Smart TV Test Cases: In this article, we will cover the different aspects and scenarios involved in Smart TV testing. It will help to provide a basic understanding of which of the scenarios are required to test a TV or a Smart TV. After going through these Smart TV Testing scenarios, it may provide you a hint about the work required for testing a Smart TV before the TV manufacturing 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 and again finds the root cause of the problem and troubleshoots it, and then deploys it again to the customer’s end. It is troublesome for both the ends, the clients and the customers both. Here are the Smart TV Testing Scenarios to adapt.
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Smart TV Testing Scenarios
The below list provides the necessary validations to be carried out for the mentioned Smart TV Testing Scenarios.
- Check if pressing the power button on the remote control, turns on/off the TV.
- Check if pressing the power button on TV turns on/off the TV.
- Check if the Manufacturer’s logo is displayed or not while TV is turning on before turning to the TV channel.
- Check if the sudden power off from the power outlet doesn’t damage/affects the TV’s booting firmware, and TV keeps functioning normally.
- Check if the random power outage does not affect the TV internal components or its software.
- Check how 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 is 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 if the Red, Green, Yellow, and Blue buttons on the remote control are working were required or not.
- Check if the buttons on TV panel are working or not as per their expected functionalities.
- Check if the TV acquires the network IP address automatically or not when connected to the network cable.
- Open a browser and check if the TV can browse the internet or not to make sure that it has internet connectivity, although it has acquired the network IP address correctly.
- Check if the TV is connected to the internet when the end-user specifies the IP address and its related details manually.
- 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 the connectivity.
- Check if the TV can check for the firmware upgrades when connected to the internet.
- Check if the TV displays an error message to the user when it is not connected to 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 connection access.
- If the TV has a WiFi module, then check if it can connect to your in-house WiFi hotspot or not.
- Check if the TV can receive and upgrade the firmware on its own through the internet.
- Check if the TV can receive the IR signals from the remote control from a fair amount of distance or not.
- Check if the Onscreen keyboard on TV is working correctly or not with the remote control input.
- Check how TV behaves for receiving the IR signals when the remote control has new batteries or when it has old batteries.
- Smart TV may have different resolutions like 4k, Ultra HD, Full HD, 720p, so it is required to check if a TV app or media content displayed correctly or not on the TV if the user sets a particular resolution explicitly. For example, Set TV resolution to 720p and play a media content of the 4K resolution, check how TV handles this resolution and if it can display the content accurately or not.
- Select 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 Smart TV’s features is streaming videos. Hence, every scenario related to the 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 if the TV can redirect the audio to the connected earphones (when connected) from its inbuilt speakers or not.
- Check if the TV disables the Screensaver functioning while the video is playing or not.
- Check if the performs the scaling of the video window not or adequately as required by the app.
Different types of Video input
- Check if the TV can get the video input through the different kinds of input methods like HDMI, Display port, Scart, Composite, and Component.
- Check if the TV can get the audio input properly through the different types of input methods like HDMI, Display port, Scart, Composite, and Component.
Some miscellaneous scenarios
- Check if the stress from the TV screen light does not make the eyes tiring with the short amount of viewing.
- Check if the Smart TV can adjust the brightness and contrast of the screen, depending on the light in the room. This may apply to only some TV brands and not to all Smart TV.
- Check if the sound coming from the left and right speaker is working correctly and if it is in proper synchronization.
- Check if the sound coming from the TV does not create a humming sound or any 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 TV is as per the listening and viewing standards.
- Check if all the features like Parental control, channel locking, channel tuning are working correctly or not.
- Check how much the TV does power consumption. In a survey in 2016, it was found that Smart TV is consuming 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 some hints about Smart TV Testing Scenarios from the above-listed areas and points.