How do I search the web from my TV?

Ever sat on your couch watching TV, and wondering where you’ve seen that actor before? Or wondered what the score is of a game that’s not on TV? You could use your computer to find out that info, but with the right kind of “connected” home A/V gear, you can access the Internet right from your TV without having to get off the couch. Find out who you’re watching, what the latest score is, and what weather is in store for your town.

Here’s something to keep in mind though: different web-enabled components give you different levels of Internet access. Some, like Sony’s PlayStation 3, give you a fully functioning web browser very similar to the ones you’ll find on computers. Other TVs and components let you check specific information, like weather, news, social media updates, and sports scores.

You’ll need:

  • A high-speed Internet connection
  • A home network – We recommend the ReadyNet Wireless N Router along with the ReadyNet PLC Video Streaming Kit for a hardwire connection to the TV, Blu-ray player, set top box, etc A TV, Blu-ray player, or gaming console that connects to the Internet and gives you access to the content you want to view