Category Archives: TV & Video Streaming

Information about streaming television and other video content over the Internet.

Need help picking a streaming TV plan? These tools will help you decide. | TechHive

Although I try my best to provide all the knowledge you need to cut cable TV through this column, words and charts alone aren’t always enough. With so many streaming TV bundles and standalone services to pick from, you might need some more powerful software to sift through all the options. …. each of these streaming guides have some blind spots. But if want to become a cord cutter and are lost on where to start, these tools will point you in the right direction.

Source: Need help picking a streaming TV plan? These tools will help you decide. | TechHive

 

5 Best Streaming Devices – July 2017 – BestReviews

Our team of experts has selected the best streaming devices out of hundreds of models. Don’t buy a streaming device before reading these reviews. We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

Source: 5 Best Streaming Devices – July 2017 – BestReviews

The cord-cutter’s guide to watching the NBA playoffs without cable

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

Update, June 1, 2017: The NBA Finals get underway tonight at 9:00 PM Eastern, with the Golden State Warriors in a rematch against the Cleveland Cavaliers. ABC will be carrying the entire series, so you’ll want either an over-the-air antenna or one of the streaming services that carries either ESPN3 or your local ABC station.

Cord cutting brings particularly thorny challenges for sports fans, and they’re never more apparent than when the postseason rolls around. Case in point: the NBA playoffs, now underway. As in previous years, broadcasting of the postseason tournament will be divided between four networks: ABC, TNT, ESPN, and NBA TV.

Three of those are cable networks, but there are still ways for the enterprising cord cutter to catch most of the action. Based on the TV schedule available at press time, we’ve outlined your options for watching the playoffs without a cable- or satellite-TV subscription. By following our guide, you’ll be able to watch many—but not all—of the live broadcasts and see which team eventually lifts the Larry O’Brien Trophy this June.

Source: The cord-cutter’s guide to watching the NBA playoffs without cable

How to cut the cord without resorting to a pricey streaming-TV bundle | Macworld

A reviewer in MacWorld makes the case for cord-cutting without “bundles”:

Abandoning traditional TV won’t work for everyone. It’s a non-starter for diehard sports fans, and it might be too much trouble for people who don’t want to experiment with new sources of content, or who just want the convenience of a single TV source.But if your goal is simply to be entertained and informed, it’s increasingly easy to do so without a package of cable channels. The reason so many streaming bundles are emerging now is to keep people from coming to this realization sooner.

Source: How to cut the cord without resorting to a pricey streaming-TV bundle | Macworld

Best media streaming device | TechHive

TechHive is a news and information site operated by IDG (International Data Group), a global technology company. They say:

We constantly test all the latest devices, including Roku players, Fire TV devices, Android TV devices, Apple TV, and Chromecast. We review each new generation of hardware and constantly revisit the software and app selection so we can help you determine which platform is right for you. Here are our picks for the best streaming boxes and sticks, along with all of our most current product reviews. Our recommendations will change over time as new products come to market.

Source: Best media streaming device | TechHive