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  • Copyright 2021
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 352
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-13-682415-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-682415-2

Easy, clear, readable, and focused on what you want to do.

Step-by-step instructions that show you exactly how and where to watch what you want to watch.
Help when you have specific questions.
Tips and notes to help you get the most from local, cable, satellite, and streaming TV.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through watching TV today on a variety of devicesand 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, or Roku streaming media player
  • Watch Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Peacock, and other streaming video services
  • Watch live streaming video services like AT&T TV, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV
  • Find where to best watch sporting events
  • Get a better picture with HD, 4K, 8K, and HDR
  • Get better sound with a sound bar or surround

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Watching Paid Streaming Video Services

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.......................28
Chapter 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 ...............................56
Chapter 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 ............92
Chapter 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 ..............................118
Chapter 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 ....................................154
Chapter 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 .....................188
Chapter 7 Watching Free Streaming Video Services 197
    Discovering Free Streaming Content ...................197
    Watching YouTube ...............................210
Chapter 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 ........................235
Chapter 9 Watching Broadcast, Cable, and Satellite Channels via Streaming Video 239
    Broadcast Networks Online .....................................240
    Cable and Satellite Channels Online .....................244
    Pay Networks Online ................................248
Chapter 10 Watching News and Sports via Streaming Video 253
    Watching Live News .....................................253
    Watching Live Weather .......................260
    Watching Live Sports ............................................262
Chapter 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.................287
Chapter 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 ....................................306
Appendix A Whats Playing Where 309
Glossary 313


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