots so you can load videos onto an external hard drive and connect it into the TV. If it doesn't have USB either then, you'll either need to buy a device that connects to the TV like a Blu-ray player with Smart facilities or a games console. Failing this if you didn't want an external box, you'd need to buy a TV with that has Smart functionality.
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