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 stream music, movies, and more, all you need are these two things:
1. a device with an
popular streaming devices:
Amazon Fire Stick ®
Apple TV ®
*If your TV isn't smart (meaning it does not have built in applications for streaming), streaming devices can be purchased and plugged in to the USB or HDMI port in your TV. Check your TV first to make sure it can accommodate a streaming device. USB and HDMI ports come standard on many TVs manufactured in recent years but some may not have these ports.
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 providers 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 - 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.
Fulton Telephone Company is not affiliated with any of the streaming services or devices listed above. This page is for informational purposes only. Fulton Telephone Company is not responsible for any issues resulting from the purchase of a streaming device or problems with streaming services. Please do your own research before making a purchase. Any trademarks, indicated by “®”, and logos remain the trademark of their individual rights-holders and are not to be construed as any form of endorsement.