Understanding Cutting The Cord
Understanding Cutting The Cord By Curt Robbins is indeed the scissors to cutting the cord. This book has a wealth of knowledge from Curt Robbins, who directs readers to the numerous avenues in which they can enjoy quality movies, television, and music using alternatives to cable TV. This book is a convenient guide for cord cutters, music lovers, and anyone that likes to get their entertainment without paying exorbitant cable bills to have all the information they need in one place instead of having to spend hours searching Google and other resources to find the information they need.
The three main chapters of the book cover the key aspects of digital entertainment namely: streaming media devices, streaming music & downloads, and video sources. The content is accurate and is constantly revised and updated to keep up with the changing technologies. The book is also unbiased and balanced as it gives a comparison of renting vs. purchasing as well as downloading vs. streaming.
The streaming devices chapter covers the features and drawbacks of all of the major players in the market including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku and discusses some of their key features as well as any drawbacks they may have.
The second chapter focuses on music both streaming and downloading as well as some of the legal aspects involved. There is a lot of good information in this chapter but I found it to be a bit off topic, at least in relation to what I think of when I think about cord cutting as most of this you could do with or without being a cable or satellite subscriber.
The final chapter talks about everything video. From streaming media services like Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, HBO GO, to online rental services like Google Play, and iTunes, and even where to get physical media like Netflix by mail (which still exists), Redbox, or even going to the library. It also lists some streaming services that can be obtained for free and some great other sites that will help enhance the video experience.
In conclusion, this book is packed with information that can help you get a great idea of where to start when you get rid of cable and at the same time is a great reference guide for experienced cord cutters. In the end we highly recommend “Understanding Cutting the Cord”
About The Author:
Mr. Robbins is author of 27 books, including Home Theater for the Internet Age ($4.99), Understanding Home Theater ($2.99), Understanding Personal Data Security ($2.99), Understanding Cutting the Cord ($1.99), and Understanding Digital Music ($1.99), available from Amazon Kindle. You can follow him on Twitter at @CurtRobbins, on Instagram at curt_robbins, or read his Flipboard magazine Middle Class Tech.