Princeton, N.J. – December 20, 2019 — RCN, leading providers of high-speed internet, digital TV and phone services across the U.S., today announced the availability of the Amazon Prime Video app through the company’s TiVo set-top boxes. Pay-TV subscribers with an Amazon Prime membership can stream content via the Prime Video app on their TiVo devices.
This service enhancement adds to RCN’s already robust catalogue of streaming services such as Netflix, HBOGO, Hulu, and more. With the ability to stream award-winning Amazon Originals, hit movies and popular shows directly on TiVo and play specific titles through voice commands using the TiVo voice remote, RCN has enhanced customers’ experience. Integrated within the TiVo guide, customers can launch the Prime Video app directly from their TiVo set top box. Once logged into Prime Video on TiVo, the Prime Video app is as easy as pressing play.
“RCN continues to integrate innovative and convenient options for our customers, and this Amazon collaboration exemplifies our commitment to providing the latest and greatest for our customers,” said Chris Fenger, COO of RCN. “With the power of the Prime Video app now at our customers’ fingertips, customers with a Prime membership will be able to watch critically acclaimed Prime Video originals such as Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, all without the need for additional equipment.”
Through RCN’s fiber-rich network, customers will be able to stream Prime Video content through reliable, high-speed internet, with Gig internet with speeds up to 940 Mbps. By providing these advanced telecommunications services and strategic partnerships, RCN will maintain high customer satisfaction while attracting potential new subscribers. These streaming services offered directly through the TiVo platform reinforce RCN’s position as leaders in the industry and commitment to offering a rich home entertainment service with excellent customer support.
A compatible TiVo box, internet services and an Amazon Prime membership are required to support this functionality. To learn more and sign up, visit RCN.
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RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com and www.rcn.com/business) provides industry-leading high-speed internet, digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. As a five-time recognized provider, RCN has been acknowledged in multiple residential and business categories in PCMag's Readers' Choice Awards in the years 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking that Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the Top rankings on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index in the markets RCN serves. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through its proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, DC.
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