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January 5 , 2017

Cord Cutter's Guide: How To Stream the Golden Globes

It’s officially award season. Up first…the Golden Globes!

This event is televised to 167 countries worldwide and generally ranks as the third most-watched awards show each year behind the Oscars and Grammy Awards.

If you want to watch the Golden Globes but don’t want to pay the price of cable, here’s a way that you can stream it.

Stream the Golden Globe Awards:

Viewers can stream the Golden Globe Awards on NBC using the streaming service that many cord cutters turn to, Sling TV. Subscribers who choose the Sling Blue package ($25/mo) have access to a number of channels, including NBC. However, if you only want to watch this one glamorous event, you can try Sling TV free for seven days!

Note: NBC live local feed in select markets, on-demand elsewhere.

Pro tip:

Finding ways to stream live TV is only half the battle for cord cutters. After all, nobody wants to watch Ryan Gosling or Natalie Portman accept an award on a tiny computer screen. Download AirParrot 2 on your Mac or PC to wirelessly mirror that live broadcast from your computer directly to an Apple TV or Chromecast.

Use your Sling TV account in the Chrome or Firefox browser to stream the event. Then open AirParrot and select your browser as the "From" option. Select your Apple TV or Chromecast as the "To" option. This will allow you to experience all the action on the big screen.

The image below was taken from the AirParrot menu and shows you how to do this. You simply select your browser or application. Then select where to send it.

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January 8, 2017
Golden globes
8:00 p.m. ET

Nominees include:

  • La La Land – Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • Manchester by the Sea – Best Motion Picture – Drama
  • Tom Ford – Best Director – Motion Picture
  • Stranger Things – Best Television Series – Drama
  • Jonah Hill – Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
  • Winona Ryder – Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

Learn more about the AirParrot 2 desktop mirroring/streaming app.

January 4 , 2017

Recorded with Reflector: Super Mario Run

Our "Recorded with Reflector" gameplay video of the week is Super Mario Run. You can download this app for free in the App Store or pre-register for it in the Google Play Store.

How to record with Reflector 2:

1. Wirelessly connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC.

Pro tip: You can also mirror and record Android gameplay to Reflector using the built-in Google Home Cast technology on your Android device.  

2. There are two ways to record your mobile device once it's wirelessly mirrored to the Reflector software on your computer. You may click the “Record” button on the top right of the mirrored device (shown below). Alternatively, you can begin recording from within the Reflector menu (the little orange icon at the top of the image below).

Record iPhone Zoom

3. Once you are done recording your iOS device, press the “Stop” button. Then select where to save the MP4 file on your Mac or PC.

Learn more about the Reflector 2 screen-mirroring app.

 

December 30 , 2016

How Cord Cutters Can Watch Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

New York City’s annual Times Square ball drop is attended by at least 2 million spectators in celebration of the new year. The festivities will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and will include more than five hours of special performances by Mariah Carey, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and more.

This event is televised as part of the New Year’s Eve specials broadcasted by numerous networks and channels, including ABC. If you want to watch Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, but don’t want to pay the price of cable, here’s a way that you can stream it.

Stream Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve:

Viewers can stream Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve on ABC through the streaming service that many cord cutters turn to, Sling TV. Subscribers who choose the Sling Orange package ($20/mo) have access to the Broadcast Extra bundle ($5/mo) to watch live local broadcast channels, including ABC. Do you only want to use this service to watch the ball drop? You can try it free for 7 days!

Note: You can only stream ABC Live through Sling TV in select markets around the country. These areas include Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angelos, New York, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco. If you live in one of these areas, the ABC live stream will be accessible.

Pro tip:

Make sure you have AirParrot 2 on your Mac or PC. AirParrot 2 allows you to wirelessly mirror that live broadcast from ABC directly to Apple TV or Chromecast using the Chrome or Firefox browser. You can experience all the action on the big screen and feel like you’re right in Times Square! After all, nobody wants to watch the celebration on a tiny computer screen.

Basic Antenna Option

Don’t forget the old-fashioned way! Since ABC is over-the-air (OTA) network broadcasting, it’s free to watch with a digital antenna if you live in range of an affiliate.

Dec. 31, 2016

Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve

8:00 p.m. ET

Learn more about the AirParrot 2 desktop mirroring/streaming app.

 

December 22 , 2016

2016 Squirrels Holiday Party

It’s rare to see a Squirrels employee in a suit and tie or a dress and heels. So when we get the opportunity to trade in our t-shirts and jeans, we make the most of it. That’s exactly what we did this year at the 2016 Squirrels holiday party.

Squirrels Holiday 2016 Group

This year our annual party took place at Chop and Swizzle in Uniontown, Ohio. Although there was not an official theme like in years past, we were still able to enjoy a sophisticated evening filled with delicious food, prohibition-era handcrafted cocktails and an elegant atmosphere with our co-workers and significant others.

A Squirrels holiday party isn’t complete without a Secret Santa gift exchange. Squirrels employees were given the opportunity to randomly select a coworker to bring a gift for to extend the holiday cheer. Gifts included stationary, a 2017 Star Trek calendar, Tequilla, an electric wine bottle opener and chocolate, to name a few.

Squirrels Holiday 2016

All in all, it was a successful night of conversation, dancing, macaroon eating and gift giving. We wouldn’t have it any other way than the Squirrels way!

Relive the night with us by checking out more photos. Shoutout to Cardinal Family Photography for capturing some of the best moments of the night!

 

 

December 22 , 2016

How Cord Cutters Can Wirelessly Stream The Giants vs. Eagles Game Tonight

Good news, football fans! If you want to watch the Giants and Eagles go at it tonight but don’t have a cable subscription, what we’re about to tell you will make your day.

The National Football League partnered with one of the leading social media platforms to bring viewers a way to watch games without having to pay the price of cable.

“The NFL and Twitter will provide free, live streaming video of Thursday Night Football without authentication to the over 800 million registered and non-registered users worldwide on the Twitter platform on mobile devices, tablets, PCs and connected TVs,” according to NFL communications.

The video stream that you’ll find on Twitter is the same broadcast you’ll find on TV, just on Twitter-owned properties.

Here’s how:
Viewers can stream the game from Twitter’s mobile app or on Twitter.com. You can find the stream inside its “Moments” tab, as well as the blue banner that appears at the top of the feed (as seen for other big events such as the Oscars or the Super Bowl).

Pro tip: Make sure you have AirParrot 2 on your Mac or PC. AirParrot 2 allows you to wirelessly mirror that live broadcast from Twitter directly to Apple TV or Chromecast using the Chrome or Firefox browser. You can experience all the action on the big screen. Seriously. Watching sports on your TV is better than watching on a small computer screen, especially if you’re in a room full of people.

No more leaving your house during those cold winter months to find a bar or restaurant playing your Thursday Night Football game. Thank you, technology.

Thursday, December 22

New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles

8:25 p.m. ET

Learn more about the AirParrot 2 desktop mirroring/streaming app.

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