Spending more time at home means streaming more content online. To make it a better experience, it’s not solely about buying the fastest possible router or springing for fiber optic wifi. That might help, of course, but it’s not just the technical parameters that matter. Whether it’s Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon Prime, here are a few ideas to make it that much more enjoyable. At Cathey’s Audio Visual Entertainment, we’re here to help you make the most of your streaming experience.
Ambient lighting is meant to evenly distribute illumination in the room. It essentially creates a softer environment for your eyes, even if you don’t immediately notice it. It can reduce the glare without casting potentially dangerous shadows. You can do this with floor or table lamps, which are much easier to set up than the installation of ceiling lighting or a chandelier.
Go For Surround Sound
You can still enjoy your content even without movie-theater sound, but inferior quality can make those jump-scares and explosions just a little less impactful. If you really want to immerse yourself in the story on the screen, the right wireless sound solutions can improve your experience. (And it can do so without messing with the aesthetics of your living room or den.) Whether it’s ceiling or multi-room speakers, the right additions can really make a difference.
Do Some Scouting
There’s more to Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, and Amazon Prime than just Tiger King and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Classic gems like Cheers and underrated series like The Santa Clarita Diet can be every bit as enjoyable to discover and binge. From the McMillions documentary series to The Bachelor, it might be time to expand your horizons. Even if you just love a show because you can make fun of everything you hate about it, it might just make the year 2020 a little easier to get through.
Adjust Your Settings
Are you trying to stream when everyone else is trying to stream? Is your router in the ideal spot for streaming? Should you really be streaming content in HD when SD would do just fine? If there’s too much pressure on your devices or on your network, you may need to make a few adjustments. Try coordinating with your roommates and family members about who’s using what and when or accepting a lower quality picture for the sake of uninterrupted streaming.
Make The Effort
Popcorn, cozy blankets, movie posters, projectors: these extras are more than just ways to make your friends jealous on Instagram. The more personal touches you put on your nights at home, the better memories you’ll make during this uncertain time.
Cathey’s Audio Visual Entertainment (CAVE) in Tucson
If you’re looking for home theater basics, CAVE is your one-stop-shop for everything you need in Tucson. A CAVE home theater is one that’s perfectly planned for your home, whether you need wireless or outdoor audio, a universal remote, or the home theater essentials. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you make your streaming nights a little better.