Mike Strayer

Managing Editor

Mike Strayer, PhD, has written and edited TV, internet, and tech content across the interwebs for over six years. As Managing Editor of CableTV.com, he nerds out dissecting labyrinthian channel lineups and sifting through massive on-demand libraries. Off the clock, catch him on his couch deep in The Twilight Zone or wandering Westworld.

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

by | Jan 6, 2022 | Reviews, TV FAQs, Versus Reviews

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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How to Watch Live TV News for Free in 2022: ABC, CBS, FOX News, NBC, and More

by | Jan 4, 2022 | TV FAQs

Severe weather shifts, political skirmishes, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and 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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My Apple TV Remote Is not Working

by | | Equipment Guides, TV FAQs

You depend on your Apple TV remote for so much entertainment, so it’s understandable that you might find yourself feeling a little ornery when it stops working properly. Don’t get too worked up about it, though, because we’ve researched some common problems (and easy solutions) to check before tossing it out and buying a new Apple TV remote.

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What Channel Are the 2022 NBA Playoffs On?

by | Dec 21, 2021 | Entertainment

The 2022 NBA Playoffs will tip off on Saturday, April 16, 2022 on the channels of ABC, ESPN, and TNT. We mapped out the NBA postseason schedule and the best ways to tune in so you don’t miss a single dribble.

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What’s the Cheapest Way to Go for HBO?

by | Dec 16, 2021 | TV FAQs

For most folks, we recommend HBO’s streaming HBO Max because it’s relatively cheap, has a month-to-month contract, and features more than just HBO Originals. If you prefer to keep things simple with a single cable plan and no messy apps, Spectrum or Cox is the way to go.

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Best Internet for Netflix Speed Requirements

by | | Tools

The best internet for Netflix depends on two things: where you live and how many folks (or devices) use the internet at the same time in your home.

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Why Does My Cable Internet Keep Dropping?

by | Dec 15, 2021 | TV FAQs

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. Jump to:  Network traffic Network outage Modem and router Connected devices Too much network traffic Because your cable internet comes to your [...]

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How to Watch the NBA 2021–2022

by | | Entertainment

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 Is Basic Cable and How Do I Get It?

by | Dec 13, 2021 | TV FAQs

Looking to save a little on your TV budget? Find out more about basic cable and other cheap alternatives to standard cable.

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NFL Game Pass Review 2022: Cost, Features, and More

by | Dec 10, 2021 | Brand Reviews, Reviews

NFL Game Pass features Game Replays, documentaries, and some NFL Network content—but is it enough to justify the cost? Read our expert review to see if NFL Game Pass is right for you and your budget.

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