What Is a Multimedia Device?

A multimedia device is a tool or piece of equipment that allows a user to experience several types of digital media at once. Common types of multimedia players include MP3 players, smartphones and handheld game systems.

Computers are one of the most common types of multimedia devices. They come available in all shapes and sizes such as desktop models or smartphones. Desktop personal computers are usually built to be more powerful than smaller models and can run several types of media such as video, audio and text-based documents.

Smaller devices, such as MP3 players, are limited in terms of usability. They can allow storage for other files, but may not have the proper hardware to display them.