A Myriad of Watching Options

In today’s ever changing world of home entertainment, there has never been more ways to watch your favorite shows, or “content” as the industry likes to label them. I’m a little old fashioned so calling my favorite TV show or film “content” feels a little impersonal. To this day, I don’t think I’ve ever exclaimed to a fellow fan of WKRP in Cincinnati  “THAT’S MY FAVORITE CONTENT!” So, if it’s all the same to you, I’m gonna stick with “shows”. Good? Good.

The Basics

Here at MHz Choice, we often are asked a variation of this question: “How can I watch MHz Choice on my TV?” Well, there are a variety of ways (which I cover in more detail below) but let’s get the basic requirements out of the way first.

What you DON’T need:
MHz Choice is an internet only video-on-demand service. MHz Choice is not a cable television channel.

What you DO need:
• A high-speed internet connection*¹
• An mhzchoice.com subscription, MHz Choice on Amazon subscription*²,or an Xfinity X1 account.
• A TV or supported device that can connect to the internet

I know what you’re thinking: “How do I know if my TV can connect to the internet?? WHY IS THIS SO HARD!??!” OK, breathe, we’re gonna get through this.

Most modern TVs and Smart TVs manufactured after 2010 come ready to be connected to the internet and/or have what’s called an “HDMI port” on the back. An HDMI port is where you plug in an external streaming device, like a Roku player, which in turn connects to the internet. (see fig. 1 below).

fig. 1

Option #1: Watch on a Streaming Device

Now that we’ve established the basics of how to watch, let’s get into the specifics. The first option is with a video streaming device. Great! But what’s a video streaming device? Simply put, a streaming device is an external piece of hardware that connects your TV to the internet. Below is a list of the different streaming devices that we currently support. Click on the links below to find out more about how to watch on each device.


Option #2: MHz Choice on Android TV

MHz Choice is now available on Android TV! Great! What does that mean?? Android TV is Google’s Smart TV platform and is available on a variety of devices:

  • Mi Box
  • NVIDIA SHIELD
  • Razer Forge TV
  • Sharp AQOUS
  • Sony BRAVIA

How do you get Android TV? If you have any of the above devices, all you need to do is launch the Google Play Store on your device, search for the MHz Choice app and install it!


Coming Winter 2018:
Samsung Smart TV app & XBOX app

Our tech partner Vimeo OTT is finishing up a new Samsung Smart TV & XBOX app for MHz Choice! These new platforms should be available by winter 2018!


Option #3: Roku TV

If you don’t want to purchase a separate streaming device and don’t want an Amazon Prime account, Roku now makes a TV that combines a Smart TV and a Roku streaming device. It’s called “Roku TV” (see fig. 2 below). With the Roku TV, you can connect to MHz Choice from the TV itself.

fig. 2

Click the link below for more information:
https://www.roku.com/roku-tv


Option #4: MHz Choice on Prime Video Channels*³

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can watch MHz Choice by way of the Amazon Video app that should already be installed on your Smart TV. The Amazon Video app icon should resemble this (see fig 3 below). MHz Choice on Amazon Prime is available to U.S. subscribers only.

fig. 3

To subscribe to MHz Choice through Amazon Channels (Prime):
1) Log into your Amazon Prime account by clicking here.
2) Add an MHz Choice subscription for $7.99 per month by clicking here.
3) Once you’ve added MHz Choice to your Amazon Prime account, launch the Amazon Video app on your Smart TV and then click on the MHz Choice banner graphic to watch MHz Choice programs.

Click here for more information on MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.


Option #5: MHz Choice on Xfinity X1

Xfinity X1 customers can subscribe to and access the entire MHz Choice library by saying “MHz Choice” into their X1 voice remote or by finding it within the networks section of Xfinity on Demand. An MHz Choice subscription can be added to X1 customers’ service for $7.99 per month.


Option #6: Watch on your Smart TV’s web browser

Some of our subscribers have reported success watching by way of their Smart TV’s web browser. But your experience may vary. PLEASE NOTE: We do not fully support watching MHz Choice on Smart TV web browsers.

1) Launch your Smart TV’s web browser and log in to mhzchoice.com they same way you would on a computer or laptop.


Can I stream from my mobile device to my TV?

You sure can! With the MHz Choice iOS app you can stream from your Apple iPhone or iPad to a compatible Apple TV and with the MHz Choice Android app you can stream from your Android device to a Chromecast device. Click on the links below for more information.


Questions?

I realize that’s a lot of information to digest so if you have any questions, I’d like to first point you to our extensive support center here but if you can’t find the answer to your question there, please drop us a line on this email form here.

Happy watching!

Footnotes:
*1We recommend a download speed of at least 10 Mbps or megabits per second. More info. here.

*2 – An MHz Choice on Amazon subscription requires an Amazon Prime account. More info. here.

*3 – Although the programming is the same on both platforms, an mhzchoice.com subscription is not transferrable to an MHz Choice on Amazon subscription. Your Amazon login will not work on mhzchoice.com and vice versa. MHz Choice on Amazon Prime is available to U.S. subscribers only.