Streaming OTT Video

  • Date: October 22, 2018
  • Author: Michelle Schroeder - Marketing Specialist

Do you stream OTT Video? Are you asking yourself what is OTT video?  Look no further. My name is Michelle Schroeder, marketing specialist at DRN and ReadiTech and I will try to answer these questions for you.

So, what is OTT?

OTT stands for over-the-top. This term refers to the delivery of movies or TV content via the Internet. This content does not require a traditional subscription to cable or satellite pay-TV service.

How do I watch OTT video?

There are many ways to watch OTT content these days. Maybe you have a TV with built in apps or you have a blu-ray player or game system connected with built-in streaming services. If you don’t have any of those options or only a few apps are offered – you can purchase a streaming stick. Many are available for purchase for under $100 and plug into any TV with an HDMI port. 

Below I have compared two of the more popular streaming sticks on the market today.

Roku Stick VS. Amazon Fire Stick

Roku

  • Big streaming media apps including – Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Sling TV and more.
  • Dedicated streaming service buttons on remote
  • Video streaming only – over 5,000 channels apps available
  • Fun and approachable user interface
  • Easy to use for non-techy people

Amazon Fire Stick

  • Less expensive than Roku
  • Voice remote – voice search and Amazon Alexa, connects to smart devices
  • Fast Performance and more internal memory
  • Focused around Amazon Prime content
  • Play games and other apps, like Facebook, available.
  • Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, YouTube, and more
  • Sleek looking interface
  • Ease of use for more techy people

 

I have used both and my pick would be the Amazon Fire Stick. I have found it easier to use and like that it connects with my Amazon Prime account.

Do you currently subscribe to a DRN TV package? Have you signed up for watchTVeverywhere? If you answered yes, you can download the various channel apps to either of these streaming sticks.

Are you looking for an OTT subscription service? DRN offers a few options including Sling TV, Skitter TV (Roku Stick only), and Philo.  Visit our website to see more information about these streaming services.

If you have been thinking about purchasing a streaming stick, wait no further. Look for a promotion starting in November for you to take advantage of! Increase your Internet speed and receive a FREE Amazon Fire Stick! 

Call one of customer services reps to get the full details at 344-5000 starting November 1st.

 

Happy Streaming!