When you were younger, could you have dreamed of having so many choices to watch TV and movies? Today, there are hundreds of TV networks, some free and broadcasting over the air in HD, and others like HBO and Showtime that cost you money to watch.
But these days, "watching TV" means a lot more than flipping from one channel to the next. Now, there are literally thousands of movies and thousands more TV episodes streaming on your TV (or laptop or tablet) whenever you want to watch them.
That's great. You can turn to Netflix, for instance, to watch the newest season of "House of Cards." Then, head over to Crackle to stream Jerry Seinfeld's hit show "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." Later, you can watch current movies on Google Play (for a modest fee) or gather the family around the TV set to watch a free movie on Amazon Prime.
You get the idea. Plus, there are streaming news programs, live concerts, sporting events, and so much more. Which is where you can run into a headache.
How do you find something good to watch without spending hours (or a whole weekend) flipping from Netflix, to Hulu, to Amazon, to HBO Go, and so on?
These three awesome sites and smartphone apps can help you figure out exactly what's worth watching and where to stream it right now.
The folks at the New York Post are best known for their salacious (and quite funny) headlines. But, did you know their editorial team has created a handy website to narrow down all the streaming choices to just a handful of worthwhile TV shows and movies?
Decider focuses on TV shows and movies that are streaming on Amazon Prime, Google Play, HBO Go, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix, and others.
One of the coolest things about Decider is that it's a little bit "Hollywood insider," too, with sneak peeks of upcoming shows. But, more to the point, you can search for the streaming network you're using, like Netflix, and you'll see top-line reviews that'll let you know in a few words if a show is worth streaming or not.