Internet Streaming Devices or Digital media players (DMP) are have gained popularity in Canada and US with the rising cost of having a regular cable or satellite service, more need of multicultural contents, busy lifestyle (making less demand to watch live TV and focus more on on-demand services). Another reason for the fast growth is that internet in North America is getting faster and affordable. These consumer electronics devices that can also connect to a home network to stream digital media (such as music, pictures, or video). They can stream files from a personal computer and network-attached storage or even devices like cellphone and tablets to play back the media on a television or video projector for home cinema with DLNA, Miracast and Airplay capabilities.
Most digital media players also have Smart TV features, that allowing you to stream media from the internet or popular streaming services and online media sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, and Amazon.com to watch live TV, shows and movies. This also allows you to watch international channels and movies with minimal cost or even for Free. There are also many open source platforms for content aggregation, like XBMC or KODI, Navi-X and Mickey Hop. For Android base TV boxes (often referred as Google TV) there are many apps on Play store that support internet streaming.
Most common boxes available in the market are: Apple TV, Roku, Google TV, Boxee, Western Digital TV, Asus O!Play, Iomega Screen Play. Netgear NeoTV, simple tv, VIZIO CO-STAR, LG SMART TV Upgrader, Samsung Smart Hub, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, NBOX Player, D-Link Movie Night, SlingPlayer, Sony SMP, TIVO Stream.
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