Internet-Ready TV Functionality
What does having an Internet-ready TV mean? Does it mean you can surf the Internet with it, just like you can with a computer?
Internet-ready television does not allow you the same interactivity as a computer would over the Internet. However, with the help of the widgets that come with the television sets, you can access social networking tools that allows you to keep in touch with updates. At the time of writing, you could also get to access Internet services like Amazon Video on Demand, Netflix, Pandora (Internet radio), YouTube and Picasa, among others.
Remember, you’ll have no browser to surf the Internet though, and in any case, you don’t get a mouse or a keyboard with your television purchase.
Internet-ready TV is not a replacement for a computer with an Internet connection. However, rest assured that television manufacturers are focused on adding more applications and widgets over time through firmware upgrades to satisfy their customers.