WHAT IS STREAMING?
Streaming is the continuous flow of audio and/or video data.
Streaming, sometimes called "Over the Top", is the term used when someone refers to watching movies or TV shows and listening to music from an online source (usually through an application or "app"), rather than downloading that content to a computer, mobile phone, tablet, or smart TV (or using a Blu-Ray/DVD player).
Watching a movie on Netflix, catching up on your favorite TV series on Hulu, or listening to a station on Pandora radio are examples of streaming.
To get started streaming, you only need CTC internet and:
1. a device with an internet connection
popular streaming devices:
Amazon Fire Stick ®
Apple TV ®
2. a subscription to your favorite streaming services
popular streaming services:
TV & movies
Sling TV ®
Amazon Prime Video ®
HBO Now ®
ESPN + ®
iTunes ® (also available for downloads)
it doesn't take a rocket scientist to set it up.
most devices are as simple as plug and play, providing step by step instructions when initially powering up the device.
you won't miss sports or locals.
many stations have streamed programming available through streaming providers like Sling TV & YouTube TV, or even as their own app, like ESPN+.
You can still get your locals with an antenna if your favorite streaming provider doesn't have them - and don't worry, just as TV has changed, so have those rabbit ears.
you aren't too old.
26% of U.S. baby boomers use Netflix.
38% of U.S. GEN Xers use Netflix.
Both of these percentages jumped significantly in 2017.
Suggestion: Before selecting a device, check out the services you are interested in and find out what devices those services say they work with. For streaming video, Chickamauga Telephone Corporation recommends a minimum Internet service speed of 20 Mbps and suggests our 400 Mbps or 1 Gig Internet service for the best experience, where available. We are here to help! Give us a call today and let us help you “cut the cord” and begin enjoying better and more affordable TV programming today!
*If your TV isn't "smart" (it does not have built in applications for streaming), streaming devices can be purchased and plugged in to the HDMI port in your TV. Check your TV first to make sure it can accommodate a streaming device. HDMI ports come standard on many TVs manufactured in recent years, but some may not have these ports.
Please Note: Chickamauga Telephone Corporation is not affiliated with any of the streaming services or devices listed above. This page is for informational purposes only. Trademarks, indicated by “®”, and logos remain the trademark of their individual rights-holders and are not to be construed as any form of endorsement.