What is streaming TV?
A TV-streaming device allows any standard or smart television with an HDMI port to connect to the internet and watch movies, TV shows, or other online video content (such as Netflix or YouTube). These devices are plugged into your TV and wirelessly connect to a local WiFi in order to stream videos from the internet.
What TV-streaming platforms are there?
There are many TV-streaming platforms on the market, but Torah Class is only available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Android TV. The following list contains links to purchase devices for the 4 platforms that Torah Class is on:
NOTE: You only need ONE of these devices to watch us on your TV!
What TV-streaming devices are there?
There are 3 options when purchasing a TV-streaming device: 1) a stick, 2) a box, or 3) a smart TV that has one of the above 4 platforms built into it. Examples:
NOTE: If you already have a TV with Roku built into it, then you do not need to purchase a streaming device in addition to the TV.
Which device is best for me?
When choosing a streaming device, consider what will work best with products that you already own:
- If you’re looking for what is easy to use and has lots of video content in addition to Torah Class, Roku is probably the best choice for you.
- If you use several Apple products such as an iPhone, iPad, and MacBook and prefer staying within what you are familiar with, an Apple TV might be the best choice for you since it will allow you to connect with other Apple products.
- If you have Amazon Prime or an Echo, a Fire TV might be best.
- If you use several Google/Android products, an Android TV might be best.
NOTE: Notice our emphasis on the word "might"! Just because you use an iPhone doesn’t necessarily mean you should choose an Apple TV, or just because you have Amazon Prime doesn’t mean you should get a Fire TV Stick. Choose one that will work best for you or your home-group.
What is Torah Class’s recommendation?
Based on simplicity, ease-of-use, portability, and price, our recommendation is to get a Roku Streaming Stick. Because Torah Class lessons are not recorded in 4k, it is not necessary to get the Roku Streaming Stick+. NOTE: In order to use this device, your TV must have an HDMI port; and you will need to have a WiFi connection available. If you have an older TV that doesn’t have HDMI ports but rather has composite A/V (the red, white, and yellow ports), purchase a Roku Express+. A WiFi connection is still required for this device.
I’ve got my TV-streaming device… Now what?
That’s an easy one: plug your device into your TV, connect it to your home WiFi, search for Torah Class, and start watching Torah Class teachings on the big screen from the comfort of your living room! It’s THAT easy. Once you’ve gotten settled in, let us know what you think of having Torah Class on your TV by visiting our Facebook page and leaving us a message. If you’re looking for other Bible teachers on your new TV-streaming device, check out Rabbi Baruch with LoveIsrael.org, who is part of our Family of 5 Ministries.