Ashutosh Singh

Telly, a US-based startup, is giving away free 4K Smart TVs

May 17, 2023

Telly a new hardware startup backed by Pluto TV co-founder Ilya Pozin has been in the news lately.

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The startup is giving away half a million of its smart TVs for free to users. Yes for free. And the cost of each TV is $1000.

The TV has a 55-inch HDR display. But there is another smaller secondary display that connects to the main TV.

TV will continuously show advertisements. Yes they will be earning through advertising system.

So, what's the catch?

When a user watch content the Ads will show on the secondary display and it can’t be removed. The ads will also play if the user is not watching TV.

The secondary display shows widgets such as sports scores, weather, music playback, stocks and more, with space reserved for advertisements on the right.

The startup collects user data such as what you watch, your location, what car you drive and more data. Using your data the TV will show ads of interest to you.

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Smart TV has features like 4K HDR, built in camera, motion sensor, speaker, secondary display, HDMI ports, Android TV stick, 40 inbuilt games etc.

If you are interested, you can go to the official Telly’s website for more information.