Best Smart TV Apps to Take Advantage Of (Part 2)

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We’ve previously talked about the best smart TV apps to take advantage of, which focused on entertainment, gaming and music apps. Because there are so many great apps, we’re now looking into the best ones for sports and kids.

You may already have some of these apps, since many come installed on our cheap smart TVs, but there are others that you may not have thought about getting. Take a look!


There are several apps for the sports fans out there, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to watching the best content on your smart TV.

BT Sports

Take, for example, the BT Sport app. This fantastic app allows you to watch all the action from the comfort of your own home. Witness the most emotional and intense moments on the big screen or catch up on any important matches you missed. Alone or with company, this app can be enjoyed from smart TVs across the nation.

Amazon Prime

This streaming service is also a great source of sporting content that you don’t want to miss out on. Amazon Prime allows you to watch sports live as well, and they have great variety on the platform, from football to tennis. This means that there is something for everyone.


YouTube has grown to be a channel with a wide variety of content, including sports. While you may not be able to stream the football World Cup live, for example, there is plenty of stuff there for those looking to stay active.

By using this app on your Smart TV, you can find anything from how-to yoga tutorials to aerobics exercises. What’s more, YouTube is great for content for both adults and kids, which means you will find plenty of videos for the whole family.

sporty woman working out at home, doing pilates exercise in front of television in her living room. Social distancing. Stay healthy and stay at home


Speaking of kids, many smart TV apps are made just for children or have plenty of kid-friendly content to enjoy.


This is a recent streaming platform but already incredibly popular, which is not a surprise to anyone. The vast catalogue of fan-favourite Disney movies and shows make DisneyPlus a must for many households in the UK. From Stars Wars and Marvel to Pixar and National Geographic, there are over 1,000 films, TV shows and originals to watch.

Sky Kids

This app can be used by Sky’s satellite-TV’s subscribers in the UK and is perfect for children aged between three and nine years old. Shows include Horrible Histories and Octonauts, as kids are able to watch shows from the BBC, Nickelodeon, Disney and Cartoon Network.

You even have the chance to create individual profiles for each child, which makes it easier to select a specific show.


This app is available on many different devices, including your smart TV, as it can be found through Apple TV, Amazon FireTV, EE TV, Roku TV and more. This app has plenty of TV shows, music and learning games aimed at toddlers and pre-schoolers, and include popular shows like Teletubbies, Bob the Builkder and Thomas the Tank Engine too.

Children can watch something and then play a game that reinforces what they learned from the show. This educational angle makes it a unique app that many parents will, no doubt, appreciate.


Many great apps are designed to help people learn more about the world, so we had to talk about a couple of them in the educational category.


Who hasn’t heard of the wonderful TED Talks? TED is a global community which aims to share powerful ideas to change attitudes and lives, as well as the world. You can open the app and watch a few talks or have it in the background while doing chores and listen to people share their knowledge and experiences.


This on-demand streaming service allows you to watch award-winning documentaries that are designed to entertain, inspire and enlighten. From originals like Stephen Hawking’s Favourite Places to The Wonders of Life and Horizon, there is plenty to enjoy here.

Perfect for a night in or a lazy afternoon, this app will help you to learn more about science and the world while ensuring you remain entertained at all times.

Both these apps are suitable for children too, so you can get the whole family together for a few hours of fun and learning.

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At Cheap TVs, we’re aware of a wealth of great apps that you can enjoy on your smart TV. The list grows every day, so there will always be a lot of content to watch when you buy your next TV. We stock a wide range of television sets, such as cheap LED TVs, so be sure to browse our website to see what we have to offer.

Get in touch with us if you have any questions about our products or services, and we’ll be more than happy to help.

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