Most of the new TV models are all changed to smart tv which you can use them to watch YouTube or Netflix. Why do people still buy a TV Box?
The new TV models are very smart which you can project your mobile phone / laptop screen on the TV for presentation or sharing. Some of the Smart TV also allows you to watch YouTube or Netflix just like what you do with your smartphone. It is very convenient for entertainment. However, some people would like to get a TV Box for their TV instead of getting a smart TV. Do you know why?
Reason 1: TV Box is more cost-effective
If you are considering to upgrade your TV with smart functions, the cost of getting a TV Box is much more cheaper than getting a smart TV. The TV box can performance the same function as the Smart TV. Some of the high-end TV Box such as Unblock UBOX GEN8 can support 4K resolution with a cheaper price. If you are using the traditional TVs, you can just bought a TV Box for enjoying the smart TV functions such as watching YouTube, live TV broadcasting, etc.
Reason 2: Help you to extend the life of your smart TV
Even you are using a smart TV, there are some limitation on the TV apps. Since the operating system of the smart TV will not be updated frequently, you may not able to download some apps for entertainment. For example, when you are using the LG smart TV, you may only able to download apps from the LG Content Store. Your smart TV may not be very updated which will lower your incentives of using it. Compared with smart TV, TV Box provides the most updated applications in gaming, movie watching, etc. You can download the most updated apps from the Google Play Store. The compatibility of the TV Box is higher than the Smart TV. Therefore, even your smart TV is not updated, you are still able to use the TV box for enjoying movies or live TV streaming. No need to purchase a new smart TV. Therefore, it can extend the life of your smart TV.
Reason 3: Save the monthly subscription fees
Even you get a Smart TV, you still need to pay for the monthly subscription fees if you want to watch some other TV channels such as sports channels, movies channels, etc. If you purchase a TV Box, then you can install apps that provide free channels / programs.
To sum up, even the functions of smart TV and TV box look alike, TV Box with affordable price and high compatibility of apps make it more useful compare with Smart TV. If you would like to try the functions of smart TV, you may get a TV box with cheaper prices first.