BAT­TLE OF THE STREAM­ING BOXES

SmartHouse - - ACCESSORIE­S // TV STREAMING - Writ­ten by ROMA CHRIS­TIAN

For those of us yet to get on the smart TV band­wagon Don’t fear. The rise of stream­ing boxes has al­lowed al­most any­one to ac­cess a world of Net­flix, Stan, Ama­zon Prime Video, YouTube and more for an af­ford­able price.

It’s clear video stream­ing isn’t slow­ing down any time soon. Rather than fork­ing out funds for a new smart TV, many con­sumers are opt­ing for stream­ing boxes to ac­cess to an en­tire mul­ti­me­dia li­brary from just tens of dol­lars.

As the mar­ket con­tin­ues to swell with new en­trants, so does the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of dif­fer­ent stream­ing de­vices.

Whilst some pro­vide ba­sic app ac­ces­si­b­lity, oth­ers of­fer sup­port for Dolby Dig­i­tal au­dio and 4K Ul­tra HD res­o­lu­tion. In some cases, users ben­e­fit from a pack­aged deal with mo­bile or in­ter­net ser­vices.

With op­tions from the likes of Fox­tel, Tel­stra, Fetch, Ap­ple, Ama­zon, Google and Minix, it’s re­ally only a mat­ter of choos­ing what’s right for you and your house­hold.

Here’s a round-up of some of the stream­ing boxes cur­rently avail­able on the Aus­tralian mar­ket.

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