We’ve all found ourselves with a little more time on our hands than usual ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Movie and TV show buffs unite—this is the moment we’ve all been waiting for. We have absolutely no reason to go outside, nor is there really anywhere to go.
You should take this extra time to create an epic entertainment center with gadgets. We put together a list of home entertainment gadgets everyone needs; take a look below if you want to improve your watching experience.
Everyone has a streaming device—why don’t you? Unless you’re fancy enough to have a smart TV, you should have a streaming device for a couple of reasons. First, streaming is a lot cheaper than paying for satellite TV nowadays. Second, just about everything you could ever want is on a streaming platform. Our favorite streaming devices are Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Roku; luckily, you’ll really only need to choose one. Unless you want Apple TV+. In that case, you need Apple TV.
There’s nothing like a good soundbar. You’ve never watched a movie at home until you’ve watched one with a soundbar for surround sound. That’s right—you don’t need all those speakers throughout the room anymore. Just one good soundbar will take your watching experience from a three to a solid eight. But, you’re probably wondering how you get your experience up to a ten, right? Improve your connection.
HDMI signal extender
HDMI signal extenders are lifesavers. You should get an HDMI signal extender since everything runs off of Wi-Fi and HDMI cables nowadays. HDMI signal extenders reduce any interruption by connecting directly with an Ethernet cable. You’ll have little to no problems when you’re watching your favorite show or movie, simply by connecting directly to your internet source.
One or two remotes to rule them all. You’re probably overwhelmed by remotes like we were—that is, until we found universal remotes. Some devices can’t connect to universal remotes or the manufacturer simply doesn’t allow their devices to. So, please understand that you’ll probably have a couple of remotes still, but why not combine as many as you can into one remote? Remotes don’t have to cover your tables anymore.
With all these home entertainment gadgets everyone needs, you can start your next movie marathon off on the right track. You’re going to enjoy having these items; in fact, you’re probably going to wish you had these sooner.