Sounds obvious right? But what I mean is that even though I have to watch some of my shows on the network website—remember, no cable or satellite at my house—I can now get comfy on the sofa and watch my shows via the network website on my TV with a handy dandy little thing called an HDMI cable.
Of course, you have to have a smart TV, the HDMI cable, and a computer with Internet access you can hook up to it, but it’s a pretty nifty little setup.
You can also play your computer games this way, too—on the big screen. I haven’t tried that yet, but my son did it all the time. I’m looking forward to Command & Conquer on the larger screen as well. And, oh, oh, oh, I can watch any of my TV shows from iTunes that aren’t also available on Netflix! Oh, man. I can’t wait to try it all out.
I really love that Netflix is available directly through the smart TVs now too.
When I was a kid, we had the three major networks for free (this was before FOX, people), the public television station, also free, and then the pay channels. There weren’t the hundreds upon hundreds of random channels available twenty-four hours a day with a cable subscription package. If you wanted to re-watch something, you had to be lucky enough to own a VCR! Anyone remember those??