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Yesenia Achlim

Yesenia Achlim is a technical copywriter and editor with a focus on AV equipment. She aims to break down complicated topics and make technology accessible, no matter your technical expertise. When she’s not teaching you how to replace a projector lamp, you can find her reading and baking.

Do Samsung, LG TVs Have Built-In Chromecast?

You’re in the market for a snazzy new TV. But, you’ve gotten in the habit of using a Chromecast device on your old TV and enjoy casting content from your phone to the TV screen. Most smart TVs have a casting feature, but you’ve become accustomed to the Google Chromecast layout and functionality. Is there …

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Can You Use Chromecast as a Second Monitor?

Using your TV as a second monitor isn’t an original idea, but it’s definitely a great one!  You don’t want to clutter your living room by connecting your computer to your TV with an HDMI cable, but is there another way to display your laptop’s browser on your TV?  Could you use your Chromecast as …

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How To Turn Off/On a Samsung Smart TV Without a Remote?

Your Samsung TV remote has been missing for weeks and it’s time to look for alternatives. You’ve ordered a replacement remote online, but it won’t be delivered for a few days. What should you do in the meantime? Believe it or not, you can turn your TV off and on without a remote. There are …

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TV No Signal After Lightning: What To Check?

It’s a rainy night and constant lightning strikes in the sky illuminate your living room. It’s a little unsettling, but you go to bed anyway. The next morning, you prepare your daily cup of coffee and turn on the TV when you find it’s not working. Your TV was working perfectly fine the day before. …

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My Roku Keeps Restarting: Causes & Solutions

Do you keep trying to watch a movie on your Roku, only for it to restart repeatedly?  You’re barely through the opening credits when suddenly the screen turns black, and the Roku logo appears. This happens over and over until you’re just about ready to throw your Roku out the window.  Is there a way …

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When a Roku Remote Blinks Green?

You’re getting ready to browse your Roku channels when you notice something out of the ordinary: your Roku remote’s LED indicator light is blinking green.  You continue using your Roku, but even though everything is working correctly, your remote continues to blink.  You’ve never noticed this before. Is something wrong with your remote, or even …

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Storage Capacity For Roku Players and TV 101

Roku players offer endless hours of entertainment. However, their storage capacity is limited.  This means that you cannot install countless channels without putting a major strain on your Roku’s software and hardware. You may find that your Roku begins to lag or even frequently overheat and shut down.  These problems can make using your Roku …

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How To Use a Fire Stick on a Monitor? (Even Without Built-In Speakers)

Your TV is on the fritz. You’re looking to order a new one, but in the meantime will you be left Netflix-less?  You could watch Netflix and other streaming platforms in your monitor’s browser, but you enjoy using your Fire Stick’s remote and browsing its apps. Suddenly it hits you: why don’t you use your …

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Can You Use a Keyboard, Mouse on a Roku TV/Player?

Nothing compares to the rage I experience when I’m trying to type on my Roku using the on-screen keyboard.  If you’re like me, you have a Roku simple remote, which doesn’t feature voice control. This means that I have to type everything in manually.  Surely there must be another way to navigate and type on …

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How To Get Back to Regular TV From Smart TV?

Netflix is great, but sometimes you just want to watch the evening news and “regular TV” programs. But, you can’t figure out how to watch good old-fashioned TV on your new fancy smart TV.  Is there a way to watch cable or satellite programs without downloading a live TV app? Yes! In this article, we’ll …

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Why Does HBO Max Keep Crashing on Roku? & Solutions

You’re a few years behind on the Game of Thrones craze, but now you’re committed to watching the entire series using the HBO Max channel on your Roku. However, you can’t seem to watch it for more than a few minutes before your HBO Max channel crashes. Is your Roku on the fritz? Is the …

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How To Add Photos to a Fire TV Stick Screensaver? (Tested & 100% Working)

Your Fire Stick’s default screensaver is kind of bland. You enjoy seeing scenic pictures of mountains and the sea, but you’d rather customize it and display your own photos instead.  After all, there’s no point in taking a bunch of photos on your family vacation if you can’t display them on your TV for all …

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Why Does My Roku Keep Disconnecting From Wi-Fi?

You’re right in the middle of watching a show on your Roku when it suddenly freezes. Your better judgment tells you to head to your network settings where you find, for the third time today, that your Roku has disconnected from the Wi-Fi.  Your Roku is relatively new, so you don’t think that it’s broken. …

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What Should I Do if My Roku Remote Is Lost or Broken?

Maybe you’ve searched high and low and can’t find your Roku remote to save your life. Or maybe your remote is hopelessly broken. Either way, you need a little guidance. Is there a way to avoid buying a new remote? If you must buy a new remote, which one should you purchase to ensure it’s …

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