The festive season is the time of year when families come together to play games, share laughs, and eat delicious food. But, as we move into a new age of digital technology, classic games such as Cluedo, Monopoly, and Frustration aren’t the only things that grab our attention around Christmas.
With a cheap TV from Electronic World, there is an endless amount of fun to be had this year. From family games nights to streaming classic Christmas movies to utilising it in the background for scenic ambience and music to set the mood for dinner, there are plenty of ways to use your TV this Christmas time. With our complete guide on how to utilise your TV to its full potential at this time of year, you can guarantee that the whole family will stay entertained.
Playing Music on Your TV
Listening to your favourite songs has never been easier with the amount of music streaming services on the current market. If you do not have a speaker or radio to hand this Christmas, there is no need to sit in silence as it is now just as easy to stream music through your TV Smart TVs such as QLED TVs have integrated music streaming applications. Apps such as Spotify and Vevo are available for download in the TV app store, allowing you to play your favourite Christmas hits through your TV.
So whether you want a backing track for whilst you cook a Christmas dinner or the whole family fancies a sing-along, streaming music through a cheap smart TV is an excellent idea to get everyone up and dancing this Christmas.
Using a TV for Artwork Displays
Your TV is usually the centrepiece of the room, so why not use it to display artwork when you’re not watching TV. From a roaring fire to a piece of art, you can display any image you desire on your TV screen.
Find a range of fireplace displays on apps such as YouTube on your TV to get yourself into the Christmas spirit and create the illusion of keeping warm during the winter months. YouTube offers many interactive videos of a crackling fire that you can show on your screen, creating a virtual fireplace in your own home. Netflix has also jumped on this trend and now offers a fireplace clip that you can stream using the app on your smart TV.
If you are feeling more sentimental this Christmas, many TVs, such as an OLED TV, offer the ability to display a personal photo slideshow. This feature can be enjoyed by the whole family and can be used to create even more memories as you flick through your photographs. So gather the entire family around the TV and take a look back at photos from the previous year, reliving memories with those you love. What could be better this Christmas!
Playing Games Through Your TV
There are many ways to play games through your TV, whether you choose video games or incorporate your favourite board game onto the big screen. For board games such as Monopoly, the brand has in recent years brought out versions that are interactive through your TV. Rather than the classic game, these versions use an interactive mode to bring the game to life, displaying character clips and twists to make the game more immersive. Monopoly is available as an app on many smart TVs, so you don’t even need the board game to get the whole family playing this Christmas.
Of course, there are also several video games consoles on today’s market which allow you to play games via your TV. So, thanks to the likes of Xbox, PlayStation and other video game giants, there are plenty of games for the whole family to enjoy together this Christmas.
Watching Classic Christmas Movies
With all the excitement of the capabilities of our smart TVs, let’s not forget the classic use of any television – watching your favourite shows and films. There’s nothing better than sitting down in front of the fire to enjoy a Christmas movie to get into the festive spirit. Experience classics such as Elf and Love Actually on your cheap LED TV.
Watching your favourite Christmas films has never been easier with the growth of streaming sites, including Netflix and Amazon Prime. Each streaming site has a variety of films on offer, so you can be assured that there is something for everyone to watch. With the busyness of the festive period, it is essential to take some time to relax and watching a Christmas classic on TV is the perfect way to do this.
Smart TV Christmas Apps
Other than the standard apps such as YouTube and Spotify that you can use on your smart TV, there are also a few Christmas specific apps that you can download. One of the most popular apps offers a Christmas scene that you can display on your screen. For the little ones, you can even present the starry night with Santa’s sleigh flying through the air. Additionally, discover numerous Christmas countdown apps allowing you to display a clock counting down to Christmas day on the big screen.
Get Ready for Christmas with a New TV
As our complete guide outlines, there are so many ways for you to use your TV this Christmas. With our range of TV offers, including our Samsung smart TV deals, you can enjoy Christmas movies, games, music and more. Christmas is a time for family and friends, so why not have some fun this festive period with a new smart TV.