Recently I discovered that Xbox has a ton of apps that are free. You know the kind all smartphones have? That’s the kind of apps I’m talking about!
You can download Netflix, live TV, news channels, and Plex. I always liked netflix but they never have anything new enough for me. It always takes them way too long to add newer content. I recently discovered an app called Plex. My friend has a hosting account for all these movies and shows that connects to it. You pay him a monthly fee and he adds all the newer movies and shows to it for you. If I have any requests he will have it added within a day or two. So now I get to not only play video games on my xbox but binge watch all my favorite tv shows and movies on demand!
Another gadget I like is the Amazon Firestick. You plug it into the TV into your HDMI port and then connect it to your WIFI. It then will connect to your prime account if you have one. If not you can download all the same apps like netflix and plex to it! I used it to find a local boat repair shop to fix my piece of crap boat!
It’s almost as though we don’t need to pay for cable anymore, just internet. I’ve been trying to make that transition but there are so many shows I record weekly on my DVR and/or watch live that I’m afraid to switch over.
There are a ton of other options, one is the Rooko box I think. Not 100% sure if that’s what it’s really called. It’s basically a mini cable box that has channels. I’ve never had one nor have I read up on it so I’m not sure what the reviews are for it. I for sure need to reduce my utility bills ASAP, so looking into an alternative to cable is on my priority list.
Liz Crawford is a technology and gaming enthusiast. She started Dungeon Dwellers to help express her geeky side. Aside from helping seniors and baby boomers during her 9-5 at a Medicare learning resource center, she enjoys blogging about upcoming tech news.