Posted by Jasco on June 29, 2015 at 10:33 AM. Filed under Connected Home, Around the Home .

Smart televisions are gaining more features as they increase in popularity. Now, smart TVs feature several different ways  to view shows, interact with the Internet and to connect with other devices. New TV technology shows up all the time. Most of this technology fits into the direction the industry is already headed. Here are three common industry trends that you're likely to see with smart TVs:

The screens they are a-changin'
For a long time, a flat-screen TV has been the way to go, and for good reason. Flat screens fit nicely on the wall, feel large and wide and provide viewers with a great viewing experience. Just because flat screens work perfectly doesn't mean they can't be improved, and that's exactly what many smart TV manufacturers are trying to do. Screens are slowly and subtlety curving. According to CNet, curved TVs don't offer much of an advantage to the viewer. The only real benefit found was that it did help with minor glare. While the proven advantages of curved TVs are minimal, Digital Trends argues that curved TVs are a gimmick, but that if you want one you should get it because the curve looks cool and doesn't diminish the quality of the picture

Digital Trends dismisses the people who say the curved TV gimmick is bad by saying, "Knocking a curve as an unnecessary feature on a luxury product that is unnecessary by its very definition is totally ludicrous." 

"Ultra high-definition screens are only worth it if you get an extremely large screen."

Ultra high-definition screens
High-definition TVs look great, and once you began watching TV that way it was hard to go back, even for a short time. Now the same thing has happened with ultra high definition. Ultra high-definition screens are only worth it if you get an extremely large screen. According to CNet, your eyes won't be able to tell the difference if the screen isn't big enough. So, if you're going to get an ultra high-definition smart TV, make sure to get a really big one. 

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More apps
Currently, one of the downfalls of smart TVs is that they're somewhat limited when it comes to the number of apps available. While there are efforts being made to change this, it might take some time before the app selection is anywhere near as robust as it is for other devices. When more apps are available, people will be able to use their smart TVs more like they do their computers and smartphones, which will make smart TVs a more important part of people's lives. 

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