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My TV for Seniors, 2nd Edition

My TV for Seniors, 2nd Edition

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  • Copyright 2021
  • Pages: 352
  • Edition: 2nd
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-682413-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-682413-8

Covers What, How, and Where to Watch TV for Less

Millions of people are cutting the cord on old-fashioned cable TV plans, and choosing more modern, efficient, and cost-effective ways to watch their favorite programming and movies. My TV for Seniors, 2nd Edition is an exceptionally easy and complete full-color guide to all the services and hardware you’ll need to do it. No ordinary “beginner’s book,” it approaches every topic from a senior’s point of view, using meaningful examples, step-by-step tasks, large text, close-up screen shots, and a full-color interior designed for comfortable reading. 

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through watching TV today on a variety of devices—and saving money doing so. Learn how to

  • Cut the cable and satellite cord
  • Save money on your cable or satellite TV bill
  • Watch local TV stations for free
  • Choose the best TV and streaming media player for you
  • Connect and use an Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or Roku device
  • Watch Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, and other streaming video services
  • Use live streaming services like DirecTV Now, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV
  • Find where to best watch sporting events
  • Get a better picture with HD, Ultra HD, and HDR
  • Get better sound with a sound bar or surround sound system
  • Watch TV on your phone, tablet, or computer

An AARP TV for Grownups publication

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Choosing the Right TV 3    Bigger, Better, and Sharper: HD and UHD TV..............................4    Different Types of Screens ..............................................................11    Screens of All Shapes and Sizes .........................................15    Getting Smart About Smart TVs ........................................21    Shopping for a New TV: A Checklist .........................25    Adjusting Your Set for the Best Picture.......................28Chapter 2 Getting Better Sound 35    Reading What You Hear with Closed Captions ..........................35    Getting Better Sound from Headphones ....................37    Enhancing TV Audio with a Sound Bar ..................................38    Understanding Surround Sound .................................43    Assembling a Surround Sound System ..........................49    Choosing the Right Options for You ...............................56Chapter 3 Getting Local and Broadcast Television Over the Air 61    Understanding Over-the-Air TV ..........................................61    Cutting the Cord for OTA Broadcasts..........................65    Watching Local Digital Networks ............................75    Recording Local Channels ........................81    Comparing OTA DVRs ......................................86    Other Ways to Watch Local Channels .......................88    Checklist for Watching Local TV on a Budget ............92Chapter 4 Getting Cable and Satellite TV 95    Understanding Cable and Satellite TV .............96    Cable Versus Satellite: Whats Best for You ..............98    Choosing a Provider and Package ...................101    Watching Cable and Satellite TV ......................106    Reducing Your Monthly Bill ..............................118Chapter 5 Getting Streaming Media Devices 125    Understanding Internet Streaming Video ...............125    Watching Amazon Fire TV .....................131    Watching Apple TV ................................136    Watching Roku .............................................141    Other Streaming Media Players..........................146    Comparing Streaming Media Players ..........................151    Optimizing Streaming Media Playback ....................................154Chapter 6 Watching Paid Streaming Video Services 163    Watching Amazon Prime Video .............................................164    Using Amazon Prime Video ..................166    Watching Apple TV+ ......................................167    Watching CBS All Access ...........................169    Watching Disney+ ..................................................171    Watching HBO Max ............................175    Watching Hulu ..................................178    Using Netflix ......................................183    Watching Peacock ................................185    Watching Other Paid Streaming Services .....................188Chapter 7 Watching Free Streaming Video Services 197    Discovering Free Streaming Content ...................197    Watching YouTube ...............................210Chapter 8 Watching Live Streaming Video Services 213    Understanding Live Streaming Video Services .....................213    Watching AT&T TV .........................216    Watching fuboTV ................................219    Watching Hulu + Live TV ....................223    Watching Philo ..............................225    Watching Sling TV .........................................227    Watching YouTube TV .....................................231    Comparing Live Streaming Services ........................235Chapter 9 Watching Broadcast, Cable, and Satellite Channels via Streaming Video 239    Broadcast Networks Online .....................................240    Cable and Satellite Channels Online .....................244    Pay Networks Online ................................248Chapter 10 Watching News and Sports via Streaming Video 253    Watching Live News .....................................253    Watching Live Weather .......................260    Watching Live Sports ............................................262Chapter 11 Watching Paid and Rented Programs 273    Shopping at the Amazon Prime Video Store .........................274    Shopping at FandangoNOW ...................................................277    Shopping at Google Play ..............280    Shopping at Vudu ...........................283    Playing Movies Purchased Anywhere with Movies Anywhere.................287Chapter 12 Watching Streaming TV on Your Phone, Tablet, or Computer 291    Sharing Accounts Across Multiple Devices ...................................291    Watching Streaming Videos on Your Mobile Device ...........................293    Watching Streaming Videos in Your Computers Web Browser ..................297    Sign In .....................................................297    Start Watching .........................................298    Mirroring and Casting to Your TV....................300    Improving Streaming Performance ....................................306Appendix A Whats Playing Where 309Glossary 313
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