3 technologies for a smart home.

Are you moving soon? Moving can be a real headache, but it can also be a great opportunity to take advantage of your brand new living space, and to rethink your entertainment experience. Why not make the most of your move and transform your home by equipping yourself with all kinds of technological innovations, and connecting all your devices?

TVs that deliver unmatched performance

We’ve come a long way from the old days of tube TVs. Today’s TVs are getting thinner and thinner, and bursting with innovations of all kinds. While LCD and LED screens (the two most popular technologies) continue to compete in terms of performance and quality, the new OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TVs will appeal to the most tech-savvy consumers.

Thanks to ultra-thin screens, colours that are more natural than ever, and the stunning quality of the blacks, you’re in for an outstanding viewing experience. To make your entertainment even better, an HDR (high dynamic range) and ultra HD (4K) TV offers professional quality images with unparalleled brightness, so you can take full advantage of the 4K channels available with Cogeco, such as TSN and Sportsnet. Don’t forget that the screen size should be the distance between your couch and television divided by 1.5. For example, if the space is about 8 feet (about 2.5 meters or 96 inches), opt for a 65-inch screen.

Voice assistants at your service

They’re called Alexa (Amazon Echo), Google Home or Siri (HomePod) and can answer almost all your questions. Based on the principle of voice recognition, these new assistants can play your favourite show, make a list of errands or tell you the weather—all with a simple voice command. A little futuristic maybe, but mostly very convenient to control your entertainment system remotely. For example, you can ask your assistant to turn on your TV and start your series of choice on Netflix.

An even more connected home

Aside from voice assistants, more and more everyday objects can now be connected. You can dim or change the colour of your living room lights through a simple tap on your smartphone; you can also just as easily control the temperature of the rooms in your home; or even lock or unlock connected locks. The “Internet of things” (a term referring to all the items connected to the Internet that you can communicate with) offers countless possibilities and allows you to personalize your home like never before.

What about data?

Since the majority of new technologies require Internet access, make sure you have enough speed and bandwidth. If you like watching videos, movies and TV shows online, you need a package that meets the needs of the whole family, so it’s important to choose the one that is right for you.

Here’s to great entertainment!

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