I choose internet streaming for many TV shows and movies because it feels like a no-brainer. You will save on cords and space, watch on demand with minimal ads (saving you time) and enjoy variety at a lower price point. Also included for library cardholders: 10 free Hoopla movies each month.
Here are the steps to get started:
- Ensure you have a Wi-Fi Internet connection; it’s required for most modern devices. Talk to your local internet service provider.
- Setup an internet streaming device such as a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, AppleTV, or an iPad, Kindle, or Android tablet. Available online or at electronics retailers, they are often a small, one-time purchase. See our staff blog about the $35 Chromecast.
- Take your pick of paid streaming services: Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon Prime Video, or Sling TV (for sports fans). For FREE with a Des Plaines library card, check out the selection at Hoopladigital.com. Hoopla works best on tablets, but is compatible with a few other TV-connected devices.
Still confused or just not sure which to pick? Keep an eye out for a free tech class in October that covers internet streaming options. If you can’t wait and want some one-on-one tech help, please get in touch. Just call 847-376-2841 to make an appointment.
Follow the recent explosion of superhero TV shows such as the acclaimed Netflix original series Daredevil? You may consider coming to the Pint & Click meetup at Tap House Grill on the evening of September 30th. We'll discuss all things superheroes on TV and movies including current favorites and all-time classics. This event is for ages 21+.
For an incredible and completely FREE cable-cutting option, check out the stupendous DVD and Blu-ray selection on the 3rd floor. Reserve your picks online to pickup later or come in and browse to see what gems you might find!