Sunday, November 18, 2012

Best Streaming Services

I updated the information 
  •     Netflix is a website that streams "Unlimited Movies & TV episodes" costs $7.99 a month and for an additional $7.99 a month you can get their DVD service (you order it, they send it to you in the mail, but you need to return the first DVD to get another one). There is a one month free trial. the Netflix app is available for most smartphone operating systems, gaming systems and
  •     Blockbuster doesn't have a streaming service but they have a DVD and video game rental service. They do not have a said price but they have 3 separate plans. They say that they get movies 28 days before Netflix.
  • Hulu plus-watch your favorite shows on smartphones,tablets, gaming consoles and advertising for $7.99 a month
  • HBO GO- get unlimited access to your favorite HBO shows,including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports,comedy and much more. Plus , get bonus features and special behind the scenes extras. Enjoy every episode of every season of the best of HBO, free with your HBO subscription through participating television providers. Take advantage of HBO GO anywhere with access on your computer, iPad,iPad mini, iPhone, Android Phone, Android Tablet, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Roku Streaming Player, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox 360, and Xbox One .Check with your cable provider for their prices 
  • EPIX is the big new movie channel that's more than just a big new movie channel. Paramount, Lionsgate, and MGM are turning their biggest movies, original programming, and expansive library into a bold new experience. The movies you love will never change, but the way you watch them is about to... it is a hybrid premium television channel and subscription video-on-demand service.. speak to your cable provider for
  • Amazon Prime has FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items, No minimum order size, Unlimited instant streaming of thousands of (older) movies and TV shows with Prime Instant Videos ,A Kindle book to borrow for free each month from the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, Join Amazon Prime for $99/
  • Amazon instant video is not a "unlimited" streaming service,it is pay for view  it has newer TV shows and movies than prime but the TV shows cost about 2 dollars an episode and you can also buy them by their seasons. you can view the movie/ TV episode from you computer or kindle fire tablets (including HD)
  • Redbox instant-Redbox and Verizon are coming out with a streaming service starting from $6 a month. Redbox instant is still in beta so i will update you when there is more information (Redbox instant already has an just need a beta code) Update: Redbox instant is closing down 

Streaming Boxes (if you have a smart TV or gaming system this is probably not necessary )
  • Apple TV is a tiny entertainment powerhouse that plays the content you love from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and your favorite sports leagues on your widescreen TV. In up to 1080p HD. Just plug it in and discover a whole world of movies, TV shows, photos, music, and more. You’re gonna need a better couch. it cost $99 Apple TV 
  • Roku- Once upon a time, watching a movie at home meant ordering a DVD online, waiting for it to arrive, then having it sit on your coffee table for weeks until you were in the mood to watch it.Then we invented Roku—the original streaming player. Now, millions of people use Roku to choose what they want to watch instantly. Whether you’re exploring over 600 channels of movies and shows, delving into what really interests you, or just stumbling across something new, Roku makes it happen easily, instantly and affordably. Movie night—or any night—will never be the same.With over 150,000 movies and shows instantly available, Roku delivers that perfect title to match your mood. Start with the best Netflix experience out there, featuring up to 1080p HD video and support for English subtitles. Current TV shows? Try Hulu Plus. Hundreds of free movies from Crackle? Check. The latest Hollywood releases? Right there, on Amazon Instant Video. There’s even access to premium services like HBO GO and EPIX, available via participating providers. 4 devices, 4 prices.  Roku Streaming Player
  • Amazon fire tv- is a tiny box you connect to your HDTV. It's the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus,, games, music, and more
    •  Your partner in Prime—The best way to enjoy unlimited access to over 40,000 Prime Instant Videos on your HDTV, including award-winning series from HBO and exclusive titles like Downton Abbey
    • Massive selection—Over 200,000 TV episodes and movies, millions of songs, and hundreds of games 
    • Voice search that actually works—Simply say the name of what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds
    • Tiny box, huge specs—3x the processing power of Roku and Apple TV. Fast quad-core processor, 2 GB of memory, and dedicated GPU, plus Dolby Digital Plus surround sound and optical audio out
    • Easy to set up and use—Pre-registered to your Amazon account so you can enjoy favorite titles and personalized recommendations
    • Instant streaming—Exclusive new feature ASAP predicts what movies and TV episodes you’ll want to watch and buffers them for playback before you hit play
    • Connect your small screen to your big screen—Fire TV lets you fling your favorite apps to your TV to free up your small screen for other uses. Or mirror your phone or tablet to your TV. 
    • Perfect for parents—Amazon FreeTime lets you easily limit screen time and create personalized profiles just for kids
    • Great for gaming—Play blockbuster titles like Minecraft-Pocket EditionThe Walking Dead, and Monsters University, plus free games and Amazon exclusives. Paid games start from just 99 cents
             Amazon Fire TV
  • Xbox One
    • With Xbox One, you can quickly jump from TV to movies to music to a game
    • Only Xbox One unleashes the vast and scalable power of the cloud for your games, entertainment and apps with Xbox Live
    • The console is driven by a powerful combination of CPU, GPU and 8GB of RAM, governed by an innovative OS architecture, to deliver power, speed and agility
    • Kinect is included with every Xbox One. Completely reengineered to be more precise, responsive and intuitive with unparalleled voice, vision and motion technology
              Xbox One + Kinect        
  • Playstation 4
    • Another video game system
    • Also has netflix and other apps 
                Sony PlayStation 4

Streaming Sticks- These are more affordable, but usually do not work as well. These are plugged straight into the HDMI port
  • Chromecast
    • Stream online video, music, photos and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
    • Supports a growing number of apps including Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, ESPN, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies and Music, Plex, MLS, crackle, Vevo, Rdio. Allows to cast a Chrome browser tab.
    • Box includes Chromecast, HDMI extender, USB power cable, and power adapter. No remote needed.
    • Easy setup: Plug into any HDTV and connect to your home WiFi network
    • Works with Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks
     Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player

  • Roku TV Stick
    • Compact stick design. Plugs discreetly right into the HDMI port. Great for wall-mounted TVs.
    • 1,500+ entertainment channels and counting. By far the most movies, sports, news, music and kids' shows of any streaming player.
    • Control with remote or mobile. You can choose to control your entertainment via your iOS or Android device. Or use the included remote that everybody can share. It's your choice.
    • Send to TV from mobile. Use mobile apps, such as Netflix and YouTube, to cast videos from your phone straight to your TV.
    • Stunning HD video quality. Immerse yourself in the action with rich, vibrant video streaming up to 1080p* HD.
         Roku 3500R Streaming Stick (HDMI)
  • Fire TV stick
Fire TV Stick connects to your TV's HDMI port. It's an easy way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus,, music, and much more
  • Powerful performance—4x the storage and 2x the memory of Chromecast, plus a dual-core processor and 1 GB of memory. 
  • Massive selection—Over 200,000 TV episodes and movies, millions of songs, and hundreds of games. 
  •  Your partner in Prime—Enjoy unlimited access to more than 40,000 movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video, including The HBO Collection, and original shows like Transparent and Alpha House, plus new Prime Music
  • Instant streaming with ASAP—No more waiting for your movies and shows to buffer—ASAP learns what movies and shows you like so they start instantly
  • Dedicated remote and app for easy use—With the Amazon Fire TV Remote that comes in the box or the free app on your Android device (iOS coming soon), you have all the controls you need to easily search, navigate, and play games
  • Voice search that actually works—Simply say what you want to watch and start enjoying in seconds with the free app or Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote (sold separately)
  • Connect your small screen to your big screen— Fire TV Stick lets you fling your favorite apps to your TV to free up your small screen for other uses. Or mirror your phone or tablet to your TV. 
  • Great for gaming, too—Play favorite titles like Flappy Birds FamilyToy Story: Smash It!Monsters University, and more great games
Fire TV Stick

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