We have a very basic Dutch TV subscription from Ziggo, which suits us fine even though it’s analog TV (or should I say SD, as compared to HD). Now I recently installed the ZiggoGo.app to be able to watch live TV on my iPhone and iPad also. I then noticed that some of the TV channels that I can watch for FREE on ZiggoGo (like History Channel) are not available on my regular living room TV…
Is there a way to get all ZiggoGo channels on my TV without upgrading my Ziggo subscription ?
Yes, there is.
Just use a Google Chromecast and on your TV and stream to it from the ZiggoGo.app.
any Ziggo TV subscription (even the most basic one will do)
(*) if you already own a Chromecast-imitation like an AnyCast-dongle or MiraCast-dongle you might be able to do this also, just don’t buy an imitation if you want to be sure that it works on forehand !
The way to do this is rather straightforward :
plug the Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI-port
make sure the Chromecast is connected to the same WiFi-network as your iPhone/iPad
I have my Samsung SmartTV set to automatically do its software updates (actually, these should be called automatic firmware upgrades), and when I let my TV search for new software updates, it tells me no new updates were found.
However, on the internet I found info that suggests that newer versions of the firmware are available for my Samsung SmartTV, just not in my region for some reason.
Is there any way to get these upgrades anyway ?
If you want to upgrade the firmware on your Samsung SmartTV manually, do this :
turn on your TV
press the MENU-button on your remote control
in the window that opens, on the left, select Support
on the right, scroll down entirely and select Contact Samsung
on the page that opens, at the bottom, the Model Code is displayed : write this down ! ( eg. “UE50JU6400” or “UE32J5200” )
then ‘arrow to the left’ on your remote control
then, on the left, select Support
on the right, select Software Update
now, on the right, the Current Version is displayed : write this down ! ( eg. 1530 )