This is in the Author Hangout simply because there isn't a place for it since it doesn't have anything to do with stories or writing.
I assume y'all have cable or satellite or Netflix or Apple tv or something to watch movies and TV. It seems like Internet streaming is putting a dent in cable and satellite. But you have to pay for that service.
A neighbor showed me an alternative. It's a legal box that's basically a computer that searches the Internet for movies, TV programs, sporting events, etc. Like ALL the episodes of All in the Family are on it. And even movies that are currently playing in the theaters.
People load the stuff on servers around the world which the box searches. The only thing I found on it using Google is an article discussing it's legality in Canada. The article said it's legal since you aren't downloading anything, but the people putting it on the servers are violating copyright laws.
My neighbor has two different boxes. One is called ISTV and the other ATVB 4K Media Streamer. They both operate about the same. All you need is an HDMi connection to your TV (and an AC outlet). Each has a one-time cost of $399.
Does anyone have one? Does anyone know anything about them?