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Call For Best Deals: 855-349-9328

There’s no denying the fact that on-demand subscription streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu deliver flexible and economical entertainment to American households. Every person who has access to video streaming services realizes the undying significance of this technology.

Not too long ago, big-wigs like Netflix and Amazon Prime used to dominate the streaming industry. Now, the streaming landscape has evolved with more platforms joining the race, with many setting their sights on specific niches, such as FuboTV and Crunchyroll. The former specializes in live sports entertainment while the latter revolves around anime content. There are some truly exciting horizons ahead for entertainment seekers to explore and this blog offers one such ride.

Is Getting a Streaming Service Worth It?

The primary reason behind the popularity of on-demand streaming platforms is that they offer viewers the opportunity to stream video content via the Internet. Besides that, one doesn’t have to be tied to a TV schedule as these platforms enable users to watch their favorite shows and movies without having to sit through any kind of interruptions.

While some homes cut the cord and subscribe to one or more, others complement their pay-tv service with SVOD subscription(s). Either way, the popularity of on-demand streaming platforms shows no sign of declining.

For committed cord-cutters, it is not only a matter of affordability, but freedom from annual contracts, installation fees, equipment rental, and hidden fees. That is why even though live-streaming TV is not as cheap, as a subscription VOD service, for cord-cutter homes, it cuts the deal. All you need to run it is a reliable high-speed internet connection and a good streaming device like Roku, TiVo, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV. With these couple of ingredients in place, you can enjoy a complete setup for streaming live TV and on-demand content on your TV screen or any other internet-enabled device.

Our article today takes a look at a value-packed combination of internet and live TV streaming, brought to you by Windstream Communications that is gaining ground in the market. If you have been musing about cutting the cord, read on to explore the offer. You never know this may just be the cheaper replacement for pay-tv you that have been looking for.

What You Should Know About Windstream Internet and YouTube TV Partnership?

Aware of consumer trends and preferences, Windstream Communications forged its partnership with YouTube TV back in February 2020. The ISP aimed to bring an innovative and affordable streaming solution to its customers, who may not be inclined to keep a pay-tv subscription any longer. It was Windstream’s way of helping its subscribers cut the cord without having to compromise on local and live TV entertainment along with access to on-demand content. The move was also anticipated to boost the continuous growth of Windstream Kinetic Internet subscriber base.

Let us now walk you through the 2 services which make up this practical combo for cord-cutter homes.

#1 Kinetic by Windstream: Unlimited and Superfast Internet

Windstream Communications, a Fortune 500 company, was founded in Little Rock Arkansas back in 1943 as a landline telephone provider. With multiple mergers and acquisitions along the way, it was introduced to the market as Windstream Corporation in 2006. The company continued to expand its operations, and in 2016 its long-haul express Fiber transport network was extended to the western U.S. Meanwhile, the metro Fiber network expanded to Atlanta, Cleveland, Charlotte, Philadelphia, Richmond, Nashville, Chicago, and Minneapolis later in 2017. Two years later, Windstream also started to deploy its Fixed Wireless network in order to expand the availability of broadband in hard-to-reach rural areas.

Currently, Windstream is continuing with its grand scheme of building fiber networks over its historical DSL footprint, increasing its fiber subscribers every year. Kinetic’s DSL and Fiber reach goes over 18 different states, which include:

Alabama

Nebraska

Arkansas

New Mexico

Florida

New York

Georgia

North Carolina

Iowa

Ohio

Kentucky

Oklahoma

Minnesota

Pennsylvania

Mississippi

South Carolina

Missouri

Texas

How Does Windstream Internet Enable Buffer-Free Video Streaming?

As we said, Windstream is fast expanding its Fiber network to cover more communities. But, where the cutting-edge ultra-fast 100% fiber internet is not yet available, you can enjoy fast downloads via high-speed DSL that comes powered by “Fiber to the Loop”. Meaning, either way, you get covered for your heavy TV streaming needs.

Depending on where you are located, you can get Windstream Kinetic speeds ranging from 25 Mbps to 1 Gbps. The full benefit of its fiber service remains mostly limited to urban and suburban communities. But in rural America, hybrid networking technology delivers cheaper and faster internet, relative to competing Fixed Wireless and Satellite. The good thing is according to an FCC estimate, 65% of customers residing in the Windstream footprint can access 100 Mbps or faster downloads. This means families can easily fulfill their in-home entertainment needs with the help of Kinetic by Windstream.

Besides an advanced network delivering superfast speeds, Windstream internet plans offer unlimited data, which is a huge perk. After all, with live TV and on-demand streaming, a capped plan will not do much good. Unlimited data from Windstream lets you  relax about running out of the monthly allowance or incurring an overage charge.

Windstream offers change pretty much from one region to another, though available speed tiers are within the 25 Mbps to 1 Gbps range. Here, take a look at the Windstream promo plans, common across most locations. For accurate pricing at your address and to get great offers, call 855-349-9312

Windstream Plan Download Speed Promo Price

Kinetic Internet Basic

Up to 100 Mbps

Starting at $39.99/mo.

for 12 months
*12-month Promotional rate requires Autopay. Taxes & Fees not included.

Kinetic Fiber 500

500 Mbps

Starting at $39.99/mo.

for 12 months
*12-month Promotional rate requires Autopay. Taxes & Fees not included.

Kinetic Fiber Gig

1000 Mbps

Starting at $69.99/mo.

for 12 months
*12-month Promotional rate requires Autopay. Taxes & Fees not included.

Data effective as of publish date. For the latest plans & prices in your area, call 855-349-9312

No matter which Windstream Kinetic plan you opt for, you could add Kinetic Gateway to your plan for $9.99 and Kinetic Secure for $14.99.

More often than not, Windstream Kinetic plans come with great promotional discounts. You can grab a great deal with loads of savings for the first 3, 6, or 12 months, depending on the promotional offer running in your area. So, you may want to check with Windstream Customer Service to determine which offers are currently available in your neighborhood.

#2 YouTube TV: Endless Live and On Demand Entertainment

What Is YouTube TV?

Most people tend to confuse YouTube TV with YouTube. But the two services are different from each other. YouTube is an online video-sharing and social media platform. And YouTube TV is a live TV and on-demand subscription streaming service which offers a value-packed replacement for traditional pay-tv.

What is Included in the YouTube TV Channel Lineup?

With YouTube TV, you can tap into 100+ live TV channels, inclusive of local broadcast TV and popular cable networks. Entertainment, news, live sports, and so much more comes included with the assortment of networks on offer. To top it all, there is a growing on-demand library of popular TV shows and movies, and you can also tap into YouTube Originals at no extra cost.

While the YouTube TV channel lineup gets you programming from all genres, if you wish for more, you add more channels, Sports Plus, and Spanish Plus add-ons to complement your base plan. The add-on channel variety includes HBO MAX, SHOWTIME, STARZ, CINEMAX, MGM+, and more. The Sports Plus add-on includes networks like BeIN Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, and NFL RedZone, while the Spanish Plus add-on includes 25+ channels in the Spanish language. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the Spanish Plan with 30+ Spanish networks instead of the Base plan with 100+ networks and higher charge.

How Much is the YouTube TV a Month?

A YouTube TV Base Plan comes at $62.99/mo. for the first 3 months and $72.99/mo. thereafter with no hidden fees. The Base Plan gets you everything America loves to watch. From ABC and NBC, Hallmark and Disney channels, MTV channels, CMT, ESPN, and Fox Sports, and above all the NFL Network! Meanwhile, the Spanish Plan costs less at 34.99/mo. with a reduced channel lineup.

You can also add the 4K Plus feature for 9.99/mo. to enjoy a 4K viewing experience. For an extra 29.99/mo., you can access HBO Max™, SHOWTIME, and STARZ with your YouTube TV subscription. Whereas, the Sports Plus add-on costs 10.99/mo. and the Spanish Plus charges 14.99/mo. However, prices may vary for the add-ons and features as per your location, plus do look closely at the terms and conditions.

What Perks Do You Get with YouTube TV?

Coming to the aspects of the service which appeal the most to cord-cutters:

Which Devices Are Compatible with YouTube TV?

Stream YouTube TV on mobile devices, Android or iOS. Watch directly on your PC with Chrome or Firefox. Smart TVs will stream it, and so would a number of popular streaming devices and game consoles. With that said, if you use Chromecast with Google TV to stream, you can enjoy an exceptionally enhanced experience with many cool features.

How to Watch YouTube TV with Windstream Internet?

Streaming live TV over your Windstream Internet is easy-peasy. To begin with, make sure your Kinetic internet connection is delivering 25 Mbps or above in download speeds, so you can enjoy HD streams on multiple screens. Also, confirm that your streaming device is compatible with the YouTube TV service.

Now browse through the entire YouTube channel lineup to see if it offers what you want in your ZIP, then download the app, and start the free trial! Alternatively, you can also go to tv.youtube.com/kinetic to get your subscription. Remember that you’ll be charged separately for both services: YouTube TV and Kinetic Internet.

Concluding Words

With a Windstream Internet plan and YouTube TV, any potential cord-cutter home is likely to have a great connectivity and entertainment experience. Any change takes a while to sink in. If you are able to watch live and on-demand TV on multiple devices and also stream on your home screen over fast and reliable high-speed internet, it won’t be long before you fall in love with this new arrangement.

So, if you are not already a Windstream Kinetic subscriber, dial 1-855-349-9312 and check with Windstream Customer Service as to which offers are currently available in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Windstream Internet available in my area?

The Windstream Kinetic service is available in 18 states. Call 1-855-349-9312 to determine availability in your area and to subscribe.

Will I get any discount if I add YouTube TV with my Kinetic internet from Windstream?

No, there's no additional discount when you subscribe to both services. However, YouTube TV does offer a promo price of $62.99/mo. for the first 3 months and $72.99/mo. after 3 months promo period, To learn more details about Windstream Kinetic plans with YouTube and their accurate pricing, call 1-855-349-9312.