Smart TV Test Cases: This article will cover the different aspects and scenarios involved in Smart TV testing. It will help to provide a basic understanding of the scenarios required to test a TV or a Smart TV. After going through these Smart TV Testing, scenarios may hint at the work required for testing a Smart TV before the TV manufacturer rolls out its TV hardware into the market and to the end-users.
Smart TV is required to be tested very profoundly as it is difficult and expensive for the respective companies to bring back the faulty TV. From an end-user side, which involves additional transportation, finds the root cause of the problem, troubleshoots it, and then deploys it to the customer’s end. It is troublesome for both ends, clients and customers. Here are the Smart TV Testing Scenarios to adapt.
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Smart TV Application Testing
The below list provides the necessary validations to be carried out for the mentioned Smart TV Testing Scenarios.
- Check if the power button on the remote control turns the TV on/off.
- Check if pressing the power button on the TV turns it on/off the TV.
- Check if the manufacturer’s logo is displayed while the TV is turned on before turning to the TV channel.
- Check if the sudden power off from the power outlet doesn’t damage/affect the TV’s booting firmware and if the TV keeps functioning normally.
- Check if the random power outage does not affect the TV’s internal components or software.
- Check how the TV behaves when powered on directly from the Power outlet.
- Check if pressing the number keys on the remote control functions as expected or not.
- Check if the P+ or P-keys on the remote control are changing the TV channel up and down or not.
- Check if the Vol+ or Vol- keys on the remote control are turning the volume level up and down or not.
- Check if the functioning of the Media button or button to open the Smart TV menu is working correctly or not.
- Check whether or not the Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue buttons on the remote control are working as required.
- Check whether the buttons on the TV panel are working as per their expected functionalities.
- Check whether the TV automatically acquires the network IP address when connected to the network cable.
- Open a browser and check whether the TV can browse the internet or not to ensure internet connectivity, although it has acquired the network IP address correctly.
- Check if the TV is connected to the internet when the end-user manually specifies the IP address and related details.
- Disconnect the TV from the network and connect it again (by removing the network cable and plugging it again) to check if it can resume connectivity.
- Check if the TV can check for firmware upgrades when connected to the internet.
- Check if the TV displays an error message to the user when disconnected from the network. When the user is under the Smart TV portal, it should ask the user to retry or check the connection when it has no access.
- Check whether the TV can connect to your in-house WiFi hotspot if the TV has a WiFi module.
- Check if the TV can receive and upgrade the firmware through the internet.
- Check whether the TV can receive the IR signals from the remote control from a fair distance.
- Check whether the TV onscreen keyboard works correctly with the remote control input.
- Check how the TV behaves to receive the IR signals when the remote control has new or old batteries.
- Smart TVs may have different resolutions like 4k, Ultra HD, Full HD, and 720p, so it is required to check if a TV app or media content is displayed correctly or not on the TV if the user sets a particular resolution explicitly. For example, Set the TV resolution to 720p and play media content of the 4K resolution, check how the TV handles this resolution and if it can display the content accurately or not.
- Select the TV resolution setting as Auto and play the content of different decisions to check if the TV can change the resolution according to the resolution of the content.
Video / Audio Streaming
One of the popular features of Smart TV is streaming videos. Hence, every scenario related to streaming is required to be adequately tested.
- Check if the Video Streaming resumes after the internet reconnects.
- Check if the audio and video are in sync with each other.
- Check if the TV can sync the Live video.
- Check if the TV can buffer the video or not.
- Check if the TV can perform the Rewind or Forward in the buffered content.
- Check whether or not the TV can redirect the audio to the connected earphones (when connected) from its built-in speakers.
- Check if the TV disables the Screensaver functioning while the video is playing or not.
- Check if the scaling of the video window is inadequate, as required by the app.
Different types of Video input
- Check if the TV can get the video through different input methods like HDMI, Display port, Scart, Composite, and Component.
- Check if the TV can get the audio input properly through different input methods like HDMI, Display port, Scart, Composite, and Component.
Some miscellaneous scenarios
- Check if the TV screen light’s stress does not tire the eyes with the short amount of viewing.
- Check if the Smart TV can adjust the screen’s brightness and contrast depending on the room’s light. This may apply to only some TV brands and not all Smart TVs.
- Check if the sound from the left and right speakers is working correctly and properly synchronized.
- Check if the sound from the TV does not create a humming sound, background disturbance, or noise.
- Check if the sound coming from the TV does not go flat on high bass.
- Check if the audio and video quality of the TV is as per the listening and viewing standards.
- Check if all the features like Parental control, channel locking, and channel tuning are working correctly or not.
- Check how much the TV power consumption is. In a survey in 2016, it was found that Smart TVs consume more power than the level set by TV manufacturers.
- Check if the TV can retain your settings after the firmware upgrade.
There can be more Smart TV Testing Scenarios, but it depends on the different models from different TV manufacturers. I hope you may get hints about Smart TV Testing Scenarios from the above-listed areas and points.