How secure is your smart TV system? Google TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku

How secure is your smart tv system?

Best answer: Smart televisions aren’t suspect to the same sorts of online attacks our phones or computers are, but manufacturers still try to make them as secure as possible. The biggest potential issue would be an attacker gaining access to your Wi-Fi network.

A set-top box is always the best option

The NVIDIA Shield TV and Shield TV Pro standing vertically

(Image credit: Phil Nickinson / Cordcutters)

Buying a smart television set has some advantages. Everything is self-contained, which means no cords or cables to buy, and space is often at a premium where we watch our movies and shows.

One place where they don’t have an advantage, though, is when it comes to security and privacy.

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