Nowadays you don’t really need a PC to surf Google Play. If you have a Smart TV you can use an internal app to do that… maybe… as I learned the hard way, not all Smart TV’s are equal. The Smart TV that I bought does not have an app for Google Play, but I have found a solution to that problem.
If you haven’t got a Smart TV yet, pay attention, I have some good news for you. You can get an Android 4.0 Mini PC powered by Google Android operating system (which is actually quite powerful considering its dimensions) and transform your dumb TV into a Smart one.
For instance MK802 is a great product on sale for under $40 dollars at Amazon and it runs full the Ice Cream Sandwich OS. It could be used as an inexpensive second computer for the kids or a super-portable PC that fits in even the smallest pocket.
The MK802 Dongle doesn’t connect via USB but rather by the HDMI port on your TV, so you need to make sure you have got one. It doesn’t come with power so you will need to power it via USB (and in some cases you can to this via the USB port on your TV).
This particular model is also able to run Linux on and it has full root access if you need to install any apps or customize the ROM as you wish. Like the Raspberry Pi (sold for just 25$) this is another incredible gadget which could be an easy fit with your TV and doesn’t require any extra table space.
Don’t forget the 500,000+ Game apps you will be able to download from the Google Play store, hence no need to purchase an expensive game console. Head over to Visopix.com to check out the latest deals on Android TV Gadgets.