HBO GO

Great news! HBO GO is now available from Armstrong.

Armstrong is excited to announce that you can now watch the best of HBO and Cinemax anywhere with HBO GO and MAX GO. Free with your HBO and Cinemax subscriptions, you now have access to hundreds of original series, hit movies, specials and more! Anytime, Anywhere!

Catch up on current popular series like True Blood or Game of Thrones, or rewatch favorites like the Sopranos or Curb Your Enthusiasm. Even use HBO GO to discover shows you never had a chance to watch like Six Feet Under or Oz.

smartphone1Watch HBO GO and MAX GO on your laptop or PC, as well as many smart devices. HBO can honestly GO anywhere.** Visit HBOGO.com or MAXGO.com to learn more or begin the sign up process.

To protect your family from mature content, HBO requires the account owner to sign in first and setup a main account for the household. Once on the site, click “Sign Up” and register. Select “Armstrong” as your TV provider, sign in with your Armstrong username and password, enter your PIN if you haven’t done so previously to designate this user as the account owner and finally complete your HBO GO or MAX GO account registration.

Start here if you need an Armstrong username.

 

**HBO GO Available on the following platforms:

Apple iOS devices - Apple App Store (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad running iOS 5.0 or higher)

Android devices – Google Play Store (Android smartphones, 7 and 10 inch tablets, and Kindle Fire running Android 2.3 through 4.4)

Apple TV (second generation or later Apple TVs with software update 5.3 or later required)

Chromecast

Roku devices (all)

Samsung Smart TVs (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 - compatible devices listed here)

PS3

Xbox 360

 

MAX GO Available on the iPad, iPhone and Android smartphones. Or stream to the Apple TV with Airplay.

 

CMA Music Festival

CMA_TuneIn_01Couldn’t make it to the CMA Music Festival this year? Music Choice has videos from Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Miranda Lambert and more of your favorite Country artists.

Plus we have exclusive behind the scenes content from this year’s CMA Music Festival FREE On Demand!

Select the On Demand button on your remote or go to ’001′, then go to: Music > MC Music Choice > CMA Music Festival. Then watch the festival Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00 pm on ABC.

TV Everywhere

shutterstock_159865043Watching TV doesn’t just mean watching a television set that is in the center of your living room, man-cave or bedroom. Watching TV just means watching video programming. Period. Whether it is on the 50 inch HDTV in the living room, a lap top while setting on the couch or a tablet or smart phone while relaxing on your back porch.

It’s all ‘TV’ …everywhere.

We hear from some of our customers that they want to experience this new way of TV viewing, but just aren’t sure what is available to them. Your Armstrong Television Plus subscription lets you unlock thousands of hours of video from hundreds of programmers including apps from over 30 networks on your favorite devices.  Sign in with your Armstrong username and password to get access to apps and websites from networks like USA, TBS, TNT, Bravo, Syfy, NBC Sports Network, Cartoon Network, History, A&E and more.

Not sure where to start, check out ArmstrongMyWire.com to see programming from over 300 providers, or find your favorite network below, including links to websites, Apple iOS apps or Google Android apps.

A&E Apple Google
BET Apple Google
Bravo Apple
Cartoon Network Apple Google
Cinemax (MAX GO) Apple Google
Cloo
CMT Apple Google
CNBC Apple
CNN / HLN Apple Google
Comedy Central Apple
Deportes Telemundo Apple Google
E!
Fox Business News Apple Google
Fox News Apple Google
Golf Channel Apple Google
HBO (HBO GO) Apple Google
History / H2 Apple Google
Lifetime / LMN Apple Google
MTV Apple Google
MSNBC Apple
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NBC News
NBC Sports Apple Google
Nick / NickToons Apple Google
Nick Jr.
Oxygen Apple
Spike
Sprout Apple Google
Syfy Apple
TBS Apple Google
TCM Apple Google
TeenNick
Telemundo Apple Google
Tennis Channel Apple Google
TNT Apple Google
TruTV Apple Google
USA Apple Google
VH1 Apple Google

Demand It!

DemandItBannerSome weeks are bigger than others. This week? Big week for Armstrong On Demand!

Check out any of these five new movies available this week.

Transcendence

Sabatoge

Ceasar Chavez

Heaven is for Real

Tyler Perry’s Single Mom’s Club

 

Alternative Press Music Awards Show

concertcrowdThe first ever Alternative Press Music Awards Show is LIVE from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & only on AXS TV Channel 186 Monday, July 21st at 8pm!

Hosted by Blink 182 front man Mark Hoppus, this first ever event features performances and appearances from Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett, Paramore, The Misfits, All Time Low, Korn, Yellowcard, and more for one special night honoring the best musicians in the AP universe.

Rock pioneer Joan Jett will be honored with the AP Icon Award, while Smashing Pumpkins founder Billy Corgan will receive the AP Vanguard Award. Check out the preview video below from AXS TV.

Vacation Pile-Up

We are smack in the middle of vacation season. I myself am just a week away from disconnecting for a few days, enjoying some much needed away-time with family. We all know that the actual vacation week seems to fly by faster than a typical work week.  So, with all the prep work and catch up work surrounding a vacation, you often ask yourself  ‘is it worth it?’

Of course it is!

relaxA recent Fast Company article lays out some tips to making sure the pile-up of work from being away for a week or two, doesn’t make the actual time away not worth the reward. There are some great tips that might seem counter-intuitive to vacation, but they help to reduce your worries and make re-entry into the workforce smooth sailing. One of my favorites is #2, setting boundaries you can live with. Checking urgent email or doing a bit of work throughout the week can ease your own mind, keep big issues from snowballing and ensures you have a job to come back to.

Other tips include keeping your Out-Of-Office message on an extra day; giving yourself a ‘free’ day to get caught up without the expectations of being available like your normally would. Another idea is to schedule something fun after that first day back. This makes that switch from bathing suits and board-shorts to business suits and boardrooms a little more tolerable.

One tip that I didn’t agree with was deleting most of your emails that weren’t urgent. Personally I manage my inbox very well and file or delete these non-urgent issues as they come in. However, someone who doesn’t normally do this might not be able to handle the backlash of deleted emails. Good luck and enjoy your vacation!

Read the full article here.

Demand It!

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We just left Brazil. (Brazil was the host of the 2014 World Cup.) But, we head right back there for this much awaited sequel; Rio 2.

The first Rio was quite the surprise. With plenty of celebrity voices, Rio was more than your typical kid’s animated feature. Beautiful graphics, wild exotic colors, festive music and some great memorable characters, Rio was on repeat for quite a while in my house. Check our Rio 2 to see how Jewel, Blue and the whole gang are doing. [Read more...]

The Future is Here!

techWe are so used to technology that we often forget what it was like without some of our modern conveniences. I can remember ‘riding’ the Carousel of Progress in Walk Disney World’s Tomorrowland as a kid. Even in the 80s some of the ‘technology’ it was predicting was already coming true.

A recent Wired article shared some ‘retro’ AT&T commercials from 20 years ago that were predicting our connected world. While a few of the technological innovations were a bit short sighted (Facetime in a phone booth), it was pretty dead-on with how we are living today. Sure the graphics are better, the devices are smaller, but the way we are using them was right on.

Sure, we may not have flying cars or hover-boards, but we have come a long way.  Read the full article here.

New Channels

Remote PVRLots of changes are coming at Armstrong. From some new channel additions to our company wide lineup to local channel additions, and even some new channels just with the addition of our DAs.

First off, bio (The Biography Channel) has rebranded to fyi, and can be found on channel 425, as part of the Variety Pack. fyi, describes itself as the “creating-tasting-designing-personality-loving-life-network.” Visit fyi.tv for more information.

The Pentagon Channel has now rebranded to DoD News (Department of Defense News) and is available on both Television Plus (channel 66) and Variety Pack (channel 430).* Visit dodnews.defense.gov for more information.

Glenn Beck’s independent channel The Blaze is now available on channel 420, as part of Variety Pack. Channel 420 was formerly ID Discovery, which is now available on channel 84, as part of Television Plus. Visit theblaze.com for more information.

get TV is now available in certain markets on Channel 94. Check your local listings to see if it is available to you. This regionally available channel features classic movies from the 40s through the 60s.

Also, Boardman, Ohio area is getting some new channels, both standard and HD. (Check local listings for exact channels.) New additions like this are happening thanks to the our network upgrades that came from adding the Digital Adapters to every television set. Expect more changes like this when your area is completed. Find out how you can be ready with a DA, here.

As always, check your local listings here to see what channels are available to you.

*some guide changes may take time to be completed

Demand It!

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How did I miss this one? I am a fan of Jason Bateman. His comedic delivery is amazing, whether working with Vince Vaughn, Jason Sudeikis or Melissa McCarthy. However, you almost always see Jason Bateman as a good guy, often with a set of bad circumstances to overcome. Bad Words puts him in a completely different role. Available this week from Armstrong OnDemand, this comedy snuck in on me. I don’t remember seeing any previews for this one when it was in theaters, so it is actually a nice surprise. Check it out today! [Read more...]