Streaming Devices: There would hardly be any online shopping platform where streaming devices are not visible. Almost everyone must have heard about Amazon Fire Stick or ROKU or Apple Streaming Device. These devices are popular in today’s time, but, do you know what is a streaming device, how it works and what it offers. If you do not have answers to these questions, then you have come to the right place. In today’s news, we will tell you what are streaming devices and how they work.
What are streaming devices?
Streaming devices are hardware that allows you to stream content (movies, music, sports, etc.) by connecting to a TV or home theater with the help of a streaming service provider. There are many streaming media devices available in the market such as Amazon Fire Stick, ROKU, AppleTV, Google Chromecast, etc. Many famous streaming apps and channels like Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, ROKU etc. are pre-loaded in these devices. Apart from this, if you want, you can also download the apps of your choice later. To use these devices, all you need is an HDMI port on your TV and an internet connection. Different streaming devices come in different sizes. These include cube boxes or USB flash drives etc.
How Streaming Devices Work
These streaming devices require internet to work. They have to be connected to the internet. The device has to be connected to the HDMI port of the TV and then it has to be connected to WiFi or internet. Once connected to the Internet, they start processing data from the streaming service. Make it clear here that you will have to subscribe to the streaming services you want to use. Many streaming services offer monthly subscriptions for their content, while some are even free. Streaming devices also allow you to view your online photos on a TV and listen to music available on various streaming services.
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