April updates and additions

We have added a new chapter to the book that focuses on Apple technology and ways to watch broadcast-to-air TV alongside internet streaming, iTunes and locally-stored content. We look at three setups, two of which use an Apple Mac OS computer (preferably a Mac Mini due to its size and quietness), and one using AppleTV.

There are also updates to existing sections:

  • Added a suggested reading list to the section on using a Roku with a networked DVR.
  • Improved the readability of section on installing a TV antenna.
  • Added YouTube TV and CBSN 24 hour news to the list of streaming content sources.
  • Updated the section on Smart TVs to reflect that Mozilla has dropped the FirefoxOS operating system, and improved the readability of the watching live broadcast TV overview section.
  • Added Netflix's official support of the Firefox browser running on Linux and clarified DRM (Digital Rights) support in Firefox in the streaming to a PC's web browser section.
  • Added more Netflix in-browser "hidden" keyboard shortcuts.
  • Added more ideas for using the local library to the money savers section.
  • Updated the broadcast-to-air TV section to reflect the formal adoption of the ATSC 3.0 standard in North America.
  • Added a photo of an indoor signal amplifier.
  • Added Infra Red (IR) and Bluetooth connected remotes, along with new style remotes that offer voice control and motion sensing, to the section on remote keyboard / trackpad combos for PCs.

The book's files on LeanPub have been updated and are ready for download by book owners.

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