Replacement For Netstreams

Professional installers of home automation and home cinemas

Suitable platforms to install as a replacement for Netstreams can include control4

UK Home cinemas can provide a detailed proposal to install a control4 system as a modern day replacement for Netstreams

UK home cinemas can replace your ageing Netstreams system with an up to date Control4 Home automation platform.

Are you looking for a suitable replacement for an old Netstreams system?

Trying to to incorporate new technologies and smart features with older automation systems can present challenges due to compatibility issues, resulting in certain functions being isolated and difficult to manage, or simply incompatible.

UK home cinemas has experience supporting some older netstreams products and is also an experienced control4 installer. So we have the ideal experience to recommend and specify Control4 as a replacement for Netstreams. An important consideration when choosing a replacement for netstreams is whether it’s possible to use the existing cabling from the netstreams system with the replacement platform.  The answer is yes we usually can use the existing cabling. This makes the process of replacing an old Netstreams system with Control4 reasonably cost effective as it doesn’t usually involve replacing the cables, which run through the walls and ceiling of your house.  The cables actually tend to remain in good condition and where necessary we can fit new plugs etc to get them back to their best condition.

Clients with an outdated Netstreams system may also have a lot of related redundant equipment in their equipment rack, which they may like to upgrade or remove. This is often draining electricity, but home owners who are looking for a replacement for Netstreams may be unsure where to begin.

UK Home Cinemas can overhaul the system, and implement a modern control system like Control4.

Control4 provides comprehensive management of all automation aspects through a unified interface, streamlining control and operation. Additionally, we can often utilize the existing cabling from your old system, such as speaker cables and network cables (Cat 5e, Cat 6, Cat6a), minimizing the need for extensive rewiring, which would otherwise be very costly.

We have experience supporting netstreams products such as streamnet , digilinx etc but support is now difficult to provide with many spare parts no longer available so we started to think about which home automation platform would be a good replacement for netstreams. As an authorised Control4 dealer and installer, we have both the skills and know-how to integrate Control4 seamlessly with any existing equipment in your home,as a replacement for your old netstreams system, whether that’s your;

  • Home Cinema

  • Video Distribution

  • Multiroom Audio Distribution

  • Lighting & Lighting Scenes

  • Climate control

  • Security & CCTV

Modernising your automation setup can also result in energy savings. Not just by removing redundant equipment such as Netstreams, streamnet and digilinx products , which may be unnecessarily draining your electricity; While LED lighting was once considered niche and expensive, it has now become commonplace in a residential home. However, many older smart dimmers, may not be compatible with LED lighting. By replacing these dimmers with Control4 Dimmers and Switches, you can take full advantage of more energy-efficient LEDs.

Outdated proprietary protocols in older automation systems can further complicate integration with modern devices. Newer standards such as Z-Wave and Zigbee have largely supplanted older protocols like X10 in the realm of home automation and IoT devices. X10, developed in the 1970s, relied on power line communication for controlling home appliances and lighting but suffered from interference and reliability issues. In contrast, Z-Wave and Zigbee offer superior range, reduced power consumption, and enhanced interoperability, making them the preferred choice for contemporary automation systems which provide ideal replacements for netstreams.

Control4 is ideal for replacing outdated home automation platforms

What is Control4 and how can it be used as a Netstreams replacement?

With Control4, you can automate and manage a wide array of connected devices, spanning from lighting and audio to video, climate control, blinds, intercoms, and security systems.

Additionally, Control4 allows for seamless integration of voice control through platforms like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Apple’s Siri, offering a convenient method to operate your home entertainment system.

At the heart of Control4 functionality lies its controller, serving as the central brain. This controller acts as the core of your smart home setup, seamlessly connecting to your homes network and integrating with compatible technologies. Utilizing Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Infrared, and Bluetooth protocols, Control4 boasts compatibility with over 35,000 devices. Furthermore, the system is continuously updated and expanded to ensure future-proofing.

Control4 offers various control methods, ranging from dedicated remotes and touchscreens to the Control4 App, available for both iOS and Android platforms, making it ideal as a replacement for netstreams.

What is Netstreams and why is Control 4 a good Netstreams replacement?

Netstreams was developed to perform similar purposes and was arguably ahead of its time, in that it relied heavily on a good quality home network. Netstreams used the home network to stream audio video and control signals between a set of devices throughout the home. However Netstreams support and parts are now very difficult to come by. Fortunately control4 also makes use of the home network and uses similar albeit inherently more reliable and up to date ways to achieve a similar set of objectives, so it makes great sense to regard contol4 as an ideal replacement for netstreams.

Replace Logitech Harmony – with Control4

With Logitech Harmony being discontinued, now is the perfect time to upgrade the control for you home entertainment system.

Control4 seamlessly integrates all your devices, including projectors, TVs, audio systems, streaming devices, and as well lighting and climate control. No more juggling multiple remotes or dealing with incompatible devices.

Control4 is easily expandable with advanced features like voice control, customizable lighting scenes, and smart scheduling. Unlike Logitech Harmony, which has been discontinued and left unsupported. Control4 is constantly evolving and improving. With regular software updates and compatibility with the latest devices and services, your investment will remain relevant for years to come.

Our team of certified Control4 installers will handle every step of the installation process, ensuring that your system is set up correctly and tailored to your specific needs. We also offer ongoing support and maintenance services, you’ll always have peace of mind knowing that help is just a phone call away.


Replace your discontinued Harmony Remote with a Control4 System


Multi-Room Audio – with Control4

Perhaps you have an existing multi-room audio setup, but want to use modern music streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music or Tidal, or have the ability to easily airplay music from a phone or tablet when you have guests over.

With Control4 we can easily integrate with any existing amplifiers or utilise your existing speaker cables. So whether you are in the Kitchen, Livingroom, office or out by the pool you will be able to stream your favorite playlists with ease.

What can Control4 do for you?

There are endless Control possibilities with Control4

  • AV Systems
  • Home Cinemas
  • Video Distribution
  • Multi Room Audio
  • Mood Lighting
  • LED Smart Lighting
  • Curtains & Blinds
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Heating / Air Conditioning
  • Electric Locks
  • CCTV
  • Video Door Bells & Intercoms
  • Garage Doors
  • Number Plate & Face Recognition

Control4 netstreams replacementControl4 remote works with a core controller as an ideal replacement for Netstreams



Control4 is an up to date replacement for Netstreams, streamnet, digilinx and touchlinx



Customer Testimonial – Control4

Cannot recommend highly enough. Project was for home cinema, automated lighting throughout house and garden, music etc etc all run via Control 4. Richard was extremely helpful and the end project first class. Great customer service. Thanks!

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UK Home Cinemas
Reviewed from Google

4.9 out of 5 stars

Lubna Majeed
Lubna Majeed

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Richard and his excellent team created an absolutely amazing cinema room for us, beyond our expectations and within our budget. They were polite, tidy and worked diligently. Can't recommend them highly enough. If you're considering making a cinema room, this company is the best, so professional and a pleasure to deal with. We've had our cinema room for a couple of years now, and we absolutely love it, as do friends and family.

DVD fan
DVD fan

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Richard from UK home cinemas is great at what he does and pleasure to work with. Richard spent countless hours discussing our design to ensure we could use our new room for all activities we wanted. He was very patient showing and discussing with us potential options and alternatives for what was novel idea and fairly complex design. We had to take into account number of limitation and particularities with heating, air conditioning, lighting and existing speaker and network installation. Richard designed, built and installed perfect acoustic housings for our in-wall speakers as well as number of other features. He and his team worked tirelessly to ensure we get results we wanted. Richard and his team worked collaboratively with subcontractors and our builder.
We would highly recommend UK home cinemas for any media room installation project.

Osama Samaan
Osama Samaan

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

Richard’s expertise and consultative approach, makes him a real pleasure to work with. The project turned our double garage into a home cinema room run via Control 4. The garage itself posed a number of constraints (location of the consumer unit, water cylinder, heating controls, etc), which Richard worked through to provide us with a number of options. Their approach encompassed collaboratively working with the building contractor, carpet provider, and cinema seating provider. UK Home Cinemas fitted us the perfect home cinema, and the end result exceeded our expectations. We cannot recommend them Richard and the team highly enough.


5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Fantastic service. Richard was very helpful and offered lots of great advice. Even helped give me some ideas when building my own home cinema room. Fantastic service once again and would definitely recommend.


5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I had a cinema installed by UK Home Cinemas last year. The final result was fantastic and from start to finish they were excellent with the level of professionalism and workmanship. If you are planning something similar I’d 100% recommend this company!

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Competitive packages are available for complete home cinema systems with installation - Tel 01344 773695