A comparison of the main differences between these two popular and affordable streaming media players.
Streaming Media Players: A Comparison Chart
A comparison of features between the Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast, including price, supported content providers, and more.
Three Tip Thursday: 03/02/17
Today’s Three Tips: Roku Navigation, Word for Mac, Amazon Home Services
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Today’s Three Tips: YouTube Fix, Spam Control App, Roku Deal
Using Streaming Media Players with a Mobile Hotspot
Learn about different options available to stream video to your TV using a hotspot-enabled cellphone.
Record Streaming Videos with PlayOn
PlayOn software lets you stream and record virtually any video available online.
Streaming Media Players and Content Around the World
Learn how you can use an Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, or Google Chromecast and access various content providers in other countries.
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.
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 Stick+, and Roku Ultra.
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? Those are just three of the many options available when you add private channels to your Roku account.
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.
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 you love. This guide will help you find them.
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 the cable cord.
Do You Need a Fire TV/Roku/ Apple TV/ Chromecast For Each TV?
Whether you need separate streaming media players for multiple TVs depends on how you want to use them.
Streaming Media: An Overview
Learn what streaming media is, how the players work, and why it’s all so complicated…