Seeking video-streaming platform advice
April 21, 2014 11:06 AM Subscribe
I am considering a set-top box for commercial video-streaming. An Amazon Fire TV + Amazon Prime + Netflix subscription sounds pretty good. Should I be looking at other hardware or services?
posted by Zed to Technology (19 answers total)
I have a Linux-only house and an HTPC with a tv tuning card running XBMC; the proprietary, commercial video-streaming world is something I know about pretty much only from MeFi comments.
I'd like a better/easier way to watch tv and movies than recording broadcast and playing physical DVDs. I'm not interested in games or a million gewgaws, but being able to play my existing video and music from a network-share drive would be good.
The Amazon Fire TV seems like good hardware at a decent price; $100/year for Amazon prime and $8/month for Netflix seem like pretty good bang for the buck. (Checking canistreamit.com shows a bunch of things I'm interested in.) Anything else I should consider?
(I'm not interested in copyright-violating approaches.)