This has nothing specific to do with Nicaragua but it addrresses a common problem for Gringos in Nicarragua. I figure it is worth mentioning as I, for one, didn't really realize the potential.
I am talking about a little box called ROKU that combined with a TV and a decent Internet connection can offer a lot of interesting entertainment options. Much of it is free.
I had seen NewEgg selling refurbed ROKU boxes. The description always seemed to say little. Things like "lots of free entertainment channels" and such. I decided to read a bit more and, eventually, buy one. The non-geek explanation is that it is an appliance that connects you with a lot of audio and video channels. The content is downloaded over the Internet and played through you TV.
Note that I said appliance. A lot of what the ROKU will get you is stuff you could find on the Internet. The appliance aspect is that you get a little box that just makes things work. A convenience for geeks and a must for non-geeks.
There are non-free options but also lots of free channels. As I am writing this I am listing to some 1970s rock. Ana's explorations so far were exercise and cooking videos. This is but a small sample of the free choices. Others include lots of movie options, sports, international channels and such.
The pay channels seem to run from $.99 to $7/month. Assuming you have the Internet connection and TV, you get a huge amount of audio and video forever for free. The unit itself (I got a ROKU 3) will set you back less than $100. It also says you can view movies, ... from your "local PC". My guess is that means only from an SMB server but I haven't tried it yet. I can do SMB but currently run NFS for my network.
For those interested, here is the nitty gritty starting with the hardware. You get the system box, a remote control, wall wart and earphone. The system box can connect to the Internet either by Ethernet of WiFi. It has an HDMI output to connect to your TV. The remote has an earphone jack so you can do your late night listening/viewing without disturbing others.
Software-wise it is designed for the average idiot. When you first turn it on you get a setup sequence where you start by picking the language. Choices, as I remember, are English, Spanish, French and German. You then need to go to the ROKU web site and register the unit. They will ask you for credit card info so you can subscribe to pay channels by just entering a PIN on the remote -- you have to do this even if you have no intent of paying for anything.
Once registered you can browse the channel list and pick what you want building your own subscription list. That's it. You now use the remote to pick and choose what you want. Many of your selections will have sub-selections. For example, the cooking channel we picked has multiple sub-sections. One, International, then has various countries and within the country, recipe choices.
Much but not all the choices are in English. There are even (non-free) language courses. I think it will have Nicaraguan appeal. For me, while I was writing this I have listened to Janis Joplin, The Stones and some other stuff from the 1970s.