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Best Android tablets with the highest-resolution screens for watching videos

Looking for a large, uber-productive, robust, physical keyboard-boasting and/or stylus-supporting tablet to meet your enterprise needs? The answer to your prayers is only a couple of clicks away. How about a rugged, muscular, almost unbreakable Android slate? We have you covered there, too.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

Don’t want much, just ultra-fast LTE connectivity and keeping non-vital expenses to a minimum? Here’s a list of the best inexpensive 4G-capable tabs available stateside. Meanwhile, students and teachers can browse our recommendations for classroom-ready gadgets, and the all-around top budget choices are indexed here.

Talk about something for everyone. Well, not quite everyone. Not yet, as we’ll cater to very particular sets of requirements in the next few weeks. Namely, we plan on rounding up the longest-lasting jumbo-sized Androids, the best tablets for gaming, and the ones that can support your obsessive Netflix binge-watching with the most grace.

Netflix Android tablet

We’ll start with the latter, and without further ado, here are the top ten Android tablets for video content playing. I.e., the tabs with the best, highest-resolution, crispest screens. We also have options for (almost) every budget, from $199 to $649:

Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 – $649 with 32 GB storage; $748 in 64 GB configuration

Yes, this gargantuan laptop replacement is really that costly. And for the most part, it’s worth every penny. Which doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy it. Unless you absolutely, without a doubt need to have the extra screen real estate compared to 10 inchers.

samsung-galaxy-note-pro-122

Porn nature documentaries will feel almost as spellbinding as if you’d watch them in your living room, on a 50-inch 4K TV. Well, not exactly, but you get the point – the large 2,560 x 1,600 pix res Super clear LCD panel is outstanding.

Oh, before we forget, there is a way to score the Note Pro and save a buck – purchase it certified refurbished, at only $369.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

We know what you’re thinking, but the Xperia Z2 name inaccurately sends all the wrong signals. This is by no means outdated, although technically, it sounds like it’s two generations behind the times. Still, it’s a tad pricey, given the less-than-stellar 1,920 x 1,200 pixels resolution.

Xperia Z2 Tablet

That’s over the Full HD mark, but produces a ppi inferior to the Note Pro, even if Sony’s big guy is a “measly” 10.1 inches in diagonal – 224 vs. 247.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 – $448 in white or bronze

Ah, yes, now we’re talking. Crowned by countless reputable media outlets as the Android tablet with the best display in history, the 10.5-inch Tab S is ironically not the most expensive product on our roster. It’s roughly 73 percent screen (ultra-slim bezel alert), and delivers staggering 288 pixel density.

Galaxy Tab S 10.5

In comparison, the smaller iPad Air 2 merely touts 264 pixels per inch. And the icing on the cake is the Super AMOLED tech used to manufacture that remarkable 10.5-inch glass. Kevin Spacey has never looked this handsome on a tablet before. Or, you know, Crazy Eyes, whichever way you’re leaning.

Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact – $418 international version

Oh, hello there, our first sub-10 inch contender. Refreshing to see you in the mix, for diversity reasons and more. Yes, this thing is tiny, compared to the GNote Pro, but the 8-inch TFT LCD screen is pixel-packed: 1,920 x 1,200, resulting in 283 ppi. Not too shabby, and if squinting isn’t too big of an inconvenience, we highly recommend the compact, bang-for-buck-tastic Z3.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Google/HTC Nexus 9 – $350 with 16 GB native storage; $430 in 32 GB variant

Not too large, and not too small, the N9 may well hit the sweet spot with its breathtakingly sharp 2,048 x 1,536 pix res 8.9-inch IPS LCD screen. The 4:3 aspect ratio is slightly unorthodox for the Android ecosystem, but if it works for Apple, why wouldn’t it for Google and HTC also?

Nexus 9

That said, old habits die hard, and most people unconsciously prefer 16:9 or so content players. Good thing the N9 is affordable, and has a slew of other things going for it besides video friendliness – Tegra K1 punch, 2 GB RAM, 6,700 mAh battery juice, etc., etc.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 – $348 in white; $400 in bronze

Reasonably priced, at least in white, Super AMOLED, 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, 359 (!!!) ppi density. Need I say more? Well, perhaps the octa-core Exynos chip and 3 GB RAM will help seal the deal, ensuring 2K movies and clips are shown glitch and stutter-free. Did we mention size isn’t everything? The 8.4-inch Tab S is ultimate proof.

Galaxy Tab S 8.4

Nvidia Shield Tablet

LTE on the cheap is Shield’s number one forte, then you have an interface designed with gamers in mind, stylus support and, last, an above-average 1,920 x 1,200 8-inch touchscreen sandwiched between a pair of slightly too thick horizontal bezels.

Shield Tablet

PPI? A cool 283. Graphics processing unit? A powerhouse 192-core (!!!) Kepler, meant to improve video quality in gaming first and foremost, but good for YouTube and Netflix optimizations as well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 – $299 brand new; $220 certified refurbished

Slightly larger than the Shield, the 8.4-inch Tab Pro makes a lot more sense as a multimedia playing purchase for film buffs, even if it’s not as colorful and vibrant as its Tab S sibling. No Super AMOLED love here ergo, but the impressive 2,560 x 1,600 resolution remains impressive. And the quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU can breezily play Full HD+ vids.

Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4

LG G Pad 8.3 – $280 Wi-Fi-only; $130 and up with Verizon LTE

In desperate need of a high-end, high-res refresh, the G Pad family relies on the aging 2013 8.3-inch model for a spot under the video-friendly sun. But really, the only way the 1,920 x 1,200 slate can be deemed a sensible buy is, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, when acquired on-contract at Verizon.

LG G Pad 8.3

No, the IPS LCD panel ain’t half bad, despite its advanced age, but the quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor can hardly keep up with content streaming advancements. Bottom line, go cheap or look away.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 – $199 (discounted from $239)

How in the world can a 7-inch tablet ever be a top-shelf entertainment-centric option? Simple, you take 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, generate 323 ppi, add 100 percent sRGB color accuracy on top, and wrap everything with a nice Amazon Prime Instant Video bow.

Kindle Fire HDX 7

Sure, nothing makes up for the cramped viewing surface, but as long as you’re young, and your eyesight as dependable as an eagle’s, you shouldn’t let anything stop you from procuring the best all-around sub-$200 Android-based slate.

Our work here is done, and so it’s time to pass the mic over to you, our dear, demanding readers. Did we forget your video-watching favorite? If not, which of the nominated ten is the best of the best?

How To Watch ESPN Live Online Without Cable

ESPN can be one of the most difficult channels to part with if you’re planning on ditching your cable subscription for something less pricey and without contracts. You might be able to live without shows like NCIS and 60 Minutes, but no one wants to miss Monday Night Football, Thursday Night Football and especially the in-season games on Sundays.

ProductBrandNamePrice
AmazonFire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice RemoteBuy on Amazon|$38.62(Price as of 02/21/2019 20:31 ET)
RokuRoku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming PlayerBuy on Amazon|$84.95(Price as of 02/21/2019 20:31 ET)

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If you were hoping that you would be able to find a way to keep ESPN in your arsenal in your search for no-contract streaming services, well, you’re in luck! You can still watch ESPN, even without a cable subscription — follow along below and we’ll show you how!

Streaming Devices

One of the best places to start watching ESPN online is through a streaming device. If you’re looking for something affordable, both the Amazon Fire TV and the Roku Ultra are fantastic options for you. And they’re not only affordable, but they’re high quality as well — you’ll get a real cinematic experience out of these devices.

And, of course, you’ll be able to catch your favorite ESPN programs on these devices, too. Both the Fire TV and Roku Ultra have the WatchESPN app available in their respective app stores. It’s as simple as downloading the app and logging in with your WatchESPN account. You’ll be able to catch all of your favorite sports games (and commentary) live without cable in a jiffy.

Get started at one of the links below.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

SlingTV

If you’re not buying a streaming device, one of the best ways you can watch ESPN live online without a cable subscription is through SlingTV, an a la carte streaming service. If you want to catch ESPN (and loads of other channels) on the cheap, you can sign-up for the SlingTV Orange package for just $20 per month.

Of course, you may not want to shell out the $20 per month right away without checking it out. That’s why Sling offers a free trial to its service. Before forking out any cash, you can try out what they have to offer for 7-days for free. Get started at the link below.

Buy it now: SlingTV

Hulu with Live TV

If you’re familiar with Hulu at all, you might be surprised to see that the originally video on-demand only streamer is now offering Live TV. Well, they are, and for a screaming deal! For $39.99 per month, you get access to a whole host of live TV channels, including ESPN. Not only that, but including in that cost is access to Hulu’s entire video on-demand library.

Check it out at the link below.

Buy it now: Hulu

YouTube TV

Google is offering a live TV service through YouTube now, aptly calling it YouTube TV. Google offers a similar price here, and hardly beats Hulu in value. You can get access to loads of channels for $40 per month, including ESPN. It’s hard to justify this subscription simply because you don’t also get access to a massive video on-demand library like you do with Hulu, and not only that, but YouTube TV is known for frequent outages, so you may miss a show due to that.

Buy it now: YouTube

DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now is another excellent streaming provider, also offering live viewing of ESPN to all of its customers. And we do mean all of them, as you can start watching ESPN on DirecTV Now’s lowest streaming package “Live a Little.” You can stream ESPN and many more of your favorite channels for just $35 per month with this package. Check it out below.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

PlayStation Vue

The last place you can watch ESPN is on PlayStation Vue. No, you don’t need a PlayStation to watch Vue (although you can still stream Vue on one) — you just need a device (smartphone, tablet, Smart TV) with an app store, and you’ll be able to watch all of your favorite channels, including ESPN. ESPN can be watched as part of Vue’s lowest tier package called “Access.” It can be had for $40 per month, but a free trial is available for those not sure about it. Check it out below.

Buy it now: PlayStation Vue

Verdict

So, with all of these options, what should you do? We recommend signing up for SlingTV. Out of all these options, it’s the cheapest and most valuable out there, beating all of its competitors by almost $20 per month. For $20 per month (that’s practically a Netflix subscription!), you get access to ESPN, and all of your favorite channels! And, for a few more bucks, you can start adding on dozens of other channels too, if you ever want. It’s hands down the best option here.

ProductBrandNamePrice
AmazonFire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice RemoteBuy on Amazon|$38.62(Price as of 02/21/2019 20:31 ET)
RokuRoku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming PlayerBuy on Amazon|$84.95(Price as of 02/21/2019 20:31 ET)

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How to Play YouTube Videos In The Background For Galaxy Note 9

YouTube has become one of the most popular apps that Galaxy Note 9 phone owners constantly use since it not only provides a source of entertaining videos but it can also be an educational tool with its tons of tutorials available. While it is quite convenient to view videos on the app you will notice though that using the app on the background can’t be done. This means that you won’t be able to use the YouTube app while the phone is locked or when you are using other apps.

There are however several ways to circumvent this which have proven to be highly effective.

The first method to

play YouTube videos in the background for your Galaxy Note 9 is to subscribe to a YouTube Premium account

This is a $12 a month subscription which bundles YouTube Red and Google Play Music. What you get when you subscribe is ad-free music, ad-free videos, and most importantly playing and listening videos in the background.

If you would rather not spend $12 a month then another way to do this is to

play YouTube videos in the background for your Galaxy Note 9 using the Google Chrome app which  is an unofficial way to do this.

  • Open the YouTube app then open the video that you want to play. Play the video but not in full screen. Tap on the share button then copy the link of the video.
  • Open the Google Chrome browser then paste the link on the browser. You will need to choose the Desktop mode to keep the video playing in the background. To do this tap on the options button of the browser ( three vertical dots) and make sure that there is a check mark in the box for the Desktop Site. Your video will reload.
  • Once the video reloads try to lock the phone or switch to a different app. The YouTube video playing will be paused. Just unlock your phone then open the audio control from the notification panel. Tap the play button. Once you lock the phone again or open a different app the YouTube video will still play in the background.

Basically, these are the two methods right now to play YouTube videos in the background. If you want the process to be convenient then you should subscribe to YouTube  Premium. If you would rather not want to spend on a monthly subscription then use Google Chrome.

How to Watch American Idol Live Online Without Cable

Are you looking to get rid of cable? A lot of people are doing it, for many reasons. One if those reasons is that financially, it’s highway robbery. Between a monthly payment and hidden fees, it’s just frustrating. Another reason is how cumbersome it is. It’s not just a matter of plugging something in, but you’ve got to call and have someone come out to walk on your roof every time the wind blows a certain way. And for some, it’s simple: they just don’t like cable. Thousands of shows, and nothing to watch. Or, when their favorite show is on, perhaps another one overlaps. That’s often the case for American Idol (on the same time as The Voice!), but what about people who want to watch both?

ProductBrandNamePrice
AmazonFire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice RemoteBuy on Amazon|$38.62(Price as of 02/21/2019 20:31 ET)
RokuRoku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming PlayerBuy on Amazon|$84.95(Price as of 02/21/2019 20:31 ET)

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Today, we’re going to show you how to get American Idol live online, without cable. 

Fire TV

FireTV is anything but all business. With this streaming device by Amazon, you can actually have a lot of fun. A lot of the popular app games you know and love can be played on here, as well as Pandora, Spotify, Netflix, and so on. But another added perk is that if you get the remote with Alexa-integration, you can order a pizza straight from said remote. As an added bonus, you can download the ABC app on the Fire TV to watch American Idol.

Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)

Roku

The Roku more closely resembles cable, but you’ll also be able to watch your subscriptions from here, such as Netflix or Pandora. There’s three different packages to check out (Roku, Ultra, and TV). It’s simple, it’s sleek, and really no fuss, which is awesome for a device like this. Similar to the Fire TV, you can download the ABC app to watch American Idol live online.

Buy it now: Amazon (Roku)

Sling TV

SlingTV really is a great choice for a streaming service, because they have so many mini-packages for you to pick and choose from. They boast of being TV, a la carte, and they really are. With SlingTV, you can say goodbye to useless channels, and only have exactly what you want. The best part? There’s no obligation to keep them. If you want to change it up from one month to the next, go ahead. For American Idol specifically, SlingTV offers both Fox and ABC.

As we always say, Sling TV really is a great option simply because of the value they offer — super low prices for actually quite a few channels. And you don’t have to worry about paying for a subscription right away, as Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial to take the service for a spin before shelling out any cash. Sign-up for a free trial at the link below.

Buy it now: Sling

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV may be a little pricier, but perhaps that’s not an issue for you, and we see it kind if evens itself out. Hulu with Live TV offers DVR, access from any screen in the house, and you’ll get access to everything available on Hulu itself. Those are fantastic features for the cost, at least we think so. And, ABC and Fox are both included in Hulu with Live TV.

Buy it now: Hulu

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a fairly recent player in field, but their technique is interesting. Perhaps you haven’t had cable at all, and you’re just looking to go beyond watching mere clips of American Idol online. If your family watches a lot of YouTube, casted onto your TV, you’ll find YouTube TV very familiar. Both ABC and Fox are available on YouTube TV.

Buy it now: YouTube

DirecTV Now

If you’re anything like me, you shy away from anything that sounds remotely cable. But in this case, I assure you that Direct TV Now is different! It really is a streaming service that Direct TV created, and not a bad one at that. You can get American Idol on Direct TV Now, through both Fox and ABC.

Buy it now: DirecTV Now

PlayStation Vue

Fox and ABC are available through PlayStation Vue as well. What’s really neat about this is that if you have a PS4 or similar versions, you can skip the streaming device altogether and just stream right through your console. If you have a PlayStation, we highly recommend getting PlayStation Vue for all the benefits it has to offer.

Buy it now: PlayStation

Verdict

However you decide to watch American Idol, we think many of these are great options. So do some shopping around, and see what may fit best for what you’re looking for. Eventually, you’ll find the perfect pair for getting access to American Idol whenever you want to watch it.

ProductBrandNamePrice
AmazonFire TV with 4K Ultra HD and Alexa Voice RemoteBuy on Amazon|$38.62(Price as of 02/21/2019 20:31 ET)
RokuRoku Ultra | 4K/HDR/HD Streaming PlayerBuy on Amazon|$84.95(Price as of 02/21/2019 20:31 ET)

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How much data does YouTube use and how to fix it when it starts to keep on crashing?

Streaming audiovisual contents or videos will cost you a lot especially if you’re connected to the Internet via mobile data but it doesn’t matter much if you’re on Wifi. If you’re not on an unlimited plan, you may use up your allotted monthly data in just an hour or two depending on the quality of the video you’re streaming. YouTube now offers video streaming at 4K quality which if a video is streamed at 60 frames per second, you would use up to 16GB in just one hour.

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    First off, we discourage you to stream YouTube videos if you’re on mobile data but if you really have to, you must be mindful of the quality of the videos you’re streaming. At 360p, you can still enjoy your videos especially that you’re using a mobile phone with smaller screen and finer pixels. Even at 240p, you may still be able to watch and recognize the faces of the people on videos. If you care much about saving data than the quality, then you can choose this but at 144p, it would seem like you’re watching a Minecraft game, if you know what I’m saying.

    To give you a better idea how much data it would cost you to watch YouTube videos, here are the figures…

    • 144p: 95MB per hour
    • 240p: 215MB per hour
    • 360p: 315MB per hour
    • 480p (SD): 572MB per hour
    • 720p (HD) at 30FPS: 1.26GB per hour
    • 720p (HD) at 60FPS: 1.82GB per hour
    • 1080p (FHD) at 30FPS: 2.12GB per hour
    • 1080p (FHD) at 60FPS: 3.13GB per hour
    • 1440p (2K) at 30FPS: 4.31GB per hour
    • 1440p (2K) at 60FPS: 6.11GB per hour
    • 2160p (4K) at 30FPS: 10.45GB per hour
    • 2160p (4K) at 60FPS: 15.96GB per hour

    As far as YouTube data usage is concerned, that’s all you need to know if you care much about it. But there’s one more thing I want to tackle in this post and that’s how to fix YouTube app if it starts to keep on crashing every time it’s opened. We have received quite a lot of reports from our readers complaining about this problem. If this happens to you, here’s what you need to do about it…

    1. Force restart your phone. You need to do this if it’s the first time that the app crashed because it could be a result of a minor firmware glitch. Apps crash all the time especially if your phone runs out of RAM. By doing the Forced Restart, you’re refreshing your phone’s memory as well as closing all apps running in the background. If however, YouTube still crashes after this, then try the next solution.
    2. Reset YouTube. With this I mean clearing its cache and data. This makes sure that all its cache and data files are new and its settings will also be brought back to default. If the problem is just with the app or has something to do with its settings, then this procedure is more than enough to fix it. You have to go through Settings menu and Application Manager to enter YouTube settings. From there, you can clear its cache and data.
    3. Update YouTube if possible. YouTube is updated regularly by Google and there are times you’re prevented from using it if the update that’s rolled out is very important. That’s one way of forcing you to update the app. Launch the Play Store and go to My Apps, from there you could see if there’s an update available for YouTube. If there is, then take time updating the app; it would only take a few minutes to download and install it depending on how fast your connection is.
    4. Reset your phone. This is your last resort and you only have to do this if YouTube still keeps on crashing after it is updated or if there’s no update available. It’s necessary because the app is one of the pre-installed applications and thus, embedded in the firmware. Since all previous procedures didn’t fix the problem, you need to reset your phone to bring it back to its default or factory settings. A reset can also fix app-related issues. However, make sure to backup your files and data as they will be deleted during the process.

    If there’s also a firmware update available for your phone, you better download and install it as updates often bring security patches and fixes to some common issues that have been reported by users. I hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you fix YouTube on your Android device that keeps on crashing. Should you have other concerns, feel free to contact us anytime.

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    YouTube no longer connected with Google+

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    In a bid to make most of its services independent of Google+, Google has decided to break integration of the social network with a few of its services. YouTube is the latest service to join this list which means that Google will no longer ask you for a Google+ login to comment or create a channel on YouTube. All you will need is a Google based email (Gmail) and a password, much like on any other third party service out there.

    Further, your comments on YouTube will not appear on your Google+ profile, thanks to the disintegration of the two services. This means that they will operate independently of each other. Google recently announced the closure of Google+ Photos, keeping Google Photos as the sole option for customers.

    This goes to show that Google is really serious about sidetracking Google+ and while the service might not completely close its doors, it seems like Google will offer no incentive for the users to stay on board. From a social networking standpoint, Google+ will pretty much be available and the service has come a long way since its inception, even though the likes of Facebook were its prime competitors.

    It is said that Google will “move some features that aren’t essential to an interest-based social experience out of Google+.” So the writing is pretty much on the wall right now. The best part about this ordeal is that new users of YouTube won’t have to worry about a Google+ profile before posting a comment on YouTube.

    Do you welcome these new changes from Google? Sound off below.

    Source: YouTube Blog, Google Blog

    Via: Engadget

    How to Change YouTube Playback Speed on Android

    YouTube has become one of the most important and popular apps to have on an Android device. It not only provides a source of entertainment but people can also learn several cool stuff by watching the many tutorial videos available on this platform.

    Most of the time you will want to view the videos at normal speed. There are however instances when you need the video to speed up or slow down. The good thing is that you can now do this in the YouTube app itself.

    To change the youTube playback speed on your Android device  just follow the steps listed below.

    • Open a video using the YouTube app.
    • Tap the video to pause it.
    • Tap on the three vertical dots icon.
    • Tap on the Playback Speed on the pop-up icon.
    • Choose from the various speed options available. ( 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, Normal, 1.25x, 1.5x, 2x) by tapping on it. Choosing values below the Normal speed will slow down the video while values above the normal speed will speed up the video.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Error: Unfortunately, Youtube has stopped

    The error message “Unfortunately, Youtube has stopped” simply means that the Youtube app, which comes pre-installed on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, has crashed for some reason. More often, the error shows up when you open the app. In fact, the app won’t actually open if the error pops up but there are times when you could be able to use it for a few minutes before it crashes. No matter the case, it’s the same problem that you need to address if streaming videos on Youtube is a part of your daily routine.

    In this post, I will walk you through in troubleshooting your Galaxy Note 9 with Youtube app that keeps on crashing. We will try to consider every possibility and rule them one by one until we can determine why the problem occurs and how to deal with it. So, if you’re one of the owners of this new device and are currently having similar issues, continue reading as this article may help you somehow.

    Before going further, if you found this post because you were trying to find a solution to your problem, then try to visit our troubleshooting page as we’ve already addressed most of the commonly reported issues with the phone. We’ve already provided solutions to some of the problems reported by our readers so try to find issues that are similar with yours and use the solutions we suggested. If they don’t work for you and if you need further assistance, fill up our Android issues questionnaire and hit submit.

    How to troubleshoot Galaxy Note 9 with “Youtube has stopped” error?

    Based on the cases we’ve encountered in the past, having the error message “Unfortunately, Youtube has stopped” isn’t something you should extremely be worried about. Most of the time it’s just a minor problem that you can fix on your own without any help from a tech. That said, here’s what I suggest you do about it:

    Reboot Note 9 in Safe Mode

    Being the biggest tube service today, Youtube videos are shared everyday and most of the social media applications are somewhat connected to the app. Therefore, it’s possible that some of those apps cause Youtube to crash every now and then. We don’t know if this is really the case with your phone right now that’s why it’s important to run your device in safe mode to temporarily disable all third-party apps. Here’s how you do that:

    1. Turn the device off.
    2. Press and hold the Power key past the model name screen appearing on the screen.
    3. When SAMSUNG appears on the screen, release the Power key.
    4. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume down key.
    5. Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
    6. When Safe mode appears in the bottom left corner of the screen, release the Volume down key.

    Now, while your phone is in this mode, open Youtube to know if you still get the error message. If it doesn’t show up, then it means that there’s an app or two that’s causing it to crash. Find out which of your apps is the culprit and you can either clear its cache and data to reset it or uninstall it from your device. Moreover, you may reboot your phone normally now so you can begin your hunt for the problematic app.

    On the other hand, if Youtube still crashes while in this mode, then it’s possible that the problem is with the app itself or it could be with the firmware. Move on to the next procedure.

    Clear Youtube Cache and Data

    This will reset Youtube and bring it back to its default settings and configuration. If the problem is only with the app, then this procedure is more than enough to make it work perfectly again. Don’t worry, you won’t lose any of your files if you did this.

    1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
    2. Tap Settings > Apps.
    3. To display preinstalled apps, tap Menu > Show system apps.
    4. Find and tap Youtube.
    5. Tap Storage > CLEAR CACHE > CLEAR DATA > DELETE.

    Open the app to know if it still crashes or not and if it still does, it’s time to troubleshoot the firmware. Try the next procedure.

    Reset All Settings

    This will bring the device back to its factory settings without deleting your personal files, apps and data. So it has the effects of the Master Reset minus the hassle of transferring your files over to your SD card or computer. When it comes to app issues, this procedure is also very effective so you should try it.

    1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
    2. Tap Settings > General Management > Reset > Reset settings.
    3. Tap RESET SETTINGS.
    4. If you have set up a PIN, enter it.
    5. Tap RESET SETTINGS.
    6. The device will restart to perform the reset of settings.

    After this try to see if the app still crashes and if so, then move on to the next solution.

    Backup your personal files and do Master Reset

    This time you need to make a backup of your personal files and data especially ones that are stored or saved in your phone’s internal storage because they will be deleted once the reset starts. Take time doing that so you won’t miss a thing. After the backup, follow these steps to do the Master Reset:

    1. Back up data on the internal memory. If you have signed into a Samsung account on the device, you have activated Anti-theft and will need your Samsung credentials to finish the master reset.
    2. Turn off the device.
    3. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
    4. When the green Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
    5. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’.
    6. Press Power button to select.
    7. Press the Volume down key until ‘Yes — delete all user data’ is highlighted.
    8. Press Power button to select and start the master reset.
    9. When the master reset is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
    10. Press the Power key to restart the device.

    I hope that this troubleshooting guide can help you one way or another. If you have other concerns you want to share with us, feel free to contact us anytime or leave a comment below.

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    5 Best Kodi Addons For Anime In 2019

    There are a lot of Kodi addons out there for watching your standard TV shows, movies, and even radio stations. There’s plenty of Kodi addons that will even give you access to live TV networks like HBO, and there are others that will let you check out movies that are currently out, playing in the theater. But, if you want to watch, say, anime, you might not see a lot of options at first; however, there are a lot of top-rated Kodi addons that will allow you to watch your favorite anime-based shows. If you follow along below, you’ll see our five favorite options for watching anime on Kodi!

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    YouTube

    First up on our list of great Kodi addons to watch anime is YouTube. YouTube has a lot of great user-created content, but one of the neat things about it is that you can actually find full episodes of anime shows on it as well. You can just search in the YouTube bar for the name of your favorite show, and you should get a lot of options. In addition to being able to watch full episodes, you’ll be able to watch clips, trailers, compilations, and more. YouTube is an excellent option for watching anime, because you also get access to other types of content, too. So, when you get tired of anime, you can always switch to something else, then back to anime again when you’re ready to watch.

    CrunchyRoll

    CrunchyRoll is a famous service devoted strictly to anime. With a CrunchyRoll subscription, you can watch any and all types of anime. Youc an watch as much anime as your heart desires! Now, CrunchyRoll does require a subscription, but by having a CrunchyRoll addon available on Kodi, you can get all of the content in one place. You can, of course, try CrunchyRoll for free if you like it, but the neat thing about this service is that the streaming is entirely legal. You don’t have to pass any legal boundaries in order to watch anime on CrunchyRoll.

    Another neat aspect is that, in addition to being able to watch VODs, you’ll also be able to stream anime live, sort of like live TV.

    Funimation Now

    Funimation Now is similar to CrunchyRoll in a lot of different ways. There’s plenty of free content that you can watch, and there’s paid content, too. It’s perfectly legal to stream content with Funimation Now, only the user experience is a little less desirable within Kodi. The app itself is a much better experience, although the Kodi addon does make the menu a whole lot simpler and easier to navigate. If you’re a big fan of anime and are looking for a legal way to stream it, as well as a database with plenty of anime content available, then Funimation Now is your addon.

    9Anime

    9Anime is another Kodi addon that you should consider, giving you access to an endless amount of anime content. 9Anime has a massive database of anime, so there are endless titles and episodes available at your fingertips. 9Anime is only available in a handful of countries, so if it’s not available in yours, you may need to access it through a VPN. There’s free and paid anime content that you can watch, and 9Anime even offers a TV-like service for anime, allowing you to watch different types of premium anime, live, throughout the day. New content is always being added to 9Anime, so folks may like this Kodi addon the best.

    Netflix

    Last, but certainly not least, we have Netflix. You may not know this, but Netflix has a ton of anime content available on its platform. With the Netflix Kodi addon, you do have to have a subscription, but by downloading Netflix on Kodi, you have access to all of your anime content in one central location, removing the need to switch between apps to watch different content. This is also legal to stream, but again, you will need a Netflix subscription.

    Verdict

    As you can see, there are a lot of great and perfectly legal ways to stream anime with the Kodi software on your device. There’s an endless amount of anime content available to you as well, but which app should you go for? You can watch anime without a problem on YouTube and Netflix, but CrunchyRoll and 9Anime is probably your best bet. There’s a ton of anime content on both of these addons, which will keep you busy for months on end. Do you have a favorite anime addon for Kodi? Let us know in the comments section below!

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    5 Best Kodi Addons For Kids In 2019

    Kodi is a great piece of software, giving you access to all sorts of content that you wouldn’t normally be able to access. However, one thing we haven’t covered is how to access children’s content with Kodi. We’ve showed you how you can access your favorite shows on HBO, AMC, and STAR, but now, if you stick with us, we’re going to show you how you can keep your kids entertained with Kodi. Follow along below, and we’ll highlight the top-rated Kodi addons designed for kids in mind!

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    YouTube

    First up is a kid’s favorite: YouTube. Every child loves YouTube because of the sheer amount of children’s content available. One of the favorites of YouTube is actually toy videos, where people highlight and even play with all of the new toys that are available in the children’s industry. These have attracted millions of views, but there’s also plenty of other content that kids like: Minecraft videos, story videos, and a whole lot more. The only thing is is that you’ll have to watch what your kid watches with the YouTube Kodi addon, as there’s not many content restrictions within the addon itself.

    Thomas and Friends

    Thomas the Train is another Kodi addon that you can download. If you remember Thomas the Train from when you were a kid, you probably want to introduce your own children to the silliness of this fun children’s show. The downside to this Kodi addon is that you’re not going to get access to any full episodes, and for obvious copyright reasons. However, you will be able to watch endless amounts of clips and compilation videos. You’ll probably have to get your children setup with this one, as the menu is very confusing and difficult to navigate.

    PBS Kids

    It is without a doubt that you need to have the PBS Kids Kodi addon. There are tons of different children’s show to choose from. In fact, there are over forty available in this addon, giving you access to childhood favorites like Arthur. The downside is that this Kodi addon only has about four full episodes per show. That’s certainly not a lot in comparison to TV, but with forty shows available, you’ll keep your children occupied for hours on end. It’s worth noting that the UI is super easy to use as well — everything is listed on a single page, allowing you to simply click on a show you want to watch.

    It’s worth noting that International IP addresses won’t be able to access the PBS Kids Kodi addon — that said, you’ll need to download a VPN and access the Kodi addon with an American IP address in order to consume the content.

    BinkyTV

    BinkyTV is a great option for children, giving them access to a wide variety of different networks and TV shows. Some of the networks won’t allow you to watch full episodes, but you will still be able to watch small clips, sample shows, compilation videos, and even trailers. One of these networks is Cartoon Network, but since BinkyTV really is intended for preschoolers, so the lack of full episodes shouldn’t necessarily be a problem. There’s a good mix of episodes here, giving you access to shows like Barney, Reading Rainbow and Postman Pat.

    TubiTV

    Last, but certainly not least, we have TubiTV. TubiTV is probably one of the best Kodi addons for kids on this list. It’s completely free of charge, and you can access TubiTV anywhere, unlike cable or TV series. TubiTV is also always adding content on a weekly basis — new movies and TV shows — so there’s always going to be plenty of content to keep your children happy. It’s worth noting that there are some geo-restrictions with TubiTV, so the content is going to be different depending on the country you’re accessing it from. If you connect up with a VPN, you’ll be able to watch the entirety of the TubiTV library.

    Verdict

    As you can see, there’s a lot of great Kodi addons out there for children. It can be difficult to decide which one to go for, but we would have to definitely recommend YouTube first, as well as either BinkyTV or TubiTV. PBS Kids and Thomas and Friends are nice addons for your children, but the downside is that you just don’t get access to full episodes. You can see highlights and samples, and in PBS Kids you can even watch a couple of full episodes, but you certainly don’t get full season access. That said, we definitely recommend checking out BinkyTV or TubiTV to keep your children occupied.

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    5 Best Kodi Addons For Live TV In 2019

    If you’ve got Kodi installed on your Windows PC, Android device, or some other piece of technology, you’re probably wondering how you can start watching live TV with Kodi. Well, you’re in luck: you can actually start watching your favorite TV shows, live, with different Kodi addons. If you follow along with our list, we’re going to show you the best Kodi addons to start watching your favorite content live on the air. Keep in mind that streaming copyrighted content like this is a no-go, so many of these addons are being taken down or are requiring forks of them to be made.

    YouTube

    First up on our list is the YouTube addon. YouTube isn’t live TV, but in 2018, more and more folks are getting their favorite content from YouTube. In fact, many creators are offering live shows at specific times during the day on YouTube, since this creators just aren’t able to get on TV. That said, you can download the YouTube addon on Kodi to start watching your favorite creators’ live content. You can even find new “live” content very easily on YouTube — if you categorize by the “Live” category, you’ll be able to watch your favorite live content on YouTube with Kodi (although, it’s fairly easy to just do this on the regular YouTube app as well).

    iPlayer

    If you want to catch up on your favorite content over the pond, you should download the BBC iPlayer addon for Kodi, called iPlayerWWW. With the iPlayer, you can get personalized recommendations for TV shows, track your favorite channels/programs, and you can even watch your favorite content for up to thirty days after it airs without having to record it.

    The one downside to iPlayer is that it’s still geo-restricted, even with the Kodi addon. With that in mind, you’ll have to download and start using a VPN to use the iPlayer add-on to access your favorite UK-based content. Keep in mind that, with the VPN, you’ll have to connect up to a UK server so that you get a UK IP address that the BBC iPlayer can recognize for you as a passthrough.

    Nemesis

    Nemesis is one of the oldest Kodi addons available, and gives you a way to watch your favorite IPTV shows. There’s tons of IPTV content that Nemesis has to offer, so you’ll be satisfied for weeks and months to come. The one downside is that it can be a little bit of a pain, as you do have to enter a PIN code to continue streaming on Nemesis every four hours. However, it’s not too bad, because the developer does need to be able to make some money as well.

    cCloud TV

    cCloud TV is a really popular live TV addon as well, but the one downside is that thousands of channels aren’t available. It’s much easier for addons to offer recorded content that has already been live on the air than it is for these addons to let you stream your favorite channels live. It’s still one of the best live TV addons out there, but you will have to do some digging around to find your favorite TV shows. That said, you should be able to streaming content like Nation Geographic, ESPN, CW, AMC, Animal Planet, and a few others without issue.

    USTVNOW

    Last, but certainly not least, USTVNow is another phenomenal addon available for Kodi. You will have to have an account with USTVNOW that the app can authenticate with, and if you don’t have one, you’ll have to create one and sign-up for a low-priced subscription to watch your favorite channels. It costs around $19, which should allow you to watch 24 channel in the HD format on your Kodi software. There is a free plan, but it’s severely limited — only six channels are available to watch under this subscription, but you will still be able to stream them in the HD format.

    Verdict

    So, which Kodi addon is best for watching live TV? If you’re truly attempting to watch live TV, then you might want to skip out on the YouTube addon, instead opting for either USTVNOW, cCloud TV, and iPlayer. But do keep in mind that, for something like iPlayer, you will have to also install a VPN to access that type of content, as it is geo-restricted. If we had to tell you one that was perfect for your needs, we might recommend cCloud TV to you, as it seems to have the largest content lineup as far as live TV Kodi addons go.

    How To Watch This Is Us Live Online Without Cable

    This Is Us is currently one of TV’s most popular shows, and if you’re ditching cable, it’s understandable as to why you’d be fearful of missing out on it. However, a cable subscription is super expensive, and it would be much cheaper to watch This Is Us live online with some that’s cheaper and doesn’t have those insane contracts and added fees. So, if you’re ditching the cable bill, there are still a couple ways you can catch the latest episode of This Is Us.

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    Streaming Hardware

    If you want to watch This is Us live online without cable, you can do so pretty easily with the Fire TV and/or Roku Ultra. The NBC app is available on both streaming devices, although you will have to sign-up for a subscription directly with NBC to watch. It’s way cheaper than a cable subscription, and it’s on a month-to-month basis, there are no contracts here.

    In addition, you’ll need some sort of streaming hardware. The Fire TV or Roku Ultra are both great and relatively cheap to get into. Not only that, but they can turn almost any TV in your house into a Smart TV. You can check our two top picks out below.

    Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
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    Sling TV

     

    Next, you can find the NBC app to watch This is Us live online without cable on the Sling TV streaming service. Compared to cable subscriptions, Sling TV is relatively new to the game, but is bringing some serious competition. For only $25 per month (you have to buy the Blue package, not the cheaper Orange package), you can get the NBC app in your package and start watching Sling TV on any device (even your phone or tablet) almost immediately.

    There’s no commitment here, it’s purely a monthly subscription, and if you’re not sure about it, they do offer a 7-day free trial. Start your trial at the link below.

    Buy it now: Sling TV

    Hulu

    You can also watch This is Us live online with Hulu. If you didn’t know, Hulu now offers its own “With Live TV” service. It’ll set you back about $40 per month, but you get a whole bunch of channels as well as access to Hulu’s entire on-demand video library. Similar to Sling, Hulu also offers a free trial, but for only 5 days.

    Buy it now: Hulu

    YouTube TV

    Google’s all-new YouTube TV is another place where you can watch This is Us live online, as they do offer the NBC app for streaming. YouTube TV is really new to the game and they’re still working out many of the quirks — for example, they frequently have outages, so you may actually miss out on a show because of this. Similar to Hulu, it will set you back $40 per month.

    Buy it now: YouTube TV

    DirecTV Now

    AT&T’s DirecTV Now is an excellent place to watch This is Us online. Sling offers one of the best streaming experiences online, but if you had to choose an alternative option, it would be DirecTV Now — the experience is super competitive. If you prepay for a couple months in advance, they’ll give you either a free Fire TV or Apple TV. Not only that, but you can cancel your subscription at anytime.

    On top of that, you only need to sign-up for their lowest tier package to watch NBC. It’s their “Live a Little package,” which will only cost you $35 per month. Check it out below.

    Buy it now: DirecTV Now

    PlayStation Vue

    PlayStation Vue is the last place you’ll be able to watch This is Us; however, you won’t be able to watch it live. Ever since Vue went nationwide here in the US, many of the TV channels pulled out, only allowing Vue to let its customer watch their favorite TV on-demand, 24 hours after they air. So, you’ll be able to watch it on-demand on Vue, but you won’t be able to watch This is Us live.

    Buy it now: PlayStation Vue

    Verdict

    So, what service should you go for? We recommend using Sling TV’s Blue package. At just $25 per month, it’s the cheapest service on this list, and can be accessed from nearly any device — it makes it the perfect solution for travelers as well, since you can watch on your phone or tablet. And, if you’re not 100% sure about Sling TV, they offer one of the best trials out there, allowing you to watch for a full seven days for free. If you decide you don’t like Sling during your trial, you don’t have to pay for anything, simply cancel your subscription. Get started with your free trial here.

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    How to Download YouTube Video to Galaxy Note 2

    Download YouTube Video to Galaxy Note 2

    Download YouTube Video to Galaxy Note 2

    A question was sent to us recently via The Droid Guy Mailbag which reads, “How do you save videos from YouTube to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 so that I don’t have to go to its site and go online each time I want to view the content that I want?”

    Here are steps on how to download YouTube video to Galaxy Note 2:

    Step 1 — Download the YouTube App

    This is optional since you can still access YouTube using the Internet browser of your Smartphone. But for best results, it is advisable to get the YouTube app for Android from Google Play.

    Step 2 — Enable Downloads from Unknown Sources

    Make sure that your phone allows you to download files from third-party sources outside Google Play. All you have to do is open Settings. Then, go to Security. After that, tick the checkbox beside Unknown Sources to activate the feature.

    Step 3 — Get the YouTube Downloader App for the Galaxy Note 2

    Although you can use any application with the same function, one source of the tool which was recommended by a WonderHowTo article is the YouTubeDownloader (YTD) for Android from SourceForge. The link for the app can be found in the Resources section of this article. Be sure to download the latest version of the file and read the instructions provided by the uploader carefully.

    Step 4 — Download the Video Using YTD

    Open the video that you want to download using the YouTube app. Next, tap the share icon characterized by three dots interconnected by two lines resembling the mathematical symbol <.

    Download YouTube Video to Galaxy Note 2 2

    From there, select YTD. You will be asked about the quality of the video that you want to download, so just select it from the options and tap the Download Here button. Wait for it to finish.

    Step 5 — Watch the Video

    To access the video that you just downloaded, just open the download folder of your phone or the directory that you have set as the destination of your downloaded files and select the file that you wish to watch.

    Disclaimer

    The app to download YouTube video to Galaxy Note 2 has been confirmed by various users to have worked for them but be reminded that the author haven’t tested the file yet from SourceForge so he can’t guarantee its success. This was only put as an example to illustrate that downloading videos from YouTube to the Galaxy Note 2 is possible. The author strongly advises vigilance on your part by checking the file for viruses, or if you know a more reliable alternative, feel free to use it. Otherwise, use the file at your own risk.

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    How To Watch NCIS Live Online Without Cable

    Cutting the cable subscription can be nerving if you still want to be able to watch your favorite shows. Without cable, it can be still difficult to catch your favorite ones, as a lot of services that “claim” to let you watch them, such as NCIS, require you to login with a cable provider. However, with the advent of streaming services (and how popular they’ve become), you can still watch NCIS without the cable provider ever interfering.

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    Fire TV and Roku

    NCIS airs on CBS, so if you’re looking to keep up with your NCIS schedule, whatever streaming device you have, you’ll need to make sure you can download the CBS app on it. Whether you choose to pick up Amazon’s Fire TV or the Roku Ultra, you’ll be able to download the CBS All Access app.

    With the CBS All Access app, you’ll be able to watch all of the CBS content you want, including NCIS. It does cost an extra $5.99 per month, but it’s far cheaper than the cable subscription, and you can stop your subscription at anytime without any fees. And, if you’re just looking for NCIS, this is your cheapest option, as actual streaming services start out at around $20 per month, but you get a whole lot more channels.

    Buy it now: Amazon (Fire TV)
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    Hulu with Live TV

    As far as watching NCIS on streaming services go, your options are limited. However, Hulu’s new “With Live TV” package offers CBS, allowing you to catch NCIS (when it airs) on any of your favorite devices — your Android phone, tablet, computer, smart TV, you name it.

    Hulu with Live TV is one of the more pricey options here, costing you a whole $39.99 per month. In addition to being able to watch Live TV online, you do get access to Hulu’s entire streaming library as well. And for those that aren’t too keen on the idea of dropping $39.99 a month on Hulu with Live TV, the company does offer a free trial so that you can give it a go before you commit from month-to-month.

    You can check it out for free at the link below.

    Buy it now: Hulu

    YouTube TV

    Google has also been able to secure a contract with CBS to air CBS shows like NCIS (in supported markets). YouTube TV runs a tad bit cheaper than Hulu with Live TV, coming in at $34.99. You’ll get plenty of more TV channels than just CBS that you can watch over your phone, tablet, computer, and Smart TV. Again, after dropping your cable subscription, it is quite a bit of money to continue handing over for TV, so YouTube does also offer a free trial. Not only that, but you can cancel at anytime you’d like.

    You can get started with the free trial at the link below.

    Buy it now: YouTube

    PlayStation Vue

    The last place you’ll be able to watch NCIS (or CBS) on is Sony’s PlayStation Vue service. However, you won’t be able to watch it live. Ever since PlayStation Vue went nationwide (here in the US), a few companies dropped the live programming, instead allowing Vue customers to watch those programs on-demand 24-hours after they air.

    So, while you won’t be able to watch NCIS live, Vue customers will still be able to watch it at least 24 hours after it airs. That’s a whole lot better than, say, Netflix where you might have to wait a whole year for the entire new season to arrive.

    You can sign-up for the cheapest PlayStation Vue package “Access” for $39.99 per month. You’ll be able to watch on your Android smartphone or tablet, Smart TV, streaming device, PlayStation, you name it. And, if you’re hesitant while looking at the price, Sony also offers a free trial for PlayStation Vue just to show you what you’re getting.

    Get started at the link below.

    Buy it now: PlayStation

    Verdict

    As you can see, CBS doesn’t air on a whole lot of streaming services. You’ll be able to catch it on Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, and you’ll also be able to at least watch NCIS 24 hours after the episodes air on Vue, but that’s about your only option as far as software goes. Your best option is to go out and purchase the Fire TV or Roku, download the CBS All Access app, and sign-up for the $5.99 per month subscription with CBS. It’s a super cheap way to do it.

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