If you’re not sure how to cut the cord and afraid it’s just too technical for you – never fear!
My book: Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV can help you to understand the jargon and give you step-by-step instructions on how to setup and enjoy free over air TV by using one of Mohu’s great HDTV antennas.
If you’re excited to try the new Sling TV subscription service available from Dish TV, you’re in luck! Those who requested invitations to try Sling TV are receiving invites by email as I type.
I received mine and I’m looking forward to trying it via the FREE 7 Day Trial. They ask for a credit card to keep on file, as once the trial period is over, users are automatically billed for a 30 day time period.
There’s no contract for Sling TV and you can cancel your Sling TV subscription at any time.
In the FAQ on their site I found contact info and how to download the Sling TV app to my Roku 3. They have an email: [email protected] and a phone number 1-888-893-9069 if you want to ask questions before you subscribe.
There are additional channel packages that you can add for $5 per month related to sports, kids and news programming. I’m going to start with the basic channel offering from TBS, TNT, ESPN, ESPN2, Food Network, HGTV, Disney and more.
I’m a bit bummed that currently you can only watch Sling TV on your tablets (Android and iOS – iPad), smartphones (Android and iOS – iPhone & iPod touch), PC, Mac and Roku devices (boxes and stick), but the service plans to add channels on Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick devices, Xbox One and Google Nexus (and others I would imagine…) very soon.
At only $20 per month after a Free 7 Day Trial, the Sling TV experience may well be the best deal in streaming entertainment for cord cutters who crave live sports TV. But for those who aren’t into sports, it may end up being just another way to pay more for less.
The question remains…
Will Sling TV be a streaming media trend to dominate the internet TV landscape, or just a repackaging of the same old thing – charging for every ‘extra’ including channels and screens – ultimately boosting your TV bill once more?
XBMC can seem complicated to setup and use, but there are a lot of great tutorials on YouTube with folks who really know their stuff!
When I got started using XBMC I was terrified of the interface. It seemed overwhelming. Admittedly there is a learning curve to it, and it does take time to get comfortable using it, but once you do, a whole new world in entertainment opens up.
I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make my workspaces more efficient and fun.
While I’ll probably never be 100% happy with my desks (yes, multiples which I hope to have down to one before I die…) or monitor choices, I keep looking and trying out new ones. Of course they also have to fit my budget, which makes the task of finding the right ones a little bit more challenging.
Here are a few products I found on Amazon that you might find are right for updating your workspace and can perking your productivity. Or at the very least encourage you to stay at your desk and watch cat videos on YouTube.
You can DIY your desk with a wire shelving unit or two saw horses and an old door, but for those of us on a budget who want a modern look with minimal effort, these are good options.