Is Your Home Theater Ready to Stream 4K Ultra HD Video?
Get More Out of the Latest High-Resolution Offerings
Are you looking to upgrade your home theater system for the coming year? Reliable access to high-quality streaming should be a top priority. Enhance your entertainment by combining the extraordinary power of 4K Ultra HD with the endless content options available on the most popular video streaming services. As you read this blog, we explain the four steps to getting instant access to high-quality movies, TV shows, and live events in your Crosslake, MN home.
- Upgrade Your High-Speed Internet
The first step in preparing your home theater for streaming is to get high-speed internet. Explore the internet providers in your area to see which offer the highest upload and download speeds possible. Then work with a networking specialist to get the needed modems, routers, and access points for the best range and power possible out of your network. Have your system prioritize AV signals when watching a show or movie to make sure there’s no signal freeze, lagging or deterioration.
- Find High-Quality Streaming Devices
There are a variety of network media players like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast that give you access to streaming services. If you want a more streamlined installation, find devices that multi-task. For example, network-enabled Ultra HD Blu-ray players from manufacturers like Sony and LG also serve as media streamers. Finally, you can also go with TIVO Bolt. It gives you access to over-the-air, cable, and internet content from one easy-to-use device.
- Avoid Wireless Whenever Possible
Using your wi-fi, you can watch content on the device of your choice no matter where you are. Though this is a great feature, we recommend not depending on Wi-Fi entirely. With a professional home theater installation, the streaming device you choose connects via cables to your network. Through our video distribution systems, you can keep watching in any room without having to rely on your wireless network. In any rare cases when that's not possible, we'll make sure to have a dedicated access point there, so you get an optimal signal.
- Find the Content You Want
Since each device may offer access to different streaming services, it's important to consider the kind of content that you want to watch before choosing one. Many companies—including Netflix, Amazon Video, FuboTV, and Hulu---now offer select content in 4K Ultra HD. Which service you decide to go with will depend on your viewing preferences and budget.
We recommend making a list of the channels, shows, and sports you watch most often. Based on that, we help you find the streaming services and devices that make the most sense for you. And as part of your home theater installation, you’ll have access to all your online content through universal remotes, apps, or even voice commands.
Want to learn more about enjoying high-quality content in your home theater? Our AV technicians can meet with you one-on-one to get you easy, reliable access to all your favorite shows, movies, and sports. To get started, call (612) 353-5087, fill out our online contact form or reach out to a chat specialist.