streaming video : Computer Hardware Buyers’ Glossary


streaming video

A collection of hardware, software and Internet servers that lets you view videos, documentaries, movies, etc on your computer or HDTV (High Definition Television).


The features common to the various different services are:

Possible features include:

Cable companies are worried. They are responding by offering longer and longer introductory cheap plans.


If you want to view the content on your television, you either need an HDTV with streaming features already built in for that particular service of interest, our you have to buy a small box to convert wireless Internet to HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) for your TV. Obviously, you need high speed Internet service and a wireless router, not included in the price.


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