Cord Cutting For Dummies
1. Edition July 2021
224 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Cut the cable television cord and cut your monthly bills
Are you one of those people who have 500 television channels to choose from and you can never find anything to watch? Maybe it's time to cut the cable cord and take full control of what's on your television. All you need to get started with this popular money saving strategy is an Internet connection, a device to stream to, and the advice in this book.
With Cord Cutting For Dummies, you go from evaluating if cord cutting is the right choice for your budget to acquiring the technology to get the programming you actually want. You'll discover the technology you need for streaming, select the service or services that fit your needs, and make the components of your setup work together--all within your budget. Cord Cutting For Dummies offers the steps to going from wired to wireless, including:
* Deciding if you need to upgrade your Wi-Fi equipment and service.
* Evaluating your current devices.
* Adding a smart TV to the mix.
* Choosing the best streaming services for you--including some free options
When you're ready to untether yourself from the cable or satellite, Cord Cutting For Dummies shows you, step by step, how to break free. Pick up a copy and you'll be watching your favorite movie or TV show in no time!
Part 1: Some Cord-Cutting Basics 5
Chapter 1: Why Cut the Cord? 7
Chapter 2: Snip, Snip Your 7-Step Plan to Going Cord-Free 23
Part 2: Cord Cutting Made Easy with Over-the-Air TV 37
Chapter 3: Understanding Over-the-Air TV 39
Chapter 4: Choosing and Setting Up OTA Hardware 57
Chapter 5: Watching Over-the-Air and Live TV 83
Part 3: Cable-Free Viewing with Streaming Services 97
Chapter 6: The Hardware You Need for Streaming 99
Chapter 7: Getting Your Internet Access Ready for Streaming 117
Chapter 8: Checking Out Free Streaming Services 135
Chapter 9: Checking Out Paid Streaming Services 149
Part 4: The Part of Tens 167
Chapter 10: Ten Ways to Save Money in a Cord-Free World 169
Chapter 11: Ten Tips for Troubleshooting Streaming Woes 179