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12 Jul 2017

DVDs vs Streaming: Which is Better?

DVDs are becoming less and less common, and big video rental stores are dying out. Is streaming really the better option?

Do you remember the days of visiting a video rental store on a weekend? How long would you spend browsing the huge range of titles, guessing how good the movie would be based on the cover?

With the demise of Blockbuster in 2013, the film rental culture looked as though it might die out. People continued to buy DVDs and Blu-ray discs, though the sales of physical media fell by 17% in the UK in 2016, compared to a 23% boost for digital streaming revenue.

With improving internet speeds and better streaming devices, will streaming overtake DVDs as the platform of choice for film viewing?

Let’s look at the battle between DVDs and streaming.

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17 May 2017

Roku User Guide

Wondering how to set up your new Roku? This Roku user guide will walk you through the process and give tips to get the most out of your new media streamer.

The year is 2017, and “cutting the cord” (cancelling your cable service) has never been more popular.

But everybody still likes to sit down and enjoy their favorite show or movie, don’t they?

Luckily, there are several streaming devices available on the market, from the Apple TV to the Amazon Fire TV to the Roku, and more. Each device comes with their own pros and cons, and you can check out our recent media streaming buyer’s guide for more information.

But if you’ve already chosen the Roku for its wide range of channels and ease of use, you might wonder how you’ll set it up. While there are different models available, and even some televisions with built in Roku operating systems, they all follow the same basic procedure.

We’re here to walk you through that process. And we’ll share tips to get the best out of your new media streamer.

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09 May 2017

4 Top Media Streamers for Families

With so many options available, it is difficult to know which media streamer is best. Let’s take a look at the 4 top media streamers available today.

With the explosion of top quality TV shows made by streaming companies like Stranger Things, you may be wondering if there’s a better way of watching your favorite oldie but goodie TV shows.

I don’t know about you, but it’s just not that comfortable crowding around a laptop or smartphone screen to watch the next episode of Iron Fist on Netflix.

Many smart TVs let you stream media straight from the internet to your TV, but upgrading to a smart TV isn’t always the most cost-effective solution.

If you’ve already got a perfectly good high-definition TV, you can pick up an inexpensive media streamer to let you and your family watch YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, and more, on your existing TV.

But, which media streamer should you choose? Read on to find out the pros and cons of the top four most popular models.

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29 Nov 2016

7 Best Holiday Movies You Can Watch on Netflix

There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by watching the 7 best holiday movies that you can stream right now on Netflix!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, and do you know what that means?

Christmas is only a month away, yikes! Yup, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. And if you’re anything like us here at Tekoia, we think there’s no better way than to get your fill of holiday movies.

With streaming services like Netflix being so popular these days, it’s now easier than ever to watch movies on demand. We’ve rounded up the best of the best holiday classics – and a few newer movies – for the entire family.

So, pour yourself a glass of eggnog, grab a cozy blanket and your SURE Universal TV Remote – and sit down to enjoy the show.

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25 Oct 2016

5 Easy Ways to Create a Smart Home

Think creating a Smart Home is hard? Think again! These 5 easy ways will turn your house into a Smart Home in no time at all.

Do you have a “smart” home?

Maybe you haven’t gone all the way yet, but have you tried out a smart light switch, or possibly a smart outlet that you can turn off and on with your phone?

Right now, smart home automation is on the up and up, and with technology on the forefront of home safety and comfort, more and more devices are becoming equipped with smart technology than ever before.

Let’s face it: having a smart home is…well, smart. Wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a perfectly warm (or cool) house after a long day at work – at just the temperature you like it?

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19 Jan 2016

How to Build Your Own Home Theater System

Are you interested in building your own home cinema system? Maybe you want that movie-like feeling when you’re sitting at home with a bowl of popcorn. Or, you just want a better experience when you watch your favorite sports or action movies.

With all the latest HDTVs, 4K TVs and the best speakers around, now is a great time to get in the DIY mindset and make room for a custom home theater.

But, with all the options available how do you know what to buy? In this post we will discuss what electronics you need and the options you have when you are ready to build your home theater system.

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