From improving sound quality to helping to avoid buying replacement remotes, here are a few of the gadgets that can add to your cord cutting experience.
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A great streaming experience starts with a strong internet connection. Google’s system provides a strong connection throughout your home. The seamless system includes multiple routers that can be positioned in different rooms to so you can watch TV in the living room, bedroom, and basement with less buffering and interruptions during your TV shows and movies.
Gone are the days of keeping multiple remotes for all of the devices in your living room. The Logitech Harmony remotes allow you to control multiple devices from one remote, or with an app on your phone. With this model, you can control up to 8 devices, from your TV to streaming players to a smart thermostat. The Logitech Harmony Companion also connects to Amazon Alexa devices to use voice commands.
Looking for a less expensive option? Logitech has several Harmony remotes in a variety of price points, including the Harmony 350 for under $60.
While we’re on the subject of remotes, let’s talk about a common problem – lost and damaged remotes. Some of us have experienced misplacing the small Apple TV remote. Others have had dogs use a Fire TV remote as a chew toy. The TotalMount Universal Remote Holder can help. Attach it to your TV, or nearly any other flat surface, and keep your remotes in one spot.
A soundbar will give you better sound quality, without bulky speakers and extra cords. The Bose Solo 5 connects to your devices with Bluetooth so you can listen to TV shows, movies, and music all from the same speaker.
Want another option? Roku recently created a soundbar that you can find online and in-store at Best Buy for $179.99.
Antennas are an excellent option for many cord cutters, providing local OTA channels for free. (Here are some tips for getting the most from your antenna!) An OTA DVR will help you enjoy that free content whenever you want. The Tablo Quad DVR allows you to browse upcoming content schedules, record shows, skip commercials, and more.
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