When you stream, you can save money and watch what you love, including live TV. Getting started is easy—here’s how to do it.
Go faster for the best experience. One of the perks of having gigabit internet in your home is that you can stream in 4K Ultra HD without any buffering or interruptions. That means no waiting to watch your favorite shows or any sudden pauses in the middle of dramatic moments.
You just need a device like a Chromecast, Roku player, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV. Not every TV will need a device to connect to the internet. Smart TVs make streaming easy because they’re already connected to the internet. You can also watch on a tablet, mobile device, or computer.
There’s a lot to watch, so pick what works best for you based on your TV-watching habits. Watch live TV with a cable replacement like YouTube TV or fuboTV. You can also watch live TV through an online broadcast. If you want to watch shows and movies on-demand, try an aggregator like Netflix or Hulu, or an app from a specific channel, like HBO Now. You have the freedom to choose your subscriptions, so mix and match to create your own custom streaming “package.”
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Streaming is when whatever you’re watching is delivered through the internet as opposed to traditional cable or satellite methods.
While slower internet connections can support limited streaming, gigabit internet makes it even better. When you watch with Google Fiber’s gigabit internet, you’ll get to watch in 4K Ultra HD without buffering, interruptions, and with top-notch picture quality. You’ll also be able to watch on multiple screens throughout your house at the same time without compromising your viewing experience.
And with all the bandwidth you get with gigabit internet, everyone can watch on multiple devices at the same time. You won’t ever have to miss the finale of your favorite series because it’s on at the same time as the big game—or vice versa.
A smart TV is a TV that connects to the internet. It will have an ethernet jack to connect to the internet or a menu will pop up asking you for the Wi-Fi password. If your TV hasn’t given you some option to connect to the internet, it’s probably not a smart TV. Don’t worry, though—you can use a device to connect your TV to the internet.
Yes! No need to miss out on breaking news, sports, award shows, or your favorite reality shows. There are several ways to watch live TV without cable, including watching with a cable-replacement like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, or fuboTV, watching on broadcast networks’ websites, or watching over the air with a digital antenna. (That one’s not streaming, but it is a way to catch your favorite live programming without cable.)
You can stream on any device that can connect to the internet! One of the benefits of streaming is that you can watch on a Smart TV, computer, tablet, or mobile phone. You can also watch on a regular TV—all you have to do is connect your TV to the internet by using a device like an Apple TV, Chromecast, or a Roku player.
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