HFN is the Perfect Platform

By July 20, 2020Connections

Cutting the Cord is More Exciting in Issaquah Highlands

Highlands Fiber Network (HFN) subscribers can get their local TV programming, such as local news and sports, without a cable TV connection – all by using their HFN fiber internet connection. Receiving local TV programming through your HFN internet connection is easier than you think.

Nowadays, there are a lot of options by utilizing apps built into your television, or by using a standalone device that connects your television to online content, like a Google Chromecast, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV.

So you don’t lose your local TV channels, some of the current streaming services to use are:

  • YouTube TV: $50/month
  • Sling TV: $30/month
  • Hulu: $54.99/month
  • AT&T TV NOW: $55/month (lower for AT&T phone subscribers)

See highlandsfibernetwork.com/guide/cord-cutting for more details on these services.

Joining the list of streaming options are Disney+ and Apple TV+, both offering a variety of different entertainment options. Disney+ and Apple TV+ upgraded their platforms so everyone in your household will want to stream. Both services can be watched through your TV and smart devices, like your smart phone, tablet, or computers.

Apple TV HFNApple TV+

Apple TV+ came out in fall 2019, and vows to be “unlike anything that’s come before,” according to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. The cost for Apple TV+ is $4.99 a month, or a free one-year subscription when you buy an iPhone, iPad, Mac computer, or Apple TV.
Apple TV+ will show exclusive Apple Originals, movies, and documentaries, as well as occasionally offering free viewing periods of channels like HBO and Showtime.

Benefits of Apple TV+:

  • Ad-free subscription service
  • Allows for six user profiles, shared between users
  • Available in 100+ countries

Disney Plus HFNDisney+

Disney+ also came out in fall 2019 and anticipates being the future of Disney online entertainment. With a price point of $7 a month, a pre-pay option of $70 for the year, or the option of a triple-service bundle for $13 a month, this may be enough to give other streaming services like Netflix some competition.

Disney+ has an extremely diverse library of content, offering Disney and Fox legacy content, original documentaries, reality shows, competition series, behind-the-scenes features, nature and adventure titles, animated programming, and more. Disney+ is available in five countries and will eventually be available in all major markets in the next two years.

Benefits of Disney+:

  • Includes options for other Disney streaming services, like Hulu and ESPN+
  • Allows for seven user profiles, with over 200 character icons to choose from
  • Disney+ accounts allow for simultaneous streaming for all seven profiles

Please Note: None of these streaming products are affiliated with HFN. We have no relationship with these providers, commercial or otherwise. Subscriptions are separate and are additional to your HFN monthly billing. Prices given are accurate at the time of publishing. See each service’s website for most up-to-date pricing. Also, any support for these products and services are outside of HFN customer care. (We’ll make sure your HFN Internet connection is good, though).

Contact:
Jeremy Fallt, General Manager, HFN
jfallt@hfn.org
425-394-4184

As published in July 2020 Connections >>