START STREAMING AND SAVING WITH UNITED'S HIGH-SPEED INTERNET
The first thing subscribers need to know is that streaming is different from downloading. When a subscriber downloads media (such as a past episode of a TV show), it stores the file on the subscriber's device, and it can be accessed online or offline. When subscribers stream media, the file remains in its original location on the internet, and subscribers access it over their internet connection. Consumers can enjoy streamed media immediately with no download time.
Like cable TV services, streaming services can give viewers access to live TV channels presented in real time. The difference is that streaming services bring the channels through an app and an internet connection rather than through cable.
For years, consumers have complained about paying a premium for cable TV packages with so many channels that don’t interest them. By switching to streaming, consumers can be more selective and pay less. Plus, they can watch TV programming anywhere they go through a streaming app on any internet-connected device, such as a laptop or tablet. Streaming is not tied to your home’s location.
With streaming, United subscribers can:
- Save money
- Choose your channels
- Receive local channels, such as NBC, ABC and CBS
How To Get Started
To take advantage of streaming, consumers first need a way to display the content on their TV. Those with a newer Smart TV may not need additional equipment at all, since they come pre-loaded with streaming apps.Those with older TVs will need to plug a streaming device into the TV’s HDMI port to manage streaming applications. Examples of streaming devices include Chromecast, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV Stick. They’re available for purchase from major electronics retailers. Each TV in the home will need a way to stream applications (Smart TV or device manager).
Start by considering which channels and types of entertainment members of a household most often want to watch, then pick the streaming apps that offer them. Popular options include Netflix, Hulu, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video, and Sling TV. Find more helpful information at www.untangle.tv.
There are several benefits to cutting the cord and using streaming to access shows and movies. No more messy wires or set-top boxes to ship back to the provider or schedule to be moved if a consumer moves locations. The subscriber owns the streaming device, and it’s as simple as plug-and-play to operate. Also, with all streaming services, there are no long-term contracts and consumers may cancel at will. What’s more, they’ll pay less than cable or satellite TV subscriptions and enjoy the flexibility to watch what they want, when they want, on the device they choose and own.
Get Help From United Experts
Subscribers needing assistance with getting their homes ready for streaming should let United help! Call a United office and ask to speak to one of our internet product and services specialists today. Our specialists can assist with the following:
- Choosing your streaming device
- Choosing your streaming service
- Estimating your monthly savings
Cutting ties with cable TV is easier than anyone might expect, and it gives them the ability to configure your viewing options to suit individual tastes. United’s internet experts are on hand to help our subscribers navigate the process and show ow easy it is to transition from cable TV service to streaming favorite content.