Smart TVs – Advantages and Disadvantages

Smart TVs are being seen in more and more homes, and as time goes on, it is expected that more people will take to the technology. It is a great way to be connected and thanks to the size of a TV screen, everything is clear and easy to see.

As with all technology, there are pros and cons, and it is up to the individual to say if the pros outweigh the cons and they buy a smart TV. As they are still more expensive than other TVs it is worth seeing what you will get before parting with the money.


When we say that there is nothing on TV often we mean nothing we can find that we want to see but this will not be the case with a smart TV.

You can watch YouTube videos or play games and as long as you don’t mind others knowing what you are up to, you can check your e mail and see what your friends are up to by logging on to your social media account. Netflix and Hulu are included so there is more of an option regarding what to watch.

You can get suggestions about you may want to watch as they monitor what you have watched and make recommendations, along with suggestions after seeing what friends have been viewing. Above all this sort of TV is convenient, and everything you need to do online can be done from the settee.


As with other devices that take you online there are fears surrounding security and there is a point some of the time. There have been issues, but work is being carried out to minimize this. In the future it may be the case that Firewalls will cover TVs as well. There are also fears about theft of date and loss of privacy and most worryingly the camera and sound equipment getting pictures and recordings of what is happening in the room. Facial recognition has also been muted as a risk to security.

There is also the risk that you will never be offline and this will not be good for many nor will the fact that your viewing history is being leaked to others.

It seems that smart TVs are here to stay and demand is increasing. This should lead to the price dropping and then more people buying them until they are the normal type of TV that is being purchased.