Borrowing a page from Roku, Altice USA has launched a new standalone 4K streaming device available to its broadband-only subscribers, dubbed “Optimum Stream” and “Suddenlink Stream,” respectively.
Powered by Android TV OS, the “Stream” device offers broadband-only subs 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.
The new streaming device is available for free to Optimum and Suddenlink broadband-only subs 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 $5 monthly surcharge.
“As more consumers turn to streaming content for their entertainment needs, we are pleased to introduce Stream,” chief operating officer Hakim Boubazine said in a statement.
Subs will have direct access to preselected apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, and Discovery+. Other apps available to download on Google Play Store. Video can be streamed in 4K HDR and Dolby Vision depending on the user’s television. The Stream device offers voice search across live streaming TV and apps.
In addition to third-party SVOD platforms, Stream offers access to more than 50 free (ad-supported) live streaming channels, including live news from News 12, i24NEWS and Cheddar News, children’s entertainment from Kabillion, lifestyle entertainment from Bon Appetit, Wired and Reelz, among others.