Alternative Audio/Video Programs

Here are some super helpful programs to help you with many of your media related projects. VLC No free software geek should be without this first program. VLC is a free media player that is so much more. It converts audio and video formats. It doesn’t slice and dice but it is an invaluable tool….

2021 Streaming Services

In the pandemic we all have a lot of time to watch television. What are you watching? How are you watching it? There are more options out there than ever before. What are you using? Cable TV Replacements Everyone is giving up cable. If you still want all of those channel without paying extra charges…

Best TV Antennas

You can get local and major network programming absolutely free. That’s right you don’t need cable or satellite! Just like in the old-days all you need is an antenna. You don’t necessarily need a special antenna. What you might already have may work as well as anything. If your already have the old rabbit-ears or even…

Streaming Players

There are really only three kinds of streaming media players: Apple TV is a streaming play from Apple and works with your iTunes media. It supports the usual apps Netflix, Hulu and many others. No “Amazon Prive Video” and no “Google Play Video”. Roku has all of the apps with the one exception of iTunes….

Live TV Programming Services

This is a class of streaming service that is similar to cable TV. The difference is programming is transmitted over Internet protocol IPTV. This is a few of these services: Sling TV starts at $20 PlayStation Vue starts at $29.99 Hulu with Live TV $39.99 DirecTV Now Starts at $35

Plex, Your Media Everywhere

Plex is a free media server software plus a client-side media player. Plex organizes your video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your screens. In addition, the integrated Plex Online service provides the user with a growing list of community-driven plugins for online content including Hulu, Netflix, and CNN video. The Plex server…


Kodi (formally known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls.

Roku Streaming Video Player

The Roku Streaming Player (or simply Roku) is a series of digital media player set-top boxes manufactured by Roku, Inc. Roku partners provide over-the-top content in the form of channels. A Roku streaming device gets data (the video stream) via a wired or Wi-Fi connection to an Internet router. The data is output via an…

Sling TV, Replace Your Cable

Sling TV is an American over-the-top internet protocol television service that is owned by the Sling TV LLC subsidiary of Dish Network. Unveiled on January 5, 2015, at the Consumer Electronics Show, the service aims to complement subscription video on demand services for cord cutters, offering a selection of major cable channels that can be…

Pluto TV, All Internet Video In One Place

Pluto TV is a free online television service broadcasting over 100 live channels full of the TV shows, movies and Internet videos you love, all on one dial. The lineup is hand-picked by people who know and love entertainment for viewers’ moods and tastes – blending traditional with digital in a leanback television experience. No…