Presentation given by Katie Floyd (http://www.katiefloyd.me and @katiefloyd) at Macworld/iWorld 2014 on March 29, 2014
It’s never been more tempting to become a “cord cutter” and ditch a traditional cable or satellite television subscription. Current technology and service offerings have made a nearly limitless supply of media available for download or streaming on-demand. Still, piecing together a user-friendly system can be a daunting task. This session will explore the current offerings available and discuss beset practices for putting together an Apple-centric home media center. Topics covered will include streaming video services, the latest set-top box offerings, iOS App options and creating a Mac mini based media center. In addition to discussing the technology and services available, we’ll also explore the “bigger picture” questions of whether creating an Apple Media center makes practical and economic sense. Including exploring the costs both in time and hardware investment needed to get up and running.