How to Turn Your Computer into A TV

Though televisions aren’t nearly as expensive as they used to be, you might not want to shell out the money to buy a completely new device when you have a perfectly good computer sitting at home.

If you just need a little something to play your favorite shows or the local channels, that computer monitor in your closet could do the trick.

The Way of The Future

In 2017, more than 40% of people said that they’d rather watch TV shows on their laptops or desktops as opposed to actual televisions. It seems the days of massive flat screens may becoming to an end as digital natives seek out smaller, faster viewing options. 

A Cable Here, An Installation There

If you already have a monitor, the hardest part of turning a computer into a TV is already done. Simply take your monitor, and look it over to find out if it has any connection port other than the standard VGA. 

If it does, you may be able to connect your cable or satellite box directly. Alternatively, you can install a tuner software to allow you to pick up channels from an antenna. Either way, this will set you up with watching capabilities. 

Next, you’ll want to add some external speakers, and probably download a universe remote control app. The exception here is if you’re using a cable or satellite service that comes with a remote, in which case you’ll need to program it to work with your computer. 

After that, you’re free to channel surf to your heart’s content on your newly established television set.

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