There are times that watching TV on a laptop (especially for engineering students!) are just more convenient than watching your shows on your actual television set. However, since we live in the advanced technological world that we do, we no longer have to fear missing our favorite reality TV shows when we are on the go or unable to reach the TV. Watching on your laptop is much easier than one may think.
Here are 5 easy ways to watch reality TV on your laptop:
Live Streaming From Cable Providers
Some TV cable providers offer live streaming of what is going on your TV, right to your laptop or even mobile device. This way you can watch the latest episode of your favorite reality show, the exact time it airs. Not a couple hours later or even the next day. You must be connected to the same Wi-Fi that your other device is connected to. Contact your cable provider to see if they offer this service and start streaming!
Digital TV Tuner Accessory
If you live within range of the broadcast signals from local television stations, a digital TV tuner accessory could help you catch up and endulge in your reality shows. The small tv tuner card connects to the USB of your laptop. On your laptop, you will generally need to install some software or program that will run the program. These TV tuner cost usually $50 for USB based ones.
Computer Monitor TV Tuners
This type of TV tuner connects to your computer monitor directly, and does not require that your computer be powered up in order to enjoy television. The device connects between your computer and monitor, and with a press of a button or click of a remote control you can switch between your computer display and your favorite TV show. You don’t have to rely on the computer at all, you only need a monitor. This way, you do not have to worry about any computer noise stopping your reality shows, and there is no software to install!
Watching TV Online
Internet speeds come in high speeds now a days, and it’s not hard to find an online site that offers TV shows available for streaming, for a fee of course. Sites like Hulu offer the latest shows, in seasons, available for you at your fingertips, you just need internet connection and a working subscription to the account.
The SlingBox helps you connect your laptop to your television cable and other video sources, as well as your wired local area network. The SlingBox is then able to share cable TV over your network, and when properly formatted, over the Internet. The device is controlled from any computer with the software installed and proper login. You can even share your home TV with any computer on your local area network or anywhere in the world with a broadband and internet connection.