Streaming Media

Smart TV, 4K, and HDR: What Do They Mean and Do You Need Them?

TV technologies keep getting better... and more confusing. This post provides a Luddite-friendly look at the value of these popular…

6 years ago

Amazon Launches Unlimited Music Streaming Service

The new service offers unlimited streaming of tens of millions of songs for a monthly subscription fee, with special pricing…

6 years ago

Turn Your Computer into a Wi-Fi Hotspot with Connectify Software

Share your Internet connection with other computers, mobile devices, streaming media players, and more.

6 years ago

Use Bluetooth Headphones with a Chromecast

Want to watch something on your TV using Chromecast but don't want to bother others with the audio? This post…

7 years ago

Reader Question: Do You Need a Smart TV To Use a Streaming Media Player?

You can use a streaming player without a Smart TV but there may be situations where you want both.

7 years ago

Apple TV: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Learn about what you can do with the Apple TV family of streaming media players: Apple TV HD and Apple…

7 years ago

Google Chromecast: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Learn about what you can do with the Google Chromecast family of streaming media players: Google Chromecast and Google Chromecast…

7 years ago

Roku: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Learn about what you can do with the Roku family of streaming media players: Roku Express, Roku Premiere, Roku Streaming…

7 years ago

Amazon Fire TV: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Learn about what you can do with the Amazon Fire TV family of streaming media players: Fire TV Stick Lite,…

7 years ago

Roku Private Channels: What Are They and How Do You Get Them?

Want to listen to iTunes Podcasts, check out multiple weather radar feeds, or learn about brewing beer on your TV?…

7 years ago

Comparing Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu Streaming Video Providers

This post will help you decide which of the Big Three movie and TV content providers will be the best…

7 years ago

3 Inexpensive Gizmos That Saved Me from Expensive Upgrades (And Dreaded Waste)

These whozits and whatchamacallits have added new life to some old (and some VERY old) friends.

7 years ago

How Many Gigs of Data Do You Need to Watch Streaming Movies and TV Shows?

If your Internet plan has a monthly data cap, make sure you know how much you'll be using up when…

7 years ago

Where Can You Find Your Favorite TV Shows Without Cable?

You don't want to cancel your cable or satellite subscription until you know you'll still have access to the shows…

7 years ago

Sling TV: A Streaming-Only TV Service for Cord Cutters

Sling TV offers an alternative to traditional cable and satellite TV service with live streaming of several networks, including ESPN,…

7 years ago

Cutting the Cable Cord: Putting It All Together

This post walks you through the process of determining whether canceling your cable/satellite TV subscription makes sense for you.

8 years ago

Watching TV On Demand with a Streaming Media Player

If you don't mind waiting a bit to see your favorite shows, a streaming media player can help you cut…

8 years ago

Cutting the Cable Cord: An Introduction

The first installment in a new T4L series to help you see if you can cancel your cable or satellite…

8 years ago