Get ready to Stream…
Not sure what you need to stream media?
Streaming Media has become very practical and useful these days! It involves the computer sending the media through your network to your media receiver. This includes Smart TV, PS3, your Xbox 360 or any other Media Player with DLNA and Network Capabilities. If your computer is on, and streaming, you are able to go in another room where your PS3 and TV are hooked up, and start playing the movies, music or photos from your computer.
So what are the benefits of media streaming?
- No more discs! You don’t need to looks for your discs, or play them to find that one scratch on the disk is wrecking your viewing!
- Everyone can watch at the same time! The parents can watch the movie downstairs and the kids can watch the same movie upstairs! This would be ideal for the family that have teens growing up!
- Backing up your collection! Have all your movies, music and photos in the one place ready to be accessed.
So what are the disadvantages of media streaming?
- If you have a bad network setup at home then streaming media might cause strain on the router and make the network at home run slower.
- Media Streaming does not work the greatest on wireless signals.
So what do i need to start media streaming?
- You need a router. Warcom recommends the Draytek 2830n! The 2830n is dual band, meaning whether your streaming media downstairs, and kids streaming upstairs the network speeds should not decrease.
- You will need a computer or a NAS! Either one is fine, as long as it support DLNA and it can hold your music, movies and pictures.
- You need a DNLA Support Player. This can be a PS3, Xbox 360, HTPC or a Media Player. Warcom recommends the Netgear Neo TV 350 Media Player!
- Lastly, you will need a program on your computer to being Media Streamin. Windows Media Player is free and will do the job! How to set up DNLA on Media player is simple and can be turned on in the “streaming options” section.
Media Streaming is very handy, throw away your cd’s and dvd’s, start streaming to your TV now!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks blog from SS Mason!