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Mike Strayer

Managing Editor

Mike Strayer, PhD, has written and edited TV, internet, and tech content across the interwebs for over six years. Now as Managing Editor of, he nerds out dissecting labyrinthian channel lineups and jargony DVR specs. Off the clock, catch him on his couch deep in The Twilight Zone or wandering Westworld.

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How to Watch Live TV News for Free in 2021: ABC, CBS, FOX News, NBC, and More

by | May 13, 2021 | TV FAQs | 0 

Severe weather shifts, political skirmishes, and the COVID-19 vaccination rollout have dramatically increased our need for free, reliable news. Luckily, in these uncertain times, there are a ton of live TV news channels available for you to watch and stream for free.

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How We Rank

by | May 5, 2021 | Uncategorized | 0 

We base our reviews and ratings on a unique blend of hard data and qualitative analysis. Read on to see how exactly we rate and test (read: have fun with) the services and products featured on our site.

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Spectrum TV Choice Review 2021: Pricing, Channels, and More

by | Apr 29, 2021 | Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

Like Spectrum and streaming? Well, Spectrum TV Choice is a live TV streaming service available only to Spectrum internet customers. It offers a trimmed-down channel lineup (10 cable channels of your choice plus local channels) and a lower monthly price ($24.99 per month) than traditional cable TV plans. So basically, it’s lean, clean Spectrum streaming.

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How to Watch the NBA 2021

by | Apr 13, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 

Whether you’re looking for a traditional TV package or a streaming alternative, there are multiple ways to watch your favorite NBA team this season.

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What Channel Are the 2021 NBA Playoffs on?

by | Apr 9, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 

Because of the new coronavirus pandemic, the 2021 NBA postseason is a . . . eh, a little different. We mapped out the channels and schedule so you don’t have to scour the internet.

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What’s the Cheapest Way to Go for HBO?

by | Feb 23, 2021 | TV FAQs | 4 

For those who don’t have HBO, it’s officially the season of spoilers. Is there a better (a.k.a. cheaper) way to catch the HBO programming you’ve been missing?

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SHOWTIME vs. SHOWTIME Anytime: Which Is Best for You?

by | Feb 12, 2021 | Reviews, TV FAQs, Versus Reviews | 0 

Whether you’re stalking your next serial killer show (Dexter) or needing a dark comedy (Black Monday) to keep you laughing through quarantine, the premium channel SHOWTIME is a solid streaming option. We’ll help you find the cheapest, easiest, and best ways to stream SHOWTIME with or without cable. Come on, you know your Dark Passenger craves it.

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Spectrum Troubleshooting Guide

by | Feb 5, 2021 | Equipment Guides, TV FAQs | 0 

Internet and TV troubles are frustrating. And Charter Spectrum is certainly not without its fair share of . . . eh hmm . . . issues. Lucky for you, we’ve researched some quick fixes to common issues that’ll help you stay off the phone with Spectrum customer service and stay glued to your screens.

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How to Watch Lifetime Channel and Hallmark Channel 2021: Streaming, Satellite TV, and More

by | Feb 3, 2021 | Best Of | 0 

Maybe you’re looking for all the holiday feels all year long? Or perhaps just a little more mystery in your life? In either case, Lifetime Channel and Hallmark Channel are must-haves. Read our recommendations to get the right TV viewing experience for you.

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NFL SUNDAY TICKET Review: Packages, Prices, and More

by | Jan 29, 2021 | Reviews | 1 

NFL SUNDAY TICKET gets you every out-of-market NFL game—that’s around 150 games total—for $293.94 a season.* So if you’re obsessed with an NFL team far from home, then NFL SUNDAY TICKET is a dream come true. But if you’re a local NFL fan, you might consider passing it up.

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