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Enjoy Internet TV on your schedule for a fraction of the price of traditional TV
August 26, 2020 – 06:07 pm
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More choices for cheap Internet TV streamingA trio of technologies can help you enjoy TV over the Internet on your schedule at a fraction of what you'd pay to the satellite and cable companies.

First up, we have, which is a Google product. It's a little device about the size of a car key. You simply plug it into the HDMI port on your flatscreen TV. Then with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, you can bring Internet programming to your TV screen.

ChromeCast has a street price of $29. The highest price you can possibly pay for it $35. And best of all, there are no monthly fees!

My producer Joel uses Chromecast with his smartphone to watch Netflix content. He just has to make sure his phone is connected to his home wifi network, along with the TV. Then he can easily watch his show of choice in HD on his television.

I use Chromecast from my laptop to get content onto the TV. It's pretty much flawless and the simplicity is extraordinary.

Christa from my team decided to do without one of her cable set top boxes to save money when she moved into her new house. Instead she purchased a $19 antenna and a Chromecast. She gets perfect HD reception of 21 local stations, and uses Chromecast to watch Netflix, Hulu, and other content from her computer.

Meanwhile, there's also a device called that is the best option for watching Internet content on TV with complete ease of use.

These things make it possible to be able to watch content on the go. During football season, I plugged in Chromecast into hotel TVs when I was traveling. Using, I was instantly able to watch games on the big screen in the hotel room that way.

(Aereo is an $8/month service that lets you watch live local network TV online. The service is controversial and may soon be outlawed by the Supreme Court.)

Finally, Dish has reached a deal with Walt Disney Co. that will let Dish subscribers watch ABC, ESPN, and all other Disney-owned channels in an over-the-top way instead of through traditional satellite-based programming.

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