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Here’s How You Could Get Fast, Free and Easy Tech Support

No teens at home to help with that device or app? Get video how-tos and tips.

There’s no age limit on mastering technology. Kids might find it more intuitive, but mature minds can learn how to use it too. And there are so many ways technology can improve our quality of life. Add some mood-boosting music to the workday. Spend time over video chat with friends and family who live far away. Exercise your body and your mind. Use your mobile phone as a hotspot so you can access the web from your laptop while on the go. These are just some of the things technology can help us do.

Even if you don’t have a tech-savvy teen in your home to show you how to use a new app or device, there’s no need to be intimidated. Getting comfortable with technology couldn’t be easier thanks to Senior Planet from AARP.

You’ll find easy-to-follow instructional videos on everything from creating your Apple ID to using Zoom.

When you visit Senior Planet, you’ll find easy-to-follow instructional videos on everything from creating your smartphone login to using video chat platforms. If you need more help, volunteers are on hand to provide personalized one-on-one tutoring and answer your technology-related questions. You can even get help applying for discounts on internet service and eligible devices.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the things you can learn through Senior Planet:

Get Grooving


Music moves us. Whether you’re looking to set the mood at a social gathering, feel like dancing with your honey or simply want to groove while you’re running errands or doing chores, music is the answer. At Senior Planet, you can learn how to create a free Spotify account on your mobile device. Then you’ll be able to enjoy the many public playlists from Sisters. There’s something for every mood and occasion — from “Hot Fun Summertime” to “Keep the Faith” to “Feel Like Makin’ Love” to “Party Jams” and much, much more.

How to Sign Up for a Spotify Account on a Mobile Device
How to Sign Up for a Spotify Account on a Mobile Device
How to Sign Up for a Spotify Account on a Mobile Device

Volunteers are on hand to provide personalized one-on-one tutoring and answer your technology-related questions.

Save Some Green


Staying connected doesn’t have to break your budget. Thanks to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), you may qualify for a discount of up to $30 a month on your internet bill. Now that’s money you can take to the bank! Senior Planet provides an instructional video and step-by-step guide that will walk you through applying for this benefit.

How to Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
How to Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)
How to Apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)


See Family and Friends


You’re muted! Do you know what to do? Would you like to be able to join Zoom gatherings with your friends and family confidently and competently use the application’s many features? Zoom has created a way for us to see our loved ones no matter what separates us. Chat with your girlfriend in another state, or connect with a cousin in another country. With Zoom you can host a virtual reunion with classmates or read bedtime stories to your grandchildren, nieces or nephews. Simply visit Senior Planet to learn how to join a Zoom meeting. Once you’ve mastered that, you can then watch tutorials on adjusting your audio and video and using other Zoom features like the chat.

Joining a Zoom meeting from SeniorPlanet.org
Joining a Zoom meeting from SeniorPlanet.org
Joining a Zoom meeting from SeniorPlanet.org


Check Out That Weight Loss, Meditation, Walking or Yoga App


There are so many wellness apps that can help you improve your body and mind. Whether you’re looking to track your steps, help improve your memory, meditate or join a virtual exercise class, there’s an app for you. But those apps won’t do you any good if you don’t know how to download them. Regardless of your smartphone device or tablet, Senior Planet offers instructional videos that walk you through downloading any app that interests you.

How to Download an App (iOS)
How to Download an App (iOS)
How to Download an App (iOS)
How to Download an App (Android)
How to Download an App (Android)
How to Download an App (Android)

There’s no need to miss out on all the ways technology can help improve your quality of life. Visit Senior Planet today for fast, free and easy tech support and learn something new!

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