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With home media streaming devices increasing the features available to consumers is constantly increase. For this reason We have decided to write articles around the significance of choosing the right device to suit your needs. By looking at the ShowBox app it may appear that it has Wi-Fi capabilities accompanied with a chance to stream Netflix and Pandora so that you assume you might be prepared. If fundamental essentials only features you might be after then that's great and by all means buy. My only regret would be that there probably can be a media streaming device available on the same cost that may offer more features. Therefore media streaming devices are capable of doing much more than Netflix, YouTube, and Pandora. Three aspects which i will cover in detail are supported media file formats these devices can read, importance of USB ports, and automatic media categorization.


The greatest challenge used to be getting a media streaming device outside your personal computer that offered the opportunity to play your complete media collection. Now consumers have many alternatives to choose from allowing numerous selections. For this example I'll compare both Boxee Box and Roku supported media file formats. With the Roku and Boxee Box supplying a great choice of application and also the ability to stream Netflix, there is still a massive gap with all the number of supported media file formats integrated. The Roku offers only 3 supported media file formats versus the Boxee Box at 21. It is a huge gap in supported media file formats of course, if you've got a personal media collection there is a high chance the Roku cannot be practical. One more notable point is these supported media file formats can not be updated. As nice it could be want it is on your personal computer going to a website and installing personal files, these devices do not have this ability. Both Boxee Box and Roku are perfect products, but in the same point it is your choice to decide which is a better fit for your house media center.

Most devices these days offer USB 2.0 ports which will work all right for almost any home media collection. Something to be aware of may be the number of USB ports how the product offers. When I first started my media collection, before the invention of NAS devices, I did previously keep movies and music on just about any hard drive I could find then plug it into my computer. Fortunately with technology advances you will find NAS devices to help us keep our collection all in one place on our network. In case you are a new comer to the hobby you might examine eight terabyte NAS and say that's crazy I possibly could never fill that up. Well... Let me just say you might get there sooner than later. So returning to my original point you might buy an external hard drive to begin with your collection. When you have only 1 USB port you'll find yourself spending countless hours transferring data to a larger drive when it fills up. Using a second or third USB port you can easily turn on another hard drive the whole time. The most obvious response is to purchase a NAS device with expandable bays, however this is a costly expense and if you are just getting your feet wet with the hobby this method might not be realistic.