Want to make the switch from AcenTek Video to streaming your content instead?
We get it. Rates continue to climb from our providers and that means you end up paying bigger bills. We understand your frustration and would like to help you learn more about your options, even if they are not through us.
You may have questions about what your options are. Who should you switch to? How to switch? We want to help you with your decision.
Who should I choose for a better video experience?
If you’re ready to disconnect your AcenTek video services, you may want to consider an on-demand video solution.
We recommend Hulu with Live TV or YouTube TV. Both are subscription-based services, that, instead of requiring antennas or cables, requires only an internet connection. Both offer a free trial for you to test the product before you subscribe.
How does an on-demand video solution work?
For a monthly subscription fee, you can choose what you watch, when you choose to watch it. No contracts or long-term commitments necessary. Pay as you go; cancel at any time. Both Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV have several plans to choose from so you can sign up for the one that makes the most sense to you and your budget. Once you have subscribed, you can choose from a menu which programs you wish to watch and when. You can even enjoy watching your shows on other devices, like an iPad or tablet.
What channels are available? Are local channels included?
Both Hulu with Live TV and YouTube Live offer a variety of sports, news and entertainment networks. Local channels are available too. To see which local channels are available, visit their website (link below) and enter in your zip code.
Which is better, Hulu with Live TV or YouTube Live?
While these two platforms are very similar, there are some differences to note. YouTube Live offers slightly more channels than Hulu with Live TV, but Hulu is cheaper. If you love to DVR, YouTube Live is going to be a better option for you, as you get unlimited DVR capability as part of your subscription. With Hulu with Live TV, you are limited to 50 hours of DVR, but you can pay an additional fee to get more space. The best choice for you is the one that aligns most closely with what you want out of your TV experience.
What equipment is needed to switch?
There are no cable boxes or antennas needed for on-demand video options to work because they operate through your internet connection. Really, all you need to stream TV over the internet is a smart TV or a supported device, like Roku Express or Google Chromecast. Both Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV list all the compatible devices on their site.
Both are excellent options for you to switch to, and either would pair perfectly with our Velocity Internet. Any of these alternative video options will require high speed internet in order to achieve the optimum viewing experience. Internet from AcenTek can provide you with the bandwidth you need.