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5 Best Cable Providers that Let Me Stream TV Anywhere

Best Cable Providers that Let Me Stream TV Anywhere

Everyone’s so busy balancing their work and social life these days that people literally have to squeeze in a schedule to watch Stream TV. And often do without it. Well, thanks to companies like Netflix and Hulu, TV isn’t the only option to watch shows or movies. Even the cable service providers have come up with their versions of on-the-go TV apps. This allows individuals to stream TV while they are hanging out someplace or visiting someone. Almost all service providers have the TV app facility. However, some of them are better than others. Let’s check out a few of the popular service providers to know their pros and cons.

Spectrum TV App

Spectrum TV app allows users to choose from a variety of 80+ channels when on-the-go. All you need is an Internet connection and the app downloaded on any of your devices.

Pros

Cons

Compatible with Tablets
The TV app is compatible with the tablets which means that you do not need to own a mobile to be able to stream your favorite team’s match when you sit in a corner of the store while your mother takes ages to shop.
Parental Controls
Kids cannot fool their parents with this feature. Parents can keep a check and restrict their little ones from having access to certain shows and channels.
Incomplete Channel Lineup
Channel availability varies from one area or market to the other. And it might happen that you do not find your favorite channel on the TV app.
User-Friendly
The interface of the app and the ‘Search’ function is very easy to use and does not create any troubles while you find your favorite show or movie.

Xfinity Stream App

With no additional cost charged to the customers, the Xfinity Stream app lets you watch TV anywhere and on any device. You can stream TV or your DVR recordings or watch from a list of On Demand movies or shows with this app.

Pros

Cons

User-friendly Interface
The app has a very convenient to use interface. You do not have to struggle to search for your favorite movie or show or navigate through the app.
Not a Wide Range of Channels to Choose From
The app does not offer a very wide range of channels for you to choose from when you are on-the-go.
Compatible with Apple Watch
This feature comes as a good news to the Apple watch owners who can use their watches as remote controls for the app.
Where’s the Remote at? Bad news for the people who do not own Apple watch, you would have to download a separate app, the ‘Xfinity TV Remote app’ to control the volume and all. Sigh!
Offline Playback
Downloading the Xfinity TV Streaming app means that you can enjoy watching the offline recordings as well. So you can relish watching the shows you downloaded using your Xfinity X1 DVR on a flight or a trip where you do not have access to Wi-Fi.

Cox TV Streaming App

The Contour TV app by Cox gives you access to over 140 channels that you can watch on your TV, tablet or on your smartphone.

Pros

Cons

Variety of Channels to Choose From
The app provides the users with a great array of channels to choose from and the layout on the smartphones is such that it quite convenient for you to search for your desired show or movie
Limited Options
The app, like many others, does not offer a very huge variety to choose from if you are not connected to Cox Wi-Fi. Limitations! Limitations!
Rent a Movie
The app also allows the users to rent a movie or purchase it to be watched later while traveling or just chilling.
Not a Good Tablet Interface
While the layout for phones is pretty awesome, the same fails to work that well on the tablets.
You can Customize
There are many filters in the app which make the whole ‘search a movie or show’ much easy and convenient.

Frontier TV App

The TV Streaming app by Frontier allows you to access over 100 live TV channels and thousands of On Demand titles.

Pros

Cons

iPad Support
The Frontier TV app is compatible with the iPads. Woohoo!
Not Much Features to Offer
The app lacks many features which, makes it lag behind its competitors.
Parental Control
A feature that parents love and kids- not so much. Parents can always stop their kids from accessing inappropriate stuff using this feature.
DVR Features not Compatible with iOS Devices
The DVR management features are only compatible with Android devices as of now. Bad news for iOS device users who cannot stream TV using the DVR when on-the-go

Optimum App

The Optimum TV Streaming app allows you to make any device your personal TV. You can even set your DVR on recording mode while you are away using your app.

Pros

Cons

Parental Control
It’s pretty self-explanatory.
Poor Interface
The overall interface of the app including the layout and the color scheme are a turn-off.
On-Demand Content
You can access On-Demand content (free or premium both) even when you are on the go.
Complaints
Customers have complained about the inability of the app to show movies or seasons without freezing.
Use Your Voice
The app allows you to make use of your voice and turn the app into a remote control to search for anything on it.

The Verdict – in My Personal Opinion

I am a perfectionist and do not settle for anything easily. Therefore, I had to try almost all of the above-mentioned service providers. However, the best one according to me (and the one I have stayed loyal to for the longest time) is the Spectrum TV app. For me, it is very important to get a quality service at an affordable price. And Spectrum provides just that and much more. The variety of channels and the fact that I have access to numerous Spectrum WiFi hotspots when I am traveling makes it my personal favorite.

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