What Does MSN TV Mean?MSN TV is (was) the system developed by WebTV Inc. for accessing the Internet through television sets. The unit simply needs a telephone line to send and receive data. WebTV Networks was purchased by Microsoft in 1997 at which time the name of the technology was changed from WebTV to MSN TV.
MSN TV is a thin client that uses a television set to display the Internet. This was viewed as a low-cost alternative to traditional computer-based surfing.
WebTV is a proprietary term and should not be confused with Web TV, which is a more general term for television that's broadcast over the Internet.