Putting the Smart Back Into Your Television

Over the past few years media streaming has changed the way South Africans consume content and the ability to gain access to streaming services has become vital when purchasing a smart TV.

Unfortunately most people don’t realise that not all smart TVs are created equal and can vary significantly in functionality, operating system, available apps and performance.  This means an inconsistency in the user experience between different brands and models.

Furthermore, as smart TVs age, manufacturer support becomes less, and some applications simply stop working or offer limited features.   New and existing streaming services also continue to evolve and integrate standards that might not be supported by your current smart TV.

Some TVs do not ship with smart functionality at all and this creates a conundrum as often these TVs still offer a great viewing experience and are in very good working order.

“Consumers are faced with the predicament; how do they keep their streaming apps working optimally without having to purchase a new TV model every few years. Similarly, those with TVs without smart functionality shouldn’t have to purchase a TV for the sake of streaming content,” says Grant Robertson, Ematic product manager at Nology.

The above is clearly making a strong case for an affordable and separate solution that will ensure you can keep your TV despite fast-changing technology updates.  “Streaming devices such as the Ematic 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box offers an affordable solution that will safeguard your investment in your TV while keeping trend with the newest in streaming advancements,” he explains.

“The Ematic offers both wired and wireless connections, as well as offering a fantastic image quality, boasting both 4K UltraHD and High Dynamic Range (HDR).  You can therefore watch your favourite show or videos, rent a movie or listen to music from the newest version of your favourite apps.”


The Ematic 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box offers the following important features:

  • Netflix and Google Certified;
  • The latest Android TV OS version over-the-air (OTA) updates;
  • Chromecast built-in and Google Voice Assistant (via Bluetooth remote);
  • 4K Ultra HD resolution High Dynamic Range (HDR); and
  • Support for popular apps such as DSTV Now, Showmax, Netflix, YouTube, Google Movies and Google Music.


“Streaming devices such as the Ematic will keep your TV current and relevant, while ensuring you benefit from all the strides made in bringing quality content via streaming to your screen,” concludes Robertson.