|Item Weight||3.4 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||7.4 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches|
|Item model number||NTV300-100NAS|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required. (included)|
|Special Features||HD Compatible|
|Item Display Height||5 inches|
NETGEAR NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV300)
- Turn your TV into a smart TV.
- Instantly watch thousands of movies.
- Built-in WiFi from the leader in home networking.
- NeoTV remote control app for iOS and Android devices.
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|Connectivity Technology||Wired & Wi-Fi||HDMI||Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi||WI-FI||wi-fi_ready|
|Item Dimensions||6.5 x 7.4 x 2.5 in||2.5 x 3 x 0.6 in||1.18 x 3.38 x 0.5 in||3.3 x 1.4 x 0.7 in||4.5 x 4.5 x 0.7 in||7.28 x 8.15 x 2.5 in|
|Item Weight||3.36 ounces||5 ounces||1.13 ounces||1.28 ounces||0.59 lb||1.42 lbs|
|Internet Applications||youtube, rhapsody, vudu, facebook, pandora, netflix, hulu_plus||Netflix||youtube, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, hulu, sling_tv, netflix, fox||Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Hulu||youtube, hbo_go, espn, amazon_instant_video, cbs, pandora, netflix, fox||Google TV, Netflix, YouTube|
|Total HDMI Ports||1||1||0||1||1||2|
|Total Usb Ports||0||1||0||0||1||0|
Turn your TV into a smart TV. Now your TV can be Internet enabled to access a huge selection of online streaming channels without a computer. Instantly watch thousands of movies and listen to music. Enjoy thousands of streaming movies and TV shows from Netfl ix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, and more. Easily browse YouTube clips or listen to Pandora on your TV. Built-in WiFi from the leader in home networking. Easy to connect high-speed WiFi delivers the best 1080p HD streaming performance with the reliability you can trust. NeoTV remote control app for iOS and Android devices. The NeoTV remote control app makes it a breeze to fi nd and play your favorite movies and share favorite channels on Facebook.
From the Manufacturer
Turn your TV into a Smart TV.
Now your TV can be Internet enabled to access a hugeselection of online streaming channels without a computer.
Instantly watch thousands of movies and listen to music.
Enjoy thousands of streaming movies and TV shows fromNetflix, Hulu Plus, VUDU, and more. Easily browseYouTube clips or listen to Pandora on your TV.
Built-in WiFi from the leader in home networking.
Easy to connect high-speed WiFi delivers the best 1080pHD streaming performance with the reliability you can trust.
NeoTV remote control app for smartphones.
The NeoTV remote control app makes it a breezeto find and play your favorite movies and sharefavorite channels you are watching on Facebook.
Stream hundreds of channels on your TV including…
Instantly watch thousands of movies.
If it’s out on DVD, chances are you will find iton NeoTV. Enjoy thousands of streaming moviesand TV shows from Netflix. It’s the world’s largestselection of streaming movies.
Now with Hulu Plus!
Watch current hit TV shows and acclaimedmovies. Unlimited streaming available viaNeoTV. Try it FREE.
Stream hundreds of new releases.
Don’t pick from a list of last year’s hits or worryabout what’s in stock at the video store or kiosk.Get the movie on VUDU without the hassle—youcan even watch the fi rst few minutes for free.
They’re playing my song!
Looking for your favorite song? Well… you aremost likely to find it. Sit back and enjoy a listeningexperience full of current and soon-to-be favoritesongs for you. Create your favorite personalizedstations on Pandora Internet radio.
Stream Hollywood releases and TV shows.
Instantly stream the latest Hollywood new releasemovies and Next Day TV episodes, plus a libraryof thousands of blockbuster hits to your TV.
YouTube Leanback—Broadcast Yourself.
YouTube Leanback is a new way to watchYouTube videos on any big screen. With simplecontrols and full screen viewing, Leanback makeswatching videos on YouTube as effortless aswatching TV.
The ultimate music cloud experience.
Listen to music all you want from wherever youare. It’s the ultimate music cloud experience, withover 13 million songs.
Game on... my friend!
Nothing to do tonight… with NeoTV you can spend hours swapping gem stones or beating your opponents in the popular game of Texas Hold’em poker
|NeoTV (NTV300)||NeoTV Max (NTV300SL)|
|Stream hundreds of HD channels on your TV|
|Play 1080p HD and 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus|
|Built-in wireless (WiFi b/g/n)|
|iOS/Android remote app for ease of navigation|
|Wired Ethernet port|
|Wirelessly display your laptop screen on the TV using Intel WiDi|
|300 Mbps WiFi for a smooth wireless display experience|
|Works with any TV|
|Play files from USB storage & DLNA servers|
|QWERTY remote control|
|Expandable memory slot|
|VUDU 3D support|
- Up to 1080p HD streaming
- Built-in wireless-N
- Easy on-screen setup guide
- Ethernet port
- HDMI video output
- 5.1 surround sound audio
- NeoTV Streaming Player (NTV300)
- Remote control
- Two (2) AAA batteries
- Power adapter
- Quick start guide
- Note: HDMI cable not included
- Broadband Internet connection
- Device with Internet browser for channel activation
- TV with HDMI input and cable
- Built-in Wi-Fi (150 Mbps 802.11 b/g/n)
- 10/100 Ethernet (RJ-45)
Top customer reviews
#1. An older CRT TV with AV inputs. Most streaming players I found MUST be connected to a HD TV with HDMI. Honestly if I had the funds to buy an HDTV with HDMI I would spend the little extra and gotten it as a smart TV...
#2. Plays Netflix, Youtube, Hulu Plus, and media from my DLNA server.
#3. Has both wired, and wireless ethernet connectivity options. I have the house strung with Category 6 cable / gigabit ethernet, it would be nice to be able to use it.
#4. Be simple enough to use once it is set up that my wife isn't always asking me to to browse to what she wants and get a show going.
This device does all that in spades. No reason to slam it here as it supports all of that, and much more than I am not likely to be using. FAR more useful than my DirecTV Cinema Connector ever thought of being!
I must admit to a bit of uncertainty about file types supported from local media though. I have videos that are encoded mp4 / H264 as I have been encoding videos for playback on PS3. However playback using WiFi from my DLNA server of these files is every bit as smooth as playback of these same files / server from the PS3 using wired ethernet.
Taking it out of the box and setting it up was straight forward. And the included AV cable was pretty obvious what went where. The single banana plug on the device end of the AV cable concerns me if anything ever happens to the cable (we have a cat). I just need to keep the cable safe.
Once the hardware was set up, and powered on things got, a little annoying. Here is where the bad parts are. Setup is a slow, annoying process. My device shipped with 1.0.0 whatever firmware, and needed to be updated out of the box. Probably stock that has been sitting in a warehouse, I hope Netgear isn't that far behind in flashing their new devices with the latest firmware...
The usefulness of the keyboard on the back of the remote completely evades my. I haven't run into a single instance yet where using it was possible. It would have been VERY nice if it was available when I was putting my Wireless key into the thing. Back to the flashing firmware thing. Once you set up network, it goes out and updates the firmware, and reboots the device, at which time you have to reconfigure networking all over again. What a pain in the tail!
The lack of an Amazon Prime Instant Video client is not shocking, but it IS disappointing. I do NOT blame Netgear for this lack, and a thorough search of all of the streaming player options I was able to find show only Google TV devices, and even then not all of them, have an Amazon player. this I fault Amazon for. They need to work with the media player vendors to get their service supported. This is a prime reason I see so many users give this, and other streaming players 1 star. I do NOT believe this is fair as it is not the hardware vendors fault, or a flaw with the hardware of the software, but rather a flaw in Amazon's Instant Video business model. Slam that service in reviews if you want to. Maybe Jeff Bezos Et Al will get the message that we want support for their service on more than just a paltry few devices.
One glaring omission that I personally found shocking was the lack of the Crackle player. I don't use it a lot, but I have found some interesting stuff on Crackle on my phone... However I honestly don't consider Crackle a major service, so I am not going to ding the rating for this, just found it odd...
Lastly, I have seen reviewers slam the device for being "slow". When you consider what it is. This is simply an HTPC SoC in a pretty box with a remote, jammed with either Linux or Android (which sort of is Linux, but that is another story) and the HTPC software. The processors on all of these are slow, single core affairs running a lot of tasks. I have had friends / colleagues show me their Roku players, WDTV players and even one of the RCA players. While response from click the remote to the screen changing is slower than the Roku, it is not at all unreasonable. You point, click, the whirly swirl busy thing pops up on screen, then the new thing starts. No big deal. Is it as fast as say my Quad Core Phenom II 32GB DDR3 SSD system? Not even close, but it does do things that box isn't equipped to do, and it is dead silent in the process.
If you want to stream your own media, and all of the major services minus Amazon Instant Video and Crackle. If you want the option to use Wired Ethernet, and if you have an older TV without HDMI / no HD, then this device really is the only game in town. It does what it does reasonably well, but could use some tweaking from the MFG. I do not have a Slingbox, but the sling player applet is there, hopefully it works. That test is down the road!
Ran into a wrinkle with the device last night that might put off less tech savvy buyers.
I fired it up wanting to stream Netflix, and the device alerted me to available updates, and would NOT let me postpone the update until it was convenient for me. (Really? c'mon Netgear, being PUSHY with updates is just not nice...). So I went ahead and said okay. Now this was at 8:00 P.M. or so on 7/3/13. The progress of the update was tortuously slow, so I went to bed when it wasn't done and figured I would check it in the morning. At 6:45 A.M. stil not done. Ignored the do not power off message and yanked the cord. Powered it back up to be greeted by failed update message (go figure). It then failed to find the network. I had to run a cable, and configure wired networking for it to take a network connection, it THEN applied the update, and rebooted. I tried reconnecting to my WiFi and it STILL failed to connect. I had to do a cold boot by shutting it down, pulling the plug for 30 seconds, and reconnecting the device and boot up before it would see my WiFi network.
I find this an annoyance, but a minor quibble not worthy of knocking a star rating back. HOWEVER, I am also a well experienced Unix / Windows systems administrator, used to working with firmware update hiccups on all sorts of hardware. This device, being oriented at the TV set savvy crowd is likely to prompt all sorts of frustrated and angry calls to Netgear support. If you have the firmware hiccup, be paitent, and try running a cable. It's easy, and worked for me!
And the worst part about the firmware update, it STILL doesn't support Amazon Prime Instant Video!
An item worthy of mentioning, I have noticed several reviewers claiming this device is "slow". I have noted a slow response from click on the remote, to bringing anything up when using WiFi. However when using the wired connection, especially my gigabit ethernet, it is downright snappy. Point, click, and it starts whatever function you are going for. I tend to think this is the device accessing the network, and being prone to the same trouble any other WiFi connection is... If you can, run ethernet cable to this and your router or switch. The difference in response is worth the effort!
***Update 10-13-2013*** Netgear has recently sent out an update to the firmware, 2.1.0na, which effectively bricks the device. The only solution that I can seem to locate is an older release of the firmware in the 1.1.5 family, and then update again. They seem to have pulled the buggy 2.1.0na. It is rather annoying that I had to dig this information up from the forum, instead of being required to pay $39.99 to access Netgear support for a problem THEY caused. I am knocking my rating down to 1 star for this inexcusable behaviro by a hardware manufacturer. Netgear should be FAR more responsible in their treatment of customers, and their release of software... BAD NETGEAR! (If I could find the manager responsible for approving this I would whack him or her over the nose with a rolled up newspaper!)
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You plug it to the power outlet and to the TV via HDMI and it's start a very intuitive wizard to set it up. It will find your WiFi and it's ready!
I order this to a friend. His old big screen "idiot" ☺ TV is now SMART!!!! And very SMART! It has Pandora, Netflix, YouTube... and a lot, I mean, a lot of apps included.
The best is that you can pair your smartphone with it and search YouTube videos on your phone and see them on the TV, like a real SMART TV!!!
With the" Flingo Queue" you can even share some of the webpages you have you your laptop!!!!
I'm so glad I found this product.
If you want a SMART TV for $40 on your old TV, I absolutely recommend this.
You can either connect it using an Ethernet cable or by WiFi. To the TV you can only connect it with HDMI.
-SMART TV on old TVs;
-a loot of apps;
-Flingo queue PC web-browse sharing
-Good remote with shortcuts to the main used apps;
-no streaming buffer issues.
-Could have a qwerty on the remote;
-The "remote app" would be better with a touchpad instead of arrows.
-somewhat slow "processor".