January 20 , 2017

Cord Cutter’s Guide: How to Stream the AFC and NFC Championship Games

It all comes down to this. After 16 regular season games played through the snow, wind, heat and rain, the NFL is in its final stretch to the Super Bowl.

We're here to make sure you don’t miss out on the heroics of Antonio Brown, Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers because you don’t have a cable subscription. Here are a number of ways cord cutters can stream the NFL conference championship games online. 

Note: If you already have a cable subscription but still want to stream the games online, you can login with your respective cable provider and live stream on CBS Sports and Fox Sports Live. 

DirecTV NOW

One of the newest solutions for cord cutters is DirecTV NOW by AT&T. This online streaming service offers you more than 60 TV channels for $35/mo without a contract (or you can try it free for seven days). DirecTV NOW offers ESPN as well as FOX and NBC in select areas. You can use this service on most streaming devices including computers and mobile devices.

Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the best ways for cord cutters to stream live TV without a cable subscription (as mentioned in our previous blog post: Cord Cutter's Guide: How to Stream the NFL Playoffs). Subscribers who choose the Sling Blue package ($25/mo) have access to a number of channels, including Fox. However, if you only want to watch one game, you can try Sling TV free for seven days!

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

CBS All Access

CBS All Access is a streaming service designed for viewers to watch CBS programming and NFL Playoff games. For $5.99/mo, users will be able to enjoy all the action of the NFL Playoffs in addition to more than 8,500 episodes of hit CBS shows on-demand. Try it free for seven days!

PlayStation Vue

Good news, PlayStation owners! You can watch your favorite team right from your gaming console. PlayStation Vue offers a large package of channels including Fox and CBS which is perfect for watching live NFL Playoff games. The package starts at $29.99/mo and does not require a contract. This service is compatible with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Try it free!

Note: Channel availability, pricing and supported devices are subject to change and may vary by location.

Digital Antenna

All NFL games will be broadcasted on over-the-air channels and can be accessed through an antenna connected to your TV. As long as you are living in range of local stations, you can watch every pass and touchdown in your living room. Here’s how to choose the best antenna for you.

Pro tip:

Finding ways to stream live TV is only half the battle for cord cutters. After all, nobody wants to watch a game-winning touchdown pass with a roomful of people crowded around 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, DirecTV NOW or CBS All Access 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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Learn more about the AirParrot 2 desktop mirroring/streaming app.

Sunday, January 22
Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons
3:05 p.m. EST
FOX

Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
6:40 p.m. EST
CBS

January 19 , 2017

Recorded With Reflector: Bubble Witch Saga 3

Our “Recorded with Reflector” video of the week is Bubble Witch 3 Saga, a new bubble-shooting puzzle game from the makers of Candy Crush Saga. Take on this magical mobile game alone or play with friends to see who can get the highest score. You can download Bubble Witch for free in the App Store or in the Google Play Store.

Note: Bubble Witch 3 Saga is completely free to play but some optional in-game items will require payment. You can turn off the payment feature by disabling in-app purchases in your device settings.

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 by connecting to Reflector using the built-in Google Home Cast technology on your Android device.  

  1. 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 left 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

  1. 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.

January 12 , 2017

Cord Cutter’s Guide: How to Stream the NFL Playoffs

It all comes down to this. After 16 regular season games played through the snow, wind, heat and rain, the NFL is in its final stretch to the Super Bowl.

We're here to make sure you don’t miss out on the heroics of Ezekiel Elliott, Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers because you don’t have a cable subscription. Here are a number of ways cord cutters can stream the NFL playoffs online.

Note: If you already have a cable subscription but still want to stream the games online, you can login with your respective cable provider and live stream on CBS Sports, ESPN Sports, NBC Sports and Fox Sports Live.

DirecTV NOW

One of the newest solutions for cord cutters is DirecTV NOW by AT&T. This online streaming service offers you more than 60 TV channels for $35/mo without a contract (or you can try it free for seven days). DirecTV NOW offers ESPN as well as FOX and NBC in select areas. You can use this service on most streaming devices including computers and mobile devices.

Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the best ways for cord cutters to stream live TV without a cable subscription (as mentioned in our previous blog posts: How Cord Cutter’s Can Stream Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve and Cord Cutter’s Guide: How to Stream the Golden Globes). Subscribers who choose the Sling Blue package ($25/mo) have access to a number of channels, including NBC and Fox. However, if you only want to watch one game, you can try Sling TV free for seven days!

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

CBS All Access

CBS All Access is a streaming service designed for viewers to watch CBS programming and NFL Playoff games. For $5.99/mo, users will be able to enjoy all the action of the NFL Playoffs in addition to more than 8,500 episodes of hit CBS shows on-demand. Try it free for seven days!

PlayStation Vue

Good news, PlayStation owners! You can watch your favorite team right from your gaming console. PlayStation Vue offers a large package of channels including Fox, CBS and NBC, which is perfect for watching live NFL Playoff games. The package starts at $29.99/mo and does not require a contract. This service is compatible with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Try it free!

Note: Channel availability, pricing and supported devices are subject to change and may vary by location.

Digital Antenna

All NFL games will be broadcasted on over-the-air channels and can be accessed through an antenna connected to your TV. As long as you are living in range of local stations, you can watch every pass and touchdown in your living room. Here’s how to choose the best antenna for you.

Pro tip:

Finding ways to stream live TV is only half the battle for cord cutters. After all, nobody wants to watch a game-winning touchdown pass with a roomful of people crowded around 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, DirecTV NOW or CBS All Access 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.

Messages Image(591535406)

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

January 11 , 2017

Recorded With Reflector: 1600

Our “Recorded with Reflector” video of the week is 1600, an augmented reality educational app that will turn your $1 bill into The White House to teach kids and Americans about its role in democracy. You can download this app for free in the App Store or in the Google Play Store.

Tip: Move your phone around to explore The White House from different angles, and touch the Oval Office to reveal a surprise.

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.  

  1. 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

  1. 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.

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.

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