Costs for everything from food to entertainment keep going up and people are looking for ways to save money. That’s why money-saving hacks are so popular, they are shortcuts or ways that are different from traditional methods and accomplish things better and faster. It takes a little outside the box thinking but is so worth it if you can spend less money.
One of the places people first look to save money is entertainment. Cutting the cord, i.e. canceling cable and satellite TV service, has become extremely popular in the last few years. But people still want to be able to watch their favorite movies and TV programs. There are streaming services such as Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime which take the place of a paid cable service. People are also downloading their programming and music so they can get rid of the pile of CD’s and DVD’s collecting dust on their shelves. Or maybe they prefer to purchase individual tunes instead of an entire CD of music which they may not all enjoy. Add gaming which can also be streamed and there is a lot of entertainment which can be accessed digitally.
As we’ve just covered there are an enormous number of entertainment options and choices and it can be hard to keep track of every service you’re subscribed to and every game, song, movie, or television show you’ve downloaded. That’s why digital media fanatics love Kodi. It’s a free, open source media player which serves as an entertainment hub. This is your “command center” where you can store your downloaded or uploaded media, as well as access your subscription services, and even your photos. It’s versatile because it can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS and Android. That’s why Kodi is consistently voted one of the top media player apps.
One of the easiest ways to access Kodi, is to use an Amazon Fire TV, it’s cheap, easy to use and it is connected to your HDTV. It also provides a remote control to make it even simpler to make selections. There are easy to follow instructions to install Kodi on your Amazon Fire TV, one Troypoint guide will take you through the steps to ensure you set it up right.
Combining Kodi with an Amazon Fire TV will provide you with unparalleled streaming options so that you can make the most of every dollar you spend on your digital entertainment.
Do I Need To Use A VPN?
A VPN (virtual private network) allows users to send and receive data as if they were connected to a private network. In practical terms, it means that the benefits of a private network are applied to users on public networks. There are a few reasons why you may want to use a VPN for your digital streaming:
- Online Surveillance. With increased government surveillance in certain areas, some people feel more comfortable using a VPN to keep their activity private.
- Geo-restriction. An Amazon Fire TV with Kodi gives you access to streaming services but these are often geo-restricted, meaning they are only available in certain parts of the world. This also applies to Kodi add-ons. Using a VPN allows you to access these services regardless of your geographic location.
- ISP Throttling. When your internet service provider becomes aware that you are streaming content, it will often throttle your bandwidth and slow your speed. This will seriously affect your streaming experience causing buffering and slow-downs.
There’s no reason that your entertainment budget should break the bank. There are ways to spend less money by taking control of your digital media consumption. All it takes is a little bit of research to learn which device best serves your needs. Whether it’s gaming, movies, TV, sports, or music, there are many ways for you and your family to enjoy a variety of programming by taking advantage of these options.