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Definition: home theater streaming

Playing audio/video and displaying photos on a home theater system. The music, movies and images can come from a computer directly or from a media hub connected to the local network (see digital media hub).

Directly from the Internet
Movies may also be streamed directly from the Internet via the local network without going through a computer. They require a stand-alone set-top box or a TV with built-in circuits that access on-demand movie services such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow and VUDU. See streaming audio, streaming video, Netflix and VUDU.