Streaming media players are the easy way to turn every workstation at the office or display screen at home into a multimedia theater. Media players from popular manufacturers such as Netgear and Western Digital let you share your digital content across multiple devices, so more than one user can enjoy your movie, photo, music, or audiobook library. These media players function like network servers with consumer interfaces.
Live Streaming Stream content from the Internet and an assortment of content providers, such as Netflix and Hulu, using one of a variety of Internet-compatible network media players. Media players like D-Link's Boxee Box give you access to on-demand TV as well as special media content from the manufacturer of the device. With a live-streaming media player, you don't need to maintain your own library of multimedia material.
Digital Video Recording Capabilities Browse the network media players that include digital video recorder capabilities to capture streaming media for later viewing. The Belkin TV Plus, for example, ensures you never miss a broadcast show or event and even streams what it captures to your mobile devices. This type of independent media player gives you more flexibility than the DVR systems that are bundled with cable or satellite TV boxes.
High-Definition Broadcasting Enjoy crystal-clear, high-definition video with network media players that include HD compatibility. Pick a player with an HDMI port, and connect it to an HDTV to get the most out of your movie collection and streaming videos. Many devices support full 1080p HD viewing and two-channel stereo audio, and with a high-speed Internet connection, streaming content will look just as good as content played from a DVD.