From Walking Dead and Grey’s Anatomy to the classics like 24 and Lost, there is so much good content to watch online right now. So. Much. Good. Stuff. And thanks to app-enabled TVs and media players, you can stop huddling by the computer and stream it all straight to your living room TV. Ah, technology.
But before you invite your friends over for a Netflixathon, it’s important to make sure your TV has a fast and reliable Internet connection. Because nothing ruins a TV binge faster than buffering. If your TV’s connection is in need of an upgrade, here are three ways to get it done:
Get Wi-Fi that Reaches Your Living Room with an 11AC Router
If your current router isn’t providing the wireless range and speeds necessary to stream HD content to your TV, it’s time for an upgrade to Wireless AC. By switching your existing router out for a Wireless AC router, like the D-Link AC1900 Wi-Fi Router (DIR-880L), you can enjoy faster Wi-Fi speeds. Plus, Wireless AC routers provide increased home coverage with less interference so you can watch all you want, interruption-free.
Improve Your Current Router’s Reception with a Wireless Extender
Don’t want to replace your existing router? No worries. With the D-Link AC750 Wi-Fi Range Extender (DAP-1520) you can boost your router’s wireless coverage and bring fast and reliable Wi-Fi to your living room with the push of a button. And it’ll work with your existing router, no matter the brand! All you need is two minutes and a power outlet. Simply plug the Wireless Range Extender into an outlet in between your router and the dead zone, push the WPS button (the only button) on the Extender and then push the WPS button on your router. That’s it!
Get a Reliable Wired Connection to Your TV with PowerLine
If you’d prefer a wired connection for your TV, but don’t want to deal with the mess of wires, PowerLine technology is the perfect solution for you. PowerLine adapters, like D-Link’s PowerLine AV2 2000 Gigabit Starter Kit (DHP-701AV), connect devices to your network using the existing electrical wiring that’s already in your walls. To connect your TV to PowerLine, just connect one of the PowerLine adapters to your router and plug it into the wall and connect the other PowerLine adapter to your TV and plug it into the wall. Now you have a reliable wired connection without blue Ethernet cords taking over your living room.
Improving your TV’s internet connection is easy. Whether you want to connect wirelessly or with PowerLine, it’s well worth taking a few minutes to ensure you have the best connection possible.