Ultimately, you may not actually need a streaming box. If you are a Sky TV customer or have lots of apps already on your smart TV you may not have to buy another box, but they do offer superior navigation options and playback capabilities, as well as more internet TV services.
If the file is stored on a server for on-demand streaming and this stream is viewed by 1,000 people at the same time using a Unicast protocol, the requirement is 300 kbit/s × 1,000 = 300,000 kbit/s = 300 Mbit/s of bandwidth. This is equivalent to around 135 GB per hour. Using a multicast protocol the server sends out only a single stream that is common to all users. Therefore, such a stream would only use 300 kbit/s of serving bandwidth. See below for more information on these protocols. The calculation for live streaming is similar. Assuming that the seed at the encoder is 500 and if the show lasts for 3 hours with 3,000 viewers, then the calculation is number of MBs transferred = encoder speed (in bit/s) × number of seconds × number of viewers / (8*1024*1024). The results of this calculation are as follows: number of MBs transferred = 500 x 1024 (bit/s) × 3 × 3,600 ( = 3 hours) × 3,000 (number of viewers) / (8*1024*1024) = 1,977,539 MB
Lightning-fast responses, oodles of apps and a dead-simple interface help propel Roku’s streamers to the top of our lists. This 4K HDR streamer is so good and affordable you might want one even if you don’t (yet) own a 4K HDR TV.
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It is easy to customize your Skystream One 5400. With your WiFi getting upgraded, it offers you easy installation and application of your Best Android TV Box. And now, you are free to surf the internet, add or remove applications, read E-mails, add your Phone to TV and what not.
Sure it’s relatively expensive, but the do-it-all Shield belongs in the same conversation with other top-tier streamers. And if you can use its myriad other gaming, file-sharing and similarly geeky functions, it could be worth the extra money.
I’m not sure if the problem is with CTV and CBC or not. The History Channel seems to run ok. And YouTube runs ok. So, will have to look further, I guess. Maybe I should take the laptop for a much-needed cleaning out of the junk.
That Nvidia bundles a controller rather than a remote in with the Shield speaks volumes about what it hopes most people use the device for. The company stopped at calling the Shield a console—unceremoniously dropping it from the name just before its US launch—but it’s clear that gaming is the focus above media playback.
And there’s another, Nvidia-specific ace up the Shield’s sleeve, too: cloud-based game streaming via the company’s own GeForce Now service. Through this you can play premium PC games such as The Witcher 3.
Features: Support 4K output video quality is more clear. Strong GPU and CPU that is in high speed. You can watch football,basketball,badminton and watch games. The TV box supports high speed of Wi-Fi …
A nice idea, but until the movie selection on Lovefilm Instant can rival that of its disc library, it can only ever equal Netflix in terms of streaming. However – and call us old-fashioned – but the chance to have a couple of Blu-ray discs at home puts it just ahead of its rival; streaming is great, but Blu-ray still rules and it makes sense to have it as part of the mix if you’re seriously into movies.
HBO is a bit more selective about which device it interfaces with than Netflix and YouTube, but so far you can find it on Amazon Fire TV, Android/iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and the whole line of Samsung Smart TVs. PS4’s HBO Go app is still MIA at the moment, but it’s not unreasonable to expect next-gen Sony fans to get their TV-MA fix later this year.