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Streaming to your TV

Getting Started

In order to stream online content to your TV, your TV must be a Smart TV or support Streaming Media Players via HDMI. Depending on which TV or the streaming player you use, online services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video or HBO Now might may be available for you. The tables below compare some of the most popular streaming devices and services currently on the market. For a comprehensive list of available channels, supported apps and features, consult with the manufacturer’s documentation for your Smart TV, Streaming Media Player or streaming service.

Recommended Streaming Media Players

Technology Services recommends the Roku Streaming Stick, which can be purchased at Trinity’s Bookstore for $59.99. Compare other recommended streaming media devices.

How do I Stream to my TV?

  1. Connect your Streaming Media Player to your TV’s HDMI port and change to that input. Skip this step if you have a Smart TV.
  2. In order to stream to your TV, your device (Smart TV or Streaming Media Player) needs internet connectivity. To connect your device to Trinity’s Wi-Fi, you must first register your device’s MAC address on My Devices. How do I find my device’s MAC address?
  3. Then, use your Streaming Media Player or Smart TV settings to connect to Trinity’s wireless network.
  4. Once your device has been successfully connected to the internet, launch a streaming app to watch your favorite content. Compare popular streaming services.

Popular Streaming Devices

The devices below are just some examples of the most popular streaming devices. For a full list of the products from Roku, Amazon, Google or Apple click on the links below.

Roku Streaming Stick Amazon Fire Stick Chromecast Apple TV
Device ROKU streaming stick Amazon Fire Stick Chromecast
Price $59.99 (purchase at Trinity Bookstore) $39.99 $35 $149
Website Click Here Click Here Click Here Click Here
PC/Smartphone Required No No Yes No
Output HDMI HDMI HDMI HDMI
1080p Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
4K Support No No No No
Built-in major streaming apps Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now, Sling TV, Direct TV Now, You Tube, Vudu, Google Play, FandangoNOW, CinemaNow. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now, Sling TV, Direct TV Now, You Tube, CinemaNow. Compatible with most streaming websites or apps via cast. Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Sling TV, Direct TV Now, You Tube, iTunes, CinemaNow.
Features Supports most built-in streaming apps.

Private mode listening via the ROKU mobile app.

Screen mirroring available for Miracast capable devices.

Can be used in hotels or places that have captive portal networks.

Screen mirroring available for Miracast capable devices.

Free Amazon Cloud storage for all Amazon Content.

Can be used in hotels or places that have captive portal networks.

Can cast any Chrome tab or full computer screen to TV. Screen mirroring available for compatible Android devices. Apps and Games via the App Store.

Play content and mirror screen from compatible Macs via Airplay.

 

Popular Streaming Services

While many online streaming services exist, some of the most popular streaming services are listed below. Students are fully responsible for all paid-for subscriptions.

Netflix Hulu Amazon Prime Video HBO Now Sling TV
Service Netflix Logo Hulu Logo Amazon Prime Video Logo HBO Now Logo Sling TV Logo
Starting Price $8.99/month $7.99/month Free with Prime Subscription $14.99/month $20/month
 Website  Click Here  Click Here  Click Here  Click Here  Click Here
 Free Trial  1st Month  1st Month 6 Months with Prime Student  1st Month  1st 7 Days
 Features Large library of movies, TV shows and original content Large library of movies, TV shows and original content Large library of movies, TV shows and original content Large library of movies, TV shows and original content  Live TV Service (similar to cable TV)

 


For best service, contact Technology Services using our online Service Request Form. You can also contact us at 202-884-9811. The Technology Services office is located on the first floor of the Payden Academic Center, Suite 122.

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