smart tv are you feeling it

Once upon a very long time ago, John Logie Baird had what probably seemed like a hair-brained idea to his contemporaries. He wondered if you could tie up images and sounds for entertainment purposes. His concept for the TV, a revolutionary product for its time, has now developed far beyond his wildest imaginings. He would have been impressed that fifty years ago in the UK there was BBC1, BBC2 and ITV; viewers felt spoiled for choice. We’d be dismayed to have only three options now. 

From acorns, mighty oaks certainly grow. If Logie Baird arrived in 2020 to see what has happened to his one channel, not all day programming with recordings on records a la gramophone, he would be astounded to see multi platform viewing opportunities, streaming services, gaming, boxsets, the ability to pause, record, rewind and replay TV. You can enjoy the TV experience that you desire, tailored by smart TV technology to deliver exceptional user friendliness with cutting edge technological advancements, for you and your family. 

Android TV, Google’s smart TV platform is based on their Android operating system and represents the optimum quality without a prohibitively high cost or the need to be a computer engineer to work out how to watch a programme, play a game or download media content.  Televisions with an HDMI connection can be made Android TV compatible through a set top box but if you are considering making a purchase, why not get an Android TV with the technical bits and pieces built in. You know Android already through smartphones and tablets and there are watches and cars which use Android too. Google’s smart TV is like going back to a faithful friend, and that’s why it has proved so popular. They have partnered with leading TV brands Sony and Phillips and Humax Direct has developed the Aura around Android and Freeview to offer consumers the best possible entertainment from the comfort of their sofa and with capabilities to work across devices and through an app. Google has produced an official list of brands that they guarantee provide the legitimate version of Android TV; there are many imitations out there, don’t take chances. You deserve the best. Get smart smart TV. 

If you can issue voice commands, use a remote control, have an internet connection, an aerial, a Google account, and want more content than you thought one device could ever save and deliver, then this is perfect for you. 

Meet the Humax AURA UHD Freeview Play 4K Recorder. There is no rival product on the market at the time of writing.

Launched in November 2020, of its many benefits, here are some to whet your appetite: 

  • Powered by Android TV.
  • Easy set up. 
  • Have the ability to pause, record and rewind live TV.
  • With Freeview access over 85 channels. 15 of these are HD. 
  • Simple navigation to find excellent content. 
  • A comprehensive 7 day TV guide on screen. 
  • Google Assistant, Google Play Store and Chromecast are built into the product. 
  • The ability to record 4 shows at the same time whilst watching a 5th.
  • Storage capacity for 1000 hours of recorded content with the 2 Terabyte model or 500 hours memory with the 1TB version.
  • Set up recordings and reminders.
  • Your favourite apps in one convenient place. 
  • Voice control with quick access via a remote control key. 
  • The Aura app streams shows to different devices. 
  • Watch streamed live and recorded content via the Humax Aura app. Download content for watching on the go. 
  • Features 3 tuners.
  • 2 USB’s.
  • Media server, plug and play USB.
  • A 2 year warranty.

Freeview was established in 2002 and can be found in 18 million UK homes in 2020. Freeview’s subscription free service offers access to terrestrial channels on UK TV and 95% of the country’s most watched programmes can be found via Freeview Play with radio stations and on demand services also available. 

Perhaps you think that Freeview plus the option to stream and download content is inferior to Sky or Virgin offerings? Absolutely not. Thinkbox viewing figures showed that week commencing 9th November 2020, the top watched programmes were on channels BBC1, ITV1 and Channel 4 with I’m a Celebrity, Strictly Come Dancing main and results shows, Great British Bake Off and Coronation Street as the five most viewed. No satellite channel programmes were in the top 50. 

You aren’t making compromises with the Humax AURA UHD Freeview Play 4K Recorder, you’re raising your experience to another level of personalisation. Enjoy the spectacle.