A Comprehensive Guide to Streaming Video Device Setup

Social distancing and quarantine have become paramount these days. Whilst we have to spend more time indoors, another activity has gained attraction; binge-watching TV shows and movies on numerous streaming services. Earlier, streaming services began as an add-on to DVD and digital download offerings – with a trickle of re-run movies and television shows.

With faster Internet networks and a bounty of media streaming devices Free-to-air TV has become increasingly obsolete. More and more customers are tuning out of TV shows in favour of streaming alternatives. Here are few tips for streaming video device setup at home.

1) Start Initial Setup

This process varies from one brand to another, and we have specific instructions on fixing your LG, Samsung or Sony TV. These instructions help guide you through the TV’s set up, from powering on the TV for the first time to setting up the Wi-Fi connection.

Though the specifics are not the same, this process will generally include selecting the language, connecting to your local Wi-Fi network, and agreeing to one or more privacy policies. This is also where you’ll match the TV with the remote.

2) Set Up Your Android TV

There are a few options to set up your Android TV. The easy one is Quick Start using an Android phone. Open the pre-installed Google app on your Android phone. Type “set up my device’ and follow the instructions until you see a code. Tap the name of your TV when it shows up.

3) Check for Software and App Updates

The first task you should do is to check for the latest software. App updates are also something you ought to check for once you first start using your Android TV. You will find several major streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, etc., pre-installed on your Android TV.

4) Pick the Right Settings

Once your TV is on, it is time to sit back and enjoy a streaming lifestyle. The best setting is usually called something like “cinematic,” or “movie,” but it varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. As the HDR (Hyper Dynamic Range) has become more common on TVs, it can vastly increase the experience when you select a mode that optimises the expanded colors and contrast. Typically, Television refers to it simply as “HDR”. You might notice it as HDR10, Dolby Vision, or something similar.

5) Use Space Smartly

Your Smart TV is analogous to a coffee or mid-range smartphone with a huge display. Just like mid and low span smartphones, Smart TVs possess several limitations. The most prominent being space. With an array of features and apps preloaded on most Smart TVs, users have limited storage to play with.


The above list will increase your understanding. Whatever the modifications, you will find countless valuable information in smart TV settings.

While streaming services are usually positioned as a better alternative to traditional TV, expenses can still mount up or there might be some streaming video device troubleshooting as well.

Fortunately, there are dozens of affordable IT services available now and remember we are always here to help. Just call us on 1300 016 017.

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