Watch TV Everywhere
Watch TV Everywhere Q & A
1. What is WatchTVEverywhere?
WatchTVEverywhere is a service that allows 3RTV subscribers to view TV programs on devices other than a TV set. This can include a PC, a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
2. How is WTVE different from Hulu Plus, Netflix, or other streaming services?
It's FREE with your subscription to 3RTV. There's no extra charge to use it. It includes live TV. Hulu Plus and Netflix generally only offer previously recorded shows. Watch TV Everywhere has full episodes of current shows. For instance, episodes of new shows on TNT are available within days of their premier.
3. How much does it cost?
Nothing! At this time, there's no extra cost for WatchTVEverywhere, so feel free to explore. There is nothing on the site that will result in an extra cost to you (except overage charges from your cellular carrier, if applicable). If a network is part of the 3RTV package you subscribe to, you may view that network's TV Everywhere content, as long as that network has online content available and 3 Rivers has an agreement with them to provide access.
4. Where can I use WatchTVEverywhere?
WTVE works anywhere you can receive an Internet signal: in your house, at work, at the mall, at a hotel, the airport, a vacation home- anywhere! Wired connections and in-home WiFi will provide the best overall quality. The quality of WatchTVEverywhere service while traveling (airports, stores, etc.) will vary with the signal strength and bandwidth of the Internet connection you use. Be extra careful when traveling, especially outside the U.S. Data roaming charges may apply, and they can be very expensive.
Programming and Distribution rights vary by programmer, however, as a general rule, rights are restricted to the 50 States and US territories for content distribution by USA cable operators. In an online environment these restrictions are imposed by the programmer based upon the inbound IP address (International/Country code specific) used to gain access to the portals/apps/players. International travelers should be aware of these limitations and expectations should be measured accordingly.
5. What shows can I watch?
Each TV network makes their own decision about what to offer on WatchTVEverywhere. For example, the live feed of CNN is available, but the live feed of TBS is not. Instead, TBS offers full episodes of their popular programs after they have aired.
6. Why aren't all programs available?
A TV network doesn't necessarily own all the rights to all the programs they transmit. A network may have the right to transmit a movie, but only to TV sets, and not on WatchTVEverywhere. It all depends on the network.
7. Will other networks become available?
Yes! We're working with many different programming providers to expand the number of networks, and the number of shows available on WatchTVEverywhere. Registered users are presented with the complete list of all the networks available to them. When new networks are added, you will see them in your menu of available programs when you log in.
8. How do I sign up for WatchTVEverywhere?
To use WatchTVEverywhere, you must first complete a one-time registration. To get started, visit www.wtve.net, select 3 Rivers Communications from the drop-down menu of providers, and click "submit." Make sure you have your last 3 Rivers bill handy - you'll need your account number, and the correct spelling of the last name on the account. Click "Register" to start the registration process.
9. How do I use WatchTVEverywhere?
Visit www.wtve.net. Click "Log In," and enter your username and password. Click on the TV Network you want to watch, and you'll see a list of available programs.
10. What can I watch?
You can watch any WatchTVEverywhere program as long as it's on a network you subscribe to in your 3RTV package. For example, you must subscribe to ESPN through 3 Rivers in order to watch ESPN's WatchESPN programming.
11. What devices can I use?
Nearly all WTVE programs are available on all devices (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone). Some networks may not have made all their programs available on all devices.
12. How many different devices can I use?
There's no limit to the number of devices you can use, however TV networks may limit the number you can use at the same time. Remember, it's important to keep your username and password confidential. Use of your credentials by others will result in the loss of your WTVE privileges.
13. Does WatchTVEverywhere count against my mobile data plan?
It might. Check your data plan before you use WatchTVEveryhwere on a smart phone or wireless network. WTVE programs transmit a lot of data. This can be expensive if you have a limited data plan. We have no way to know when you have exceeded your data plan's limits. You are responsible for all charges billed to you by your mobile carrier.