Share your love of television shows at home (Part 2 of 2)

Share your love of television shows at home (Part 2 of 2)

In part 1 of this post, if you love TV a lot, sharing Internet TV at home makes it more enjoyable and meaningful for your family. Stream new TV channels and discover exciting television content. Here in part 2, we explain the details of setting up internet streaming at home.

There is a plethora of excellent Internet TV channels to watch: Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO GO and more. The best deal is a subscription to Amazon Prime for TV for $99/year.

Streaming internet TV channels on your large-screen HDMI television set in the living room is quite affordable. For about $40 or so, the Roku Stick, or the Google Chromecast will do the job easily. I recommend the amazon Fire TV Stick with built-in voice remote. In the case of Google Chromecast, you have to install an app on your smartphone before you are able to select the TV channels with the smartphone.

You want a portable internet TV to watch shows as you go about your chores around the home. I recommend the Fire HD 6 tablet from Amazon. The 8Gb version goes for about $99. This is a 6-inch tablet that you carry with you at home. It will stream movies and shows as well as surf the web. Install the free Fire TV Remote App for voice control. Pressing a button will flip the TV show from the portable tablet over to the large-screen television set in the living room.

Finally the amazon version of the web site InstantWatcher is a very fast and easy way to search for streaming television content for viewing. The regular InstantWatcher web site searches for shows on Netflix, and here is the web site NASA HDTV.  The book Amazon Fire TV Stick Made Easy provides an extensive guide into all the features of the Fire TV Stick.

Start with setting up the Fire TV Stick on the television set in the living room. See how you like it.

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Share your love of Television Shows at Home (Part 1 of 2)

Share your love of television shows at home (Part 1 of 2)

For those of us living the semi-retired life at home (lucky you?) and you love your television shows, here is an idea to consider. You must love TV a lot because this may cost you USD $250 out of your pocket.

A portable TV you watch movies and shows with while you are barbecuing in the yard, or while you are in the exercise room, or cooking in the kitchen. Here’s the new twist on an old idea: If you are in the living room, pressing a button will “flip” that TV movie from the portable instantly onto the large-screen television set sitting in the room. Now grand kids can watch it with you.

There’s tons of quality television shows to watch on the internet: Cooking and exercise shows, NASA TV, and lots more. Yes, these are channels you stream right from the internet, some are free, and others may cost you $1 to $4 to watch online. It is the power of choice – you search and find any genre that interests you. Then watch them when it suits you at a convenient time and place. With the voice remote, you have the  option of searching by speaking into the portable gadget.

For football TV fans, do jumping-jacks in your exercise room when your team intercepts a pass; or if the opposing team fumbles, do some push-ups. You get the idea. For dog lovers, here are two samples to whet your TV appetite.

Through a Dog’s Eyes 2010 ★★★★½ PBS documentary Movie | Documentary explores the human-canine bond through the moving stories of service dogs and the people whose lives they change. This documentary takes a look at the rearing, training, and placement of service dogs, and the profound impact they have on the lives of all the people involved in the complicated process.

My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story 2009 ★★★★½ Cindy Adams New Video documentary Movie NR  | Explores the unique relationship between people and their beloved pets through candid interviews with notable dog lovers. Viewers are offered an intimate glimpse into the lives of these actors and musicians, Starring: Glenn Close, Richard Gere, Edie Falco (Rent SD 2.99 Buy SD 9.99)

What are your experiences with streaming internet TV? In Part 2, we will give the specific details on how to make this happen in your home. Visit the storefront at seniortravelaide. On the right, you may request notification of new postings or write comments related this topic. Responses will be in Part 2.

 

 

Hero Dog Awards™ Campaign 2015

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — American Humane Association, the country’s first national humane organization, today announced the official start of the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ campaign, the annual year-long search for America’s bravest heroes on both ends of the leash. Beginning January 15th, dog owners across the country are invited to visit www.herodogawards.org and nominate their four-legged hero in one of eight categories. The top dog in each category will be flown to Los Angeles and celebrated at a red carpet, star-studded awards gala on September 19th, where one heroic hound will be unveiled as American Hero Dog of the year – the most prestigious honor a canine can receive. The fifth annual Hero Dog Awards will air nationwide as a two-hour special on Hallmark Channel this fall.

American Humane Association logo.

The eight categories for 2015 are: Therapy Dogs, sponsored by Zoetis (also the official Online sponsor for the competition); Service Dogs, sponsored by Modern Dog magazine; Law Enforcement Dogs; Military Dogs; Arson Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Guide/Hearing Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs, a category that pays tribute to ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things. Following the nominations period, which ends on February 25th, 24 semifinalists (the top three in each category) will be chosen in a first round of public voting. The second round, featuring a combination of public and celebrity voting, will narrow the field to the eight category finalists who will then vie for the title of 2015 American Hero Dog.

Over the past four years, millions of Americans have cast votes for nearly a thousand dogs, all seeking the coveted title of American Hero Dog. The program reaches more than 1 billion people each year and draws the support and participation of top celebrity dog lovers from all over the world. Hosts, judges, award presenters, and entertainment acts have included Victoria Stilwell, Betty White, Whoopi Goldberg, Denise Richards, Beth Stern, James Denton, Joey Lawrence, Lisa Vanderpump, Mickey Rooney, Burt Reynolds, Chelsea Handler, Martin Short, Jewel, Wilson Phillips, John Ondrasik, Carson Kressley, Miranda Lambert, Pauley Perrette, Kristen Chenoweth, Naomi Judd, Lou Wegner, Bailee Madison, and many, many more.

Winners in each category will earn money for a designated charity partner and the overall winner’s charity partner will win an additional monetary prize. Each charity partner is dedicated to celebrating the role of working dogs in our lives, and like American Humane Association, celebrates the importance of the human-animal bond.

“The American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards recognize the extraordinary work dogs do for people every single day,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, American Humane Association’s president and CEO. “Hero dogs do so much to keep millions of Americans safe, happy, and healthy, and it is the least we can do to honor them on one special night every fall.”

Key dates for the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards™ contest include:

    --  January 15-February 25: Nominations period
    --  March 9-May 15: Voting to determine 24 semifinalists
    --  May 25-June 26: Voting to determine the 8 category finalists
    --  July 4-September 7: Voting to determine 2015's American Hero Dog
    --  September 19: Fifth annual Hero Dog Awards event in Los Angeles

Zoetis (zo-EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting  its customers and their businesses.
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