• October 18, 2021

5 things to keep in mind if you’re looking to buy a TV this festive season 

If you’re looking to improve your TV viewing experience this festive season, remember to make sure it is Netflix ready. What does that mean? For years now, Netflix has not just been bringing incredible films and shows to you, it has been working with television manufacturers around the world to make sure that those shows and movies look and sound amazing, so that you can have the most immersive experience. But you don’t have to break the bank to get a great Netflix experience. Because a great viewing experience for online entertainment is available across budgets and device types. Question is: How are you upgrading this year?

Starting out with a new Smart TV? Look for a Netflix ready device that optimises the viewing experience on TV. These television models are verified by Netflix to give you an amazing home viewing experience. How do you tell? Look for the Netflix button on the remote. These TVs are available across a range of brands including the newly launched range of Sony, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Samsung, and LG TVs among others. The button gives you instant access to the Netflix app, taking you straight to your favorite stories.

Upgrading your set top box? Who said online entertainment needs elaborate setup and investing in brand new equipment? Think of the device that’s in nearly all our homes: the set top box. Netflix has partnered with leading set top box providers, including JioFiber, Airtel, ACT Fibernet and Hathway, to make accessing Netflix super easy for you. So just like on Netflix ready TV remotes, the Netflix button is on the set top box remote as well. So hit the button to find out.

Wanting cinema-quality sound at home? No matter what TV you have, if you add a 5.1 or higher set of speakers, you get immersive sound with Netflix’s rich, high-quality sound for every show or film. But if you’re an audiophile looking to get the best sound possible, look for a TV that supports Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos is a surround sound format available on many Netflix titles that goes beyond the usual 5.1 channels of Dolby Digital for better and more enhanced entertainment experience. Grab your popcorn tub and sit back with titles including the popular Spanish series Money Heist, the recently released Kota Factory, or the crime thriller Haseen Dilruba.

Picture Perfectionist? If you’re leaning towards a 4K or an HDR TV, go right ahead. There is nothing that brings alive entertainment on a TV screen than those heart-racing, jaw-clenching, action-packed moments. Netflix has over 1,000 hours of HDR (high dynamic range videos capture a super wide range of light) and more than 2,000 hours of 4K content (4X more pixels than Full HD) as well as Dolby Vision supported titles that provide colour and dynamic range enhancements of an image giving a more realistic or lifelike representation of the content.

Looking to make your existing TV smart? Love your existing TV, and don’t want to trade it for a Smart TV just yet? It’s definitely worth choosing from an Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast, or Airtel Xtreme Stick. Just plug and play any of these devices and enjoy the Netflix app that takes you straight to your favourite stories and characters, on a big screen. The integration of voice search commands makes searching on Netflix even quicker. Just say, “Alexa, find Squid Games on Netflix” and see the magic happen.

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