Mike Strayer

Managing Editor

Mike Strayer, PhD, has written and edited TV, internet, and tech content across the interwebs for over seven 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.

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

by | Sep 21, 2022 | 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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SHOWTIME vs. SHOWTIME Anytime: Which Is Best for You?

by | Sep 7, 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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What Channel Are the 2022 NBA Playoffs On?

by | Aug 1, 2022 | Entertainment

The 2022 NBA Playoffs tipped off on Saturday, April 16, 2022, on the channels of ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV. 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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Why Does My Cable Internet Keep Dropping?

by | | 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.

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What Is Basic Cable and How Do I Get It?

by | | 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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My Apple TV Remote Is not Working

by | Jun 7, 2022 | 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’s the Cheapest Way to Go for HBO?

by | Jun 6, 2022 | 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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How We Rank

by | Apr 26, 2022 | 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 HGTV: Channels, Streaming, and More

by | Apr 12, 2022 | 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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How to Fix a Buzzing TV

by | Jan 24, 2022 | TV FAQs

The most common causes for a buzzing TV have relatively simple cures. Find a remedy for your TV’s unwanted sound in CableTV.com’s troubleshooting guide.

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