Smart TVs have the potential to be so much more than just another screen. However, the reality is that their smart functionality often feels like an afterthought. What’s more, because newer versions of apps tend to be better optimized for smaller screens and limited processing power, using a Smart TV as your primary streaming device can be frustrating at times. The sluggish performance of some Smart TVs can hinder your viewing experience and make everyday tasks feel like a chore. This article will explain why some Smart TVs are slow, what you can do about it, and everything you need to know about speeding up your set.
Why Is My Smart TV So Slow?
There are several reasons why your Smart TV may be slow. The first is that your TV probably doesn’t have enough memory, which means that it may take a while for the TV to load. Another reason may be that the TV is not connected to Wi-Fi, which means that you will have to connect through a wired connection.
What Causes Smart Tvs To Be Slow?
1. Your TV isn’t connected to Wi-Fi.
If your Smart TV isn’t connected to the internet, it will take longer for it to load the next time you want to use it. When you turn on your Smart TV, it will probably go through a few steps before you can start watching something. First, it will check that there is enough free space on the hard drive where your videos are stored (this is where all of your movies and shows are saved). Then, it will need to download new updates. If the update took a while, this could be the reason why your Smart TV is slow.
2. Your TV doesn’t have enough memory.
Even if you have a fast Wi-Fi connection, there may not be enough memory available on your hard drive for all of the data that needs to be downloaded every time you turn on your Smart TV. This means that as soon as you start watching something on Netflix or YouTube, you will have to wait a few moments before the TV can load and start playing it. The more videos you have saved on your hard drive, the longer it will take to load..e. the TV will need to download new data..e. it will need to download the video.
3. Your TV is connected to a wired connection.
If your Smart TV is connected to a cable or satellite box, the data will have to travel through the cable line before it reaches your TV. This means that the data may take longer to transfer over the wire, which can cause it to take longer for your Smart TV to load when you turn it on. If you have your Smart TV connected via HDMI, then there won’t be any delay because HDMI doesn’t use a wire for data transmission (it just uses digital signals).
4. Your TV isn’t powerful enough for streaming video
Newer TVs tend to be better at streaming video than older models, but even if yours is newer, it may not be powerful enough for streaming high-definition videos and movies from services like Netflix and YouTube. If you have an older model of Smart TV that does not have enough power for streaming HD.e. audio will not be playing until the video has finished loading..e. the TV may take a little while to load the next time you use it.
How To Fix A Slow Smart TV?
Check Your TV’s Software
Every smart TV has exclusive apps, which are designed to run on your TV. The problem is that many TV apps are not optimized to run on various devices. This is why you may notice that your TV is slow. An old TV app can also result in a slow TV, so checking the software on your TV is important. If you notice that your TV has an outdated app, you will have to replace it. When you connect your TV, it will ask you if you want to update the software. If you don’t, it will stay on the same software from your purchase date. When you use your TV for a few years, the app will stay the same, even if the manufacturer updates it. To check the software version of your TV, press the Menu button on your remote. When you’re inside the menu, select Support or Software Information. Scroll down and you will see your TV’s software version. If the software is outdated, you can update it.
Disable Ad-Blocking Apps
Most people install ad-blocking apps to stop ads from showing up on their computers. However, you may have installed an ad blocker on your smart TV. This will slow down your TV because the app has to check each ad before it is allowed to show up. If your TV is slow, try disabling your ad-blocking app. If you can’t find the ad-blocking app on your TV, check your app store to remove it. Ad-blocking is a controversial issue among the TV-viewing community. Some people prefer ad-free TV while others believe it’s not fair to them to block the ads. This can be a source of contention between family members, so ad-blocking apps should be disabled if you want to avoid arguments.
Reset To Factory Settings
If your smart TV is still slow after trying all the tips on this list, it’s time to reset to factory settings. This will completely reset your TV to the state it was in when you purchased it. You will lose any settings or changes that you made, but it’s worth it if it’s the only way to speed up your TV. When you reset your TV to factory settings, you can also update the software. This is a good idea because when you reset your TV, you are prompted to select the software version. To reset your TV to factory settings, press the Menu button on your remote. When you’re inside the menu, select Support or Reset/Restore. Select Reset TV to Factory Settings.
Update Your TV’s Firmware
Another way to speed up your smart TV is by updating the firmware. This is a software update that can sometimes improve performance. Updating the firmware on your smart TV is just like updating the software on your computer. You may notice that your TV is slow because it’s not running the latest firmware. To update your TV’s firmware, press the Menu button on your remote. When you’re inside the menu, select Support or Software Information. Scroll down and select Update/Upgrade Software. Your TV will prompt you to download the latest firmware file on a computer. Plug in a computer to your smart TV and run the firmware update.
Delete Unwanted Apps
If your TV is slow, you may have too many apps installed. This is common because many people install apps that they don’t use. This can slow down your TV because the apps are running in the background. To speed up your TV, uninstall any apps that you don’t use. You can also turn off apps that you don’t plan on using. This will keep your TV running smoothly. To delete apps on your smart TV, press the Menu button on your remote. When you’re inside the menu, select Apps and select Remove Apps. Select the apps that you want to delete.
Other Ways To Speed Up Your Smart Tv
- Disable the Smart Hub. This is a biggie, but it will significantly speed up your smart TV. To do this, go to Settings > System > Smart Hub. It’s in there you can disable the smart hub and save some megabytes.
- Turn off the power-saving mode on your TV. If you are like me, and you don’t watch a lot of tv, you may want to turn off the power-saving mode on your TV so it doesn’t just automatically turn off when not in use. Go to Settings > Power Saving Mode and un-check “Power Saving Mode” under “Allow standby.”
- Disable the Wi-Fi features on your TV if you don’t use them or connect to a wireless network regularly (like I do). Go to Settings > Network Settings > Wi-Fi and select “Wi-Fi Off.” This will stop your TV from connecting to Wi-Fi networks, saving you megabytes.
- Turn off the smart apps on your TV. These are apps that run in the background and uses a lot of memory and battery life on your smart TV. Go to Settings > Apps and turn off the ones you don’t use or don’t connect to a network regularly (like I do).
- Disable ads on your smart TV. Ads can be annoying, but they are not as bad as they used to be. There is an option in Settings > Network Settings > Advertisements that can help you save some memory and battery life on your smart TV.
A slow Smart TV can have a significant impact on your viewing experience. If you’re having performance issues, take a look at the tips outlined in this article to see if any of them are applicable to your situation. If you’re having issues with slowness, it’s worth checking to see if the TV is compatible with the latest version of the software. If you’re still experiencing issues, it might be worth switching to an external streaming device. This gives you the option of using a more powerful device – such as a Google Chromecast or Fire TV – to stream video.