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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. 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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Best Internet for Netflix Speed Requirements

by | Aug 9, 2021 | 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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NFL Game Pass Review 2021: Cost, Features, and More

by | Aug 4, 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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What’s the Cheapest Way to Go for HBO?

by | Jun 30, 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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SHOWTIME vs. SHOWTIME Anytime: Which Is Best for You?

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

by | Jun 20, 2021 | Best Of

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

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

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

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

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

by | Feb 3, 2021 | Best Of

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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