Social Distancing? Here’s What You Can Do in Your Home Theater


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Social Distancing? Here’s What You Can Do in Your Home Theater

Movies are just one thing you can enjoy in your home theater installation

Social Distancing? Here’s What You Can Do in Your Home Theater

For many Chapel Hill residents staying indoors these days, boredom is the enemy. While the spring weather here in North Carolina is calling you to step outside and enjoy the sun, you may prefer the comforts of home. Thankfully, your home theater installation has plenty to offer. From the movies you already love to brand new ones ready to stream, video game essentials you need to catch up on, and more, there's a lot to do in your private cinema. If you're in the mood to expand your entertainment library, here are a few options you can enjoy right now.

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Endless Content Streaming

Let’s face it: streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime already had you spending a few weekends cuddled in your custom theater seats, streaming the latest shows and movies in stunning 4K. But now that you’ve binged full seasons of Love Is Blind, Tiger King, and Fleabag, what’s there left to watch?

For the month of April, HBO is offering free streaming of many of its most popular shows and movies. You can browse through a wide selection of movies, documentaries, and original shows for hours of content.

Access content by downloading the HBO GO or HBO Now app in your preferred app store or going straight to OnDemand and finding it there.

Video Game Heaven

The great outdoors may be off-limits, but that doesn't mean you can't experience them virtually. Why not immerse yourself in hours of video games? Swing a lightsaber like a real-life Jedi in Star War: Fallen Order, give yourself a scare with the remastered Resident Evil 2, or quench your need for speed with… Need for Speed: Heat.

If you haven’t played video games with a 3D audio system like Dolby Atmos, you’re in for a surprise. You’ll get even more immersed in the game than you ever thought possible.

And don’t worry about adding the games to your collection, the Xbox and PlayStation stores are running limited-time sales with up to 75and 50percent off digital games, respectively. And video game streamer Steam offers a lot of games at steep discounts for your PC.

Don’t Isolate Alone

Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to be alone. Contact friends and family with a wide array of meeting apps and get everyone involved in the conversation. You can stream movies together, or just chit chat about your day -- everything's better with friends!

Popular remote meeting services like Zoom offer a lot of capabilities, even on their free tier. You can host a meeting of up to 100 friends for your own virtual happy hour. The only drawback is that free meetings will only last 40 minutes. Thankfully, it’s easy and affordable to upgrade to a no-time limit tier like Zoom Pro, starting at $14.99 per month.

Social isolation doesn’t have to be boring. If you want to get more out of your experience, there’s no better place to do it than your home theater.

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