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3 simple tricks for smoother video streaming

3 simple tricks for smoother video streaming
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You're settled comfortably on the couch for a family movie night or a marathon session of your favorite TV series. Without warning, your relaxing night turns into a nightmare as the streaming Internet video keeps pausing to buffer, or the image keeps alternating between clear and blurry. It's almost enough to make you go running back to cable.

Of course, you don't want to do that. With cable, you end up paying a fortune each month for a bunch of channels and shows you never watch. Plus, you can't watch what you want on demand. Fortunately, I can help you fix your video streaming problems so cable can stay a distant memory.

1. Check your Wi-Fi

The majority of streaming video gadgets, smart TVs, tablets and laptops connect to the Internet via your Wi-Fi network. That's great for avoiding cables cluttering up your living room, but Wi-Fi isn't always the most reliable connection.

Signal interference and too much traffic on the network can slow it down. That leaves your streaming gadget unable to give you full-video quality, which leads to buffering or a lousy picture. Find out how to boost your Wi-Fi for faster downloads and smoother video.

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