After a long, hectic day, you deserve to put your feet up, relax, and recharge. Watching your favorite movie or TV show—whether you prefer K-dramas, reality shows, blockbusters, documentaries, or award-winning series—is one effective way to wash away your tiredness and relieve stress.
Now, while streaming videos can be done on your smartphone or tablet—which is great for when you’re mobile or commuting—nothing beats consuming content and getting entertained on a big screen. So if you’re looking to elevate your viewing experience, then you might want to consider getting a smart TV.
Here are six reasons why you should get one for your home:
1. You get to enjoy your favorite shows on a big screen
You can stream hours of your most loved content with ease on a smart, big screen—everything from Netflix to Prime Video to Disney+ to Viu.
Smart TVs also boast of high-definition displays, and many models now offer excellent contrast ratio, color accuracy, brightness, and viewing angles.
Even with a limited budget, you can still get a decent device that will allow you to enjoy movie marathons on a bigger-than-your-smartphone screen.
The Mi TV P1 from Xiaomi, for example, is a feature-rich Android TV with a starting price of only P10,990 for its 32-inch model. It’s bezel-free on three sides, has Chromecast built in, and delivers videos in glorious high definition.
2. You can connect it to your Wi-Fi and browse the internet
A smart TV is called such because, much like smartphones and smart home devices, it offers internet connectivity and supports a range of apps.
So aside from being able to stream directly from your preferred services, a smart TV also allows you to browse the internet via its built-in browser. Want more content options? You can catch your favorite YouTubers and vloggers on this big, smart appliance.
3. You can also listen to music on your smart TV
Because smart TVs allow you access to countless apps, you can also listen to music on the TV via music streaming sites. Got music stored on your flash or external drive? You can quickly connect these devices to your smart TV via USB.
The Mi TV P1 comes with a plethora of ports including USB 2.0, HDMI, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
4. You can integrate it into your smart home network system
Got other smart appliances at home? You can integrate your TV into your home network system so that you can use your smart TV to control all connected devices such as your light bulbs, air conditioner, and washing machine.
5. You can use your smartphone as a remote control for your smart TV
If you’re one of those who keep misplacing your remote control or find those things too complicated, then you’d be glad to know that the one device that you keep close to you (probably at all times) can replace the remote control that comes with your TV.
Just download the remote app compatible with your TV to your smartphone, connect to the same Wi-Fi network, and you’re all set to binge-watch.
6. It’s reasonably priced for what it does
Smart TVs are no longer as expensive as when they first came out. If you’re thinking of getting one, you’d be glad to know that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to score a TV that delivers a decent viewing experience and that comes with great smart features.
Even better, you can purchase your smart TV in easy payment options. Leading consumer finance company Home Credit gives you that ability while offering you flexible payment terms.
The 32-inch Mi TV P1, for example, is easy on the pocket. We got one via Home Credit at just P722 per month for 24 months.
On top of flexible payment terms, Home Credit also offers limitless deals and promos on a wide range of products—from home appliances and furniture, to smartphones and accessories—all at low-interest rates and 0% interest on select items.
The icing on the cake? As Home Credit Philippines turns 9 this year, the company is giving its customers amazing promos and surprises. If you successfully close a transaction this October, you’ll get a chance to win at the Big-9, Big Time Anniversaya Raffle Promo. Prizes include smart TVs, inverter refrigerators, top-load washing machines, smartphones, and tablets.