Streaming TV

 

We offer installation and setup of smart TVs and streaming TV platforms. Streaming services are an excellent and inexpensive way to supplement your over-the-air viewing experience.

 

Roku: Our recommended streaming platform

There are a number of streaming platforms out there. However, we recommend Roku for its versatility, low cost and ease of use. A Roku Express player is available for less than $30 from major retailers including Amazon, Target and Best Buy.

 

Recommended free streaming apps

XUMO (Free)

XUMO offers over 150 free TV channels, including History, FOX Sports, CBC, Stadium, Field & Stream, Wired and many others (ad-supported).

 

Pluto TV (Free)

Pluto TV offers over 110 free TV channels and 30+ music channels, including CNBC, NBCSN, FOX Sports, RT America, Weather Nation, NASA TV, Stadium and Buzzr. Additionally, you can stream a substantial collection of movies and TV shows (ad-supported).

 

Tubi (Free) 

Tubi streams over 12,000 TV shows and movies, mostly from the libraries of Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Lionsgate (ad-supported). 

 

Sony Crackle (Free)

Sony Crackle streams a plethora of TV shows and movies from the libraries of Sony and other partners (ad-supported). 

 

The Roku Channel (Free, pre-installed on Roku)

The Roku channel offers a number of free TV shows and movies, along with paid content.

 

Vudu (Free, paid)

Vudu primarily offers paid movie/TV rental, however they offer a section of films that are available watch free with ads.

 

YouTube (Free)

All your favorite YouTube programming is available to watch directly on your TV.

 

PBS/PBS Kids (Free, paid)

The PBS and PBS kids apps allow you to stream a number of national and local PBS programs.

 

Comet TV (Free)

Allows you to stream Comet (the vintage Sci-Fi channel).

 

The CW App (Free)

Stream CW-network shows.

 

Stadium TV (Free)

Live streaming and on-demand programming from Stadium (Sports).

 

Rev’n (Free)

Live streaming and on-demand programming from Rev’n TV (Automotive).

 

KOOL TV (Free)

Live streaming and on-demand programing from local Alexandria-based KOOL TV.

 

Recommended paid streaming apps 

Prime Video & Amazon Music (free w/Amazon Prime account)

Prime Video offers access to free movies and TV shows, along with Amazon-exclusive content., while Amazon Music offers access a wide catalog of music.   

 

Netflix ($8.99-$15.99/mo)

Netflix offers access to a wide variety of movies, documentaries, TV shows and Netflix-original content.

 

Hulu ($7.99-$11.99/mo)

Hulu offers access to a wide variety TV shows. 

 

HBO Go ($14.99/mo)

Access to all HBO content.

 

Sling ($15-$25/mo)

Stream major “cable” channels including ESPN, CNN, HGTV and Disney (34-56 channels, depending on package).

 

Philo ($16-$20/mo)

Stream major “cable” channels including Comedy Central, HGTV, Hallmark and TV Land (44-57 channels, depending on package).