The convenience of streamed content has changed the way we interact with our favorite entertainment. You don’t have to sift through a DVD or CD collection to find something to enjoy with the family. Through services like Spotify and Netflix, you have thousands of options at the touch of a button. But even with convenience being its biggest calling card, streaming can come with its own set of drawbacks from limited outlets to slow loading. Want to learn how to get the most out of these services in your Lake Forest, Illinois home? Find how a home audio video system can do the trick.

Simplify Access to Your Entertainment

The reason we enjoy streamed services is that they give us instant gratification. Why not take it a step further by putting all these services under one roof? Through an audio/video distribution system that incorporates all your services, you can easily play your favorite song or movie anywhere in your home from your phone, tablet or touchpad.

The Crestron App, for example, allows you to incorporate third-party services such as Netflix and Pandora. Pull up the Netflix App within the system to pick which movie you want to watch and where you want to watch it. You don’t even have to be in the same room! Take control of your children’s entertainment. Remotely play cartoons in their room and turn them off when it’s time for bed.

Get Technology Optimized For Your Needs

Initially, streamed media was relegated to just laptops or desktops. With the rise of smart devices, you can now play that content on TVs and speakers throughout the home. For example, you can use a Sonos wireless speaker system to stream music. Simply pull up the Sonos App, pick the song you want to play and which speaker you want to use.

If you want to add depth to your streamed entertainment, incorporate whole home audio video. Link all your services to a media server which then uses a matrix switcher to distribute the content to the speaker or television of your choice. For example, install KEF in-wall speakers that play your favorite Spotify playlists at the touch of a button. You are not limited to playing your Chrome TV or Apple TV only in your media room, they can be distributed to all your televisions.

Build a Solid Networking Framework

What are the biggest problems people face when streaming entertainment? Lagging, frozen audio or poor image quality. You’ve set up your perfect playlist or are two-thirds through a movie when the content begins buffering. Suddenly you’re stuck having to find a way to stall while the content reloads. This can be resolved by installing a robust home network that offers high speeds as well as blanket coverage throughout the space.

Traditional home networks simply can’t handle the bandwidth requirements of new technology, like the 4K Ultra HD content now offered by Netflix. Avidia can come in and retro-fit your space with an audio video system and wi-fi network that keep you up to date with the latest technology. Our systems are scalable which means they are designed to easily integrate new components, whether it’s a new streaming service or a new television.

Tired of struggling through slow, pixelated content? Contact Avidia to change the way you experience your favorite streamed content.