Originally Posted by armullis59
I used an Amazon Firestick to upgrade my living room LG (non-smart) TV. I plugged the Firestick into the HDMI Port #4 on the back of my Matrix 4x4 Switch and I can access the Firestick just by selecting it on the Matrix Switch. Works great!
Another option is a Roku streaming device which comes in a variety of formats. I would prefer it to the Firestick. It is generally acknowledged as the standard by which other devices are measured. I've had Rokus for years and they're great and are very user friendly. This will give you the advantages of a smart TV without having to invest in new TVs. Not all smart TVs are created equal.
Here's a BestBuy article on the pros and cons:
On the other hand, if you want to upgrade your TVs for other reasons, go for it. When I did so at home, I purchased a TV with Roku built in (mine is a TCL). It's going to be a much better option than a generic smart TV.