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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 eight years. As Managing Editor of, 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.

How We Rank

by | Feb 13, 2024 | Uncategorized

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

by | Feb 2, 2024 | Entertainment, TV FAQs

Life comes at you fast—news comes even faster. Everything Everywhere All at Once isn’t just a fantastic movie, it’s also a perfect description of the daily news cycle. Luckily, in these eventful times, there are a ton of live TV news channels available for you to watch and stream for free.

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How To Watch HGTV: Channels, Streaming, and More

by | Jan 25, 2024 | Best Of, Reviews

These days, watching HGTV without cable is a breeze. You’ll still have to pay to get a reliable HGTV stream, but you can usually get a streaming service package for less than a typical cable package.

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Showtime vs Showtime Anytime

Paramount+ with SHOWTIME vs. SHOWTIME Anytime: Which Is Best for You?

by | Jan 12, 2024 | 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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What’s the Cheapest Way to Go for HBO?

by | Jan 8, 2024 | 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 Live TV Streaming Services

Best Internet for Netflix Speed Requirements

by | Jan 3, 2024 | 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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Spectrum Customer? Here’s How to Stream Sports for Free This Weekend.

by | Sep 7, 2023 | Entertainment, Industry News

While Charter Spectrum and Disney duke it out over waning revenues from live sports, fans like you are left holding the bag. Sorry, but your college football, U.S. Open, and Monday Night Football (MNF) coverage are all now leveraged in corporate negotiations.

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What Channel Are the 2023 NBA Playoffs On?

by | Jun 1, 2023 | Entertainment

This year, the NBA Playoffs are on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. Our viewing guide maps out the NBA postseason schedule and the best ways to tune in so you don’t miss a single dribble.

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How You Can Wall Mount a TV in Your House: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

by | May 3, 2023 | TV FAQs

For maximum cool factor and a superclean look for your entertainment center, mounting your flat-panel TV is the way to go. Here’s how to get that flat screen up on the wall.

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by | Apr 25, 2023 | Uncategorized

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