Portable media players have become so popular that it is hard to find someone without at least one of these devices. These devices can be used for music, photos, videos, and even to stream live TV or sports events. Almost every portable media player will be MP3 compatible and come in a wide variety of devices. For example, you may be familiar with iPods and MP3 players which are simply audio forms of a portable media player. Some of these may even been video and picture compatible.

While it used to be that most portable media players served one function only, you can now find most of them will run many features and software. Just a few years ago you could either buy a portable video player, portable audio player, or portable photo player, but technology has greatly advanced these devices. Now your portable media player can play music or self recorded audio, show you your photos or photos from the web, and even play videos. Some portable media players even have cameras installed in them so you can take your own photos or videos and share them. Even cooler features some portable media players are coming along with are the instant upload buttons. This will allow you to upload your photos or video on popular websites like You Tube, Facebook and Twitter.

Most of the portable media players come with an LCD or OLED screen and some of them may even be touch screens, depending on the model you decide to purchase. Along with the installed hard drive some may even have slots for your SD or memory cards to be put in. This will allow your portable media player to play more video or audio that you may have stored on that card. The options are limitless when it comes to what your portable media player can do now days.

When it comes to finding the best portable media players, you should always start your search online. The internet supplies you with more options than anywhere else in the world can. You can search by names, brands, storage amount, color, and most commonly, price. If you have any specific features you want your portable media player to come with you can also include that in your search. For example, you can look for a portable media player that has an FM tuner or SD card slot included. Each portable media player is different in many ways so be sure to read the specs and features of the portable media player before you purchase.