Like most OnePlus devices these days, the OnePlus Y1S Edge comes as an easy recommendation for anyone in the OnePlus ecosystem (Yes, OnePlus has an ecosystem). The complimentary features between OnePlus devices are unrivalled at this point. Even for a budget telly, the Y1S Edge punches above its weight and delivers meaningful OnePlus specific features.
Got a OnePlus smartphone? You can now use OnePlus Connect 2.0 to control the telly and get the content from your smartphone onto the TV with ease. The OnePlus Buds also connect to the telly as soon as you open them. Similar to how they work with your smartphone. It will even connect with your OnePlus Watch and let you control the TV. Although that seems a bit fiddle in practice, there’s one great feature. The OnePlus TV can turn off if the Watch detects you’ve fallen asleep. Nice.
You can also set a timer, manage data, see screen time and set the telly to Kids Mode. It’s all possible here. To be honest, the list of features is quite similar to the expensive OnePlus Q and U Series tellies. It’s great that all these new features have also made their way into the budget segment. The OnePlus Y1S Edge doesn’t even stutter while moving through the menu and UI. It works as smoothly as you’d expect. Summoning Google AI is also fast and snappy, although the AI itself needs a bit more polish on Android TV in general. Mind you, it’s still a telly first so temper your expectations. It can’t offer the same smoothness and snappy UI as your smartphone or those lakh rupee tellies.