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<> Learn On-Demand TV, DVRs, Music, Games, Books, and More! With My Digital Entertainment for Seniors, you'll discover easy ways to access and experience entertainment using today's technology, without getting confused or bogged down with techno-babble-and without spending a fortune. This easy-to-follow guide covers all aspects of entertainment-movies, TV shows, radio, music, newspapers and magazines, books, and more-whether you're using a computer, mobile device, or other technology. Specifically, you'll: Get acquainted with all forms of digital entertainment that are available in everyday life, including on-demand TV shows, movies, music and radio programming, podcasts, eBooks and audiobooks, digital editions of newspapers and magazines, YouTube videos, and interactive games.Discover the difference between streaming and downloading content from the Internet to your computer or mobile device.Learn what equipment you'll need and how to use this equipment, no matter how tech-savvy you are-or aren't.Find out how to watch, listen to, and read what you want, when you want it, on your TV, desktop computer, notebook computer, smartphone, tablet, eBook reader, or gaming console.Learn what types of entertainment are available to use on eBook readers, digital video recorders, digital music players, high-definition television sets, cable/satellite TV service providers, what types of entertainment are readily available via the Internet, and how to use your computer, smartphone or tablet as an entertainment device.Find ways to stay safe and protect yourself from identity theft or online crime when surfing the Internet, shopping online, playing games, doing online banking, and handling other Internet-related tasks.
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1 The Changing World of Digital Entertainment 3Defining Digital Entertainment ....................................4Understanding the New Terminology ..................7Types 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 ..................................17Considering Compatibility Issues ..........................17Don't Be Afraid! ..........................................22What You'll Need To Get Started ................222 Getting Started with Digital Entertainment 27Saving Money When Shopping for Consumer Electronics................29 Shop at Retail Stores ..................................30 Shop Online .................................................................33Overview of Required Equipment ...........................38 HD Television Set ................................................................38 Desktop and/or Notebook Computer ........................40 Smartphones and Tablets ................................................44 Overview of Optional Equipment ...............................51Internet Access Is Required .....................................................59Overview of Content Service Providers and Suppliers .......................603 Television in the 21st Century 63Recording Your Favorite Shows...............................................64Streaming Your Favorite Shows On-Demand ..................66Connecting a Streaming Device to Your TV ..................67 Apple TV .............................................................68 Google Chromecast .............................80 Amazon FireTV Stick .........................................82 Roku Streaming Stick ............................84Binge Watching TV Shows ...............................874 Watching TV on Your Devices 91Streaming TV Shows on Your Computer's Screen ............94 Visiting a Network's Website .........................94Purchasing TV Shows to Watch on Your Computer ...........97 Purchase Content from iTunes ..................................97Streaming 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...................................111Mobile Apps That Make Watching TV More Interactive ................1145 On-Demand Movies at Your Fingertips 117Owning, Renting, and Streaming Movies: A Comparison ...............118On-Demand Services from Your Cable or Satellite TV Service Provider ........120 Use the On-Demand Service from Your Cable or Satellite Service Provider .................121Accessing 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 ..................129Other Digital Movie Stores ............................134 Amazon.com .................................135 Google Play Also Sells and Rents Digital Movies ....................136 Vudu .........................................................138Streaming Movie Services .................................138 Use Netflix from Your Computer ......................................142 Use Netflix from Your Tablet or Smartphone ...........................145 Use Netflix from Your Streaming Device ..................................1496 Streaming Video with YouTube and Other Services 153Creating a Free Google Account.............................156Accessing 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 ....................164Finding Videos to Watch ............................................165 Subscribe to YouTube Channels ........................................166 Provide Feedback to YouTube Videos .......................166Playing Videos and Creating Playlists .....................................168 Watch Videos ................................................168 Create a Playlist .................................................................1717 The Evolution of Radio: Beyond AM and FM 175Understanding Streaming Radio Options ..................................176Introduction to Sirius/XM Satellite Radio .....................178 Stream Sirius/XM Programming ................................180Accessing Streaming Radio Stations ........................187 iHeart Radio..................................................188 Radio.com .............................................................................193 NPR News and NPR One .......................................196 Find Your Favorite Local Radio Stations Online ..........................201Discovering Streaming Music Services ......................................202 Amazon Prime Music .............................................202 Apple Music ........................................................................210 Pandora .....................................................................................217Discovering Podcasts .........................................................................221 Use the Podcasts App on an iOS Device ........................................2228 Digital Music: No More Records, Tapes, or CDs 229Acquiring Digital Music .........................................................230Using 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 ...................................................244Using the Groove Music Player on a PC ...............................250 Play Your Music with the Groove Music Player ..............250Using the Music App on an Android Device ..................2539 Having Fun with Games and Interactive Entertainment 261Understanding Gaming Options .............262 Understanding Game Ratings ...................263 Benefits of Interactive Games Versus Traditional Types of Games .........265 Ways to Experience Interactive Gaming Experiences ......................267Finding Games for Your Smartphone or Tablet ..................270 Games for iPhone and iPad ...........................................272 Games for Android-Based Smartphones and Tablets....................27715 Popular Games for Mobile Devices...........283Playing Online Games.......29210 Reading Digital Newspapers and Magazines 297Using 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 .................................................306Reading Digital Editions with Your Android Device .............311 Use Google's Play Newsstand App ...........................312Reading with eBook Readers or Apps ..................317Subscribing to a Magazine Service ..............................31911 Reading eBooks 323Using eBook Reader Devices .................................324 Selecting an eBook Reader ........................325Shopping for eBooks............................................................327Customize Your eBook Reading Experience...................328Reading eBooks Using iBooks .......................................329 Acquire eBooks from iBook Store .................................330 Read and Manage eBooks ...................................................334 Customize Your Reading Experience ................................337Reading eBooks Using Android Mobile Devices.....................342Reading eBooks Using the Kindle App or Device .....................349 Find and Acquire eBooks .....................................351 Read eBooks ...............................................................354Reading eBooks with the Nook App .............................359 Find and Acquire eBooks .....................................360 Read eBooks ......................................36212 Listening to Audiobooks 369Using Audible.com.................................371 Shop for Audiobooks via Audible.com ..........................372 Listen to Audiobooks Using the Audible App ...............375Using 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 .....................385Using Your Android Device ...............................................387Using a Kindle or Nook eBook Reader or Mobile App ...........38813 Taking Digital Entertainment on the Road 391Accessing TV Shows and Movies ..................392 Use the Xfinity TV Go App ....................................394Remotely Accessing Your TiVo DVR ........................398 Use the TiVo Mobile App ............................................400Experiencing Digital Entertainment in Your Vehicle ...............40514 Using Parental Controls to Protect Your Kids and Grandkids 409Setting Firm Limits and Expectations .....................410Setting 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 .......................436A 10 Web Surfing Tips That'll Keep You Safe 439Use Secure Passwords .......................................440Change Your Passwords Regularly ..........................442Don't Follow Links to "Secure" Websites ........................442Always Use a Credit Card When Shopping Online ..................444Manually Enter the Website URL That You Want to Visit ....................444Don't Respond to Unusual Friend Requests on Social Media .................445Avoid Sharing Your Social Security Number or Driver's License Number Online..........446Avoid Doing Online Banking from Public Networks ..................448Don't Respond to Emails from the Court or From an Airline You Did Not Book Travel With ...........448Always Sign Off from Websites on Someone Else's Computer ................450Glossary 451Index 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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