Parental Controls on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Chromecast

Parental Controls on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Chromecast

A reader recently asked me what type of parental controls the major set-top boxes have. So I decided to do some research and write an article about it. The bottom line is that all of the major set-top streaming boxes have some degree of parental controls, but some are...
Google Chromecast: Stream Video from Your Computer Browser to Your TV

Google Chromecast: Stream Video from Your Computer Browser to Your TV

Google Chromecast allows you to mirror your Chrome browser on a computer to your TV.  It doesn’t work for showing Power Point presentations or watching video stored on your computer’s hard drive on your TV though (without special workarounds). It works with the...
Why I Don’t Use “Free” Illegal TV Streaming Services

Why I Don’t Use “Free” Illegal TV Streaming Services

Do you use Popcorn Time or other streaming service that allows you to get newly-released movies or TV shows for free? If you’re using a streaming service on your computer, Kodi-based set-top box, tablet, or other Internet-connected device that seems too good to...
How to Watch Live Sports Without Cable TV

How to Watch Live Sports Without Cable TV

If you love watching sports but don’t want to pay the exorbitant cost of cable TV, there are some great solutions now for watching ESPN, major league baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and other sports for much less than the cost of cable! Scaled-down TV...
What to do When You Can’t Get Free Broadcast TV

What to do When You Can’t Get Free Broadcast TV

There are still a lot of people who live too far from the TV transmitters to get free broadcast TV using an antenna. If you are one of them, here are some ideas. Note, many of these require Internet access. The Totally Free Options The options below are completely...
How to Get Shows You’ll Enjoy on YouTube!

How to Get Shows You’ll Enjoy on YouTube!

YouTube is probably best known for cheesy amateur content (videos of people’s cats, stupid human tricks, etc). If you’ve ever tried to search for the latest commercial movies and TV shows on YouTube, you were probably disappointed. However, you can...
Why I Love the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

Why I Love the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

I recently purchased the Amazon Fire ($99) to see for myself if we need yet another set-top box to compete with Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast. After playing with it for ayoutub while, I’m impressed! What You Get The Amazon Fire TV comes in the now-standard...
Ten Apps for Getting Free TV and Movies on iPad

Ten Apps for Getting Free TV and Movies on iPad

More and more people are finding movies and TV shows to watch on their iPads. Of course there are pay sites like iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video, but I’m a cheapskate; I like the apps with totally FREE shows and movies.  So, I compiled a...
Amazon Instant Video: Better than iTunes?

Amazon Instant Video: Better than iTunes?

For those who are not entrenched with iTunes, Amazon Instant Video offers a way to rent or purchase movies and TV shows to watch on your computer, or on your TV using Roku.  Here are some of the issues I encountered while attempting to download and watch Amazon...
How to Mirror Your iPad’s Display to Your TV Using Apple TV

How to Mirror Your iPad’s Display to Your TV Using Apple TV

One of the coolest features of the Apple TV is the ability to “mirror” the display from your iPad or iPhone onto your TV screen.  This enables you to watch almost anything that you can watch on your iPad/iPhone on your TV. Why is this useful?  Well, the...

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