The Roku has amazed me with many of its features. It seemed only natural that I’d be able to connect a keyboard to its USB port and use it to navigate and type. That doesn’t work though. Nor is there a Bluetooth keyboard solution available. It’s the one missing feature that would make the Roku absolutely perfect. Typing using the standard remote control is sometimes aggravating. Fortunately, There are a few handy alternatives for people who absolutely must use a keyboard with their Roku.[Read more…] about 2 Roku Keyboard Solutions
If you’re Apple TV remote is not working properly, you may need to unpair or pair it to the Apple TV device. Use these steps to get things working again.[Read more…] about Pairing and Unpairing an Apple TV Remote
If Netflix Instant is slow or choppy, there are many variables that could be causing the problem. Here are a few troubleshooting steps you can use to see what’s causing Netflix to display video poorly.
Back in January, I wrote about how the Roku streaming video player can make older analog TVs useful. I have a 17″ Sony in my bedroom that can display a 480i picture, and that’s fine enough for me. Since the Roku 1 can connect to older analog CRT TV sets, I currently run a Roku Express+ on that TV and enjoy it immensely.
Other Roku devices have only been released with support for connections via HDMI. If you were planning on using the Roku with an analog TV, this news is a bummer. You still have an option though. With these steps, you can connect the Roku Express, Premiere, or Streaming Stick to any analog TV.
Have you tried to go shopping for a universal remote control that works with the Amazon Fire TV Stick? Has it been frustrating? You’re not the only one.[Read more…] about Universal Remotes That Work with Fire TV Stick
I wrote about a universal remote that worked with my Roku device. I was thrilled that such a low-priced remote worked with the video streaming device. But what about other streaming devices like Apple TV? Replacement universal remotes for Apple TV can be expensive or not work quite right as far as button assignments. Could I find a cheaper universal remote for the Apple TV that works well?[Read more…] about Best Universal Remotes That Work With Apple TV
Not all of us have upgraded to an HDTV. Some of us are still getting some value from their old Analog CRT televisions. I’ve seen many still in use in schools and corporate offices. With the right equipment, you can still use many modern streaming devices with an old analog CRT TV including Chromecast.
If you wish to get Chromecast up and running with a non-HD television, here’s how it’s done.[Read more…] about How to Connect Chromecast to an Old Analog CRT TV
Users of the Amazon Fire TV remote mouse sometimes doesn’t work properly. The report may not type properly or scroll as expected. To solve this issue, give these steps a try.[Read more…] about Fire TV: Remote Mouse Doesn’t Work
I was using 3 separate remote controls for my TV, DVD player and Roku box and decided that I had to find a universal remote that could handle all three devices. I wasn’t looking for anything flashy. The Roku is a simple device, so I wanted a simple remote that didn’t cost too much money.[Read more…] about Best Universal Remote Controls that Work With Roku
One of my favorite features is the ability to enable Netflix to auto-play the next episode when a a TV show episode finishes. It’s great for people who have unlimited Internet access, but if you have a limit, or fall asleep to watching Netflix shows, you may not want episodes playing all night. Here’s how to turn the “Play next episode automatically” feature on or off.[Read more…] about Enable or Disable Auto-Play Next Episode in Netflix