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Streaming your Favorite Shows is Better TV

Watch all of your favorite shows with the convenience, variety, and affordability that only streaming TV can provide!

How Streaming Works

Companies like Apple, Netflix, Hulu, Google, YouTube, and Microsoft are all creating wonderful ways for everyone to watch what they want, where they want, on almost any device imaginable. This generational change means that people will need far more bandwidth than today’s networks offer. Using Greenlight’s fiber-optic network delivers streaming content faster than ever, with none of the lag time and buffering that brings the action to a screeching halt! With synchronous download and upload speeds up to 2 Gigabits, getting what you want has never been faster.

Step 1: Picking Your Providers

Television is no longer a one size fits all utility. You can pick your provider based on the needs of your household. Streaming services provide content for you to watch on-demand, on any device with a network connection. Choosing a streaming provider comes down to three things. Cost, content, and devices! You can choose one or more providers to customer your streaming experience.

Once you’ve narrowed things down by channel lineup, you can start comparing features. Everyone has different needs and requirements for their service. Below, we have listed some popular features that people are looking for when picking their streaming providers.

Local channels: When it comes to saying goodbye to cable, getting access to your local networks and the prime time shows are a priority for many. Local broadcast TV networks are available over the air simply using a digital TV antenna.

Several streaming services like Hulu+, FuboTV, Sling, and DirecTV Stream offer local broadcast affiliates in several markets. There are also premium streaming services (Paramount+) that allow you to watch your local live CBS station when you subscribe to their service.

Surround sound: This is a big part of TV and movie watching at home. Most of the services have stereo sound on their streaming channels and now offer Dolby Digital 5.1 on select devices.

DVR: The ability to record and store shows varies from provider to provider. Some services limit your total recording hours or the amout of time the recording can be saved.

Out-of-home viewing: if you plan to take a streaming device on vacation or share your login with a relative, be aware that some services restrict this behavior.

Simultaneous streams: Live TV services don’t limit how many total televisions you can set up, but they do limit the number of devices you can use at the same time. Some services let you pay extra for additional streams.

Video quality:  Most cable TV channels’ picture quality displays at 720p, but streaming services can handle the higher picture quality that new 4k/8k TVs offer. If you have a higher quality TV with the latest technology or a streaming device, you’ll likely need a much quicker internet speed to get the best possible picture.

Step 2: Deciding on Devices

Streaming devices allow you to connect your TV to the Internet and stream your favorite content, such as movies, sports, music, live news, and more. If you want to take advantage of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc., you’ll need a way to watch them on your TV.

If you have a recent TV from a major manufacturer, you may not need to get anything at all. Smart TVs usually have these apps built-in and wouldn’t require any additional streaming devices! If this isn’t the case, don’t worry we have you covered with some of our favorite devices that will give you the best streaming experience!

Step 3: Start Streaming your Favorite Shows!

Connect your TV to the internet using the streaming device of your choice. Plug it in and follow the prompts to get started. A network connection is required.

To support streaming all your favorite content in 4K – you’re going to need a fast and reliable Internet connection. Our high-speed fiber Internet plans start at just $50/mo. for 500Mbps upload and download speeds. That’s fast enough for the whole family to stream with zero buffering, so what are you waiting for – cut the cord and switch to Greenlight Networks ultra-fast fiber internet today!

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