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|Our weekly program or
lesson is intended
to be of interest to all computer users.
Following the program an allotment of time will
be available for one on one help to those
who want a better understanding of something done during the presentation.
Upcoming EventsWednesday MARCH 1, 2017 Meeting
8:45 AM Set up your computer
9:00 AM Lesson
10:15 AM One on One help
A Bit of This - A Byte of That
By Greg Skalka, President, Under the Hood Computer User Group, CA
www.uchug.org president (at) uchug.org
All About Streaming
By Pam Holland, President & Instructor, TechMoxie, Pam (at) tech-moxie.com www.tech-moxie.com
It is easiest to start with traditional TV viewing. There are two options: Cable or a digital antenna to pick up VHF or UHF channels. Streaming, on the other hand, is done via the Internet - the same service that brings you email, google, and access to websites.
Streaming can be done from any device that has an internet connection. Your computer, a tablet or a smartphone can easily stream video content. TVs can stream video if they are internet enabled. (“Smart TVs” are internet-ready). Older (non-smart) TVs can easily be connected to the internet by attaching a relatively inexpensive device such as a Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast or Apple TV (most available for under $50). Roku device
There are many sources for great streaming content. Some are free, but many involve a monthly subscription such as Netflix or Amazon Prime. We think it easiest to set up these accounts using a computer. Once your TV is set up for streaming, you can access your subscriptions by turning on your TV and Roku-type device or accessing the Smart TV functions. Roku, for example, will display a menu of available subscription services. Click on the service you subscribe to (e.g., Netflix) and you will be prompted to enter your user name and password. (Happily, you do not need to enter these passwords each time you watch!)
Most of the cable companies bundle services (e.g., the
Comcast's Triple Play) making your telephone and internet more expensive if you
don't opt for the bundle. Cutting the
cord is best for those who are willing to eliminate their telephone (landline)
service as well. Doing a careful cost comparison is necessary. But, if you pay
for premium content via cable, you might do better to stream that content
rather than pay for expensive cable upgrade packages. One huge advantage of
streaming is that subscriptions are month-to-month and therefore can be
cancelled and restarted at any time.
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