By a Smart TVs you can watch Amazon, Hotstar, Netflix and other streaming services directly on your TV without using any extra cable or device. You can convert your TV to smart Tv in following ways:
1. Via Cromecast:
To convert your CRT TV to smart TV, following things are required :
1. Google Chromecast
2. RCA audio/video cables
3. HDMI to AV converter
RCA audio/video cables and HDMI to AV converters are available online. You can buy from there.
1. First of all connect your TV and the Chromecast device to the power socket.
2. Connect HDMI port of HDMI to AV converter to the chromecast.
3. Now plug-in the RCA audio/video cable to the other side of this converter 4. Connect other end of RCA audio/video cable in to your CRT TV.
4. After turning on the power let the run initial set up of chromcast .
5. After successful completion of set up, conversion of CRT TV to smart TV is successful.
You can use your mobile phone to set up the chromecast through wi-fi connection. After completion of set up you can watch all video and channels apps like Netflix, Now TV, You Tibe, Spotify, Vevo etc. and other streaming devices directly on your CRT TV.
2. Via Amazon Fire TV Stick
It is a small device that plugs into the HDMI port on TV and then connect it to the internet via mobile Wi-Fi connection. It includes many apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify, YouTube, Vevo, hayu and other apps. Other apps you can download includes games, media players and other services.
3. Using Roku Box
Get a Roku box or streaming stick and HDMi port connect HDMI to RCA AV cable and connect to your TV and then connect to Wi-Fi. Roku box various includes apps Netflix, NOW TV, Amazon Prime, Spotify and other apps.
Besides, there are some devices which can give the TV same functionality as a smart TV. Some set top boxes are there which gives access to players and streaming apps and streaming content can be seen on demand. Some Catch-up services like iPlayer, ITV Hub and some other apps are in built in these set top boxes.
There are several Set Top Box like BT TV ( Netflix, BT TV Store, NOW TV Apps included) EE TV (YouTube, NOW TV, hayu, Wuaki.tv, TVPlayer Plus apps included), YouView (Netflix, NOW TV and Catch-up TV Apps included).
Latest android version can be used and RAM can varies 8 GB to 16GB. However, 8GB RAM is good enough for streaming devices.