Monday, February 7, 2022

Raspberry Pi streamer?

I may have a new project to do. I recently updated my Plex server, and have a couple of other things I need (okay, want) to do. But in the last several weeks, another project has come to mind that is more streaming related.

For Christmas, I gave one of my grandsons a Raspberry Pi kit. I had thought about doing a Raspberry Pi project for some time, but never really got around to it. Well, when I was trying to decide what to get this one grandson, the idea of a Raspberry Pi was floated, and that's what I ended up doing.

I'm not sure he really got into it, but it did get me to thinking. I know there are several projects that one can do with Raspberry Pi devices, including a streaming device. Now we're talking.

I'm shopping around for the things needed to build a streaming device out of a Raspberry Pi. From everything I can tell, the newer, more powerful devices will run Android TV. I've used a couple of different Android/Google TV devices, and I think it's a fine platform. I wish the Android/Google TV devices I've used had a little more power and storage, but maybe if I build my own, I can resolve that. Maybe.

Don't get me wrong. I really like Roku devices. And the Amazon Fire TV devices work well. And Apple TV. And I like Google/Android TV devices I've used -- Chromecast, TiVo, onn (box, not stick), and others -- so this little project may be a fun thing to do.

I'm not sure if this project, if successful, will be a long-term part of my Streaming Life, or just a side project to see if I can. Either way, it'll be fun.


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