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My TV for Seniors, 2nd edition

  • Michael Miller
My TV for Seniors

ISBN-13: 9780136824152

Includes: Paperback

2nd edition

Published by Que Publishing (September 18th 2020) - Copyright © 2021

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Overview

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 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, 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

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: What’s 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 Computer’s Web Browser ..................297

    Sign In .....................................................297

    Start Watching .........................................298

    Mirroring and Casting to Your TV....................300

    Improving Streaming Performance ....................................306

Appendix A What’s Playing Where 309

Glossary 313



9780136824152, TOC, 7/21/2020


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