The Importance Your Router Plays in the Media Streaming Experience
Today’s modern family has a wide variety of connected devices that access their home network. Whether it’s mobile devices, tablets, laptops and gaming systems, there’s enough 1’s and 0’s (data) flying around your house that it virtually looks very much like The Matrix.
With the proliferation of these tools, necessities and toys, comes the expectancy consumers have for speed. They want their devices to download content at a breakneck pace. They aren’t going to wait for it pixel by pixel. It’s not 1995 anymore and slow, agonizing dial-up connections are a thing of the distant past.
Multiple devices and speed make up the primary reasons why it’s critical that you have a good router in your home. After all, the streaming media experience entirely depends on that device to deliver the content to you day in and day out.
Take the Western Digital (WD) My Net HD series of routers (N600, N750, N900 & N900 Central). In particular, these routers feature FasTrack technology that allows families and households with multiple content demands, to prioritize data streams to deliver high-quality, HD entertainment when and how they need it.
Even the most basic of users are clamoring for increased capacity and how to increase the bandwidth of their favorite websites and applications. Websites like Facebook and Pinterest or search engines like Google or Bing have become second nature to users. To have the best user experience and maximize the entertainment value, it’s important to have the right tools and appropriate data speed to handle loading websites and high-resolution images or stream the latest MMORPG game and HD video content.
Add to that, the complexity of individual family members competing for bandwidth for their favorite media on multiple devices simultaneously–each device and application in the household eating up its own bandwidth consistently.Continued on the next page