If you think you’re ready for streaming TV, there are a few things to consider before diving in because there are a lot of services out there. If you’ve already cut the cord so to speak, then you no doubt understand that there are countless options to choose from. The key is finding the right fit for your lifestyle.

Endless Entertainment Options

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If you’re someone who is on the go and outdoors most of the time, your TV watching experience might be very different from someone who likes to curl up and watch multiple episodes of their favorite show. Or, you may fall into the “both” category! 

Either way, you’ll need the right amount of bandwidth with your high-speed Internet connection to meet your needs. Generally speaking, you’ll have a better home viewing experience with an Internet connection of 15 Mbps or greater. You do not need to subscribe to cable TV in order to enjoy streaming TV.


 There are a variety of free and paid services to entertain your whole family.

Streaming devices:

  • Roku Streaming Stick
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Xbox One
  • Your smartphone, tablet, or laptop

Streaming services:

  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • YouTube TV
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • CBS All Access
  • Disney+
  • Sling TV
  • HBO Now
  • Showtime
  • ESPN+
  • fuboTV
  • philo
  • FlixFling

Free streaming services:

  • Pluto TV
  • IMDb TV
  • The Roku Channel
  • Tubi
  • Crackle
  • Vudu
  • Kanopy

How To Start Streaming TV

  • Get an Internet connection of at least 15 mbps
  • Subscribe to your favorite streaming TV services
  • Download the service apps on a streaming device
  • Start watching your favorite shows and movies


How Streaming Devices Work

TV streaming devices, such as Roku’s Streaming Stick or Amazon’s Fire TV Stick, plug into your television’s HDMI port and connect to the Internet over your home Wi-Fi network, and they’ll work even if you don’t own a smart TV that connects to the Internet. Each of the streaming devices has their own features and benefits, many of which include favorites like voice-activated remote and DVR. Most of these devices can also plug into USB port to be played on your PC, laptop, or tablet. Best of all, they are easy to unplug and take with you wherever you go.


Live TV Streaming

Some streaming TV customers have a combination of services to fill out their viewing choices. And there are “live TV streaming services” like CCiTV that can essentially take the place of what audiences view on cable. The experiences vary and you need to become familiar with the different apps…but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be sure to keep yourself entertained!

 

Add or upgrade to an Internet plan for your streaming TV needs.