Just because you’re in the middle of a move doesn’t mean your favorite television shows are going to wait for you! The worst part about social media in today’s entertainment landscape is that you know that the major twist from last night’s episode is going to be on everyone’s Twitter or Instagram story the next day. The last thing you want is to have great TV ruined by a text from a friend who assumes you’ve already seen the episode.
SmartMove can help you find the right package for your needs as you prepare for your move, and some packages offered by companies like Spectrum offer wireless hotspots across the country so you can catch up on shows even as you make your way to your new home.
Whether you’re moving cross-country or just across the city, here are some easy ways to stay caught up on your must-watch shows with and without access to cable and WiFi:
Watch new episodes online through on-demand platforms
. Most channels now offer their cable customers the ability to stream new episodes on-demand through their websites. Just log-in using your cable customer information, and watch new episodes before your friends spoil this week’s twist! Some channels also offer the ability for you to download and watch episodes offline if you’re in the middle of a cross-country move and need a way to watch without WiFi access.
Download full seasons on iTunes or Amazon
. Are you a season behind? Use your move to catch up! iTunes and Amazon allow you to download an entire season of a show for one price. That way, you can get caught up while you’re packing — or unpacking — the millionth box filled with kitchen things.
Download episodes on Netflix and Hulu
. Some streaming services offer the ability to download certain episodes for offline viewing, so take advantage of this for on-the-go binge watching to stay up-to-date on your current shows.
Schedule your cable set-up service in advance
. When you’re setting up your cable installation, try and get your start service set-up for the day you move-in if possible so that you can enjoy your new home and
new shows at the same time. After a long day of moving, sometimes all you need is some wine, pizza, and a TV marathon.
Worst case? Watch a recap!
Especially when it comes to reality TV, sometimes the best way to get caught up if you’re several episodes behind is just to watch the recaps online and see what your favorite bloggers have to say about what’s been happening. That way, you can jump into the current episode without feeling like you’ve missed too much.
Have a friend in your new city record new episodes and turn it into a viewing party
. Missing episodes of your favorite show as you move to your new home? Use it as an excuse to meet new people and host a viewing party at a friend’s house and have them record or download the episodes. Watching your favorite shows is much more fun with new friends, and is a great way for you to connect with others who love the same television as you.
With so many ways to catch your favorite shows, there’s no excuse for falling behind — even if you are in the middle of a move. But while you’re Netflix and packing, make sure you’re getting the best value from your new cable package. Smart Move’s got your back, so check out what offers are available to you so you never fall behind on The Bachelor again.