My son has an LG Smart TV and I have a Samsung Smart Bluray Player. My son rarely uses the TV's connectivity and I don't even have the Bluray player on the network.
Oddly, my son asked for an AppleTV for Christmas. And he does use it some to interface with his iPhone and his Macbook Pro. But he uses it mostly for video content. Just like the article says.
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