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 be purchased to stream broadband webcasts to your television set. These boxes, which are connected to your television, access your wireless modem to stream broadcast to your TV set.
The 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 hardware devices in this domain include: