Tag Archive: television

Here’s how to locate the HDMI-ARC port on your television set

You’ll find the ARC, or Audio Return Channel, built into most current-generation televisions. It uses a single HDMI connection to send audio from a TV to a receiver or soundbar. Thanks to this protocol, a single HDMI connection can provide two-way communication between the two compatible devices. In other words, the HDMI ARC port allows you to use HDMI as both an input and an audio output. Finding whether your television supports HDMI ARC is a relatively simple  [Read More…]

The Fire TV Recast sends local television to your Echo Shows and Fire TVs

Pricing starts at $ 229 for a box with two tuners and a 500GB DVR.

While it’s easy to cut the cord and get national TV networks on your television with apps like Sling, YouTube TV, and more, sending local channels from an antenna to a smart device requires a bit more work. If you live in the Amazon ecosystem, things are about to get a lot more exciting thanks to the Fire TV Recast.

Your local  [Read More…]

T-Mobile is getting into the streaming television business with Layer3 TV acqusition

T-Mobile will offer an over-the-top TV service in 2018.

T-Mobile has announced the acquisition of a small streaming television provider called Layer3 TV, which currently operates in five U.S. cities. Similar to services like YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue, Layer 3 carries the signals of most U.S. cable networks and pay channels like HBO, Showtime, and ESPN, but bundles them with a straightforward HD decoder and PVR set-top box that connects to a television in your living room. Think  [Read More…]

OnePlus 5 showed up in a television ad for a few seconds

In anticipation of the OnePlus 5 release this week, Amazon India has started advertising the phone via a TV commercial starring OnePlus India brand ambassador and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan. The TV spot was aired during the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy cricket tournament, which has millions of Indian fans tuning in to enjoy […]

YouTube TV has managed to satiate my desire for live television

But with rival services making their way onto the scene, YouTube TV needs an edge.

Is there anyone out there who cut the cord and misses cable as much as I did? It wasn’t until I downloaded YouTube TV that I realized how much I missed the sensation of flipping through channels, or being able to watch programs at the same time as everyone else.

Sure, full-featured cable TV does have its drawbacks. In many cases, it’s  [Read More…]

How to boot NVIDIA Shield TV straight into live television

It’s a TV box so it’s not unreasonable to want to boot straight into live TV. Here’s how to do it.

If you’re using your NVIDIA Shield TV in conjunction with the Live Channels app for over the air television, then there’s a strong chance that’s going to be the first thing you want to see when you turn it on. But, like any other Android device, the first thing you see when you turn it on  [Read More…]

How YouTube TV could revolutionize television

YouTube TV has now officially launched in select markets with more to follow in the near future–and it may just change the entire media landscape. With a strong foundation in media content creation and delivery, YouTube is set to shake up the way we look at TV. While I have yet to try YouTube TV […]

YouTube TV is a slick full cable television replacement

For $ 35 a month, you can watch a variety of broadcast and cable networks on the same app you use for adorable animal videos.

Google has announced YouTube TV, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a $ 35-a-month TV service that packages a bundle of channels from the broadcast networks and various cable networks. The networks includes Fox, ABC, CBS and NBC, as well as their affiliated cable networks, including Fox News, ESPN, and  [Read More…]

Where do you watch television shows and movies?

The days of using a cable provider as the only way to watch your favorite television shows and movies has passed us by.

We’re living in an era where you have real choices as to where you get your content. From using Netflix to binge watch entire seasons of shows in just a few days, to using your TiVo to record your shows off of cable and watch them at your leisure.

Since you’ve got options  [Read More…]

Sling TV brings its cord-cutting television service to Chromecast

Chromecast owners can now use the streaming media dongle for the Internet-based television service Sling TV. People who don’t own a Chromecast are not left out as Sling TV will give them one for free if they pre-pay for three months of their “Best of Live TV” package.