NeoTV Streaming Players: Ultra Smart TV


NetGear have launched not one, not two, but three new additions to their NeoTV range of streaming video players. Offering stunning 1080p HD resolutions, each player has built in WiFi and Intel’s WiDi to enable content to be streamed over the internet – media from the likes of BBC iPlayer, LOVEFILM and more. For those preferring a more direct approach, the players can also be wired in to your network with an Ethernet connection. Full HTML5 support is included, allowing for fast navigation between sites, allowing you to reach the content you want faster.

The three players, NeoTV (NTV300), NeoTV PRO (NTV300S) and NeoTV MAX (NTV300SL) all include a remote control for easy access to streamed films and programs, and an optional free app can also be downloaded for control via your phone or tablet device. You will also be able to use the devices to help find new content to stream and watch.

Along with the basic NeoTV player, the NeoTV Pro includes an AV port allowing for connection to televisions without a HDMI slot, whilst the NeoTV Max can play almost any type of media stored on a hard drive or device, including home movies and photos. Just think, you may never have to leave the house again!

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NetGear NeoTV makes your TV smarter

If your TV has an HDMI port, you can make it instantly smarter using NetGear’s NeoTV Streaming Player.Not only that, but Android and iPhone users can use their mobiles to control the telly too (there is a remote control bundled with the device for those who don’t own a smartphone).


So what does the Streaming Player do? Well, it allows you to connect your TV so you can stream all kinds of content, from news and games to TV programmes, films and music from sites such as YouTube, NetFlix and Vudu.

There are two ways to get a connection; either using the built-in high-speed 300Mbsp Wi-Fi, or via an Ethernet cable. And if you keep in touch with friends via Facebook and Twitter, you can do that on your TV too.

The NeoTV Player lets you get fast access thousands of films and TV programmes from Netflix, as well as millions of YouTube clips and hundreds of 1080p HD new movies from Vudu. Other NeoTV Player channels include Picasa, Pandora, Napster,, Revision3, Crunchyroll, and so on.

If you’re after more news, you can get it at channels such as The Economist, Make Magazine, TED
and TMZ.

Vudu Apps, which is a companion to Vudu HD movies, also has a number of free channels offering videos, music, news, photo browsing, weather and social networking. If you fancy a game, choose from the likes of Rockswap Adventures, Blackjack Royale, and Texas Hold’em.

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NetGear has also just announced the launch of a wireless router that offers improved Wi-Fi speed and range.

The N900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (model number: WNDR4500), offers up to 900 megabits per second of combined WiFi speed, support for 450 Mbps in both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands; and six highly sensitive internal antennas, boosted by ultra-high-power radio amplifiers

Installation is said to be quick and easy, with no CD required, and NETGEAR Genie is a free utility for PCs and Macs that shows a simple dashboard for monitoring, controlling and repairing home networks.

The router is priced at around £175..