How to Stream Movies on Your TV

For entertainment when you’re out, as well as entertainment at home, the ability to stream movies is hard to beat. Here’s how.

The digital age has afforded us many opportunities to connect not just with friends and family, but with the various media we love, all from the comfort of our homes. Be it from our smartphones, tablets and now our televisions, there are a few easy options to stream movies, including Redbox Instant by Verizon, making a night in with the family more fun than ever.

How to connect (and stay connected)

Before you can stream anything, you need to get the proper hardware, such as a router and one of the Internet-connected devices listed below, as well as a high-speed Internet connection. To take full advantage of ever-improving high-definition, or HD, technology, the faster the connection, the better. For a fast 4G LTE connection at home, consider HomeFusion℠ Broadband,* so long as you have a plan with at least 10 GB of data.

If you have a wireless router set up in your home, things will be a little easier from the start. Should your Internet setup at home require a physical connection to your hardware, you’ll need a good length of Ethernet cable.

You’re connected, so what’s next?

There are several Internet-connected devices that will allow you to stream movies straight to your TV, for every type of entertainment consumer.

For avid gamers, the Xbox 360 is a ready-made entertainment powerhouse. And now, with the exclusive ability to download and use the Redbox Instant by Verizon app, it’s even more so. With an Internet connection and an Xbox LIVE Gold membership, you can download the app, sign up for Redbox Instant by Verizon, and start streaming movies immediately. Plus, Redbox Instant subscribers get their first month free and four credits per month to use on new-release DVDs at Redbox kiosks.

Owners of devices like the Windows Phone 8X by HTC can also take advantage of added connectivity with an Xbox using the SmartGlass app.

If you’re looking for an all-in-one experience, Samsung’s latest and greatest Smart TVs come in various screen sizes and prices, each with the unique, connected Samsung experience. With high-screen resolution, a suite of built-in apps (including Redbox Instant by Verizon) and wireless Internet connection, Samsung Smart TVs are the ultimate in viewing entertainment.

And now, Redbox Instant by Verizon will be available on LG Smart TVs, giving you even more entertainment options to choose from. You can also learn more about Redbox Instant compatibility with movie-streaming devices.

If you’re not in the market for a new TV, grab one of Samsung’s Internet-connected Blu-ray Players.

Entertainment, your way

With an Internet connection, Redbox Instant by Verizon and an Xbox 360 or Samsung Smart TV, there are infinite ways to entertain not just yourself, but your family and friends as well. From the comfort of your own living room, you can make it happen any way you want.

Take your movie-viewing experience up a notch and learn how to connect your smartphone or tablet to a TV.

*Data charges apply.

This article was written by an author contracted by Verizon’s Your Guide to provide helpful information on wireless technology. The thoughts, opinions and suggestions of the author may not necessarily reflect those of Verizon Wireless.

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