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SkyStream TV adds 6 new channels!


Live TV Streaming Service

 

You may have noticed that overnight we added 6 brand new channels to the SkyStream TV Live TV Streaming service. This brings our total channel count to 78 channels! Unlike every other Live TV Streaming Service we are not raising our prices a single penny. Isn't it refreshing to get more for the same price? We think so!

Below we will tell you a little bit about each channel.

 

Speed Factor

Speed Factor is all about speed! Anything from Cars, Motorcycles, Dirt bikes, Boats and Planes. If you are a gear head or just love everything with an engine this a great channel to check out!

Speed Factor Live TV Channel




Homey's 

Homey's has everything from DIY projects, Cooking, Decorating, Home Fixes and Design Ideas. If your crafty or just love anything to do with houses this is a great channel to check out!

Homeys Live TV Channel

 

Health & Wellness

I think we are all going to be needing to watch the Health and Wellness channel after all of the holiday treats and food. Health and Wellness TV offers Personal Training, Sports Coaches, Nutritional advice, Makeup Tutorials, Business Mentors and Motivational Speakers. This channel has a little bit of everything for being a better you.

Health and Wellness Live TV

 

 

Lolly Kids

Do your kids love music? Do you worry about your kids hearing or seeing things they shouldn't on other music channels or Youtube? Lolly Kids is a 100% child friendly music channel that showcases child music stars from all over the world. Your kids get to enjoy hours of wholesome music without you having to worry about what they might see.

Lolly Kids Live TV

 

Planet Fun

Planet Fun is a grat all around channel for kids that has shows on just about everything a kid could possibly want to watch. Childrens movies, Art, Sports, Pets, Hobbies and Educational content are only some of the great things your child can watch on Planet Fun!

Planet Fun Live TV

 

Luxe & Life

Do you love Celebrities, Gossip, High Fashion and Luxury? Then tune over to the Luxe & Life channel to get all of your Celebrity Gossip, High Fashion and Luxury Lifestyle content in one place!

Luxe & Life Live TV



Price Change, Nope!

As we have stated since we launched SkyStream TV almost 4 months ago, we want to provide our customers the best value of any Live TV Streaming Service! We don't belive in raising prices. Companies in the TV arena have been doing it relentlessly to customers for years. All of the other live TV streaming services continue to raise their prices while we are adding more channels for the same price.

We are very proud to say that we offer the best value in Live TV streaming and that will only become more apparent in the months and years to come. Stay tuned, this is just the beginning!
 

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Direct TV Now to lose content and Raise Prices


Just about every month we see a news article about another Live TV Streaming service raising prices. So it is not surprising that we are now seeing Direct TV Now (Owned by Direct TV) raising the prices of the service.

What is surprising is that not only are they increasing the prices, but they are also removing channels. Which channels we do not know. Most of the times when a TV service raises the price they also add more channels. So this is a double whammy. Increased price, less channels. Probably not what you expected when you signed up for Direct TV Now at $15.

What this boils down to is a classic bait and switch move. Get people to sign up with a great introductory rate of $15 and then raised it to $35, then $40 and now $50-$60. 

AT&T (Who own DirectTV) CEO Randall Stevenson said work is underway to “thin the content out” on the DirecTV Now bundle and “get the content out that’s really relevant to the consumer.” He then went on to say “We’re talking $50 to $60,” he said. “We’ve learned this product, we think we know this market really, really well. We built a 2 million subscriber base. But we were asking this DirecTV Now product to do too much work. So we’re thinning out the content and getting the price point right; getting it to where it’s profitable.”

What Mr. Stevenson doesn't know about this market is that they no longer have 24 month contracts and are no longer the only company providing Live TV in your area. We expect to see lots of Direct TV NOW subscribers jumping ship. What was a decently priced Live TV Streaming service has now become more and more expensive with less channels.

People now have the option to get over 70 channels for only $35 a month, with better features then Direct TV Now. In fact with SkyStream TV you could add HBO, Cinemax and Showtime to your subscription and pay the same $60 as Direct TV's soon to be leaner base package.

If you want to join a company that has never raised their prices once and have been in the Streaming game for over 6 years, visit www.skystreamtv.com and get a FREE 7 day Trial now!

Stop just dealing with these massive money hungry companies and their constant price increases! Switch to SkyStream TV and never look back!

What is a Pause Ad? Direct TV and Hulu are about to cram it down your throat!


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Never heard of a Pause Ad before? Neither had we, but Direct TV and Hulu are about to introduce all of their streaming customers to them in 2019.

A Pause Ad is something that these companies decided was a great way to increase ad revenue and scrape even more profit from their loyal customers. Now that everyone is streaming on demand content there are less and less ads that people see while streaming. This was one of the perks of streaming and of On Demand content. But not anymore!

A Pause Ad is an advertisement that starts playing the second you pause a stream that you are watching. Wait what? Is this even a real thing? Aren’t people paying for these services so they can have access to more content and less commercials?

We don’t think that the people behind this decision to show you ads when you pause a stream realize why people pause TV. People pause a stream for a number of reasons. People pause live streams to grab a snack, hit the restroom, etc. But many people pause a stream to answer an incoming phone call, talk to whoever they are watching the TV with, to hear what a family member in another room is saying something or just because they want silence for a few moments.

Hulu and Direct TV think that you are going to love this new “Feature.” They have publically said and we quote (Totally serious) “The pause will provide a natural break in the story telling experience.”

Interrupting your favorite show or movie with a loud obnoxious ad is about as far from a natural break as we can imagine. Outside of punching you in the face when you press the pause button we can't really think of a more jarring way to interupt a show when you press the pause button.

Imagine pausing what you are watching to answer a call from your mom or from your child only to have an ad (Probably a loud one) start playing immediately.

Imagine pausing your TV after a crazy scene in the season finale of your favorite show to talk to whoever about it and being blasted with an ad for Bill’s used cars.

Imagine you are watching the last 10 minutes of the latest intense horror movie with all of the lights out. You pause it to grab a soda and boom! Now an ad white a white background starts playing, burns your retinas and completely ruins the mood of the movie. What a bummer!

We not only think this is extremely disruptive when you are trying to relax from your day and enjoy some TV time, but it is straight up rude.

When we here at SkyStream TV heard about this we were baffled. Why would you alienate your customers with mood ruining ads when they just needed to pause the TV for a few seconds to deal with life? Maybe we didn’t think about an idea like this during our “How can we piss of our customer base” meeting.

If your tired of these large companies extracting every dollar they are able to, while interrupting your TV time with even more ads feel free to go to www.skystreamtv.com and sign up for a free trial of over 70 live channels. We don’t raise our prices every year and we will never have Pause Ads. Just say no to price hikes and pause ads and say yes to SkyStream TV!

Why have YoutubeTV, DirecTV Now, Sling and Hulu Live all raised their prices?


Live TV Streaming Service

As we covered in our article Are live TV streaming services just Cable 2.0? Live TV streaming services all seem to be raising their prices very similarly to the way it used to be with your "Old" service.

Below is a breakdown of what those price increases are and what you get for the extra money you are being charged each month.

YoutubeTV - Raised the price to $40 from $35 In February 2018. The end user received nothing extra.

DirecTV Now - Raised the price to $40 from $35 In August 2018. The end user received nothing extra.

Sling - Raised the price of their smaller packages by $5 in July 2018. The end user received nothing extra.

Hulu Live - In October 2018 Hulu announced that they are removing 5 channels form their service. You can get these 5 channels back by adding a $5 add-on bundle to your service. Effectively they raised the price of their service by $5. Or you can look at it as you get 5 less channels for the same price as before.

 

The two top Live TV Streaming Services are owned by satellite TV companies, so it seems natural for companies that have slowly raised prices over the years to continue to do the same thing. Unfortunately this is not a trend that we will soon see go away. It is our opinion that this is going to continue the same way it did with your "Old" provider. $5 here, $5 there and boom, your new monthly bill makes your eyes pop and your jaw drop! "How did my Live TV Streaming Service get so expensive?" 

Does any of this sound familiar to you? Kind of like a bad case of Deja Vu? If so, you are 100% correct. This is exactly the same thing as before, just with a new medium hence why we call it Cable 2.0. Same thing different form.

Here at SkyStream TV we don't believe in this model. We believe that a service should stay the same price as the day you signed up. We don't believe that just because we are paying a little bit more for extra channels that we need to pass along that cost to our customer with a nice and healthy mark up. We don't believe in bait and switch tactics.

 

We believe in offering a quality Live TV Streaming Service for a fair price and to keep that price so you know exactly how much you are paying for a great channel lineup. We got sick of the "Old" guys for the exact same thing the "New " guys are doing. We understand that it is in their DNA and that they will never change. Unfortunately for them switching to a fair and honest Live TV streaming Service like www.skystreamtv.com is as easy as signing up for a FREE 7 day trial, downloading the app and signing in. It's really just that easy to tell these Live TV services that you don't appreciate your prices being raised continuously or being baited and switched. Tell them with your money. Eventually once enough people unsubscribe to them after another price hike, they may start to see the big picture. Probably not, but a shrinking customer base is the best way to try and tell them you are tired of being ripped off.

If you don't like raising prices with nothing in return please feel free to join a fair and honest, locally and family owned, United States based Live TV Streaming Service called SkyStream TV.

To get your FREE 7 day trial please CLICK HERE and sign up!

Are Live TV Streaming Services Just Cable 2.0?


Live TV Streaming Service

 

In this article we discuss what we here at SkyStream TV see as a disturbing trend in the Live TV Streaming service market.

When live TV streaming services first debuted they were seen as the cable alternative. They were supposed to be a service that you paid for and got X amount of channels to stream. They were supposed to free us from ever increasing monthly bills. We as a company have been in this industry for over 6 years, but in only the first 3 months that we have offered our very own Live TV Streaming Service we have seen numerous services raising their prices.

We have seen every single Live TV Streaming Service raise their prices by at least $5 in the past year. It is a very disturbing sign that all of the big corporate streaming services are starting to act and price their services in a fashion exactly the same as the thing that they replaced.

What started out as a simple concept of offering X amount of channels for X price is quickly turning into the same old story. "Due to our ever increasing costs we have to raise the monthly price of our service by $5. This is to ensure you receive the highest quality programming and service." "We have added a few new channels to our lineup that you will probably not watch ever and to offset the costs we are raising our prices by $5."

We feel that all of these services will see a $5 to $10 jump in price each year. It is just the business model that all of these services are used to and are emulating. Gain a customer with a decent price and service, get them hooked on the service and slowly raise the prices thinking that people are too lazy to switch and that only a $5 jump isn't that big of a deal. Then a few years down the road when these services are charging a DVR Fee, HD Fee, Guide Tax, 4K premium package, etc. Your once affordable streaming service is now as high as that old TV bill you used to pay for.

Here at SkyStream TV we don't believe in that business model. We started this business 6 years ago to help people save money, not get people hooked and raise our prices. We offer a fantastic Live TV Streaming service at a very affordable price and are going to stay that way. We are not here to please our stock holders, refurnish the corporate jet or appease investors. We are here for one reason and one reason only, to give you, our SkyStream family a great TV service! We are not greedy and will keep our prices from raising while the other guys try their best to squeeze every last dollar out of your pocket.

Are Live TV Streaming Services Cable 2.0? Absolutely, but it is only in the early stages and $5 doesn't seem like that much right now. But month after month, year after year you will see the prices increase to the point where you start considering why you are paying exactly as much as before. Live TV Streaming Services are the same as the other platform, just with a new way to deliver the content. Whether your TV is piped through a copper wire or your router the concept is the same. Continue to raise the prices until people revolt, then package it and call it something different.

You call yourself a Streaming Cutter or may find yourself Cutting the Stream in the next few years. Or you could go with the Live TV service that doesn't raise prices, isn't greedy, family owned, creates jobs in the US and doesn't have a corporate jet.

Still questioning if Live TV Streaming Services are Cable 2.0? Look up who owns the two largest streaming services in the United States. We think you will get the picture after learning who owns them!

To get claim your 7 day free trial of SkyStream TV please visit www.skystreamtv.com

 

 

What is SkyStream TVís 7 day replay / Look back feature and why it is so important!


 What is SkyStream TV’s 7 day replay / Look back feature and why it is so important!

What exactly is a 7 day replay or look back feature? Many people are not aware what it is or that it even exists for a live TV streaming service.

Imagine that you had a DVR that recorded every single show for you on every channel and allows you to watch literally anything that has aired in the last 7 days on demand. That is exactly what SkyStream TV offers and is why we believe we have the Best Streaming Service available.

Let’s say your favorite NFL team played the Monday Night Football game that aired on ESPN. Let’s say you had to go to bed early so you could make it to work on time and missed the game. With SkyStream TV’s 7 day replay feature you could get home from work on Tuesday, find the recording in our On Demand section and watch the entire game from start to finish. No more forgetting to record your favorite shows, movies or sporting events. No more out of space DVR’s and having to delete stuff you haven’t watched yet.

Would you like a massive always changing library of premium content on demand?

What actually airs on 65+ channels in a full 7 day week? A lot! The screen shot below shows 336 movies, 276 sporting related shows and games and 246 comedy episodes! This means that in a given week you could have access to view 330+ movies on demand! Unlike some other on demand services which have static content, our 7 day replay feature is constantly changing which brings you more content then you can even imagine.

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Do you hate commercials?

Of course you do, everyone hates commercials but they are a fact of life. Until now! With SkyStream TV’s 7 day replay you have the option of fast forwarding past commercials. Since all of this content is stored on cloud servers and are on demand, you can simply press the fast forward button a few times and skip over the commercials.

Most people do not realize that most 30 minute shows have about 8-10 minutes of commercials, while most hour long shows have 16-20 minutes of commercials. You read that right, roughly one third of your time watching a show is spent watching commercials. Time is one of the most valuable things you have in life, so why spend 33% of your TV watching time watching commercials?

If you watched 3 hours of TV on a weekend watching TV, roughly one hour of that time was spent watching commercials. What could you do with an extra hour of time on a weekend? Spend time with your kids of family, spend time with friends, Make dinner, Get a few extra shores done? The list could go on forever.

The 7 day replay feature is a game changer!

The bottom line is SkyStream TV’s 7 day replay feature not only gives you a  massive and always updating library of on demand content, it also gives you more time in your life to do more things, or just take a nap J

SkyStream TV saves you money each month as a great cable alternative, but also saves you time in your life while offering you all your favorite live channels and a massive library of On Demand content. These great benefits are what make SkyStream TV the Best Streaming service ever offered!

What is the SkyStream TV Live TV Streaming Service?


 Best Live TV Streaming Service

 

SkyStream TV is our latest live TV streaming service! We spent the last year working on a live streaming service to help people cut the cord for good and still enjoy their favorite Live TV programming! We packed SkyStream TV with all of your favorite channels but left out all of that extra cost! We are also offering 88 international channels, more on that below.

What live TV channels can I get on SkyStream TV?

Live TV Streaming Service Channel List

 

The picture listed above will give you a good idea of all of the channels that SkyStream TV offers. But we will list the full channel lineup below as well.

360 Tune Box
A&E
ABC
AMC
Animal Planet
BET
Biz TV
Bravo
Cartoon Network
CBS
CMT
CNBC
CNN
Comedy Central
Country Network
C-SPAN
Discovery Channel
Disney Channel
Docu Box HD
Entertainment Channel
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPN Classic
ESPN U
ESPN News
Fashion Box HD
Fast Box HD
Fight Box HD
Film Box
Food Network
FOX
Fox News
FreeForm
FX
Game Toon
Hallmark Channel
Hillsong Channel
HGTV
History Channel
HLN
HSN
Ion Television
LifeTime
MSNBC
MTV
My9
National Geographic Channel
NBC
NewsMaxTV
Nickelodeon
NRB Network
OWN
Paramount Network
PBS
RT America
SYFY
TBS
Turner Classic Movies
Telemundo
The CW
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel
TruTV
Tuff TV
Univision
USA Network
VH1
Vibrant TV Network
The Weather Channel
YouToo America
Olympic Channel
PressTV
QVC
YES

 

What devices can I use SkyStream TV on?

We are glad that you asked :) We spent lots of time on app development so that you can use SkyStream TV on almost any device. Android, Android TV, IOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire devices and TV's, Roku and Roku powered TCL TV's. Smart TV applications will be coming soon!

Can I record shows like a DVR on SkyStream TV?

Absolutely! You can record up to 50 hours of your favorite TV shows using SkyStream TV! And the best part is that it is stored in the cloud so it will never take up any space on your device!

What if I forget to record a show and miss it live?

Don't worry, SkyStream TV has you covered! SkyStream TV has a built in 7 day look back period, which means you can watch any show, from any channel on demand up to 7 days after it has aired. So don't worry about missing a single episode!

How can I find what to watch on SkyStream TV?

We have a an awesome channel guide that shows you what is on each channel for a full day. This allows you to see what is on for the whole day and record any show right from the channel guide. We also have a search feature that allows you to search by show. The search feature will show you if that show is currently playing live on a channel and will also list any on demand episodes of that show that you can watch.

How much is SkyStreamTV per month?

If you haven't already heard, all of the big streaming services recently had to renegotiate their contracts. The cost for them to broadcast their channels went up, so they passed along that cost to their customers and all of them raised their prices by $5 per month. SkyStreamTV does not have to renegotiate our contract for 3 years so we can offer more channels for only $35 per month. So not only will you get more channels, but you will be saving $5 each month. Not a bad deal right?

Are there any contracts with SkyStream TV?

Nope, You can cancel your SkyStream TV subscription at any time. We don't try to lock you in like the other guys. We know that once you see SkyStream TV and all of the HD channels we offer, you will have no reason to cancel.

How many devices can I use SkyStream TV on simultaneously?

At this current time you can only use SkyStream TV on one device at a time. But you can subscribe to our multi user package and stream live TV on up to 6 devices simultaneously. So feel free to let a few friends and family use your account as well. Sharing is caring. Or split the bill with your neighbor or best friend. Win Win right?

Can I watch my local major networks?

Unfortunately our licensing agreement does not allow us to broadcast the major networks for each location. All of the major networks like ABC,NBC, CBS and FOX will be broadcast from the local broadcaster in New York. If you want your local networks and news we highly suggest getting a Mohu HD Antenna. This is also a great item to have in emergencies or if your internet goes down for whatever reason. There are no monthly fees with an HD antenna. Just the initial cost to purchase.

Are there any sports blackouts?

There are absolutely NO sports blackouts of any kind, unlike some other services.

Are there any watching limits?

Nope, you can watch 24 hours a day 7 days a week if you want. There are absolutely no limits of any kind and no extra charges for power watchers.

Does SkyStream TV offer a free trial?

Of course, we are so sure that you will love SkyStream TV that we offer a 7 day free trial for you to check it out. So what are you waiting for? Visit www.skystreamtv.com and sign up for your free 7 day trial!