Like all other devices, televisions have changed a lot over the past few years. Just scrolling through channels is not enough for many people. Instead, they want their TV to be a complete entertainment system.
Almost every TV maker that is still relevant has jumped on the trend, with more or less success. The Devant TV is somewhere in the middle when it comes to features. While they might not be the best options, they provide a decent experience.
However, there is some confusion surrounding how their smart TV interface works. Let’s clarify some of the most frequently asked questions about these TV supported apps.
How smart are they?
When hearing “smart TV,” most people’s first reaction is to think of Android. That’s to be expected, since the biggest smart TV makers have adopted the platform. But for better or worse, Devant took a different approach.
Some of their older model smart TVs come with the popular browser-based Opera App Store. But users weren’t too happy with it, as it had some issues that made Devant’s TVs not as smart as expected.
The Opera app store was then revamped to become the Vewd app store, part of a more comprehensive operating system than its predecessor. It comes preloaded on new Devant models like the LTV900 and offers various types of content, from video on demand to various applications.
What about updates?
It’s actually quite simple – no. Vewd manages all apps in the store through Vewd Cloud, from where you can access and download them. This means no downloads or manual updates. Instead, all apps are updated automatically, and all users get the latest version as soon as it’s available.
In addition to apps, Vewd Cloud manages media players, device settings, privacy controls, and many cloud-based services. This should ensure a seamless entertainment experience bringing together various content.
Currently, there are approximately 1,500 apps on the Vewd App Store, and the number continues to grow. Of course, it’s not always smooth sailing, as apps can still crash. A good example is Plex, which didn’t work for a while and caused some commotion in the community. Fortunately, Vewd got it up and running again.
Which brings us to the downside of this cloud-based access. Since you can’t update apps, you can’t downgrade them either. This means that if an update comes with a bug, the only thing you can do is wait for the Vewd team to fix it.
For whatever reason, Devant doesn’t use the entire Vewd OS. Instead, the latest model uses the Vidaa U2.5 operating system integrated with the Vewd App Store. While the OS is nice, it still has some limitations. For example, there’s no way to install third-party apps like Android TV users can. Still, it offers enough entertainment options for the average user.
frequently asked questions
We get a lot of questions about the app on Devant TV. We will take this opportunity to answer for you.
The Vewd app store doesn’t work at all. what should I do?
If the App Store isn’t working, you can try restarting the TV or reconnecting it to the Internet. If that doesn’t work, please visit Devant’s Contact Us page for further assistance.
What should I do if I can’t install apps on Devant TV?
Sorry no. But you can get an external streaming device (Firestick, Apple TV, Roku, etc.) and install any app you want on that device. Then, play it on your Devant TV.
Hit or miss?
It’s safe to say that Devant’s approach to smart TVs is pretty innovative. The cloud-based service makes managing applications easier and eliminates the hassle of downloading and updating applications.
But as you can see, this approach is not without its drawbacks. Not every update that rolls out works perfectly, and your options are limited when this happens. There are no downgrades or uninstalls, so you can pretty much only use what you get.
Do you use a Devant Smart TV? If yes, what was your experience with Vidaa OS and Vewd App Store? Tell us about your experience in the comments section below.