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#1 PDN

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 12:21 PM

I know how to stream to my TV.

If I do not have a smart TV I use the device a company sells.   I can, for example, use a Chrome cast device and subscribe to something that Google emits.

 

In my house, Comcast has made a deal with Netflix where Netflix uses a chip in the Comcast box and after subscribing to Netflix, we stream their shows to our TV.

 

What I am asking for help with is, how do you stream to your PC?

 

I have read you need a good CPU and GPU but what then?

I saw my granddaughter streaming tennis to her Mac Book and although it is not the Windows 10 I have, I wondered if I got a new PC with stronger parts mentioned, how do I stream to it? Do I need additional hardware?

Thank you for the information.

 



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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 04:44 PM

Use your Netflix account on your pc

 

how to is simple: google

"how to use netflix on your pc"

 

just a matter of installing their app

https://help.netflix.com/en/node/55763



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 06:39 PM

As I said I am using Netflix with no trouble.

 

If I had no Netflix and waned to stream the US open for example, how is that done?


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 06:16 PM

"we stream their shows to our TV"

"how do you stream to your PC?"

 

Sure sounds like a question of streaming Netflix on the pc not just streaming in general

 

"how is that done?"

 

http://heavy.com/sports/2017/08/us-open-tennis-live-stream-free-without-cable/

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116116


Edited by Wand3r3r, 04 September 2017 - 06:23 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 07:10 AM

I made a mistake and meant stream to the TV all this time -sorry.

It appears you need a smart TV and a paid service.

If not a smart TV then the appliance that attaches to the TV to allow for streaming to a particular service.

Thanks for your help.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

Streaming to a PC is normally just going to a web site with the stream you want and click the appropriate links.  My main entertainment device is a PC connected to a 1080p projector.

 

You could stream from your PC to your TV, provided the TV has an appropriate input to match the output of the PC, HDMI would be the best/easiest choice.  I don't know that you need that great of hardware to stream from a PC.  My entertainment PC is probably close to 10 years old and running Windows 10 and I don't have any issues.  Another option would be an inexpensive device like the Chromecast or AmazonTV.  You can also use video game systems, like the Playstation.

 

There are free streams available and way too many pay streams.  If you have Amazon Prime there is Prime Video where you can stream.

 

If you have cable you can normally stream from ESPN, Big Ten Network, and other sports channels (at no additional cost) by logging in with your cable credentials.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 05:19 PM

I do have Comcast and can stream Netflix as the latter uses Comcast's box.

I will look into streaming to the TV further and thank you for your help.






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