Altice USA Brings its Cable TV Experience to Apple TV

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Cable company Altice USA today announced that it has launched its Altice One experience on Apple TV, offering access to the company's streaming live TV service, on-demand video, and cloud DVR recordings.


Additional features include an interactive program guide, program restart for live shows, and Siri voice search support.

Altice customers have the option of adding an Apple TV 4K to their subscriptions for either $180 or a $10 per month finance option, and the Altice Apple TV app can of course be downloaded to customers' existing Apple TV boxes.

Altice is one of the largest cable providers in the United States, offering cable and internet through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands to nearly 5 million customers in 21 states.

Article Link: Altice USA Brings its Cable TV Experience to Apple TV
 

GermanSuplex

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Would be nice if we had more choice of internet. Anytime I'm enticed by stories like this, I'm quickly snapped back to the reality that no matter what I do for my television watching, I'm beholden to Comcast for my internet, and then I just forget about it. The bad part is, Comcast's internet is the worst... I constantly need to reset my modem, speeds are blazingly fast one day and crawling the next, they inundate me with sales calls even though I'm under contract and have no desire to add/remove services, and they refuse to let me stream to the Apple TV. I don't care if they make me lease their equipment, at least give me the option to use something else while I lease the box.

Instead of innovating, their solution is to constantly raise rates as they bleed subscribers. If I had other options for broadband, I'd gladly ditch them. /end rant.
 

nostresshere

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.... and they refuse to let me stream to the Apple TV. I don't care if they make me lease their equipment, at least give me the option to use something else while I lease the box.
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Not sure what you are saying? You can not use your Apple TV?
 

AZREOSpecialist

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Your poorly written article might want to mention that this service is only available in three states: CT, NJ, and NY. Completely useless for the 47 out of 50 states in America.
 

TonyC28

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Would be nice if we had more choice of internet. Anytime I'm enticed by stories like this, I'm quickly snapped back to the reality that no matter what I do for my television watching, I'm beholden to Comcast for my internet, and then I just forget about it. The bad part is, Comcast's internet is the worst... I constantly need to reset my modem, speeds are blazingly fast one day and crawling the next, they inundate me with sales calls even though I'm under contract and have no desire to add/remove services, and they refuse to let me stream to the Apple TV. I don't care if they make me lease their equipment, at least give me the option to use something else while I lease the box.

Instead of innovating, their solution is to constantly raise rates as they bleed subscribers. If I had other options for broadband, I'd gladly ditch them. /end rant.
It’s a happy day because this is something you and I agree on 100%. Comcast really has us by the you-know-whats.
 

Spankey

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So from what I was able to determine, I still need an Altice One box (which I really don't want) and then stream to my Apple TV's. Is there a charge for streaming to devices I own, or will they bill me for extra TV's anyway. Can I use my existing router as I'm assuming this box needs to be connected to or serve as a router. Is the PQ any better than regular cable?

Looks like there is a $20 a month Altice One fee already on top of the package options. For now it looks like I'm sticking with my streaming service.
 

I7guy

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Altice bought our reasonable and decent local Cable provider (Optimum) a few years ago and have been on an insane price hiking binge ever since.

Altice can suck it, I don't care what service they offer.
My son has altice and it’s a very nice 4K setup.

As far as the price hikes, yeah. But if your choice is that or nothing or cable cutter you pick your best option
 

GermanSuplex

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You obviously haven't been in a place without cable and have to use DSL, satellite or LTE internet.
When you pay continuously high fees and sometimes you get 1mb down and .5 upload speeds, its all moot at that point.

I get what you're saying, but I don't pay for sometimes-great internet.
 
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ummario

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We have it in Portugal already for a few months ago also from Altice (MEO). Great app, and a great substitute for the TV Box.
 

RickDEGH

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America and many parts of the world worry too much about and watch too much tv. In Europe (or at least in Germany) tv is being outdoors - walking and seeing all the beauty all around. I used to be all about tv till I moved here.
 

coolfactor

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Would be nice if we had more choice of internet. Anytime I'm enticed by stories like this, I'm quickly snapped back to the reality that no matter what I do for my television watching, I'm beholden to Comcast for my internet, and then I just forget about it. The bad part is, Comcast's internet is the worst... I constantly need to reset my modem, speeds are blazingly fast one day and crawling the next, they inundate me with sales calls even though I'm under contract and have no desire to add/remove services, and they refuse to let me stream to the Apple TV. I don't care if they make me lease their equipment, at least give me the option to use something else while I lease the box.

Instead of innovating, their solution is to constantly raise rates as they bleed subscribers. If I had other options for broadband, I'd gladly ditch them. /end rant.
Cable networks are "communal", in that everybody in your neighborhood shares the same pipe, so during peak times, things slow down.

This is different from ADSL, Fiber and LTE connections that have a direct path further into the network. Even though ADSL may have less bandwidth, it's also far more consistent. Are you sure Comcast is your only option? Here in my area (BC, Canada), I can choose cable, ADSL, Fiber or LTE. It's really evolved lately. I've got LTE at my home and office locations now.

As for the modem slowing down, that's a known issue with cable modems, but not all of them. If you can figure out the type of cable modem, you can buy your own and use it. ISP cable modems can be garbage.
 
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Syk

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So from what I was able to determine, I still need an Altice One box (which I really don't want) and then stream to my Apple TV's. Is there a charge for streaming to devices I own, or will they bill me for extra TV's anyway. Can I use my existing router as I'm assuming this box needs to be connected to or serve as a router. Is the PQ any better than regular cable?

Looks like there is a $20 a month Altice One fee already on top of the package options. For now it looks like I'm sticking with my streaming service.
If it's like Spectrum. You have to have at least cable box in the house and then you can use your AppleTV or Roku App to stream.

I use the Spectrum app and it works but my only gripe is I can't directly put in a channel number and go to it...if you can I haven't found it...although I haven't looked too hard.
 

jlseattle

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Would be nice if we had more choice of internet. Anytime I'm enticed by stories like this, I'm quickly snapped back to the reality that no matter what I do for my television watching, I'm beholden to Comcast for my internet, and then I just forget about it. The bad part is, Comcast's internet is the worst... I constantly need to reset my modem, speeds are blazingly fast one day and crawling the next, they inundate me with sales calls even though I'm under contract and have no desire to add/remove services, and they refuse to let me stream to the Apple TV. I don't care if they make me lease their equipment, at least give me the option to use something else while I lease the box.

Instead of innovating, their solution is to constantly raise rates as they bleed subscribers. If I had other options for broadband, I'd gladly ditch them. /end rant.

I'm not experiencing the issues with Comcast that you are experiencing. The only time I did experience Comcast connection issues was when my personal bought modem died. "Dying" for my modem was having to be reset all the time and connection issues. I replaced it and the service was seamless. You might want to explore getting a new modem.
 
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I7guy

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Cable networks are "communal", in that everybody in your neighborhood shares the same pipe, so during peak times, things slow down.
At some point we all share the same pipe. (I’m familiar with cable topology)
As for the modem slowing down, that's a known issue with cable modems, but not all of them. If you can figure out the type of cable modem, you can buy your own and use it. ISP cable modems can be garbage.
Never heard of this.
 
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deputy_doofy

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... I constantly need to reset my modem...
I had this problem with them over 10 years ago. Then from 2014-2016, I could only use Comcast and hoped those issues were long gone. Nope. Literally reset my router and/or turned wifi off and on every single day. Once FiOS showed up (which is what I had at a previous residence), I switched immediately and have been problem-free ever since.
 
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jkmoses

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Can Comcast PLEASE get this? I can watch on my iPad but that's it. Can't even stream to a TV.
Unfortunately, now that Comcast has come out with their new streaming box FLEX I think they'll probably kill any effort they put into anything for other streaming devices. I wouldn't mind their Stream app going to AppleTV. Then I could dump the extra boxes.
 
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