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25 Affordable Home Entertainment Ideas

From Affordable Streaming Sticks to Portable Video Adaptors

— October 23, 2015 — Tech
These affordable home entertainment ideas range from budget-conscious streaming sticks to complimentary kids programming platforms that offer educational content for young viewers.

While high-tech televisions and game consoles can often break the bank, these examples are designed for those on a tight budget. Recognizing the growing popularity of streaming sticks like Chromecast, Mozilla MatchStick presents viewers with a cost-effective entertainment option -- the brand's HDMI product is priced at a $12 rate, costing significantly less than a Chromecast device which will set users back at least $35.

Other notable and affordable home entertainment ideas include niche entertainment platforms that cater to film buffs or avid sports fans. Furthermore, others include un-authorized services that save users money while giving them access to live television broadcasts.
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All-Access Streaming Subscriptions
All-Access Streaming Subscriptions
This YouTube Subscription Offers Exclusive, Ad-Free Content
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Cost-Free Kids Programming
Cost-Free Kids Programming
The batteryPOP Platform Features Countless Cartoon and Comedy Titles
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Premium Video Services
Premium Video Services
YouTube Red Will Allow For Ad-Free Videos and Offline Video-Watching
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Affordable Streaming Sticks
Affordable Streaming Sticks
The Vudu Spark Offers Multiple Viewing Features at a Low Price
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Educational Streaming Networks
Educational Streaming Networks
Hopster Provides Educational Programming and Gaming for Kids
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Kid-Tailored TV Apps
Kid-Tailored TV Apps
The Flare Kids App Streams an Assortment of TV for Children
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Hi-Def Streaming Sticks
Hi-Def Streaming Sticks
The Guleek A8 Features 4K Capabilities and a Low Price Point
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Critic-Curated Streaming Services
Critic-Curated Streaming Services
This Premium Service Offers a Highly Curated Selection of Films
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Chain Retailer Streaming Devices
Chain Retailer Streaming Devices
'Vudu Spark' Will Be Walmart's First Content Streaming Service
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Sports Streaming Apps
Sports Streaming Apps
The WatchESPN App Lets You Watch Live Sports on a Mobile Device
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In-App Football Streaming
In-App Football Streaming
NBC is to Offer Live-Stream Super Bowl Video Content For Free Online
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Inexpensive Media Streaming Boxes
Inexpensive Media Streaming Boxes
The 'NOW TV' Box Offers an Inexpensive Streaming Solution
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Multistream Gaming Platforms
Multistream Gaming Platforms
Restream Lets Gamers Share Live Videos on Multiple Networks
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Miniature Streaming Boxes
Miniature Streaming Boxes
The CX-S500 Brings Media Capabilities to Your TV Like Never Before
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Portable Streaming Adapters
Portable Streaming Adapters
This Device Allows Consumers to Watch Internet Videos on Their TV
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Economical Smart Telvisions
Economical Smart Telvisions
The TCL Roku TV Delivers Slick Simplicity at a Low Price
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Unauthorized Live Streaming Services
Unauthorized Live Streaming Services
This Platform Allows Viewers to Stream Live TV on Demand
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Affordable Streaming Services
Affordable Streaming Services
Beats is the Apple Streaming Service That Beats Competitor Pricing
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Hybrid Streaming Services
Hybrid Streaming Services
Freecast's Rabbit TV Combines Free and Paid Video Content
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Inexpensive Streaming Sticks
Inexpensive Streaming Sticks
The Mozilla MatchStick is a Budget-Friendly Chromecast Alernative
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Virtual Reality Streaming Apps
Virtual Reality Streaming Apps
This Netflix App Works With the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset
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Budget-Friendly Educational Programming
Budget-Friendly Educational Programming
PBS Kids Offers Free Videos That Encourage Early Learning
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Budget-Friendly Mini PCs
Budget-Friendly Mini PCs
This Android Mini PC Smart TV Stick Offers Low Price and Quality
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Kid-Friendly Video Platforms
Kid-Friendly Video Platforms
Hulu Kids Offers Age-Appropriate and Educational Programming
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Optimized Gaming Consoles
Optimized Gaming Consoles
The Alienware Steam Machine Announced Ahead of CES 2014
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