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Streaming Media? Make the simple choice to do it smarter.

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Streaming media? Make the simple choice to do it smarter.

Did you know?

  • ENERGY STAR certified products that enable streaming, modems/routers, set top boxes, digital media players, computers, laptops, TVs, and smart TVs are 25% more energy efficient.
  • Streaming to a large screen
    • Smart TVs = Smart Choice. Smart TVs with built-in components and user interfaces to enable streaming are the most efficient way to stream content to the large screen.
    • 15x more efficient. Digital media players (e.g., Roku, AppleTV), use 15 times less energy than a game console.
  • Streaming to a small screen
    • 4x more efficient. Tablets use 4 times less energy than a laptop.
  • Trends in Streaming
    • 20 Million US households had a digital media player in 2015, that’s a 63% increase compared to 2014!
    • More than half of the US population watched TV by streaming online at least once a month in 2016.

EPA’s ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. Join the millions across America already making a difference at energystar.gov.