Netgear is Releasing a New Low-Priced Media Streamer

Posted Thu Sep 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

At $79.99, the NeoTV Streaming Player is aiming to compete directly with offerings from Roku.

Netgear has a lot to say about their new NeoTV player, but "the best combination of content and features among streaming players priced under $100" is a clear shot at Roku's lineup - the go to for inexpensive streaming. So what does the NeoTV offer that makes Netgear so confident in their new product?

For starters, you're able to use an Apple or Android smartphone to control the device and easily scroll up anything you want to watch. It offers Vudu, Netflix, and the usual assortment of other streaming sources.

Netgear offers two different ways to connect. You can hook up using tried and true Ethernet or with a wireless connection that the company says can transfer speeds up to 300Mbps.

You can preorder the NeoTV NT200 on Amazon now.

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Tags: Industry Trends, Streaming, Roku, Media Streamers, Netgear (all tags)