When it comes to watching TV, there are few things more frustrating than watching your favorite show and then discovering you missed it.
Luckily, there’s a great list of DIY projects that can help you rewatch shows and films without having to worry about the cable subscription, online rentals, and rental car fees.
And you don’t have to be a Netflix fan to make them happen.
Here are 10 DIY TV and movie rewatches that you can easily do yourself, and make it into a great TV or movie experience.
Viewer mode: One of the best ways to watch shows and even movies is to use the same app as you would for watching TV.
While this is convenient for many, it can be a hassle for some, so these 10 ideas can help.
(If you have trouble, check out our handy guide to the best Android apps to stream your favorite TV shows and videos.)
Get your hands on a cheap remote: You’ll need to set up a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or any other device that can connect to a computer.
These devices are usually quite simple to set-up and have plenty of settings to customize.
You’ll also need a remote to use.
Make sure to get one with a remote that can act as a mute button.
For an added touch, check the Alexa Skills app to find a remote with Alexa-compatible capabilities.
Set up a TV and a projector: It’s also great to set your TV to your favorite channel or movie, but there are plenty of options for TV setups that are just as easy.
Here’s a list of TVs that can be connected to your TV and projector, including Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and Amazon’s Chromecast.
Get a small, lightweight tablet for streaming TV shows: The Kindle Fire HDX is the easiest way to get around the limitations of a TV, tablet, or phone, and the HDX can be set up to play any video content that you have installed.
It’s even portable, so it’s easy to set it up and get to your show quickly.
Set the perfect movie night with the Amazon MoviePass app: If you’re a fan of watching movies on your TV, but don’t want to pay full price for Amazon Prime, the MoviePass subscription service can save you a few bucks.
With this service, you can stream any movie on any device (and any device with a Google Chromecast, of course) from your smartphone or tablet to your home theater or movie theater, and it even supports Amazon’s Prime Instant Video.
Turn your phone into a projector with the Free View in iTunes