For years, your regular home appliances have toiled without companionship. They always worked as big boxes that used to sit around the corner of your home, giving you limited functionality. But not anymore! Like all other technologies that surround us, home tech gadgets have also seen the light of change. Today, appliances can actually communicate to the outside world. They can connect to your phone, negotiate rates with power companies, customize your wash cycles, light your house on their own, and even remotely inform the repairmen about the next service cycle. To fit the bill, a handful of smart technologies are already here, and some on their way soon.

Whether you want to watch a YouTube video on your TV, liberate your digital music collection from your regular headphones and speakers, or browse your latest photo collection on a big screen, now it’s all possible. Consumer interest in high-tech digital entertainment solutions is on rise and many manufacturers have crafted their own technologies to enrich your connected home experience. Let’s take a look at them.

  • A one-point control system for your digital devices

If controlling your digital entertainment ecosystem is becoming more and more confusing, with a pile of remotes cluttering your table, then it’s the time to take the guesswork out of your controlling system and make it interesting and fun to deal with. Bring home a Bitwise BC4X1 Pro Automation Controller and give your TVs, processors, receivers, and home theater system a one-point control. With Bitwise, all the controls are now available to you at your fingertips through your iPad, iPhone, or your Android smartphone.

  • Transform your TV into a digital hub

Watch and share all your digital content in up to five different rooms in your house by owning an Xbox 360. This digital entertainment tech gadget will work as an extender in your house and will let you watch HD movies, listen to music, watch live TV, and play games with people around the world. Available at Best Buy for a price of $179.99, Xbox transforms your TV into a digital hub that lets you experience connected digital entertainment at the touch of a button.

  • Amplify your house with multi-room digital music system

Let the sound of your favorite song resonate in every room of your house with PLAY: 5. Sono offers you the state-of-the-art digital amplifiers that can wirelessly deliver superior sound to any room of your house. The wireless, multi-room digital amplifier is not only elegant and easy to use, it is also extremely easy to control, thanks to its wireless controller that lets you control and manage your digital entertainment ecosystem with the touch of a button.

  • The ultimate content streaming device

Watch everything from latest HD movies, to photo slideshows, to videos, or stream live music from various sources by wirelessly connecting this amazingly simple and efficient digital entertainment tech gadget with your Mac, PC, or TV. No managing storage. No syncing to your iTunes library. Simply connect and start streaming content directly to your device. The home entertainment tech gadget is so small that it easily fits in the palm of your hand. When not filling your living room with romance, drama, and action, it simply sits in your crowded cabinet, utilizing power that is even less than a night lamp.

But, digital entertainment is just one part of your digitally connected home. The next generation “smart” appliances and tech gadgets connect to your smartphone and allow you to summon professional help with just a push of a button. Click here to take a closer look at them.