How to stream tv shows

  • Most TVs sold these days are Smart TVs. Smart TVs have inbuilt WiFi that allows you to connect to applications such as Netflix and Stan
  • You can use a HDMI cable to stream movies and TV shows from your computer and onto the big screen in your bedroom
  • When connected to your Mobile Data plan, you’ll be able to stream shows off Netflix and Stan with no hassle.

Recently, a few of our articles have covered the basics on the kinds of streaming services available to you today - both paid and free. From Netflix, Stan and Foxtel Play to YouTube, PopcornFlix and other freeviews, I’m sure we are all very well acquainted with what is on offer to us these days. In this article, we will look at HOW you can use your accounts or these streaming services on all the various devices that you and your family may own. Interested to know more? Scroll down to keep on reading! 

Smart TVs 

All of us love cosying up on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn in the evenings and watching our favourite shows - from Iron Fist (which is awesome!) to Orange Is The New Black, there is nothing better than ending a stressful day with a few episodes of your favourite series. Thanks to modern technology, most TVs sold these days are Smart TVs. Smart TVs have inbuilt WiFi that allows you to connect to applications such as Netflix and Stan to stream TV shows and movies. With options such as different screen sizes, HD streaming and 3D options, watching a show through your Smart TV is one of the best ways to stream TV shows today. Some smart TV seven allow screen mirroring, so you can play a show on your mobile phone but watch it on the big screen in the living room - no need for pesky HDMI cables or any extra accessories here. 

Blu-Ray Players

Blu-Ray is a digital optical disc data storage format, designed to supersede the DVD format as it is capable of storing high-definition (720p and 1080p) and ultra high-definition video resolution. Wi-Fi enabled blu-ray players these days utilise built in internet apps (Netflix and gang) to stream content, all with easy navigation through your remote control. Many Blu-Ray players these days also give you customisable options and the ability to choose picture quality, speed up loading times and even allow you to connect to your sound system for a full on entertainment experience. 

Computers and Laptops

If you’d rather be snuggled up in bed with your laptop when streaming TV shows, then downloading applications into your computer is the way to go. When applications such as Netflix or Stan are running on your computer, you’ll be able to access your favourite shows wherever you are. Whether you are in bed, at work or in the kitchen, computers make it all too easy to keep yourself entertained at all times. Furthermore, you can use a HDMI cable to stream movies and TV shows from your computer and onto the big screen in your bedroom. Options are endless when it comes to Computer and Laptops, so enjoy! 

Tablets

Similar to a laptop, streaming apps that are available on the Android or Apple store can also be downloaded into your tablets. Tablets are portable, stylish and lightweight - offering a larger screen than your mobile phone. Tablets are perfect for long car rides or on the plane. Many planes offer WiFi services these days, and using your tablet to stream a show on an otherwise mundane flight will keep you entertained for hours. 

Smartphones

Whilst most smartphones do not have screens that are big enough to fully enjoy a tv series, they can indeed provide you with some entertainment on the go. Whether you’re on the bus or in the bathroom (oops!), Smartphones are very handy when it comes to streaming shows on the go. When connected to your Mobile Data plan, you’ll be able to stream shows off Netflix and Stan with no hassle. Do keep in mind that you will be eating into your data plan of course, so always ensure that your mobile plan has sufficient data allowances for your daily needs. 

Seagate HDD

Seagate HDD is something that is not as widely known as the other devices we have mentioned above. Seagate HDD is battery powered and doesn’t require any wires or an internet connection. Seagate HDD creates its own Wi-Fi signal so you are able to stream your favourite content to different devices all at the same time. Seagate HDD helps you save previous data by storing your tv shows. Once stored, you are able to stream directly to your smartphone or tablet so you don’t use up all your mobile data whilst enjoying the latest season of Riverdale. Pretty cool! 

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With so many devices available these days, streaming TV shows in this day and age has been made absolute child’s play. So, what are you waiting for? Hop on to your laptop, smartphone or tablet and start watching!