Television On Your Terms
While Barbourville Utilities will no longer offer Cable TV service to new customers, we are not leaving our valued customers without alternatives. With our BLINK high-speed Internet service, you can easily stream your choice of subscription television services, or we can help connect you to more traditional live TV via satellite. We have compiled helpful information to assist you in finding the entertainment option that works best for you and your family.
Stream Your TV Entertainment Through Barbourville's Fiber Optic Internet.
In recent years new services have brought broadcast networks, including local stations, to your home via the Internet and smart TVs or connected devices. With high-speed Internet (like Blink from Barbourville Utilities), you can also access on-demand television shows and movies through companies like Netflix, Paramount Plus, Amazon, and many more.
The chart below compares popular live TV streaming services. Note that "Cloud DVR" options allow you to record live TV for later viewing.
Please note, Barbourville Utilities currently has no affiliation with any of these service providers and does not recommend which provider you should choose. There is no substitute for conducting your own research to select a service that best meets the needs of you and your family.
|Sling TV||YouTube TV||Hulu + Live TV||Fubo TV||Philo|
|Overview||Less expensive than other options, but fewer channels. Add-on packages available.||One of the best services for overall live streaming. It has more top channels and features for the base price.||News, sports and entertainment programming, plus on-demand streaming options from Hulu.||Great for the sports fan and has a wide array of news and entertainment options to appeal to general audiences.||Watch live, save unlimited shows to watch later, or browse a huge library of content available on-demand.|
|Max screens streaming at once||3**||3||2||3**||3|
|Cloud DVR||50 hours||Unlimited||50 hours||250 hours**||Unlimited|
|Available Channels||Available Channels||Available Channels||Available Channels|
Please consult providers’ websites directly for the most up-to-date information.
**Dependent upon package selection.
This chart compares popular streaming devices. Please note, Barbourville Utilities currently has no affiliation with any of these device providers and does not recommend which device you should choose. There is no substitute for conducting your own research to select a device that best meets the needs of you and your family. Please consult your streaming service provider’s website for a list of supported devices.
|Roku||Amazon Fire Stick||Apple TV 4K||Smart TVs|
|Overview||Roku offers multiple options for every budget. The Roku Express is the most budget-friendly Roku device. The Roku Express hooks to your TV via a separate, included, HDMI cable to access streaming apps.||Amazon offers multiple options for every budget. The Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite is the most budget-friendly offering. Fire TV plugs into your HDMI port to access streaming apps. If you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you already have access to Prime Video.||Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in 4K HDR and with Dolby Atmos sound. You can also use Siri for voice control. You get access to all the big streaming services.||Many Smart TVs, especially those that support 4K and HDR, will likely come equipped with the ability to connect to the internet and with streaming apps available.|
|Best For||Cord-cutters on a budget, new to streaming||Amazon Alexa device owners, Amazon Prime subscribers||Fans of Apple products, iPhone users||Direct Internet Connection|