FAQs

A streaming media player is what connects your television or home theater to the Internet and allows you to stream video and music from online services. They’re typically very basic devices with only a few connections, such as video (HDMI and/or composite), audio (RCA and/or digital), and Ethernet networking jacks.

The MoreThanCable Streaming TV device provides access to Music, Movies, TV Shows, Live Sports and Live Programming from around the world.  Powered by Kodi® and a variety of Add-ons to the Kodi® program, owners of the MoreThanCable device can search for the video content they want to watch and play it on a TV through a standard HDMI cable.

No.  Once you buy your MoreThanCable device there are no monthly service fees or charges.

The similarity between MoreThanCable and other streaming devices ends with the ability to stream media to your TV.  Roku, Sling, AppleTV and other devices provide media streams but, at some point, the also charge a monthly subscription fee.  MoreThanCable provides a much wider variety of entertainment than other streaming solutions and we does it without charging a monthly fee.

Yes, you can move the device to other TVs in your home or take it with you when you travel. Just plug it in and you are ready to watch.  If you take it with when you travel you will need to connect to the Internet at your destination.

On-Demand programming for current TV show and Movies is usually in HD. For the old classics TV shows, old Movies and live TV streams we see both SD and HD streams depending on the source.  In either case, the picture quality is good.

Viewing of On-Demand programming is commercial-fee.  Live programming may have commercials or during commercial breaks a “commercial break” message may pop-up instead.

Yes. Check the “Tips and Tricks” section of the Web Site for information on setting up captions.

No.  You can get the network channels but you need to use an antenna to get you local news, weather and sports.  You will also be amazed on how much entertainment is available using a normal antenna.  Here is a link to some information on an over the air antenna.  Click here.

You are not doing anything illegal.  You are simply watching video streams that are readily available for free on the Internet.

Kodi® is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi® runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android operating systems.

Add-ons, which are essentially applications for Kodi® that search the Internet for specific content and work in conjunction with Kodi® and the Streaming Device to display that content on your TV.

The quality of the picture you are streaming will be dependent on the speed of your internet connection.  The following internet speeds are recommended for different quality pictures:

    •  3.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for Standard Definition quality
    • 5.0 Megabits per second – Recommended for High Definition quality

  Your MoreThanCable device will support both WiFi and Ethernet connections.

You can test your Internet connection using your MoreThanCable device, a mobile phone, tablet or computer that is connected to the Internet at your location.  Your MoreThanCable device should have Speedtest as an application under Apps from the home Android screen.  You can download this same application for free on your phone or tablet by going to the App Store on Apple devices and Play Store on Android devices.  On your computer you can go to “www.Speedtest.net”.  It will tell you how many Megabits per second (mps) your Internet is providing. Many residential customers in a city on DSL or Cable Internet service will range between 5mb and 100mb depending on your connections.  Users in a more rural or country setting might start at 3mb and to up to 10mb.  Users on a wireless or satellite connection may with to inquire with your provider about bandwidth usage limits.

Yes.  You have a couple of options.  First, check your WIFI near your modem.  If your WiFi is fast enough there and in some places around your home but, as you get farther from your WiFi router the speed slows down, you can purchase a WiFi repeater to get a stronger signal.  These devices are $20 – $25 and easy to install. Alternatively, there  are power line adapter kits that can transmit Ethernet signals through your home wiring.  Again, moderately price and they will extend the good signal at the router to your device. However, the speed will only be as good as what your provider is delivering to your home.