The competition to improve the “smartness” of TVs is getting fierce in 2016, and one option is to buy a wifi blu ray player, but is it the best solution?
Gone are the days were having a DVD player meant that you could only play DVDs on it, not only the DVD technology is gone, but now one can expect much more from a blu ray player that can connect through your wifi network, and provide you with a lot of interesting options to enhance your entertainment options.
What Can you Expect from a Wifi Blu Ray Player?
A wifi blu ray player, if it’s a good one, will not only let you watch blu ray and dvd discs on your tv, while allowing you to remotely active and control it, but also let you watch a number of common streaming apps like Amazon Prime, Netflix and others. Depending on the model, it will also allow you to mirror the screen of your android devices to your TV monitor, working similarly to a HDMI cable, apart from the fact that it hasn’t a cable.
Another important thing is to stress that the simplest wifi blu ray players will only actually play blu ray and dvd disks, without the extra functions, which makes of them not really attractive. The best wifi blu ray players, with the most functions are the models manufactured by Sony.
What About other Devices with Similar Functions?
You might be asking yourself, why should I buy a wifi blu ray player, if I have an Apple Tv or Chromecast or an Amazon Fire TV? The answer is, maybe you should, maybe you shouldn’t. The main advantages of wifi blu ray players is that some of them can perform similar tasks as the Apple TV or the Chromecast allowing you to watch your favorite stream services while also being able to play disks.
To sum up, blu ray players with wifi are a good option especially if you have a lot of disks and will actually play them, giving you full comfort to control your player remotely and integrate it with your other wifi devices in your house.
Where to Buy A Good Wifi Blu Ray Player
Let’s see some cool wifi blu ray players available in North America (Amazon.com) and the UK (Amazon.co.uk):
Available in North America
2016 Newest Samsung Smart Blu-ray Disc Player USB Built-in Wi-Fi 1080P Full HD
1080P Full HD With Wi-Fi and Ethernet, HDMI, Coaxial digital audio, Netflix|YouTube|Hulu Plus|Pandora
Playable Formats BD|BD-ROM|DVD+/-RW|DVD+/-R|DVD-video|CD|CD-R|CD-RW|WMV|JPEG
AllShare DLNA capability Allows you to stream content stored on your home network to your HDTV.
Surround sound decoders Include Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD and DTS 2.0
Sony BDPS3700 Streaming Blu-Ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi
Stream from 300+ apps and entertainment services, Enjoy fast, stable Wi-Fi even when streaming in HD, PlayStation Now : Stream and enjoy PlayStation 3 games instantly
View smartphone content on your TV with Mira cast screen mirroring technology, Full HD 1080p Blu-ray Disc playback & DVD upscaling, Improved boot-up and loading times with super Quick Start
Easy access to apps and functions with a new and customizable User Interface, Control your device & browse content from a mobile device with TV Side View, Enjoy music, photos and video via front USB slot
Experience HD sound with Dolby TrueHD and dots-Master Audio, Energy Star 3.0 compliant
Available in the UK
Sony BDP-S3700 SMART Blu-Ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi
Super Wi-Fi compatibility for stable and quick access to a wide range of online services
Access over 300 online apps for catch-up TV like BBCiPlayer or Channel 5, and VoD like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and many more
Enjoy PlayStation3 games streamed via the cloud without a console with PlayStation Now, giving more people the opportunity to experience the world of PlayStation.
Show your smartphone on the big screen with Screen Mirroring
USB input to play audio and video files from an external media source