Devices to access internet

Which types of devices have browsers?

Today any device can be web-enabled once equipped with appropriate connectivity (WiFi, 3G, 4G). The expansion of Android, and the lowered cost of hardware components, has made bringing connectivity to a device even easier and cheaper.

Here is a list of different types of devices that enable web browsing.

1. Desktop Computers

Web browsing on desktop computers is still, for many people, the most obvious way to access the internet. Every OS-based desktop machine that allows you to install a web browser (or comes with a preinstalled browser), and is equipped with WiFi, Ethernet, or 3G connectivity can access the web.

2. Mobile Phones

Mobile phone internet usage is increasing thanks to the Smartphone capability, enabling you to access your email, apps and surf the web while on the move.

3. Tablets

Browsing experience on a tablet is very similar to what mobile phones can offer especially when it comes to tablets utilising mobile operating systems (such as iOS, or Android).

4. Smart TVs

Smart TVs typically come equipped with Internet connectivity (WiFi, Ethernet), as well as an operating system that can handle many sophisticated apps. TVs are factory equipped with apps that allow you to access online video services, like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, etc. Web browsers are often included as well, thus offering some kind of web browsing experience

5. Game consoles

Modern game consoles (PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and Nintendo Wii U), all come equipped with web browsers that allow you to access websites. Perhaps web browsing using a game controller is not exactly convenient, but it is certainly possible. Similarly to Smart TVs, game consoles can also offer access to selected online video services that can be browsed via dedicated apps.