Television technology is always improving and advancing. It didn’t seem that long ago that High Definition televisions were the future, and now we have things like OLED 4K TVs, QLED, and much more. As screen technologies have advanced, so has other technology, like the internet and social media. They now both work hand-in-hand with television like never before. How, though?
Social Media and Television
It’s safe to say that social media is a huge part of many people’s lives in the modern era. Social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter are also important for working with television shows and movies.
In addition, it’s a great way for companies to market their content, producing a short-form video to promote to audiences far and wide. Quite often, we get recommendations for TV shows and movies from social networks, and this all stems from the work that TV companies do to promote their content.
Technology and Streaming Services
When using our televisions, we control the channels and the content we consume with remote controls. However, in recent years, technology has allowed streaming services like Netflix to allow you to actually interact with your content.
The 2018 film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch allowed users to navigate the story in their own way by making their own decisions throughout. At certain points in the story, the viewer is given different options to decide what the next step in the story should be. Thanks to the technology incorporated by Netflix, there was a wide range of paths this story could take, providing different outcomes for viewers all over the world.
Smartphone Technology and Televisions
We’ve all heard of QR codes, right? Well, with the latest technology in smartphones and television screens, you can scan them straight from your screen. That’s not the only way smartphones, and televisions link up, though.
You can, in a matter of seconds, stream your phone’s screen to your television, allowing you to watch a video on a larger screen.
As technology and televisions advance even further, we can’t wait to find out what’s to come next!