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HCTC Internet can power your Smart TV connection.

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First and foremost, you’ll need a strong Internet connection via HCTC. Here are 3 easy ways to connect your TV to the Internet so you can finally cut your cable. 

Most new Smart TVs are Wi-Fi-enabled, meaning they have a wireless adapter that can detect and connect to your Internet. Don’t have a Smart TV? No problem! Use a Roku Express Streaming Player with HDMI® cable, an Amazon Fire Stick®, Xbox®, or any other device which allows you to convert your existing TV to a Smart TV. They’re super easy to install! Any of these devices will walk you through a step-by-step setup.

1. The wireless option – connect via your Wi-Fi.
Connecting takes just a few minutes, and this option works best when your TV is in the same room as your router.

Benefits of a wireless connection
• There are no ugly, trailing wires
• You can place your TV anywhere in the room, which makes it great for wall-mounting
• It’s simple and quick to set up. You’ll simply press a few buttons on your TV remote.

How to connect
• Hit the Menu button on your TV remote
• Choose the Network Settings option, then Set up a wireless connection
• Select the wireless network name for your home Wi-Fi
• Type your Wi-Fi password using your remote’s button

A direct connection to your router provides the best experience.

2. The wired option – plug directly into your router.
Want the strongest, most stable connection? Plug your TV directly into your Internet router via an Ethernet cable. Your TV will need to be close to your router.

Benefits of a wired connection
• It’s simple to set up. Just plug it in.
• It provides the most reliable connection, so you don’t experience buffering
• It’s much faster than Wi-Fi

How to connect
• Find the Ethernet port on the back of your TV
• Connect an Ethernet cable from your router to your TV port
• Select Menu on your TV’s remote and then go to Network Settings
• Select the option to enable wired Internet

3. If your TV is upstairs, use a Powerline.
Is your TV upstairs or in a room away from your router? It doesn’t mean you can’t watch your favorite binge-worthy shows on Netflix®.

Extend your Internet reach to the far corners of your home.

The further away you are from your router, the weaker your signal will be, but you can extend the reach of your home network for smoother streaming with a powerline kit that includes 2 adapters and 2 Ethernet cables. Once the adapters are plugged into power sockets and your router, your Internet signal will be sent via your electrical lines.

Benefits of powerline
• A powerline delivers a strong Internet signal upstairs or through thick walls
• Extends the Internet to the far corners of your home
• Easy setup

How to connect
• Plug the first powerline adapter into a socket in the same room as your router
• Use an Ethernet cable to connect the adapter to your broadband router
• Plug the second powerline adapter into a socket in the same room as your Smart TV
• Then plug an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your Smart TV
• Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to your powerline adapter

Do you have other devices in your home that connect to WiFi? Did you know you can stream via your streaming subscriptions there as well?

What are you waiting for? Call us weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM at 800.292.5457 and schedule your upgrade to our high-speed fiber Internet and start streaming with HCTC Streaming today!

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