I was asked to review Sony’s Streaming Media Player and I can’t quite figure out the use of it or if I would use it. In my house we don’t watch TV through the cable we already have our computer hooked up to it and control it that way. Our computer already connected uses Windows 7 and of course it already has internet connectivity. But not everyone has their TV set up with a computer and want their TV to connect to the internet. It seems that what the Sony Streaming Media Player not only connects your TV to the internet and media on your computer it also is make it easier to protect your children from websites you don’t want them to go to.
Smart and Internet-connected TVs can open a lot of exciting doors in terms of content consumption and entertainment options. Unfortunately, they can also leave children vulnerable and exposed to inappropriate material. And, try as parents might, they can’t supervise their children’s viewing 100% of the time.
Making the Sony Streaming Media Player an easy way to connect the internet to your TV and protect your children.
Enter Sony’s Streaming Media Player. This compact black box ($69.99) connects easily to any TV, and instantly adds Internet-connectivity and a slew of content options from the web. It also gives parents the ability to control their children’s entertainment experience. Download the free Media Remote app to your iPhone, iPod, or Android phone, and you’ve got a versatile remote that’ll allow you to control what your kids are viewing from anywhere in the home. Pause a movie, fast forward through a scene, or block content altogether without ever having to get up.
Parental control highlights include:
- Block the playback of unrated Internet videos
- Limit playback of some Internet videos according to age of users
- Block scenes or replace select clips with different scenes
- Restrict internet video playback with a password
- So what do you think? Is this an item you need or would find useful in keeping your internet capable TV safe for your children.
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