The most widely used streaming audio/video software was once RealPlayer from Real Networks. Its main competitor was Microsoft's Media Player. Today, however, many different players are used.
Hardware devices can now be purchased to stream broadband webcasts to your television set. They essentially redirect television signals from your broadband Internet connection to your TV set using your WIFI network. These devices can also be used to access audio and video media that resides on your computer. Media content can include home videos, photographs, music files and any downloaded media.
Popular devices in this domain include: