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Several options are now available for watching television over the Internet. Watching on a computer or a tablet seems unsatisfactory.
With a streaming device such as Roku, Apple TV or Chromecast or a game console such as the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One, you can project Internet video to the big screen. You’ll need to subscribe to a handful of services such as Netflix or Hulu Plus.
The downside is you often need to wait at least a day for shows to become available online. That means avoiding spoilers on social networks. It’s also a poor option for live sports. Major League Baseball has a great online service, but typically blocks hometown teams.
But it’s money saved to buy the hot gadgets of 2014 — or tickets to a ballgame, plus beer and hot dogs.
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