If you love to watch movies and TV at home, there’s never been a better time to stay home and enjoy your own custom home entertainment system. If you haven’t yet integrated streaming video services into your home media center, you’re missing out on countless opportunities to enjoy streaming digital media.

With plenty of options for streaming content available these days, our team at SevenAV has been busier than ever before helping homeowners with home theater installation. One of our most common requests is to integrate Internet streaming into home audio visual systems.

Fortunately, it’s easier than ever before to link home entertainment systems into your Internet connection. Here’s what you need to know to get started on streaming video tv installation at home.

Building Your Home Entertainment Center

These days, home entertainment centers are more complicated than ever before. In addition to cable TV or satellite service, most entertainment centers include a DVD or Blu-Ray player and a stereo system. All of these can be seamlessly integrated with online streaming video services. In addition to paid subscriptions, plenty of free streaming video content is available on Internet-capable devices with streaming channels like Pluto.

These are some of the most popular paid streaming video subscriptions:

●        Netflix

●        Hulu

●        Prime Video

●        CBS All Access

●        Peacock

●        Disney Plus

●        HBO Max

●        YouTube

Types of Streaming Video Equipment

To access streaming video, you’ll need an Internet streaming video player. Some TVs such as the new Roku TV have built-in Internet capability. Most Blu-ray players also come with built-in streaming video capability. Chromecast, Firestick, Roku, and Apple TV devices are all Internet-ready streaming devices that plug into your TV’s HDMI port.

All streaming video players use either wireless or wired connections to hook into your Internet connection. They are accessed with a remote control with some types of devices controllable using a smartphone.

Casting to Your TV

In addition to external streaming video devices, it is also possible to view streaming content by casting it from another device such as a computer or smartphone. Casting is possible if both devices are connected to the same wifi network. Simply open the video content you wish to view on your phone and expand it to full screen. In the corner of the video, you’ll find an icon that looks similar to a small screen with a wifi logo. Once you click on this icon, you’ll be given the option of the device you wish to stream to. It’s that easy!

Ham Lake, Minnesota TV Installation

Although streaming video is easy once your system is set up, it can be confusing to get everything connected. At SevenAV in Ham Lake, we can help you set up your Internet streaming content with professional TV installation and remote programming services. To get started with your streaming TV installation or get a free estimate, connect with us by calling 763-420-1070 or contact us online today!