My TV for Seniors, 2nd Edition

Book description

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, Net_ ix, 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

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Credits
  6. Contents at a Glance
  7. Table of Contents
  8. About the Authors
  9. Dedication
  10. Acknowledgments
  11. About AARP
  12. We Want to Hear from You!
  13. Reader Services
  14. Part I: Screens and Speakers
    1. 1. Choosing the Right TV
      1. Bigger, Better, and Sharper: HD and UHD TV
      2. Different Types of Screens
      3. Screens of All Shapes and Sizes
      4. Getting Smart About Smart TVs
      5. Shopping for a New TV: A Checklist
      6. Adjusting Your Set for the Best Picture
    2. 2. Getting Better Sound
      1. Reading What You Hear with Closed Captions
      2. Getting Better Sound from Headphones
      3. Enhancing TV Audio with a Sound Bar
      4. Understanding Surround Sound
      5. Assembling a Surround Sound System
      6. Choosing the Right Options for You
  15. Part II: Tuning In
    1. 3. Getting Local and Broadcast Television Over the Air
      1. Understanding Over-the-Air TV
      2. Cutting the Cord for OTA Broadcasts
      3. Watching Local Digital Networks
      4. Recording Local Channels
      5. Other Ways to Watch Local Channels
      6. Checklist for Watching Local TV on a Budget
    2. 4. Getting Cable and Satellite TV
      1. Understanding Cable and Satellite TV
      2. Cable Versus Satellite: What’s Best for You
      3. Choosing a Provider and Package
      4. Watching Cable and Satellite TV
      5. Reducing Your Monthly Bill
    3. 5. Getting Streaming Media Devices
      1. Understanding Internet Streaming Video
      2. Watching Amazon Fire TV
      3. Watching Apple TV
      4. Watching Roku
      5. Other Streaming Media Players
      6. Comparing Streaming Media Players
      7. Optimizing Streaming Media Playback
  16. Part III: Streaming Video
    1. 6. Watching Paid Streaming Video Services
      1. Watching Amazon Prime Video
      2. Watching Apple TV+
      3. Watching CBS All Access
      4. Watching Disney+
      5. Watching HBO Max
      6. Watching Hulu
      7. Watching Netflix
      8. Watching Peacock
      9. Watching Other Paid Streaming Services
    2. 7. Watching Free Streaming Video Services
      1. Discovering Free Streaming Content
      2. Watching YouTube
    3. 8. Watching Live Streaming Video Services
      1. Understanding Live Streaming Video Services
      2. Watching AT&T TV
      3. Watching fuboTV
      4. Watching Hulu + Live TV
      5. Watching Philo
      6. Watching Sling TV
      7. Watching YouTube TV
      8. Comparing Live Streaming Services
    4. 9. Watching Broadcast, Cable, and Satellite Channels via Streaming Video
      1. Broadcast Networks Online
      2. Cable and Satellite Channels Online
      3. Pay Networks Online
    5. 10. Watching News and Sports via Streaming Video
      1. Watching Live News
      2. Watching Live Weather
      3. Watching Live Sports
    6. 11. Watching Paid and Rented Programs
      1. Shopping at the Amazon Prime Video Store
      2. Shopping at FandangoNOW
      3. Shopping at Google Play
      4. Shopping at Vudu
      5. Playing Movies Purchased Anywhere with Movies Anywhere
  17. Part IV: Small-Screen TV
    1. 12. Watching Streaming TV on Your Phone, Tablet, or Computer
      1. Sharing Accounts Across Multiple Devices
      2. Watching Streaming Videos on Your Mobile Device
      3. Watching Streaming Videos in Your Computer’s Web Browser
      4. Mirroring and Casting to Your TV
      5. Improving Streaming Performance
  18. A. What’s Playing Where
  19. Glossary
  20. Index

Product information

  • Title: My TV for Seniors, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Michael Miller
  • Release date: September 2020
  • Publisher(s): Que
  • ISBN: 9780136824077