CAUTION- Do this BEFORE upgrading  iOS or before getting a new iPhone
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(Note, this article was originally published September 17, 2013 when the iPhone 5 was released.  It has been updated for newest iOS 10–steps haven’t changed since iOS7)
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All About Digital Media Players, Home Networks and Online Streaming

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Digital media players, network media players, media streamers, networked TVs, networked Blu-ray disc players, and networked home theater a/v receivers can stream music, movies and photos to play on your TV.  And it’s getting easier all the time.

Whether you want to stream media from online sites like Netflix or Hulu, rent movies from iTunes, Amazon on Demand, or Vudu, or share the videos, music and movies you have saved on your computer or other hard drives in your home…

There is help to show you what you need to buy, which media players are best, how to set up your home network, and what online streaming services you should try.  In fact, it’s why you haven’t seen much of me here.  I’ve been focussing on the digital home for About.com.

Sometimes it isn’t easy to find my articles so here is a round up of topics where you might find answers to questions, or just learn about what’s new and available.

Network Media Player Basics- What You Need to Know

What are file formats/file types and Why You Should Care? How to Convert to a Compatible File Format

What is firmware and why you need to update your media player...

What is the difference between “streaming” and “downloading?”

How DLNA makes sure your media player can see all of your files on your computers, NAS Drives, and other media servers.

(and by the way) What is a media server?

What is internet speed and what speed do you need to watch movies on Vudu, Hulu, and Netflix?

What is a NAS drive and why you want it instead of a simple external hard drive...

How to connect your media player to a router that is in another room (if it doesn’t have wifi).

Have an Apple TV already?  Here’s a detail step-by-step on how to set up home sharing.

Accessories you might need/want

Reviews of Network Media Players/Media Streamers

Boxee

Roku XD/s – the re-review

WDTV Live Hub

Sony Media Player

Apple TV — also all about Airplay and how it expands the capabilities of your Apple TV

Seagate GoFlex TV

What is Google TV?

Samsung Apps

LG’s BD-590 Networked Blu-ray player

 

Online Streaming– the Best Apps/Channels/Services to Get Movies and/or Music

Vudu – Video On Demand , TV Shows

Qriocity – Unlimited Music and Video On Demand

Zediva DVD streaming

Crackle TV -free full length movies and TV shows…with commercials

Pandora – Getting the most from Pandora by customizing stations.

Didn’t find what you were looking for?  Go to About.com and do a search.

If you don’t find answers in the linked articles, check out the additional links at the bottom of the article and/or do a search…If you still have questions email me!

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