We're living in a great time for home technology. There are more options available than ever before when it comes to upgrading your abode with home theater systems and overall home automation, and it's all never been easier to install and use. With fall already here and 2019 starting to wind down, there's no better time than now to start looking at great home tech that will last for years to come.
Not sure where to start? No problem. These are the top trends in home theater and home automation from this year:
Dolby Atmos Surround Sound - This premium sound system is designed to bring movie theater-quality sound into your living room or bedroom. Once you try it, you're not going to want to go back to regular TV speakers.
4K Streaming Services - Just a couple of years ago it was near impossible to find a 4K TV priced at less than $1,000. But these days the price tag is a fraction of that. Furthermore, there are a growing amount of 4K-specific streaming services available, like UltraFlix and Chromecast Ultra. Most other streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, iTunes, Fandango, Google Play, etc. now offer 4K packages.
Projection Screens - Long gone are the days of the fuzzy old classroom projector. Today's home projection screens bring real theater-like ambience into your home. Your projection screen can be as large as your wall (if desired), and it can drop down from the ceiling for a space-saving luxurious feel. Projection quality is also brighter and clearer than ever!
85" Screens - If projection screens aren't your thing, you could always stick with a massive flatscreen TV. People have loved large screens for years, but these days, 85" versions have seen a big spike in popularity. And they're more affordable than ever!
All-inclusive Home Automation Systems - Home automation no longer requires multiple remotes and panels around your home. Many systems now allow you to connect your home's lighting, sound, security system, garage doors, etc. all in one! You can even control everything right from your phone.
Voice Control Technology - A lot of automation systems don't even require you to get up from the couch to turn the lights off or get some music playing. Just make the request with your voice, and you're good to go.
Keep in mind that while technology is frequently changing, the great thing about today's most popular home tech is that it is adaptable. Keep up with software updates, and your home will stay modern, convenient, and fun for a long time yet to come.