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  • TipBledsoe

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    Dumb question - how can you make a "dumb tv" into a "smart tv" - is that what a "firestick" does?
     

    Axxe55

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    Firestick is just a streaming device that connects to the internet to stream channels. Just like a Roku and some of the others.

    As long as the TV has a HDMI port for the device, it doesn't need to be a smart TV. Most TV' made in the last ten years or so, have a HDMI input. Mine has two of them.
     

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    Dumb question - how can you make a "dumb tv" into a "smart tv" - is that what a "firestick" does?

    That is basically what these streaming devices do. I use Fire Cube, no cable and don't get any over the air channels but I'm not an avid TV watcher, it's usually on for background noise or streaming Pandora while I am doing other things.
     

    TipBledsoe

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    Firestick is just a streaming device that connects to the internet to stream channels. Just like a Roku and some of the others.

    As long as the TV has a HDMI port for the device, it doesn't need to be a smart TV. Most TV' made in the last ten years or so, have a HDMI input. Mine has two of them.

    Ummm... I'm too tech dumb to even know how to respond to that.

    Allow me to pose my question another way: I have one "smart tv" that is connected to no other device other than my WiFi router and we can watch Netflix, Prime, Newsmax, YouTube, etc, even local broadcast stations... how do I make my other "dumb tvs" able to do that?
     

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    Ummm... I'm too tech dumb to even know how to respond to that.

    Allow me to pose my question another way: I have one "smart tv" that is connected to no other device other than my WiFi router and we can watch Netflix, Prime, Newsmax, YouTube, etc, even local broadcast stations... how do I make my other "dumb tvs" able to do that?

    What he means by HDMI ports will be the ones that take these cables.

    Amazon product
    If you plug in your DVD player or whatever with one of these you should be able to pop in a streaming device and get at least most what you want. I haven't even looked into streaming local channels though.
     

    Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    Given all the TV talk, where (if anyone here knows) can I get educated on Roku or Hulu or whatever else does the job?

    Given my eyes give me fits, my most cherished form of entertainment... reading, is now out and TV is very much in so I need to know where to find out how to maximize TV watching.
     
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