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My Digital Entertainment for Seniors
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1 The Changing World of Digital Entertainment 3 Defining Digital Entertainment ....................................4 Understanding the New Terminology ..................7 Types of Digital Entertainment ...........................9 Audiobooks ..........................................9 Computer and Video Games ..............10 eBooks ............................11 Movies ...........................12 Music ...............................14 Newspapers and Magazines ..........................15 Radio Programming ...............................15 Television Shows .................................16 World Wide Web ..................................17 Considering Compatibility Issues ..........................17 Don't Be Afraid! ..........................................22 What You'll Need To Get Started ................22 2 Getting Started with Digital Entertainment 27 Saving Money When Shopping for Consumer Electronics................29 Shop at Retail Stores ..................................30 Shop Online .................................................................33 Overview of Required Equipment ...........................38 HD Television Set ................................................................38 Desktop and/or Notebook Computer ........................40 Smartphones and Tablets ................................................44 Overview of Optional Equipment ...............................51 Internet Access Is Required .....................................................59 Overview of Content Service Providers and Suppliers .......................60 3 Television in the 21st Century 63 Recording Your Favorite Shows...............................................64 Streaming Your Favorite Shows On-Demand ..................66 Connecting a Streaming Device to Your TV ..................67 Apple TV .............................................................68 Google Chromecast .............................80 Amazon FireTV Stick .........................................82 Roku Streaming Stick ............................84 Binge Watching TV Shows ...............................87 4 Watching TV on Your Devices 91 Streaming TV Shows on Your Computer's Screen ............94 Visiting a Network's Website .........................94 Purchasing TV Shows to Watch on Your Computer ...........97 Purchase Content from iTunes ..................................97 Streaming TV Shows on Your Smartphone or Tablet ...........102 Using Network-Specific Mobile Apps ............................103 Using a Mobile App from Your Cable or Satellite Service Provider ..............109 Using a Streaming Service's Mobile App...................................111 Mobile Apps That Make Watching TV More Interactive ................114 5 On-Demand Movies at Your Fingertips 117 Owning, Renting, and Streaming Movies: A Comparison ...............118 On-Demand Services from Your Cable or Satellite TV Service Provider ........120 Use the On-Demand Service from Your Cable or Satellite Service Provider .................121 Accessing Movies from the iTunes Store .....................122 Purchase Movies from the iTunes Store Using a Mac or PC ..................123 Purchase Movies from the iTunes Store Using an iPhone or iPad ..................129 Other Digital Movie Stores ............................134 Amazon.com .................................135 Google Play Also Sells and Rents Digital Movies ....................136 Vudu .........................................................138 Streaming Movie Services .................................138 Use Netflix from Your Computer ......................................142 Use Netflix from Your Tablet or Smartphone ...........................145 Use Netflix from Your Streaming Device ..................................149 6 Streaming Video with YouTube and Other Services 153 Creating a Free Google Account.............................156 Accessing YouTube ...................................156 Access YouTube from Your PC or Mac Computer ...................157 Access YouTube from Your Smartphone or Tablet ........................159 Access YouTube from a Streaming Device, Smart TV, or Video Game System ....................164 Finding Videos to Watch ............................................165 Subscribe to YouTube Channels ........................................166 Provide Feedback to YouTube Videos .......................166 Playing Videos and Creating Playlists .....................................168 Watch Videos ................................................168 Create a Playlist .................................................................171 7 The Evolution of Radio: Beyond AM and FM 175 Understanding Streaming Radio Options ..................................176 Introduction to Sirius/XM Satellite Radio .....................178 Stream Sirius/XM Programming ................................180 Accessing Streaming Radio Stations ........................187 iHeart Radio..................................................188 Radio.com .............................................................................193 NPR News and NPR One .......................................196 Find Your Favorite Local Radio Stations Online ..........................201 Discovering Streaming Music Services ......................................202 Amazon Prime Music .............................................202 Apple Music ........................................................................210 Pandora .....................................................................................217 Discovering Podcasts .........................................................................221 Use the Podcasts App on an iOS Device ........................................222 8 Digital Music: No More Records, Tapes, or CDs 229 Acquiring Digital Music .........................................................230 Using iTunes on the Mac or PC ......................................232 Purchase Music from the iTunes Store with a Mac or PC ..................233 Select and Play Music ...........................................................237 Create and Manage Playlists .............................................238 Purchase Music from the iTunes Store with a Mobile Device ...............241 Use the Music App ...................................................244 Using the Groove Music Player on a PC ...............................250 Play Your Music with the Groove Music Player ..............250 Using the Music App on an Android Device ..................253 9 Having Fun with Games and Interactive Entertainment 261 Understanding Gaming Options .............262 Understanding Game Ratings ...................263 Benefits of Interactive Games Versus Traditional Types of Games .........265 Ways to Experience Interactive Gaming Experiences ......................267 Finding Games for Your Smartphone or Tablet ..................270 Games for iPhone and iPad ...........................................272 Games for Android-Based Smartphones and Tablets....................277 15 Popular Games for Mobile Devices...........283 Playing Online Games.......292 10 Reading Digital Newspapers and Magazines 297 Using the iPhone and iPad with Digital Editions .........................298 Downloading a Publication's App ..............................299 Read a Digital Publication ............................................301 Manage or Cancel a Digital Subscription .....................305 Discover Apple's News App .................................................306 Reading Digital Editions with Your Android Device .............311 Use Google's Play Newsstand App ...........................312 Reading with eBook Readers or Apps ..................317 Subscribing to a Magazine Service ..............................319 11 Reading eBooks 323 Using eBook Reader Devices .................................324 Selecting an eBook Reader ........................325 Shopping for eBooks............................................................327 Customize Your eBook Reading Experience...................328 Reading eBooks Using iBooks .......................................329 Acquire eBooks from iBook Store .................................330 Read and Manage eBooks ...................................................334 Customize Your Reading Experience ................................337 Reading eBooks Using Android Mobile Devices.....................342 Reading eBooks Using the Kindle App or Device .....................349 Find and Acquire eBooks .....................................351 Read eBooks ...............................................................354 Reading eBooks with the Nook App .............................359 Find and Acquire eBooks .....................................360 Read eBooks ......................................362 12 Listening to Audiobooks 369 Using Audible.com.................................371 Shop for Audiobooks via Audible.com ..........................372 Listen to Audiobooks Using the Audible App ...............375 Using iBooks with Audiobooks ..................................381 Shop for Audiobooks Using the iBooks App .......................381 Listen to Audiobooks Using the iBooks App ...................384 Playing Audiobooks Using the iBooks App .....................385 Using Your Android Device ...............................................387 Using a Kindle or Nook eBook Reader or Mobile App ...........388 13 Taking Digital Entertainment on the Road 391 Accessing TV Shows and Movies ..................392 Use the Xfinity TV Go App ....................................394 Remotely Accessing Your TiVo DVR ........................398 Use the TiVo Mobile App ............................................400 Experiencing Digital Entertainment in Your Vehicle ...............405 14 Using Parental Controls to Protect Your Kids and Grandkids 409 Setting Firm Limits and Expectations .....................410 Setting Parental Controls ..............................411 Set Mac Controls ........................................412 Set Controls for Windows 10 ...................................414 Set iTunes Store Parental Controls .............................418 Set Controls on an Android Device ...................429 Set Controls on Other Devices .......................436 A 10 Web Surfing Tips That'll Keep You Safe 439 Use Secure Passwords .......................................440 Change Your Passwords Regularly ..........................442 Don't Follow Links to "Secure" Websites ........................442 Always Use a Credit Card When Shopping Online ..................444 Manually Enter the Website URL That You Want to Visit ....................444 Don't Respond to Unusual Friend Requests on Social Media .................445 Avoid Sharing Your Social Security Number or Driver's License Number Online..........446 Avoid Doing Online Banking from Public Networks ..................448 Don't Respond to Emails from the Court or From an Airline You Did Not Book Travel With ...........448 Always Sign Off from Websites on Someone Else's Computer ................450 Glossary 451 Index 455

About the Author

Jason R. Rich (www.jasonrich.com) is an accomplished author, journalist, andphotographer. Some of his recently published books include iPad and iPhoneTips and Tricks, Fifth Edition (Que), My Digital Photography for Seniors (Que), Apple Watch and iPhone Fitness Tips and Tricks (Que), and My GoPro Hero Camera (Que). As a photographer, Jason's work continues to appear in conjunction with his articles published in major daily newspapers, national magazines, and online, as well as in his various books. He also works with professional actors, models, and recording artists to develop their portfolios and take their headshots, and continues to pursue travel and animal photography. Through his work as an enrichment lecturer, he often offers digital photography workshops and technology-related classes aboard cruise ships operated by Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines, and Celebrity Cruise Lines, as well as through adult education programs in the New England area. Please follow Jason R. Rich on Twitter (@JasonRich7) and Instagram (@JasonRich7).

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