You’re probably reading this because you’ve just upgraded to a new satellite TV package. It’s exciting, but it can also feel like jumping into the pool’s deep end. Here are some things you might have wished someone had told you before getting your first upgraded package:
Take advantage of a second screen
Second screen is a device that can access the same content as the primary device. It can be a tablet, phone or computer. A great example of a second-screen app is Samsung’s Smart View app which lets you mirror your TV to your phone so you can watch shows with others in different rooms of your home.
Watch your shows on the go
The next time you want to watch your favorite show while on the go, try using one of these methods:
- A streaming service like Netflix or Hulu.
- The mobile app for your favorite show (for example, ABC has an app for its shows).
- A device like a Roku or Chromecast that allows you to stream content from apps on your phone onto the TV screen (this is great if there’s no Wi-Fi in your hotel room).
If none of those options work for you, use your phone as a remote control!
Get parental controls and remote assistance
If you have kids, it’s important to get parental control. A lot of people don’t realize this, but if you have a kid-friendly package and want to keep certain content blocked from them, it’s super easy to do so with a few clicks of your remote control (or smartphone app). The same goes for the other end of things: if someone else is watching something on your TV that they shouldn’t be able to see because they don’t live at home with you or whatever reason, just hit pause and check out what’s going on!
You can also use remote assistance when there are technical issues with your device–the technician will be able to see everything happening on their screen so they can help fix whatever problem has arisen as quickly as possible.
Find the best download speed possible (it doesn’t need to be cable)
Speed is one of many things to consider when you’re upgrading your internet connection. The speed at which you can download files, stream videos, and play games are also important. If you want to be able to do all these things without any lag time or buffering problems, it’s best to get a fast download speed–but not necessarily the fastest one available.
Look for a bundle deal
If you’re looking to save money and get the most out of your satellite TV package, bundling is a great way to do it. A bundle can include internet, phone service, home security and automation.
This works so well because all these services share similar infrastructure in terms of wiring. This means that they can be installed by one company at once rather than having multiple contractors come into your house to do each service separately–which will save on time and cost! For example, DIRECTV states, “Starting packages as low as $64.99/month.”
Satellite TV is a great way to get your entertainment fixed without paying for cable. It’s affordable and easy to use, with many of the same features as traditional cable packages. So, if you’re considering installing satellite TV in your home, consider using these tips before making any decisions!