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Free TV guides for cord cutters

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We were off to a great start when we canceled cable TV; our new antenna gave us access to an abundant amount of great content. But it wasn’t long before we noticed one unexpected blank spot in our family television entertainment. How would we figure out what was on TV and when it would air? We had become very dependent on our TV channel guide to tell us what was on each day. We felt as if we had gone back to the 1990s when a TV guide popped up every time we changed the channel.

The good news, as we found out, is that you can get a TV channel guide just like, if not better than, the one you had when you paid for cable TV.

Smart TVs vs streaming set-top boxes

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Taking a look at Smart TVs and STBs

We are often asked if those new to cord cutting should purchase smart TVs or streaming set-top boxes. It can be confusing when looking at all the options; not only are there a wealth of set-top boxes to choose from but there are also an abundance of smart TV brands to consider.

Roku Streaming Stick: What you need to know about the quad-core streamer

Roku Streaming Stick

Here’s what you should know about the Roku Streaming Stick

It may look like an oversized USB key but it’s way more exciting than that.

Roku recently lifted its embargo and announced the newest Roku Streaming Stick. The Roku Streaming Stick model 3600 has been paraded before the tech press already and now, we’re allowed to talk about it.

As the new kid on the block, the Roku Streaming Stick, which presently has a pre-order price of $49.99, is also the most powerful. It beats Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and Google’s newest Chromecast in terms of raw specs. In real terms, it’s eight times more powerful than the previous Roku Streaming Stick which was released in 2014. It’s sleek, it’s hardworking, and it’s simple to power down.

How to watch sports without cable

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How to watch sports without cable

One of the main reasons people have for not wanting to cut the cable TV cord completely is that they don’t want to miss out on their favorite sports. Yet now, there are numerous options available for cord cutters to watch everything from golf to the NFL. With only a little work to set it up, many different sports are easy to access over the air or online without paying for cable TV.

We’re going to show you how to watch sports without cable in the U.S. so you never miss a game or match.

New ways to take parental control of what your kids watch online

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Taking parental control in the digital age

Parenting has never been easy but in the digital age, it can be harder than ever. For instance, without parental control over online content, it is surprisingly easy for children to see to something you’ll wish they hadn’t.

The good news is tech companies are catching on and are quickly rolling out new options to give parents better control over what their kids have access to watch.

Let’s take a look at what Google and Amazon are doing to protect your kids.

Looking for a TV schedule? Never miss your favorite show

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TV schedule notification tools

When you cancel cable TV, you may be surprised to notice that it’s easy to miss the premieres of your favorite shows since you’re not seeing commercials. This is especially true for on-demand services that are commercial free. The good news is that there’s a flood of new TV schedule services out there to help so you never have to miss your favorite show again.

Here are a few of our favorite picks for the best ways to keep track of what you’re watching.