For many years now I have run XBMC or a variant thereof for my home theatre requirements. While this initially started on an old Xbox, for the past 14 years it has been a dedicated machine. However, with the proliferation of app based devices, and the increase in smaller options, I'm considering moving away from the HTPC, and towards other devices. Much of this is due to not having time to tinker with solutions like I used to, and the ageing hardware that my HTPC is using (another stick of memory died this weekend). Plus the lack of any supported Netflix HTPC interface makes WAF for Netflix a bit of a pain when they change their index and it is broken for a while. Hence, I'm considering something like an Xbox One for the majority of media playing (Netflix, ABC iView etc), with a Raspberry Pi 3 hanging off the HDMI input for Kodi to play less common media off the NAS (N36L isn't grunty enough for Plex transcoding). This gets a lot of the playing tied up, and it has a good WAF and visitor friendliness. But, and this is a big but, one of the apps I use regularly is Acestream, and I'm struggling to find any options for Acestream support other than the Ace VLC plugin, which basically necessitates a full machine to run it off. What are others doing in this scenario these days? Have the app based players come far enough to have a locked up system? Or will I end up buying new hardware for the HTPC anyway?