Do you need a TV any­more?

Marlborough Express - - TECHNOLOGY&SCIENCE - BLAYNE SLABBERT

With most peo­ple own­ing mul­ti­ple de­vices, the hum­ble tele­vi­sion is fight­ing for its place in the fam­ily home.

Most peo­ple own a phone and a com­puter and when you add in a tablet then it can be hard to see the need for an­other screen in the house.

This is es­pe­cially the case when more peo­ple are us­ing stream­ing ser­vices to watch shows and movies.

It’s a lot eas­ier to use Net­flix, Light­box or Neon on your phone, tablet or com­puter. Just down­load the app or type in the web ad­dress and you’re ready. Any de­vice can ac­cess any stream­ing ser­vice.

Some smart TVs have apps but you’re still likely to need to con­nect a de­vice such as a Chrome­cast so you can ac­cess all the ser­vices. Also, screens on phones and tablets are im­prov­ing a lot.

The new Sony XZ Pre­mium has a 4K (more pix­els) HDR (bet­ter

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