How to connect your HDTV to the Internet

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Stop crowding around a small computer screen to watch the latest video sensation. Connecting your HD products to the Internet has never been easier. Technology expert Veronica Belmont shows how to stream your favorite online entertainment right to your TV. So sit back and enjoy HD movies, TV episodes and music from the comfort of your living room.

How to connect your HDTV to the Internet Stop crowding around a small computer screen to watch the latest video sensation. Connecting your HD products to the Internet has never been easier. Technology expert Veronica Belmont shows how to stream your favorite online entertainment right to your TV.
  • Many HDTVs and Blu-Ray disc players now come with Internet streaming capabilities, so all you need is a broadband connection.
  • Some products make it easy to connect by letting you connect wirelessly to your home network, and others will require a hard-wire Ethernet connection. Luckily, both of these products have built-in Wi-Fi, so we don't have to worry about the hassle of cables.
  • If your HDTV or Blu-Ray disc player is Wi-Fi ready, be sure to purchase a Wi-Fi adapter. If not, just connect via Ethernet cable.
  • Once connected, find the Internet streaming function, and pull up the menu to begin browsing. You'll see a variety of available entertainment from a huge list of providers, like NetFlicks, YouTube, and Pandora, just to name a few.
  • Connecting to the Internet also allows you to access photos, videos, and music, right from your computer. 
Transcript VERONICA BELMONT: Hi there. I'm Veronica Belmont. Today we're going to show you how to access online entertainment through your HDTV or Blu-Ray disc player.
I used to have to hookup my computer to my TV to watch online movies and videos, but now a lot of HDTVs and Blu-Ray disc players, like these shown here, come with the Internet streaming capabilities.
All you need is a broadband connection.
Some products make it easy to connect by letting you connect wirelessly to your home network, and others will require a hard-wire Ethernet connection.
Luckily, both of these products have built-in Wi-Fi, so we don't have to worry about the hassle of cables.
If your HDTV or Blu-Ray disc player is Wi-Fi ready, meaning the Wi-Fi is not built into the product, be sure to purchase a Wi-Fi adapter.
If your device is not Wi-Fi enabled, no worries, just connect via ethernet cable.
Both of these devices make it easy to connect to your home network with simple on-screen instructions.
You'll be connected and ready to enjoy your favorite online entertainment in no time.
Once connected, find the Internet streaming function, and pull up the menu to begin browsing.
You'll see a variety of available entertainment from a huge list of providers, like NetFlicks, YouTube, and Pandora, just to name a few.
These give you access to all sorts of entertainment options right on your TV.
You can stream thousands of hit movies, TV shows, music, videos, and more.
You'll never run out of cat videos--I mean--things to watch.
Another advantage of being connected to your home network is so you can access photos, videos, and music, right from your computer.
So make sure you're connected to the Internet, that is, and enjoy more entertainment on your HDTV and Blu-Ray disc player than you can imagine.
I'm Veronica Belmont with Sony for Howdini.
For more great tips and ideas, go to sony.com forward slash, howdini. {sony.com/howdini}
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  • Veronica Belmont

    Veronica Belmont Technology Guru Veronica Belmont is a self-proclaimed gamer and social networking junkie. Veronica made her mark as a producer and on-air talent, leaving to host the eclectic video show Mahalo Daily, which was named one of the top new podcasts in 2008 on iTunes. more about this expert »

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