How can I read eBooks on a Smart TV?

Zoran N December 3, 2013
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I would like to read e-books (PDF, ePUB, CBZ/CBR, etc…) on my LG 42″ SmartTV (directly from attached USB disk). Is it possible somehow?

If not, can I wireless connect my laptop and TV, and than read those e-books? I know I can do that with multimedia (films, music, pictures) using Serviio, but not with PDFs, ePUBs etc…

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  1. Rajesh Suseelan
    December 3, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Unless you have a severe visual imapirement, I am not sure why you would want to read books on a tv. Anyway, who am I to judge? Most SmartTVs are not geared for documents. Options will include plugging in your phone/tablet directly to your tv and using the built in ebook reader. Or alternatively, Get Chromecast or any similar HD streaming devices. Plug them to your tv. Stream the ebook from your phone, laptop or tablet. Enjoy.
    You might even be able to install an ebook reader on your Google TV. I can't see any reason why not. Same OS.

  2. Yves R
    December 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    You could get a mini pc with android via HDMI and run there the PDF Reader...

  3. Susendeep D
    December 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I think the below article might be helpful to you which says OverDrive Read is useful solution for your problem -

    http://overdriveblogs.com/library/2013/01/09/at-ces-limitless-possibilities-for-library-ebooks/

  4. Zoran N
    December 3, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Well... That is some kind of solution, but it is little borring each time to do such conversion :)

    I would do that directly from PDFX-Change Viewer: File > Export to image and than open those pictures on TV. But I hoped for some faster, easier solution, to be honest :)

  5. Hovsep A
    December 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

    How to Burn Ebooks to Read on a DVD Player
    http://www.ehow.com/how_7292042_burn-ebooks-read-dvd-player.html