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How To Lower the Cost of Streaming TV Services

How To Lower the Cost of Streaming TV Services

Back when streaming TV services first came out, they were a great value compared to cable TV. But, just like cable, many streaming TV services started raising their prices. Over the years, some have become just as expensive as cable TV, especially ones that offer live...

How to Eliminate TV Interference from Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

How to Eliminate TV Interference from Your Amazon Fire TV Stick

One of my readers told me that his Amazon Fire TV Stick was causing interference with his broadcast TV channels. When he unplugged the stick, his reception improved and his TV could receive more channels. I did a quick test with my own Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K...

Should You Get the Amazon Fire TV Stick?

Should You Get the Amazon Fire TV Stick?

The Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K are among the most popular streaming players out there. They're great because of their ease of use, excellent search functionality, Alexa integration, and plethora of streaming apps. For this review, I purchased the Amazon...

Should You Upgrade Your Roku?

Should You Upgrade Your Roku?

Roku is one of the most popular streaming media players. If you're a cord-cutter, there's a good chance you own one. But, if you have an older Roku, should you upgrade it to a newer one? I compared the features of three generations of Roku players and performed some...

Use the Roku App to Play Videos From Your Phone on Your TV

Use the Roku App to Play Videos From Your Phone on Your TV

As I've mentioned elsewhere on this site, my favorite overall streaming media player is the Roku. It's got the most content and a ton of great features. One feature that you might not be aware of is the ability to stream video, music, and photos from your iOS or...

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 Illegal TV Streaming Services

Why I Don’t Use Illegal TV Streaming Services

Do you use a streaming service that allows you to get tons of newly-released movies and TV shows for an amazingly low price? If you're using a streaming service on your computer, Android-based set-top box, tablet, or another Internet-connected device that seems too...

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 less than the cost of cable. Scaled-down TV subscription...

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. Free Options The options below are free, though some have...

Why YouTube is My Favorite Free Streaming Service

Why YouTube is My Favorite Free Streaming Service

You can find certain types of really good mainstream commercial content on plain old free YouTube if you know what to look for.  I'm talking professional, full-length, unedited, and free from commercial interruptions. There is a YouTube app for all of...

How to Mirror Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV Screen Using Apple TV

How to Mirror Your iPhone or iPad to Your TV Screen Using Apple TV

One of the coolest features of 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 or iPhone on your TV, including video from an iOS app or a live...

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