Due to excessive fee increases imposed by network providers, Pioneer plans to discontinue EZVideo service as of January 31, 2022. To aid in the transition to selecting a new entertainment provider, we have compiled a library of popular streaming options to consider. We know this is a big change, and we are here to help you in this transition.
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WHAT STREAMING CHOICES DO I HAVE?
Whether you’re a movie buff or a sports fanatic, there’s a streaming solution for you! Beyond the well-know options of Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, many live TV streaming options are available. Combine them with your Pioneer Connect internet connection for an experience unlike any other! Many offer free trials and additional benefits, like unlimited DVR storage, multiple streams/profiles, extensive libraries of on-demand content and MORE!
Learn more about some of the top streaming services available in the ever-changing TV market today:
Premium On-Demand Streaming
|Price||Bandwidth Required||Simultaneous Streams||Free Trial|
|Netflix||$8.99 to $17.99 per/mo.||5 Mbps for HD, 25 Mbps for 4k||1-4 (depending on package)||Yes|
|Hulu||$5.99 per/mo.||3 Mbps minimum, 16 Mbps for 4k||2||Yes|
|Prime Video||$8.99 without Prime, $12.99 per/mo. for Prime + Video||5 Mbps for HD, 25 Mbps for Ultra HD||2||Yes|
|Disney+||$7.99 / month ($13.99 bundle with Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu (with Ads)||5 Mbps for HD, 25 Mbps for 4k||4||No|
|Discovery+||$4.99 – $6.99 (ad-free) per/mo.||5 Mbps for HD, 25 Mbps for 4k||4||Yes|
|Paramount+||$5.99 – $9.99 (ad-free) per/mo.||5 Mbps for HD, 25 Mbps for Ultra HD||3||Yes|
FREE STREAMING SERVICES
|Pluto||Free ad-supported service from Viacom/CBS offering older programming and movies either on Live TV or on-demand.||4 Mbps|
|Tubi TV||Free ad-supported service from FOX offering older programming and movies on-demand||4 Mbps|
|Peacock TV||Free ad-supported service from NBCUniversal, includes live and on-demand original programming, older programming and movies. Paid, ad-free version available.||2.5 Mbps|
|Crackle||Free ad-supported service offering older programming and movies on-demand.||9 Mbps|
|STIRR||Free ad-supported live local news, TV series, live sports, and movies. Owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.||N/A|
What is streaming TV?
A streaming TV service delivers video programming, live or on-demand through an app or online website over the Internet. The majority of these streaming TV services operate as a subscription-based model and require a monthly payment to access content. But most do not require a contract or long-term commitment.
Can I watch live TV outside of my home?
It depends on the service, but most streaming TV options do support live viewing outside of the home. See the charts above for more information.
Can I still watch local channels?
It depends on the service, but some do have local networks available in their main channel lineups or as add-on packages. See the charts above for more information about local channels and visit each service’s website for more information.
Will I still have access to my watchTVeverywhere content?
No. Once your subscription to TV services through Pioneer Connect ends, you will no longer be able to use your watchTVeverywhere login. However, many of the streaming and satellite options offer a similar experience with their service.
Do I need to purchase new equipment?
Many of the available streaming services should work on the connected device(s) you have in your home.
Will I need to upgrade my internet speed?
Most streaming TV services recommend a minimum speed of 25 Mbps to allow for multiple streams and other connected devices to work simultaneously. Give our team a call to chat about your bandwidth needs to make sure you’re getting the most out of the services you subscribe to.
What if I do not have Internet service from Pioneer?
Some TV services may not require an internet connection, like DISH. However, the majority of streaming TV platforms run over the internet and a require a connected device to stream content. Pioneer has the most reliable network and lowest everyday prices in town. We’d love to chat with your about your service needs.
Will my new streaming TV service appear on my Pioneer bill?
No. These services are all offered by third-party companies.