We can easily convert old TV into a smart TV if you have one in your home. When it comes to TVs, Indian households do not change models as frequently as they do with smartphones. So, if you have an old TV model which is working fine and do not want to exchange it for a new smart TV, then are there devices and smart set-top-boxes which can give you a smart TV experience. With these devices you can connect to the internet and stream content on your old TVs easily. As far as audio is concerned, you can connect a soundbar through the 3.5mm headphone to give a new life to your TV altogether. Note that your old TV needs to have an HDMI port to connect to any smart Android TV boxes. Alternatively, you can also use any HDMI to AV/RCA converter in case your old TV doesn’t have an HDMI port. Also, you would need Wi-Fi connectivity at your home. Here are seven Android devices that convert your old TV into a smart TV.
Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote at Rs 3,999
The Amazon FireTV Stick gives a complete smart TV experience with support for Alexa-powered voice remote control. You can access all popular streaming apps along with YouTube. It’s advised that you opt for the affordable non-4K variant of Fire TV Stick for your old TV. The Fire TV Stick connects via the HDMI port of the TV.
Tata Sky Binge Android set-top-box at Rs 3,999
With Tata Sky Binge+, users can watch any show, movie, music, game on their laptop, tablet or mobile phone and watch-it-directly on their TV with its in-built Chromecast feature. Tata Sky Binge+ also includes Google Assistant and supports voice search feature. Users can also access games and apps available on Google Play store. It is compatible with all types of TVs including 4K, HD LED, LCD, or plasma technology as it supports HDMI output and can also be connected to older TV sets over audio and video cable.
Xiaomi Mi Box 4K at Rs 3,499
The Xiaomi Mi Box 4K can convert any TV into a smart TV at Rs 3,499. The device comes with all the popular streaming apps and users can also access Google Play apps using the device. Mi Box 4K offers HDR 10 and Dolby Atmos support and comes with Android TV 9.0 out-of-the-box. The device also comes with a built-in Google Assistant which allows users to control the Mi Box 4k using voice commands. The device offers HDMI, USB 2.0, and Bluetooth.
ACT Stream TV 4K at Rs 4,499 (launch price)
The ACT Stream TV 4K device from ACT Fibernet is an Android TV box that can convert any TV affordable LED TV into a smart TV. There is support for Google Assistant, Google Play store along with all popular streaming apps. This device can also be purchased with a rental plan too. This Android TV offers 8GB internal storage and connects via HDMI.
Airtel Xstream Box at Rs 3,999 (launch price)
The Airtel Xstream Box runs Android 9 Pie operating system and offers support for Google Assistant and comes with a voice-enabled remote control. You can access all popular streaming apps. There’s support for Google Play store and you can also access regular satellite TV content too.
Dish SMRT Hub Android HD set-top-box at Rs 3,999 (launch price)
The Dish TV SMRT Hub is another Android set-top-box that supports Google Play Store and Google Assistant. You can access all popular streaming apps and there is support for built-in Chromecast. Also, there is a separate Dish TV SMRT Kit dongle with Alexa support that you connect to DishNXT HD set-top-box to play online streaming apps.