What is streaming TV?
A streaming TV service delivers video programming, live or on-demand through an app or online website over the Internet. If you have EZVideo now, you’re 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.
Will I need to upgrade my Internet speed?
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.
Can I still watch local channels?
It depends on the service, some have local networks available in their main channel lineups or as add-on packages. See the charts above for more information about local channels.
Will I still have access to my watchTVeverywhere content?
No. Once your subscription to TV services through BCT ends, you will no longer be able to use your watchTVeverywhere login. However, many of the streaming and satellite options offer a similar experience with their service.
Do I need to purchase new equipment?
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 BCT's professional-grade WiFi Home Networking 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.
What if I do not have Internet service from BCT?
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. BCT 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.
Can I watch live TV outside of my home?
It depends on the service, but most streaming TV options do support live viewing outside of the home. See the charts above for more information.
Will my new streaming TV service appear on my BCT bill?
No. These services are all offered by third-party companies.