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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 five years. Now as Managing Editor of, he nerds out about dissecting labyrinthian channel lineups and jargony DVR specs. Off the clock, catch him on his couch deep in The Twilight Zone or wandering The Lost World.

Best Ways to Watch NFL Games 2020

by | Jun 5, 2020 | Best Of, TV FAQs | 7 

NFL season is here—we’ve rounded up the best ways to watch so you don’t miss a moment of the action. Are you ready to start watching some football? We know we are.

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

by | Jun 4, 2020 | TV FAQs | 0 

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has dramatically increased our need for free, reliable news. Luckily, in these uncertain times, there are a ton of live TV news channels available to watch and stream for free. Jump to: Free streaming news channels | OTA HD antennas | Best free live TV streaming sites | FAQ How can [...]

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DISH Network Internet: Plans, Prices, and More

by | Jun 3, 2020 | Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

Like all Great American brand duopolies, satellite TV providers DISH Network and DIRECTV have more in common than not. Of the two, we prefer DISH’s package pricing and hardware. You can get nearly all the same channels for a little less money and record far more of them—DISH’s DVR game can’t be beat.

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NFL SUNDAY TICKET Review 2020: Packages, Prices, and More

by | Jun 2, 2020 | Reviews | 1 

2020 NFL season to start September 10 Update 6/2/20: By all indications, the 2020 NFL season will still start Thursday, September 10 with the Houston Texans facing the Kansas City Chiefs. The new coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) may yet push the season back, though. As of writing, NFL SUNDAY TICKET will still be included with DIRECTV's [...]

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How to Watch Livestreaming Sports: Sports Channels, Streaming Services, and More

by | Jun 1, 2020 | Industry News, TV FAQs | 0 

Believe it or not, you can watch live sports right now during the coronavirus—and we’re not just talking professional cornhole (yes, that’s a thing). Get the latest news about what professional sports are currently in action and when your favorite major league sports, like the NFL and NBA, will be back on TV.

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Spectrum TV Choice Review 2020: Pricing, Channels, and More

by | May 12, 2020 | Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

Price $24.99/mo. (2.5 /5) View Plans Pros Cheap pricing Cheap premium channels Unlimited streams at home Cons Low channel count Low DVR storage 24-mo. contract Data effective 4/27/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. Spectrum offers discounts and free services during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak To help those [...]

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Why Does My Cable Internet Keep Dropping?

by | May 7, 2020 | TV FAQs | 0 

Cable internet connection issues can be a huge inconvenience. But don't dismay over your dropped connections too much. We've researched four common causes for cable internet outages and connection issues—and how you can fix them. Network traffic | Network outage | Modem and router | Connected devices Too much network traffic Because your cable internet comes to your home [...]

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2019’s Best Live TV Streaming Services

Best Internet for Netflix Speed Requirements

by | Apr 29, 2020 | Tools | 0 

Streaming Netflix during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, more folks are sheltering in place and using the internet a lot more than usual. In Italy and Spain, where the new coronavirus is rapidly spreading, Netflix is reducing traffic by 25% to make sure internet networks aren’t overwhelmed. This [...]

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