Residential Streaming

Ready to take control of your TV watching?

You bet your are!

For years, TV service was a take it or leave it game, with small, medium, and large packages having an assortment of channels that the viewer may or may not be interested in. As time has gone by and TV programming has become more expensive, people pay a premium for these extra channels.

Those days are gone. With the introduction of video streaming and the support of many streaming platforms, consumers can now choose what works best for them, adding video services that meet their unique needs for channel content, packages and price.

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Your Connection

So how to get started? That's easy. First assess your internet connection and package. With DataVision's fiber service you can stream movies, even 4K, with no lagging, buffering, or disappointingly slow load times. The number of people in your household, and how many simultaneous video streams you want to support, will dictate the internet speed package that is best for you. If you have any questions about the best plan to meet your streaming needs, call a DataVision representative. We're happy to help!

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Your Devices

If you have a Smart TV, you will most likely be able to add the streaming service apps directly to your TV. If you don’t have a Smart TV, a streaming device will be the bridge between your internet connection and TV. They are affordable and simple to use. Popular options include: Amazon Fire Cube, Amazon Fire Stick 4K, Roku Streaming Stick, Google Chromecast Ultra, and Apple TV 4K.

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Your Content

Not sure where to begin on choosing video platforms? Some platforms offer unique content, while others have been designed to replicate traditional TV programming. Some are free, some have a monthly subscription and some charge for each show you rent or buy. Fortunately, there are tools out there that can help you identify the streaming services that will meet your needs.

Video Needs Assessment

Not sure where to get started? Try taking a needs assessment for your family on My Bundle TV. This will help you identify the platforms that are most likely to provide the content you are interested in and help you consolidate streaming services.

Streaming Guide Apps

There are many apps out there that will help you find and track video programming across the many platforms, like JustWatch, Stremio, IMDb, and Moviebase. Find where shows and movies are playing, if free, recommendations and more using these apps.

Frequently Asked Questions

A streaming TV service delivers video programming, live or on-demand through an app or online website over the Internet. If you have Netflix, Hulu or Disney Plus, you are already using a streaming TV service. The majority of these streaming TV services operate as a subscription-based model and require a monthly payment to access content. But most do not require a contract or long-term commitment.

Most streaming TV services recommend a minimum speed of 25 Mbps to allow for multiple streams and other connected devices to work simultaneously. Give our team a call to chat about your bandwidth needs to make sure you’re getting the most out of the services you subscribe to.

Some streaming services now offer local programming, like YouTubeTV and CBS All Access. An HD antenna is a non-streaming service related option to catch off-air signals. These can easily be purchased from an electronics store and are typically under $40.

Many of the available streaming services should work on the connected device(s) you already have in your home. Plus, pair one or more streaming services with DataVision’s professional-grade Managed Wi-Fi and watch all your shows in every room without buffering or signal degradation. We even have equipment suitable for outdoor use with long range, letting you queue up a movie while relaxing in your backyard

Some TV services may not require an Internet connection, like DISH. However, the majority of streaming TV platforms run over the Internet and a require a connected device to stream content. DataVision has the most reliable network and lowest everyday prices in town. We’ll be here to provide quality high-speed Internet connections able to power entertainment for your entire family. Give us a call to chat with us about your service needs.

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Have questions about streaming?

Our team is here for you.
For any questions about getting started or setting up service, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 503-792-3611.