It’s hard enough to keep up with all of your favorite shows when you’re at home, but add travel into the mix and it’s easy to fall behind. Or maybe you want to share the fun at a friend’s house. Either way — whether you’re going somewhere that doesn’t have a cable subscription or going on a road trip — you can still stay caught up with your favorite shows using YouTube TV from anywhere you are.
Your YouTube TV subscription ($50 per month) includes a cloud DVR with unlimited storage, which you can access across the US. This means it’s available anywhere, from the airport to your great aunt’s house in the mountains — as long as you have cellular signal or Wi-Fi. It also includes channels such as The CW, TBS, Disney, Cartoon Network, ESPN, local channels and more.
You can stream shows on TVs with apps built for streaming sticks like Roku, Apple TV ( $169 at Walmart ) and Fire TV. You can also watch on an Xbox One, Android TV, through a Google Chromecast ( $55 at eBay ) and more. And if you download a show on one device, it will be available across all your devices. Here’s how to stay connected to your favorite shows while you’re on the go.
Bring your streaming stick with you
Headed to a relative’s house who doesn’t have a cable subscription? As long as they have a TV with apps built for Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV or something similar, you’ll be able to watch YouTube TV. Simply bring your streaming stick with you and plug it into the TV using the HDMI port (usually located on the side or back of the TV).
Once it’s plugged in, use your streaming stick as usual by pressing the Home button on your streaming remote to go to the home screen — from here, apps will be visible. You’ll then select the YouTube TV app, and since everything is already saved on your streaming stick, you won’t have to log in again.
Use the YouTube TV app on a smart TV
If the hotel or a relative’s house you’re staying at has a smart TV, you can catch up on your favorite TV shows. If they don’t have the YouTube TV app, you’ll need to download it — the process may vary, depending on the type of smart TV they own, but typically you can search for the app and select the download icon. After the app is installed, you’ll need to log in with the Google account you used to sign up.
Source : cnet