Posted July 3, 2018

Sand, Sun, Summer & Streaming

Its summer time and your kids are home all day long. In these next few months, you know your grocery budget will triple and your children will be begging for something to do. While cable and satellite TV packages offer you hundreds of diverse channels, they can also come with a price tag that might not be in your summer budget. Pioneer Communications works hard to provide affordable video packages to our valued customers, however, we understand sometimes you can’t have it all. That’s why we take pride in our blazing fast high-speed internet. You might ask why we think our internet will solve your video deficiency problem. Glad you asked!

If your viewing preferences are more limited in scope and you’re trying to save money, consider using one or more streaming TV services instead. Streaming devices are reasonably priced and work excellent with your high-speed internet service. Mix an Amazon Firestick + Netflix Account + Pioneer Communications Internet and you got yourself one summer of endless entertainment! After chores, of course!

To get started with streaming, here’s a quick review of the basics:

1. Ensure that your internet service is at least 25 Mbps or higher.
Let’s be real, your kids will be surfing the web, facetiming, and checking their Facebook WHILE streaming a movie or two. If we’re really being honest, you’re about to come home and get online yourself. Hence, the need for a higher speed!

2. Purchase an Amazon Fire Stick ($39.99) or upgrade to a Smart TV.
You can watch streaming movies and TV shows on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, HDTV, or Smart TV. You can cave in and get your husband the TV he’s been wanting for Father’s Day or stalk Pioneer Communications on Facebook and try to win one during our 10 Days of Summer.

3. Sign up for a streaming service. You have many options here, too. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

Netflix – You can watch past seasons of TV shows and recent movies at a low monthly cost. Netflix also offers original shows such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. Prices start at $7.99/ mo.

Amazon Prime – This streaming service is available to Amazon Prime members. Like Netflix, it offers many TV shows and movies to choose from as well as its own original content. Amazon Prime membership costs $99 per year (or about $8.25 per month) but also includes unlimited, free two-day shipping on many shopping items and original TV shows.

Hulu – You can get next day access to shows from ABC, NBC, Fox, and CW, along with some cable channels. Hulu Plus also offers some movies starts at $7.99/ mo.

HBO Now – Enjoy unlimited access to every episode of every season of the best HBO shows, movies, comedy, sports, and documentaries for just $14.99 a month.

4. Pop some popcorn, kick back, and enjoy hours of entertainment!
Summer is the perfect time to hang out in the air conditioning and catch up on the shows you’ve been dying to watch… and better yet, you can binge watch all summer long!

Think streaming video might be for you? To upgrade your internet speeds and get answers to your streaming questions, call Pioneer Communications today at 1.800.308.7536.