Families once huddled around televisions the size of a refrigerator to watch the latest episode of “The Brady Bunch,” “M.A.S.H.” or “Seinfeld.” Elvis Presley made headlines when his car was equipped with a television. Those days are long gone, and now, thanks to the Internet and an app called FTCtv Everywhere, FTC members can enjoy those classic shows or current prime-time hits from anywhere.
With FTCtv Everywhere, you could catch the ESPN pre-game show while tailgating in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. Watching Captain Kirk match wits with Mr. Spock on a handheld device is no longer science fiction. It’s now a reality that you can enjoy the Syfy channel, and many others, once you sign up for the plan.
More than 35 channels are currently available for streaming shows on your computer, tablet or mobile device connected to the Internet.
How much does it cost?
Currently FTC provides this feature at no extra cost to FTCtv Expanded Basic subscribers. This may change over time depending on new requirements made by TV networks. Cellular data rates apply.
Where can I watch FTCtv Everywhere?
You can watch these channels from anywhere your device can receive an Internet connection. Wired connections and in-home Wi-Fi will provide the best quality, and picture quality is determined by bandwidth and signal strength.
What programs are available?
Each TV network makes their own decision about what to make available on FTCtv Everywhere, so it’s best to download the app and check for your favorite programs.
Why aren’t all programs available?
Broadcasting rights are complicated. A TV network may have the right to transmit a show or movie, but only to TV sets and not on FTCtv Everywhere. Once again, it depends on the TV network.
Will other networks become available?
Yes. FTC is working with many different program providers to expand the number of networks and programs available on farmerstel.com/ftctv-everywhere.
How do I sign up for FTCtv Everywhere?
If you’ve already signed up for SmartHub, FTCtv Everywhere is simple. Register now to begin watching your FTCtv on the go. Simply login in to your SmartHub account. Click the “Edit TV Everywhere” link in the left sidebar menu and create a username and password. You will gain access within four to 24 hours. You will have to try logging in to a programmer’s site to see if your access has been accepted. To do this, click on one of the programmer icons at www.farmerstel.com/ftctv-everywhere. Select FTCtv as your provider and use your TV Everywhere username and password to watch live programming with any device connected to the Internet.
What networks are available?
NBC Sports Live Extra
To use FTCtv Everywhere…
1. Click the channel you want to watch. You will be taken to the channel provider website.
2. Select FTCtv as your television provider from the provider list on the site.
3. Sign in with the username and password you created when you signed up for FTCtv Everywhere.