How To Stream Media via Slingbox vs HDHomeRun vs Vulkano Flow ... and 7 more
Edited by Frank Fazio, Doug Collins
There are many media streamers that you can incorporate in your home theater that will allow you to pull in media from the internet and there are some that will allow you to push your existing home theater media out to you, no matter where you are. Lets break down some of the more popular devices so you can decide which one you will need to add to your home theater.
Slingbox is probably the most well known media streamer box that allows you to push your existing home theater media to you, no matter where you are. You connect an existing cable or satellite box to it and then connect the Slingbox to to the Internet. Once you download the Slingbox app to your iPhone / Android or other mobile device, you are able to watch that cable / satellite box from anywhere in the world over the Internet. Select the Right Model of Slingbox Player
The HDHomeRun is a product line from the company Silicondust. The primary function of the HDHomeRun is to act as a network connected TV tuner and is designed to pull in over-the-air antenna (DVB-T / DVB-T2 / ATSC / unencrypted ISDB) broadcast signals, along with digital cable. You can then stream that media to many different devices. Select the Right Model of HDHomeRun Player
via Vulkano Flow
The Vulkano Flow is another entry in the media streamer market that pushes your existing media to you over the Internet. The Vulkano Flow also allows you to stream live or recorded TV, photos, videos and music. Monsoon, the manufacturer, claims that the Volcano Flow is "TiVo, Slingbox, Roku and mobile video recording functionality all in a single box". Select the Right Model of Vulkano Player
via Roku Box
Roku has been a popular streaming device for some time, but now they offer a model that can turn your HD and older TVs into Smart TVs. Some Roku models are also capable of streaming videos in 1080p. Select the Right Model of Roku Player
via Belkin @TV
This is Belkin's solution to adding streaming media into your home theater. You can hook it up to to your DVR, satellite or cable box and stream it throughout your house, or on the road with their mobile app. Select the Right Model of Belkin @TV Player
via Apple TV
via Amazon Fire TV
via iPhone App
via Android App
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