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I have bought a Smart TV and this is the first app that I install to take advantage of its full potential

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Buying a Smart TV, apart from sometimes being a significant outlay and a purchase that must be studied, is also the opportunity to bring home a multimedia center. Today’s televisions are far from those silly boxes of yesteryear and thanks to complex operating systems, we can have a kind of computer with a built-in screen in the living room. And how good computer equipment, apps are the key.

In my case, when a new television arrives at home, there are a series of steps that I carry out to take care of its health. In addition, I take care of tuning and ordering the TV channels, setting the appropriate values ​​for image and sound and downloading applications (and not in this order) is what I always do. And of all the apps I end up installing, there is one that is always the first and that can never be missing on a TV… At least from my point of view.

Kodi “the essential”


For a few years now, all the Smart TVs that have passed through my house or my parents’ house have Android TV or Google TV as their operating system. For this reason, they share a series of characteristics and one of them is the possibility of installing applications from the Google Play Store. An app store where I find one that is essential to me.

Beyond the typical applications for streaming, which all of us come to mind (there are Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, HBO Max…) or other complementary applications, there is one that for me is basic and that it’s Kodi. A tool for turn the TV into a powerful multimedia center for the living room.

An app, Kodiwhich already has the RC2 version of Kodi 20 Nexus ready and can be downloaded from the Play Store although it is still in version 19, Matrix, and also without going through the application store using the Kodi website.

Kodi is a very popular application because it allows you to have, in a single app, both a fairly solvent file explorer and a complex and powerful multimedia center in which to access both files that we have locally and video or audio on-demand services.

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In fact we have already seen how to use kodi in multiple solutions. From watching HBO Max, Disney +, DAZN, Netflix, Pluto TV and even how to watch DTT or record programs. It can even be used to play games by installing an emulator or using it to access Plex.

Also, Kodi I like because it is highly customizable and can be used on a wide variety of devices, from computers and mobile devices to game consoles and streaming devices. And in all of them we can use and customize Kodi to our liking, from the appropriate screensavers to the entire interface through add-ons or complements and without having to pay a euro.

even and as an example of the versatility and options offered by, we can control Kodi on TV or on the computer using the mobile as a remote control. It is one more example of what Kodi offers.

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Tivify adds a channel dedicated to nature fans for free to its programming for all its plans

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Not so long ago, Tivify added 15 new channels to its free programming to deal with DTT. The platform has grown to become a benchmark alongside Pluto TV when it comes to enjoying free streaming channels. The platform already has more than 150, and recently another channel has been added that nature fans will appreciate.

As Tivify has announced in a press release, the platform adds the Nature Time channel to its listwith which users can enjoy television programs focused on bringing us great stories of the fauna and flora of the planet.

A channel dedicated to all fans of nature documentaries

The channel can be found on dial 61, and on it we can expect a wide range of documentaries in Spanish. One of the ones that users will be able to enjoy is ‘Into the Wild Colombia‘, where viewers will meet five groups of animals that reside in this South American country.

Another of the programs that come to this channel is ‘Australia’s Hidden Islands’, where users will have the opportunity to visit the most remote islands off the Australian coast. In addition, it also adds to the programming ‘Wildlife Icons‘, focused on showing the viewer how different species survive in Africa.

On the other hand, users will also be able to enjoy the documentary ‘Monkey Island‘, where macaques reign in an ancient city. Among the programming we can also find ‘Guardians of the Wild‘ Y ‘Africa’s Hidden Kingdom‘.

From Tivify they also remind us that all this programming It is on your platform for free, although if you want to expand your experience you can also upgrade to the ‘Plus’ and ‘Premium’ plans. ‘Plus’ offers a total of 7 additional channels together with an extension of its functionalities for 1.99 euros per month, such as the possibility of watching Mediaset channels without leaving the platform or increasing the number of linked devices by 5 .

On the other hand, the ‘Premium’ plan has a cost of 7.99 euros per month (5.99 euros per month if we choose its annual plan), and offers 11 additional Premium channels, access to the last 7 days of broadcast programming, up to 350 hours of recordings, possibility of accessing from two devices simultaneously, and more.

Tivify is available for both Smart TV and mobile phones, tablets and web browsers.

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I have tried this trick to save on heating. It is cheap and you can do it with materials you have at home

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A moment ago we saw a method that has gone viral to stop heat loss at home and also cheap, since it uses low-cost materials. We already have the loss controlled but Can home heating be improved?

DIY comes again to help us with our homework and this time with materials that we all have at home. Aluminum foil is the key in a trick that combines it with the radiators at home to help better distribute the heat that comes out of them.

Don’t waste heat on the wall


Because aluminum foil, the one that many of us have been calling Albal paper for years (a brand that manages to associate itself with a product) can be used for more than just storing snacks when we go to the countryside or to keep the flavor of dishes safe and well prepared when we cook them or when we are going to put them in the fridge.

And it is that aluminum foil can be combined with radiators that we have at home in order to improve the performance that these offer and make it unnecessary to have the heating on for so many hours and incidentally we achieve that it is not necessary to raise the temperature of the thermostat.

With this trick, what we achieve is to improve the circulation of heat given off by the radiators at home, managing to increase the temperature by multiplying the heating effect.

This is the solution that you can try and that will also make you spend less, if the heating at home does not work

In order to use this system, we just have to look for some cardboard that we have at home and cover it with aluminum foil. With the cardboard already covered, now all that remains is to place it in the rear area of ​​the radiator and around it. The goal is for it to be between the radiator and the wall.

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What this system does is redirect heat to another direction in the roomimproving the distribution and increasing the heat sensation of the radiator, since, instead of being lost on the wall, the heat bounces off the Albal paper that covers the cardboard and thus makes it easier for it to spread to other areas of the room.

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It’s a kind of mirror effectsimilar to what car headlights can use with lights, only here instead of lighting we are talking about heat.

Thus can improve the feeling of warmth at home and everything, without having to raise the temperature of the heating.

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Great classics of Spanish cinema arrive on Pluto TV to celebrate the 37th edition of the Goya Awards

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A few days ago we told you about the new content that would arrive in February on Pluto TV, the streaming platform that allows us to watch series and movies for free. And it is that in addition to celebrating “the month of love” with a multitude of programming focused on Valentine’s Day, or the arrival of a channel dedicated to the mythical television series ‘Once upon a time…’, from Pluto TV they have confirmed that it also will pay homage to Spanish cinema for celebrate the 37th edition of the Goya Awards.

Pluto TV rolls out its particular red carpet every Friday of the month from 22:00. During these hours, the platform will broadcast great Spanish film classics that were awarded in previous editions of the Goya Awards. Thus, they begin a whole month of special programming, the ‘Month of Spanish cinema’.

A month of celebration for Spanish cinema

As they have announced in their press release, on the first Friday of the month, that is, next February 3, the film will be the one in charge of breaking the ice.tapas‘, a dramatic comedy directed by José Corbacho and winner of two Goya awards in 2005.

Next February 10 they will broadcast at 11:00 p.m. the iconic horror tape ‘REC‘, directed by Jaume Balagueró and with which Manuela Velasco won a Goya award for ‘Best New Actress’ in 2007.

The following Friday the film will arrive on this special channel ‘Contestant‘, which won the Goya for ‘Best Song’ (‘Circus Honey Blues’) in 2007. And after it, on Friday the 24th all this special programming will end with ‘Lute: Walk or bust‘, a drama based on true events that earned four Goya Award nominations in 1987.

Once the content is broadcast, users will be able to see all these movies from the on-demand content section from service. In this way, they will have access to the movies whenever they want.

As for the 2023 Goya Awards gala, they will take place next February 11. All the nominations for the awards have been known for some time, with ‘As Bestas’ as the great favourite.

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