Between Sling TV, Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, YouTube TV, and so many others, cord-cutters have lots of decisions to make when deciding which one is the best for them. Each service has its own quirks and nuances, and their channel lineup (and more often, their pricing) are always in flux.
And, since TV streaming services can be a real pain to use if you don’t have all the technical knowledge to set up, or simply don’t want to spend the money on that service if it’s not a good deal, a lot of folks end up just cutting their losses and switching to other services. But there is a way around it: using a TV streaming service as a means to an end, such as shopping on your tablet, your laptop, or even your phone.
In order to do this, you first need a service that offers video streaming on these platforms. While some people find it easier to find and install a video streaming service on their devices themselves, others opt to pay for a service that will allow them to stream their videos from their devices to the service. If you are someone who wants to stream your videos from your device to your TV through a service such as Google Cast, then there is a great service called Livestream that offers this for free.
But what about if you want to access your service on another platform? This is where using a service like Sling TV comes into play.
If you are a Sling customer, they already have an application that works well on their website. It allows users to download videos to their phones or tablets from the site, watch those videos on their phones or tablets with a Sling subscription, and then use their phones or tablets to stream that same video back to their TV at home. This makes it possible for you to take your entertainment wherever you go.
You may be wondering how exactly you could take your entertainment with you when you leave home, though, as most people already have an AV receiver hooked up, whether it is through HDMI or DVR. So, how does streaming your TV work?
Sling TV’s application will let you take videos that are recorded on your TV and stream them directly to your TV, then pause, rewind, or fast forward at will. If you have an Apple TV or Google TV, then you can even do two things at once – watch your movie on your HDTV, pause the movie you are watching on your TV, and then continue on your iPhone, Android, or iPad.
If you aren’t sure if this service is right for you, try it out for yourself. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is! I know I was.