Powered by Android TV OS, the provider says its streaming platform provides a best-in-class and user-friendly solution for broadband-only customers to have access to a wide variety of video content, including thousands of apps and streaming services on Google Play and over 50 free live streaming channels. Customers can also do more on their TV using their voice by pressing the Google Assistant button on the remote to search for entertainment, control their TV and smart home devices, and more.
"As more consumers turn to streaming content for their entertainment needs, we are pleased to introduce Stream for our Optimum and Suddenlink broadband-only customers to bring a robust array of free, live, and subscription-based content right to their fingertips,” said Hakim Boubazine, President of Telecommunications and Chief Operating Officer at Altice USA. “Now, our broadband-only customers who prefer to stream content can simply rely on our new device for their favorite apps, news, and entertainment programming, and our 1 Gig customers get the benefit of receiving it free with their service.”
With Optimum Stream and Suddenlink Stream, popular streaming entertainment apps such as Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, and Discovery+ are pre-selected for easy set up. Via the platform, thousands of apps are also available to download on Google Play. The platform supports 4K HDR and Dolby Vision for the highest quality playback, with voice search capability across live streaming TV and apps to find what customers want to watch.
Supporting easy self-installation and set-up, Altice says the new streaming device delivers powerful performance in a sleek, compact design. With Google Assistant, customers can find their desired content, control their TV and smart devices, get answers to questions, plan their day, and more, using voice commands. 50+ free live streaming channels are available through the Optimum Stream and Suddenlink Stream apps, including live news from News 12, i24NEWS and Cheddar News, children’s entertainment from Kabillion, lifestyle entertainment from Bon Appetit, Wired, and Reelz, and sports coverage from Stadium, all in a familiar live TV setting.
The new streaming device is available for free to Altice USA Optimum and Suddenlink broadband-only customers who select 1 Gig service or the highest broadband speed available in their service area. It is available to all other Optimum and Suddenlink broadband-only customers for loyalty pricing of $5 per month.