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2019-01-03 09:35 AM
dmbcanada Signed up last night for Bell Fibe + Alt TV and Crave for 1 year $64.95. Mind you in London it is FTTN, so hoping it works ok. Have been on Rogers for 3 years but can no longer justify the price of product. Moving towards the streaming side is what my family and I are leaning towards for the foreseeable future.
2018-11-27 12:45 PM
Dr.Dave I was looking at the Bell site for a different reason and I happened to notice that Crave is now included in Alt TV with no increase in price. ($14.99) You can also get the Crave + Movies + HBO add-on for $10 or Crave + Movies + HBO + Encore (future Starz) for $15. That makes Alt TV interesting for cord-cutters that subscribe to Fibe internet and plan to subscribe to one of the Crave packages. Here are some other new packages:

Alt TV Premium $29.95/mo.
Includes everything in Alt TV plus even more sports, news and lifestyle shows with the following 15 channels.
TSN1, TSN2, Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE, CP24, CTV News Channel, CBC News Network, Bravo, Space, Comedy Network, Discovery Channel, W Network, HGTV, Food Network, Stingray

À la carte bundle - 5 individual channels of your choice for $5.00/mo.
2018-06-04 11:00 PM
Dr.Dave @dhanoad The current supported devices are the same as the Fibe TV app and are listed at https://www.bell.ca/Fibe-Alt-TV (click on "View compatible devices".) You may also be able use your computer by connecting an HDMI cable to your TV.

Also see "Offer details" at the bottom of the page:
Viewing with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick or other compatible devices is only available within your home and Fibe Internet with unlimited usage is required. Apple TV: compatible 4th gen. or 4K box only. Amazon Fire TV Stick: compatible basic edition only. Other compatible devices: Google certified Android TV only.

The only TVs with native support are the Sony Android TVs. You can also use the NVIDIA SHIELD TV and Xiaomi Mi Boxes which run Google certified Android TV OS (not to be confused with the cheap knock-offs that run the Android mobile version.)
2018-06-04 07:02 PM
bev fan Probably none of them have this app. Best way is to buy Apple TV player or Amazon Fire tv player.
2018-06-04 06:29 PM
dhanoad
Bell Alt TV - Which TVs support it?

I got residential Bell Fiber internet and with it comes free Bell ALT TV (not Bell Fibe TV). I can watch it on my cellphone and ipads by downloading the app

I need to buy a new TV. Which TVs have the Bell Fibe app that I can download and use on the TV? Is there a list?

The Bell website isn't helpful
2018-05-03 02:52 PM
17671 I know, but if your internet is a fixed cost already, like a lot of the new generation millenials, then it is not an issue, yeah if people have a lot of members in their household it may not be worth it, I could not disagree with you on this. I do know a lot of millennials who moved out of their parents house who do NOT have traditional TV service, a few of those millennials that I know have expressed interest in alternative tv, while others have not, the ones who have shown interest are the ones that "GET IT" that realize Netflix does not cover all the areas that traditional tv has covered such as live sports, live news, talk shows, late nite shows, etc. Some people really still enjoy watching this kind of content. while the others will live their boring live watching nuttin but movies all day long and their netflix, dont get me wrong nothings wrong with netflix but im pointing out that not everyone likes to watch movies all day long on netflix, maybe if they put up a few episodes of holmes on homes or leave it to bryan or something maybe it will be more attractive to the other half of those millenials that i know
2018-05-03 02:03 PM
bev fan
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Originally Posted by Paolo View Post
99% of the time people are mis-informed. im not trying to defend bell here, I am just chiming in when I read mis-information. The Bell Alternative TV package may not have a bundle discount, but it DOES have a price discount compared to the fibe tv package. The Alternative TV Starter package is $15, and the Fibe TV Starter package is $25

Internet: Fibe 25 (fixed cost for both)
Fibe TV Starter: $25
Alt TV Starter: $15
Fibe PVR Box renal: $20
Fibe Secondary Box Rental: $7
Alt TV Rental : NOT APPLICABLE, ITS ALT, THERE IS NO BOX

Like i said earlier, im not siding with Bell on this one but I already see $37 in savings for someone who watches starter tv on their Alternative tv package compared to bell fibe tv. That is probably a good damn reason why someone who wants to take that kind of package
You are forgetting that Alt Tv price is tied to internet cost, so theoretically in one year Alt tv could cost over $100 just for basic channels and it will be up to Bell if they would want to give you some discount or not.
With Fibe tv customer is not required to to purchase internet from Bell so price of $25 starter package is guaranteed plus the cost of PVR that could be discounted by Bell or purchased by customer.
No need for additional boxes the same as Alt Tv.
Another advantage is recording and dedicated internet.

With Alt Tv if there are a lot of users in the house it may not work properly unlike Fibe tv with dedicated internet usage will not affect it’s service.
2018-05-03 12:55 PM
17671 Actually the cheapest is to watch it on a laptop and connect the hdmi output of your laptop to the hdmi input of your TV and watch it that way, this is the cheapest, why? because I have done it in the past and it works, it may not be the most "IDEAL" WAY since you have a bunch of cables lying around and you still need your laptop to run to change channels and what not, but yes, a fire stick or android is probably the next step from free, and costs a "small" amount of money but will pay itself off in the long run
2018-05-03 12:44 PM
Dr.Dave
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Originally Posted by Paolo View Post
Alt TV Rental : NOT APPLICABLE, ITS ALT, THERE IS NO BOX
You will probably need a box to watch it on your TV (if you don't already have one.)

The cheapest is probably the Amazon Fire TV Stick for around $50 or you can use a computer if you have one you can connect to your TV.
2018-05-03 12:24 PM
17671
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Originally Posted by bev fan View Post
It is hard to consider it a bundle offer when Bell will not give bundle discount.
Why would anyone take this option is beyond me. With Bell Fibe I get discount for the bundle and I have option to to keep only Fibe Tv and no need to have Bell's internet.
I have free PVR rental and two wireless receivers. I did not have to spend a penny on the equipment.
This new service actually costs a lot more and i doubt it will attract any cord cutters.
I have very little hope that Rogers will provide something better.
Most likely we will never see similar services that are available in the states unless cord cutting will continue and eventually providers will be forced to provide real options.
99% of the time people are mis-informed. im not trying to defend bell here, I am just chiming in when I read mis-information. The Bell Alternative TV package may not have a bundle discount, but it DOES have a price discount compared to the fibe tv package. The Alternative TV Starter package is $15, and the Fibe TV Starter package is $25

Internet: Fibe 25 (fixed cost for both)
Fibe TV Starter: $25
Alt TV Starter: $15
Fibe PVR Box renal: $20
Fibe Secondary Box Rental: $7
Alt TV Rental : NOT APPLICABLE, ITS ALT, THERE IS NO BOX

Like i said earlier, im not siding with Bell on this one but I already see $37 in savings for someone who watches starter tv on their Alternative tv package compared to bell fibe tv. That is probably a good damn reason why someone who wants to take that kind of package
2018-05-03 10:27 AM
Dr.Dave Bell mentioned in their quarterly report that they added support for Amazon Fire TV Stick (Basic Edition) and Google certified Android TV (Sony Android TVs, NVIDIA SHIELD TV and Xiaomi Mi Box) in addition to Apple TV.

I also saw that they have a promo for a Fibe 50 unlimited + Alt TV + CraveTV bundle for $64.95/month (savings of $38/month for 1 year.)
2017-05-23 06:24 PM
bev fan It is hard to consider it a bundle offer when Bell will not give bundle discount.
Why would anyone take this option is beyond me. With Bell Fibe I get discount for the bundle and I have option to to keep only Fibe Tv and no need to have Bell's internet.
I have free PVR rental and two wireless receivers. I did not have to spend a penny on the equipment.
This new service actually costs a lot more and i doubt it will attract any cord cutters.
I have very little hope that Rogers will provide something better.
Most likely we will never see similar services that are available in the states unless cord cutting will continue and eventually providers will be forced to provide real options.
2017-05-23 05:56 PM
grungymegajeff Alt TV is not really $100 in itself, but does require a minimum Fibe 25 Internet package with unlimited monthly usage because it's a pure IPTV service. You do get to surf the internet as well, so consider it a bundle offer. Bell is assuming you already wanted the Internet package, and can entice you into a TV upgrade. The amount you save is roughly equivalent to the amount that would have been spent on a set-top box rental. Rogers is behind on their own IPTV product roadmap, scheduled to launch some time in early 2018. As a Roger's customer, I would love to be able to ditch my space-hogging set to box, in favour of Apple TV or laptop.

Alt TV is is not for everyone. For example, it doesn't have a PVR capability. I expect Bell will continue to develop enhancements and features to this service by the time Rogers rolls their own competition out.
2017-05-22 09:14 AM
bev fan The only thing that will force Bell to introduce more choices to customers is cord cutting.
After Bell introduced Alt Tv I am really considering cutting the cord. This is the only way that eventually providers will introduce service that will attract cord cutters or customers like me who want only small selection of channels.

I called Bell and the cost of Bell Alt Tv is over $100 this is more than what I am paying for Bell Fibe.
What a joke.
2017-05-20 10:21 AM
control Tired of Bell not supporting other devices such as ROKU and Chromecast for FibeTV and AltTV , this has been going on far TOO long... I've rented on demand movies through my STB but from now on I'll go through my ROKU and rent them from CINEPLEX app. Small measure but whatever it takes to get their attention by hitting them in the pocketbook.
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