So you want to learn how to watch cable TV on your computer? There are many benefits to getting cable connected to your computer. The biggest one is the ability to use programs like Windows Media Center to record and watch shows. Such a setup can also allow more space for recording programming and the ability to watch shows in different rooms on a plethora of devices. If you need to know where to begin on setting up a Cable TV/computer setup, this is your guide.
I’m always in search of movies related to music. So, I added “I Need That Record! The Death (or Possible Survival) of the Independent Record Store” to my Netflix Instant queue without hesitation. After reading the description about the movie, it appeared the movie would be about annoying hipsters who have to let everybody know they still listen to records. I was surprised to find that wasn’t the case. Instead the movie delves into a world of “vinyl nerds”, who obsess over their hobby like a comic book nerd.
So you want to learn about how to connect a PC to your TV? Doing so allows you enjoy way more content on a bigger screen. Browse the web on your TV. Use Windows Media Center to record and watch TV. Watch the “web only” stuff on Hulu Plus. Don’t know where to start? This is the guide.
Much of my time has been wasted trying to figure out how to change Amazon accounts from the Roku app. So I thought I’d write this post up to save others the trip. It would be wonderful to add multiple accounts, but the app only allows you to use one account at a time. If you want to switch accounts, the only way is to unregister the device. Here’s how.
I have a PC in my living room that rocks Windows Media Center for recording TV. The bedroom is where the Roku is located. I thought it would be oh so nice to be able to play some of my Windows Media Center recordings on the Roku. I had to find a solution for this. Here are the steps you can take to get started.
After listening to Dave Grohl on the Nerdist Podcast, I got a great feel for what he’s all about. Grohl is that creative guy any artist would like to be. His love of making music is unmatched. On the podcast, he was pitching a movie he directed called “Sound City”. The movie is about the Sound City recording studio in Los Angeles, California. A special place in Grohl’s heart where many classic rock albums were recorded, including Nirvana’s Nevermind. I love music history, and I watch the “Classic Albums” documentaries on Netflix religiously. I figured this documentary would be worth the $9.99 purchase. So I took a shot and bought it.
After installing a PC in my living room and slapping Windows Media Center on it, I was off and running with the entertainment solution I always wanted. I didn’t think ahead though, and used a standard keyboard and mouse with it. This combo doesn’t function well in a Living Room, so I set out on a quest to find the perfect keyboard.
My favorite feature of the Roku Media Player is the USB port. You can watch MP4, M4V, and MKV video files from a USB Drive. How do you watch those files though? Here are the steps:
1. Add the Roku USB Media Player Channel. You can add it to your account via the Roku website or find it under the Music or Photos & Video categories in the Channel Store.
2. Plug the USB drive into the USB port on the Roku.
3. Open the USB Media Player channel and select “Movies”.
4. A list of videos will appear. Select the one you want to watch and enjoy.
You can use the normal Play, Pause, Forward, and Rewind buttons just as you can with most other Roku channels.