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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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Best Internet for Netflix Speed Requirements

by | Jul 21, 2021 | Tools | 0 

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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How to Watch NFL Games 2021: Stream the NFL Live with or without Cable TV

by | Jul 16, 2021 | Best Of, TV FAQs | 7 

fuboTV will get you most, if not all, your NFL games in 2020—and for a reasonable price. That said, DIRECTV with NFL SUNDAY TICKET is a must-have for the fan who has to see every game this season. For more details, we break down the pros and cons of these two services, and more, below.

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NFL Game Pass Review 2021: Cost, Features, and More

by | | Brand Reviews, Reviews | 0 

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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What’s the Cheapest Way to Go for HBO?

by | Jun 30, 2021 | TV FAQs | 4 

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

by | | 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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Amazon Prime Day Deals 2021: TVs, Wi-Fi, Streaming, and More

by | Jun 20, 2021 | Best Of | 0 

Amazon Prime Day is coming June 21 and 22. Read on for our recommendations on smart TVs, Wi-Fi routers, and streaming Prime Day deals.

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What Channel Are the 2021 NBA Playoffs on?

by | May 25, 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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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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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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