Great Ways to Keep Up with Your Favorite Shows on the Go
Who really has time to watch new television shows these days? We’re all stretched thin with work, family and social obligations that it feels like we barely have time to cook for ourselves or get much-needed exercise. Yet taking time to relax and unwind is an important part of self-care, and watching a good TV show is a great way to enjoy yourself and let the cares of the day slip away.
So how do you keep up with your favorite TV shows when you are always on the go? Fortunately, with so many technological advancements, it’s easier than ever before to do.
Subscribe to the Right Services
Your local DIRECTV service will give you access to hundreds of channels, depending on what package you choose. You can get everything from local channels to premium networks like HBO or Showtime. You can even access many of these channels on your smart phone or tablet. That way, you can watch these shows when you are commuting to or from work on public transportation, when you are on your lunch break, or even while you are waiting at the doctor’s office.
Get Alerts for New Episodes
New shows are always coming out, and it can be hard to keep up with the things you want to watch. When is the new season coming on? When does the show return after the mid-season break? When is the finale?
You can keep up with this information by signing up for alerts. Sign up for apps for the networks that air the shows you like, or follow the network or the particular show on Facebook or other social networks. You can also visit the websites for the network or the shows themselves to get updates or to sign up for alerts. In doing so, you’ll never miss an episode because you haven’t had time to research or because you missed commercials announcing the new episodes.
Binge on Your Days Off
You don’t have to try to squeeze in TV watching when you already feel like you are constantly on the go from sun up to sun down. You can wait until you have a day off to binge watch several episodes of your favorite shows at the same time. In fact, you might come to find that you prefer watching this way. You won’t have to wait a week to see what happens after a big cliffhanger. You can watch several episodes in a row and really get into the meat of the show.
Waiting to watch shows until after they air can pose one danger: Having the action spoiled for you by unknowing friends who talk excitedly about the show and inadvertently tell you what happened. Avoid spoilers as much as you can by letting friends know that you haven’t seen the latest episode whenever they bring up the show. If you see posts mention the show on your social media, just keep scrolling. Remind friends not to share any spoilers at the front of their status that you can’t avoid seeing. Don’t browse sites that have top news stories, or else you might see some major event blasted right in the headline. Even knowing that something major happened can be spoiler enough, so just stay off the home page of news sites.
Watching TV can be a great way to relax after a long day or to enjoy something just for yourself. You can even watch with family to spend time together. Use these tips to keep up with your favorite shows even if you have a busy schedule that keeps you on the go.