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TDS TV Plus is the contemporary TV service from TDS Telecom introduced in 2020 in addition to the traditional pay-tv service via Cable. It delivers outstanding features, add-on services, and much more. Coupled with advanced technology this relatively new entrant is a smart solution for in-home entertainment.

If you are located in any of the 23 service states where TDS delivers its residential services, TDS TV Plus with TDS Internet can turn out to be a worthy shot for home services. In this article, we walk you through all you need to know about the TDS TV Plus service. Read on to see if the TDS TV+ app and other aspects of the service fit your need for flexibility and mobility in your TV regime.

TDS TV Plus App - Watch TV on Your Favorite Device

We’ll start by taking a look at how TDS Telecom makes your TV experience flexible, convenient, and mobile.

This application is the easiest means to convert your smart devices like smartphones or tablets into TV. All you need to do is download it from the Google Play Store or App Store for your Android or Apple device - it is free of cost with your TDS TV+ subscription, and once you set it all up you can literally take your TV around to any corner of the house.

  • Enjoy in-home streaming of live TV and on-demand content on your personal device - you are not bound to the home-screen
  • Use the smart search feature and make it easy to look for your favorites and discover new ones across all entertainment options - live TV, On Demand, and streaming apps
  • Manage your DVR remotely & schedule recordings
  • Catch up with your favorite content, just-in news or live sports, as you cook in the kitchen or lounge about in the backyard

TDS TV Plus App: Compatible Devices

TDS TV Plus service allows you to enjoy TV on a range of compatible devices besides the TV that is connected to your receiver. Use your Android smartphone or iPhone, a tablet, streaming device, or a smart TV - the TDS TV Plus app is compatible with the following devices:

  • Apple TV 4K - 4th Gen
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick - 2nd Gen & above
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube
  • Apple iOS
  • iPhone & iPad
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Xiaomi Mi Box

TDS TV Plus App: Getting Started

To be able to start streaming content via the TDS TV Plus app you must first setup your online TDS account. Residential customers can register for a TDS online account by using their email address, phone number or PIN that is associated with your provider-account. The registration ID on your bill can also be used for this purpose.

Once you have your TDS credentials, and the TDS TV Plus app for your smartphone, you are just a couple of clicks away from tuning into your favorite show right on your personal device. Launch the app, and navigate to TDS in the Internet Provider listing. Use your TDS credentials to sign in - i.e. your username which is the TDS provided email ID ending in @TDS.net, and password. 

Once you’ve logged in, the device will automatically get included to the list of personal devices linked with your TDS account. You always have the convenient option to remove any device via My Account. TDS allows you to register 5 devices to your account, albeit the number of concurrent streams is limited to 3.

TDS TV Plus: TV Everywhere Feature

The TDS TV Plus app gives you the mobility and flexibility to stream TV on your personal device at home. And when you are not connected to your TDS Internet at home, you can use the TV Everywhere feature to access content via network apps on your mobile devices or online.

The TV Everywhere feature of the TDS TV Plus+ service allows you to cue up networks included in your subscription, anytime anywhere. Use your internet connected personal device and your TDS Telecom credentials to tune in.

All you have to do is download your favorite network apps from Google Play Store or the App Store,   “Sign in to Provider” with your TDS credentials and start streaming. Or else stream online - via the programmer’s website using your TDS username and password.

Like the TDS TV+ app, access to the TDS TV Everywhere feature comes at no added cost!

TDS TV Plus: More Service Features

TDS TV Plus is a budget-friendly and entertainment-packed TV option that makes everyone happy. But when choosing a package bear in mind the factors that would determine the overall experience of the entire family. Make sure the channel lineup you select is diverse enough to meet the entertainment needs of everyone.  

Channel Lineup

The TDS TV Plus channel lineup is categorized into 3 tiers - Explore with 60+, Journey with 80+ and Voyage with 110+ channels. Local broadcast TV and a variety of popular cable networks that are routinely watched in American homes, as well as local and regional sports networks, are included. Plus you get to watch it all in HD!       

All-in-one Instant Access

The best part is with the TDS TV Plus receiver you can enjoy an integrated experience with instant access to live TV, On Demand, DVR recordings, and streaming apps - no need to switch TV input! You can enjoy access to around 5000 apps including Netflix, HBO MAX, and Prime Video. And search for favorites across all entertainment options with ultimate convenience using the voice remote with Google Assistant. 

TV Equipment

TDS TV plans offer you to include one or more TV receivers for immediate access to programming and smart search capabilities, and you can include more than one if needed - at a low monthly rental fee.

TDS also gives you the option to add on the Connected-Home DVR set up with one of your TVs and use wireless receivers for any other TVs. This way you can watch, record, and manage recordings from any connected TV, pause the stream in one room and pick it up in another, and enjoy a 500 GB storage on the hard drive.

Cloud DVR

As for DVR, the TDS TV Plus service gives you the opportunity to sign up for 25, 150 or 300 hours of cloud storage - this range covers a home where only the essentials are recorded as well as one where numerous recordings need to be stored. 

Add-on Premium Networks

TDS TV Plus offers subscribers access to the most sought-after premium networks watched around American homes. You can include à la carte add-on premium networks such as HBO, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, and STARZ.

TDS TV Plus Plans & Prices

TDS TV service comes in 2 varieties, and TDS TV Plus is the newer one. It does boast fewer channels in its lineup compared to its counterpart TDS cable TV service. But this is an industry norm for pay-tv services delivered over the internet. Nonetheless, TDS TV Plus packages are designed to fit a range of home needs, so there’s got to be one for you!

TDS TV Plus Plan Max Channel Count Key Channels in the Lineup
Explore starting at
$45/mo.
when bundled
60+ ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CW, PBS, Animal Planet, Freeform, TNT, CNN, Discovery, HGTV, Bravo, FS1 & more
Journey starting at
$55/mo.
when bundled
80+ Explore networks plus more like: Nickelodeon, E!, A&E, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, BET, MTV, MLB Network & more
Voyage starting at
$70/mo.
when bundled
110+ Journey networks plus more like: ESPNU, NFL Network, Cooking Channel, Universal Kids, Discovery Family, TeenNick, FX Movie Channel, FS2 & more

 

We do recommend you check the channel lineup in your area at the time of subscription - channels may vary depending on your location.

Is TDS TV Service Available in Your Area?

As we said, TDS delivers residential services in 23 states. If you are located in any of the following, call TDS Customer Service at 1-844-343-1172, and see which of the TDS TV deals are available at your address:

Alabama Mississippi Oregon
Arizona Minnesota Pennsylvania
Colorado Maine South Carolina
California New York Tennessee
Florida New Hampshire Vermont
Georgia Nevada Virginia
Indiana Oklahoma Washington
Idaho Ohio Wisconsin
Kentucky    
Michigan    

 

Conclusion

Hopefully, the information we have shared will assist you in choosing the right TDS TV Plus plan for your home. When you have a better idea of how the numerous features of the service can help you shape up a flexible, convenient, and mobile TV regime, you’ll also be able to better judge the value for the money it gets you. For any further assistance, you can always speak to a representative of TDS Customer Service and receive pro advice at 1-844-343-1172.

FAQs

How do I link my personal connected device to my TDS account?

In order to link an internet-connected device to your TDS account and start watching TV, this is what you have to do:

  • Download the TDS TV Plus app from Google Play Store or the App Store
  • Launch the app and navigate to the TDS Internet Provider listing
  • Sign in using your TDS credentials i.e. username, which is the TDS provided email ID ending in @TDS.net, and password
  • Once you’ve logged in, the device will automatically get included to the list of personal devices linked with your TDS account.

You can register 5 devices to your account, and run 3 concurrent streams.   

How to remove a registered device from your TDS account?

If you wish to remove an internet-connected device registered to your TDS account, this is what you have to do:

  • When you're logged in to your TDS online account, click on the Services tab
  • In my TV section, go to the tab View Personal Devices
  • Here all devices registered to your account are listed with a Remove option for each
  • Click on Remove, and the selected device will be removed from your TDS account

Only account administrators have the authority to delete personal devices from My Account.

What are the TDS TV Plus compatible devices?

You can use your Android smartphone or iPhone, a tablet, streaming device, or a smart TV with the TDS TV Plus app. Here is a listing of compatible devices:

  • Apple TV 4K - 4th Gen
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick - 2nd Gen & above
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube
  • Apple iOS
  • iPhone & iPad
  • Smartphones and tablets
  • Xiaomi Mi Box

How can I contact TDS Customer Service?

You can reach out to TDS Customer Service at 1-844-343-1172 for questions regarding TDS services, availability, and offers at your address.