Build Your Own HTPC

April 16, 2016 at 9:52 am

A home theater PC, or HTPC, is a home theater system designed around a computer allowing for streaming of music and videos through your television. In other words, a dedicated computer is connected to your television and interconnected with other devices to give you a centralized and powerful home theater experience.

Generally, an HTPC is something you build yourself and for that reason it is not for everyone. But if you are trying to build an HTPC or have one up and running, there are more and more accessories you can incorporate into your build to make it even better. Things like keyboards, remotes, and wireless mouse among other things.

First, check out this article from LifeHacker.com and this video from YouTube:

How I Built the Media Center of My Dreams

HTPC Alternatives – Video Streaming Devices

If you are considering building an HTPC but feel overwhelmed, these alternatives may work for you: Roku, Google Chromecast or the Amazon Fire. You won’t get a full HTPC experience, but you can stream videos and more to your TV.