Everything You Need to Know About Sling TV


Sling TV is a new streaming service that differs from traditional services in a pretty big way. Sling TV is aimed at users who don’t want to spend a lot of money but still want access to certain TV channels normally only available to people with a full (and expensive) cable subscription.

Sling TV is relatively new and has a niche demographic compared to similar streaming services. If you are interested in checking out Sling TV, consider the following things you need to know about the service.


It’s very basic–for a reason

Most streaming services proudly boast that they offer dozens of channels and thousands of movies or TV shows—but Sling TV prides itself on its simplicity and its ability to offer users a few basic channels. Sling TV’s most basic packages offers just 19 channels a month, which includes ‘staples’ of basic cable TV: such as ESPN, AMC, the History Channel, and more. Sling TV also offers “add on packs” which can add more channels to the user’s network.

There basic package can be supplemented by Extras

The most basic package costs only $20 per month; each ‘add on pack’ adds $5 per month to the total bill. Unlike regular TV, there is no contract or minimum purchase requirement—the service can be cancelled at any time with no strings attached.

The following add on packs (called Extras) are currently available:

  • Sports Extra: sports channels, including ESPNEWS, Universal Sports, ESPN Goal Line and more
  • Kids Extra: children’s channels, including Disney Junior, Disney XD, Boomerang, and more
  • Lifestyle Extra: lifestyle channels, including WE TV, Cooking Channel, Lifetime Movie Network, and more
  • World News Extra: international news channels, including Euro News, Russia Today, and more
  • Hollywood Extra: movie channels, including Sundance TV, EPIX Drive-In, EPIX, and more

It is available on multiple devices

Sling TV is available on a number of different devices, including: Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, XBox One, Roku, Android mobile devices including phones, iOs mobile devices including phones, and desktop computers and laptops.

Sling TV also announced that they were planning to update the service to include compatibly with Android TV devices, the Google Nexus Player, LG Smart TVs, and Chromecast. Sling TV is not available on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4 devices, and is currently not expected to be made compatible due to Sony’s own cable-like service, PlayStation Vue.

There are limitations



These limitations include the fact that Sling TV can only be watched on one device at a time–so multiple members of the household cannot watch a channel on Sling TV at the same time without opening up (and paying for) their own monthly service.

The service also has commercials, which include standard commercial breaks and nation-wide ads as standard cable channels.

Unlike other services, channels watched on Sling TV can’t be paused, rewound, fast forward or otherwise tinkered with. They must be watched live as they would be on a standard cable TV service that did not offer these functions.


The American television series Arrow first premiered on October 10th, 2012, on The CW. The series was developed by Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, and Greg Berlanti. The show is based on the comic series by DC called Green Arrow which was created by George Papp and Mort Weisinger. Both the comics and the television series revolve around the main character Oliver Queen, but in the TV show Oliver does not go by Green Arrow when he is in costume.arrow-television

Arrow has come unto the scene more-or-less replacing The CW’s Smallville which ended in 2011, the year before Arrow debuted. The playboy billionaire Oliver Queen undergoes a life transforming event when he becomes marooned on an island after being a passenger in a terrible shipwreck. He lives on the island for five years where he is also presumed dead until he is finally rescued and brought home. A changed man, Oliver tries desperately to make amends for the wrongdoings of his past, particularly with his former girlfriend Laurel Lance. He had had an affair with Laurel’s own sister and she felt deeply betrayed by him. Before long Oliver is trying to reconcile his personal life while at the same time taking up the bow and arrow by night to fight crime and rid Starling City of evil. Arrow focuses on the more human-related aspects of Oliver Queen; like the life-changing experience of being stranded on the island and how it has changed him in different ways.


The primary cast of Arrow consists of Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen,Katie Cassidy as Laurel Lance, Colin Donnell as Tommy, Willa Holland as Thea Queen, David Ramsey as John Diggle, Paul Blackthorne as Detective Quentin Lance, and Susanna Thompson as Moira Queen.

Arrow was the highest-rated CW new series in five years and overall has been received favorably by viewers. It has received numerous nominations and three awards. The first season alone got around 3.68 million viewers. AMDb gives the series 8.2/10 stars. The pilot has been mentioned as being strong and clear. Reviewers say the action and acting are both believable and well done. Arrow can be enjoyed by those who don’t like comics or know who Green Arrow is as well as those who do. There are also those who know the comic book series but hate the television series and those who don’t know the comics but hate it, so whether or not you are interested in comics may have no affect on how you perceive Arrow. Critics say that they consider the acting to be poor in addition to the directing and writing. Those who do not like the series compare it to Twilight and Sex and the City, claiming that the show should be about a superhero and not the dramas that take place within the Queen circle. Ultimately whether or not Arrow is for you seems to come down to individual taste—you’ll just have to try it out if it seems like something you could be interested in, but there is a good chance you’ll enjoy it


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Adam Levine on Taylor Swift’s Spotify Decision: Harsh or Not?


Last summer, Taylor Swift made the decision to pull all of her music from Spotify, the music streaming website that allows users to stream songs and albums for free. The website has advertisements between songs, as well as a premium paid service which removes the advertisements and provides revenue. Spotify pays artists who allow their music to be hosted on the site a fee every time someone streams one of their songs. Swift’s decision was not well received by fans, many of whom noted that Swift’s removal from Spotify would just encourage people to illegally download her music since she removed a legal, free way to listen.

Adam Levine, best known for his own music work as well as his spot as a judge on The Voice, came out as one of Swift’s critics for her decision. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Levine noted that he believes “music is for everyone. I don’t care how anybody obtains it as long as they get it and enjoy and love it” and that as long as people are “supporting the artist in some way,” they should be allow to listen to music however they like.

Was Levine’s decision to criticize Swift for her Spotify removal the right one? Or is he being too harsh?

On one hand, Levine’s sentiment is in line with the sentiments of many Swift fans and music lovers—music should be enjoyed, and Swift was being paid every time one of her songs was being listened to; removing a legal venue where fans could support Swift with every click may not have been the right choice, especially considering how many fans buy expensive concert tickets, physical copies of CDs, and official “Taylor Swift” merchandise to support their favorite singer.adam-levine

On the other hand, however, it is ultimately up to Taylor Swift to decide what to do with her own music. Spotify’s contracts are notorious for only paying musicians a miniscule amount of money per click, and Swift may have decided that hosting the music on Spotify was ultimately not good for her finances or her music.

Levine’s criticisms are understandable, but so is Taylor Swift’s personal decision. In the end, it is Swift’s music—if she finds that the Spotify decision has negative ramifications, she may very well reverse her decision and allow her music to be streamed once again on the website.  Click here to find other television and web entertainment opportunities.


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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Channing Tatum


Channing Tatum is best known for his modeling and entertainment career, but Tatum has also made several splashes into the film and television industry; he has even become a part of the rebooted 21 Jump Street franchise, having been cast in a role for the second film and recently been announced as a member of the upcoming third film. But how much do you really know about this model turned dancer turned actor? The following are 4 things you probably didn’t know about Channing Tatum.

He has a varied modeling career

One of Channing Tatum’s most well-known attributes is his career as a model. Tatum has modeled for numerous companies and been the star of various modeling and advertising campaigns. His modeling work includes spreads and runways for the likes of Aeropostale, Dolce & Gabbanna, and Abercrombie & Fitch. He has also appeared in advertising commercial campaigns, including two national campaigns for Pepsi and Mountain Dew.

His career pre-modeling was also varied: he worked as many things, including a doggy day care worker, a cologne salesman, a mortgage broker, and a construction worker.

He once considered a football career

Tatum wasn’t always destined for the runway or the big screen. In ninth grade, Tatum was sent to a military school; while in high school, he tried out and earned a spot on the school’s football team. He originally intended to pursue a football scholarship for college, but ultmiately took another path in life. During his high school career, he also tried his hand at soccer, track and even baseball.


He was in a Ricky Martin video

Tatum considers his first “big break” in the industry his role as an ensemble dance member in the music video for Ricky Martin’s chart-topping song, “She Bangs.” He worked for 7 days total on the music video and earned $400.

He auditioned for the role of Gambit (and may play it)

In 2006, Tatum auditioned to play Gambit, one of the more popular characters in the X-Men franchise. The character was originally written into the third film in the original X-Men trilogy, X-men: The Last Stand. However, the role was cut from the film and Tatum’s part was eliminated. However, Tatum has been cast in the role of Gambit in the next X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse; he may also play the character in a solo film.

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Why the Marley & Me Pilot Should Refocus Its Storyline


NBC recently announced that it has green lit a pilot based on the popular film, Marley & Me, which was in turn inspired by a memoir of the same name. The script for the pilot will be written by Jenny Bicks, who won Emmy Awards for her work on Sex and the City. Director David Frankel is currently tied to the project as the director.


The series is being marketed a single-camera comedy series which picks up where the film left off. The Grogan family–complete with their three kids–move back to Florida in order for John to restart his popular newspaper column. A stray dog who was abandoned by his abusive owners appears on their doorstep and the family decides to adopt the dog as their own. In a strange twist of fate, they ultimately decide to call the dog Marley (though she is a female) and attach Marley’s old tags to her collar. The ‘new’ Marley, like the original Marley, is a rambunctious, willful dog who brings joy and chaos to the Grogan family.

So far, NBC has only green light the show for a pilot, which may premiere as early as 2015. However, fans of the original film, the memoir and “dog” cinema in general have criticized NBC’s current plan for the show. The following are the major criticisms that Marley and Me fans are leveling at the plans for the pilot.


It’s essentially the same storyline as the film
The current plot for the TV show is essentially the same as the film: a rambunctious dog who doesn’t behave like people think he should bring chaos and love wherever they go. The dog will even literally have the same name and personality as Marley, and serve the same function as the original Marley did in the film.

It’s too far-fetched (no pun intended)
 Many fans have noted that it’s just a bit too coincidental for the family in the show to adopt a stray dog who was being abused by its owners, only for the dog to have the same personality as Marley. If the show does want to begin where the film left off and include a new dog character, it would be more realistic if the dog was not a copy of Marley but was a unique character that brought something different to the family dynamic.

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The Vampire Diaries: Fitting in a World of Myths

Hot men and women acting as blood sucking monsters with strong fighting capabilities – no wonder it has become one of the biggest shows in television.

The television show “The Vampire Diaries” has attracted a lot of viewers with this power one-two punch. However, this does not meant that they do not have a good story plot. In fact, it may be one of the best there is in the television right now.


Again, this is also one of those cases where shows and movies are being based on literary masterpieces turned into a show. Hollywood has been on that trend recently, and to no one’s surprise, it has been a successful change of course.

The novel from which this television show was based from was written by L.J. Smith.

The story, in general, is a peek into the world that a 17 year old girl named Elena Gilbert has written in her diary. In that sense, it is safe to say that she is the main protagonist of the story.

Elena Gilbert lived a tragic life as she was left without any parents. They died while she was still young. As a result, she had to live with her uncle and aunt.

She was also with her cousin turned brother, Jeremy Gilbert. However, everything in her life changed when she met Stefan Salvatore when she started going back to school.



It was a difficult fit in for her at the beginning. Almost every life of a student is like that; however, her situation was different as she lost her parents early. Stefan might have been her saving grace at the moment, and they start dating. As they progressed, she met his brother, Damon Salvatore, who later on developed feelings for her as well.

What she learned later on may have come as a shock. After some research, she found out that both lived in 1953. Digging into this issue, she was informed that the brothers were both 162 year old vampires. If it was some other person, believing and understanding might have been difficult, but she was okay with it. Their relationship continued and did not have any problems in its early stages.


Progressing further, she also found out that there was a girl name Katherine Pierce, the woman that made the brothers fight in the past. It was evident from that point that this was also a possibility in this current state, considering that Damon also developed feelings for her.


The progressed and she learned that she was a Petrova doppelganger – a person who looks alike someone else.

In order to fit into their world, Elena had to sacrifice a lot, which may have included her life in general. There were even surprising twists in the life that she knew of. In addition, some interesting changes happened along the way.

The Vampire Diaries is an interesting television show to watch. It will keep you glued to your seat. Season after season will make you want to keep on guessing what will happen to Elena’s life and what of her relationship with the brothers. Watch it if you want to find out.

Vampire Diaries – Where is the Love?

So, am I the only one who noticed a significant difference in the chemistry between Damon and Elena in the season 5 premiere of Vampire Diaries? I’m sure if you’re a true VD fan, it’s common knowledge to you that Ian Somerholder and Nina Debrev ended their real life relationship sometime before the end of last season. And I’m sure I wasn’t the only fan anticipating the way the breakup would affect the dynamic of Delena. Was I imagining that it seemed to have a huge (and not so positive) impact on the few scenes that the two appeared in together?


The Stefan, Elena, Damon love triangle is a huge, if not the main, factor of Vampire Diaries. As a Damon and Elena fan, as are so many others, I was ecstatic when Elena chose Damon over Stefan on the finale of season 4. What makes the triangle so powerful is the strong, passionate, chemistry that Elena has with both Stefan and Damon.

In episode one, though, where the two are finally together without any sire or obstacle and are finally free to be together, there was little to no passion. Okay, the chemistry was still there, because obviously the two are meant for each other, but as a viewer I could totally sense the tenseness.

It seemed like they were trying to create the passion through drawn out making out sessions between the two but I wasn’t buying it. I’m guessing no one else was either. Damon and Elena have been fighting to be together for three whole seasons and now that they finally got what they wanted, Elena is off to college while Damon stays in Mystic Falls to babysit Jeremy? Are you serious? Their goodbye had zero passion and they treated it like they would see each other in a week. If I didn’t know any better I’d of thought Damon was secretly waiting for her to leave so he could go find someone new to have fun with.


If I were a new viewer, I wouldn’t have thought twice about the way the two were acting toward each other, but I am used to epic scenes between Delena and was really looking forward to them again this season. I even found myself enjoying the Stefan and Elena scene more and found myself routing for them, for the first time, ever.

I’m really hoping that these actors can get their act together, no pun intended. Or at least, that I was imagining the awkwardness. If you haven’t watched this awesome series, check it out on Dish Network soon!

Online Security

Online security is too important to overlook or ignore. You need a good antivirus program but many of them are expensive and need to be updated regularly. You could stick with the Windows Defender program that came with your latest OS but it has been found to be lacking in specific areas.

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The other option is to try one of the highest rated free antivirus programs out there. If you are looking for a good, free anti-virus program, check these out. You can download one of these for free and you won’t have to worry about your online security as much. One free program could save you hundreds in tech support for repair or replacement of your current device.

Avast Free Antivirus offers antivirus protection that found 99% of all known threats in recent tests. It has also been found to stop as much as 100% of all unknown threats. Both of these results come up above industry standard, which is 95%. It offered no false positives for the purposes of testing. The software, from download to settings and usage, is user-friendly. It doesn’t need to update as often as some of the more expensive security programs and it can help keep your hard drive safe from online threats.

AVG Anti-virus Free Edition takes less storage on the hard drive than Avast and it performs better on older or slower computers. It also has a user-friendly interface that makes it simple for novices. It has been found to stop up to 99% of known threats and 98% to 100% of all unknown threats. In the category of false positives, it did offer a few, but is still an outstanding program.onlibe-security online-safety

So, if you are on a tight budget and need an excellent source of security, these free programs are the answer.

Comcast Deals For New Customers Will Save You Money

Have you seen the current Comcast deals for new customers? Cable TV is an open door to the world offering news, education, entertainment, all the cultural events and sports and music. All this gives you, a parent, plenty to work with. You can use all this to show your curious children about customs in other cultures, plus when you want to have a discussion, you can use this to help. There are even some programming for books, this allows your child to see all the books they may have missed otherwise.comcast-xfinity

Cable TV is a vast world, since that’s the case, you can get options like Parental Controls so you can block channels and shows you think are inappropriate. This lets you have peace of mind while protecting your child.

Comcast offer hundreds of television channel, free HD channels, and International programming that is all in their native tongue. You can also get sports or movie premiums, or just watch your new movies with the On Demand and your live action and music with the Pay Per View. For more details, check out these Special Cable Deals right now. If you are a new customer, the promotional offers you find will be fantastic.

Comcast XFINITY also offers the Digital Video Recorder or HD-DVR for when your family needs to get outside. This device allows you to record all your shows so you can watch them afterwards.

The internet is another important tool for entertainment and education. You get educational sites for research, you can also get selection of many different organizations to offer you cultural information. The internet can also give you sports, games, music and more for all your entertainment.

Thing is, more access means more exposure, Parental Controls can help avoid that. This allow you to monitor online activities, view chat logs, and block sites you don’t want your children on.

With Comcast High Speed Internet, you can get 100 Mbps, also with WiFi to allow you to connect to your laptop, tablet, gaming console and more. Set up your home network, bank, anything you want. There is no where you can’t go with this kind of speed. Stream content from many sites at once or upload your favorite family pictures. This broadband Internet service helps to improve daily life for everyone.



You can also count on this broadband service to be secure due to the free online security that comes included with it. Comcast gives you this to help protect your personal information from identity thieves, hackers, phishing, bots, spyware, trojans, and other threats. When you install it, it will do a system check letting you know what existing threats there are and how to fix them. Parental Controls and the online security comes with your service at no extra charge.

This XFINITY high-speed Internet service is all complete for home use, it gives your family the speed and reliability that you need for your communication, education, and entertainment needs.

When you have a home line, you can easily skip all the bad reception of a mobile. Some cell phone providers won’t be able to give you reception in your home because of the signal. If you have an emergency, this costs time.

Through Comcast XFINITY, you can get home phone services, with the digital reliability. You don’t have to search for service to make all the calls you want, plus, get clear reception all the way through. They give you local and long distance calling on a single flat monthly rate that helps you save money.

You can even get all the features your mobile has, without charge. With Comcast, you can get International calling, this allows you to call overseas without getting overcharged.

When you go through Comcast Digital Voice to get all of your phone needs, you don’t have to worry about the weather messing up your call or your battery. Plus, never worry about hackers getting into your landline like they can with your mobile.

This telecommunications provider gives you safe, reliable solutions that you can count on when you need them most.

When you are home, all you want to do is relax and spend time with your family. Taking advantage of Comcast’s pricing plans like Bundled service packages can help. With these packages, you can get all three services in one monthly bill. As an added bonus, you can get a discounted monthly rate that allows you to save more money.

Bundle plans offer you online bill paying options for all three of your services. Spend a lot more time with your family and less time paying. Comcast Deals for new customers give you everything you need for your family, all in a single monthly package.

Top Deals on Time Warner Cable Packages

Have you heard about the current Time Warner Cable Packages? When the day is over, and everyone is dragging, trying to get everything done before bedtime, a regular schedule isn’t always possible.  You can’t always watch your shows when you want. But you can watch them when you have time, if you have a Time Warner Cable TV Digital Video Recorder.mopvies-on-demand-time-warner-cable

With this device, you can record your programs and watch them when the work is done. Isn’t it convenient to be able to watch television programs you want to see, when you want to see it?

Having young children in the home can be a joy. However, if you are concerned about what they are watching, it can lead to monitored programming, and unnecessary time spent in front of the TV. Time Warner Cable TV offers Parental Controls, at no additional charge, so you can relax and go about your routine while they watch.

Time Warner Cable TV On Demand programming that can provide children’s shows, and tons of adult selections. When you want to watch a new movie release, save time and money by getting it through On Demand. Your movies, shows, cartoons and sports can be as close as your remote. This service is convenient and family-friendly, helping you to stay on track with your shows and your schedule.

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What is worse than slow internet connections when you are trying to get somewhere online quick? Time Warner Cable Internet offers speeds that peak at 50 Mbps, so you never have to wait, again. Download and upload in seconds, play multi-player games without lag, and enjoy networking on home devices or online with friends.

Safety counts, especially online, so Time Warner Cable Internet offers security software, for free. Block malware and protect personal information while you enjoy surfing on your desktop or wireless device. Let your children surf without worry due to the online Parental Controls that block sites and let you monitor online activities, like chat sessions.


Manage Your Phone Calls

When your home life is busy, and your phone doesn’t seem to stop ringing, you can get overwhelmed. Don’t stress, if you don’t have to. Get the benefit of using Time Warner Cable Digital Home Phone services. These telephone services offer an easy, affordable alternative to constant calls, pricey bills and harassing telemarketers.

This service offers unlimited calling to any location in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Local and long distance calls are made on a set monthly rate, so you don’t worry about going over your minutes. It also serves to control your calls, so you never get more than you like. Use features like Anonymous Call Rejection, Call Block and Caller ID to decide which calls to take. You also get Call Waiting, Call Forwarding, Three Way Calling and more to take the calls you do want.

Make Your Money Count

Your money is valuable. Time Warner Cable knows this, and wants to help you keep more of it. When you decide to bundle all of these services through Time Warner Cable, you get the added benefit of discounted bills. Bundled service packages help save the money you need for other family necessities. You have found the best supplier of cable television, high speed Internet and digital phone. TWC is the best in the business! And you can find the best deals right here.