What is Santel Smart Stream?

Everything you love about Santel Television, now with the freedom to watch all your favorites whenever and wherever you choose. Santel Smart Stream means no more set top box, so you don’t need our equipment or our installation. Nearly all of your smart devices like newer TVs, cell phones, and tablets will be capable of receiving Santel Smart Stream using our app. Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, iPads, and Android devices are just a few examples.

You’ll still be able to watch live and local programming, so you won’t miss games or the weather. Your channels are virtually the same as our traditional television.

Basic Broadcast Channel Guide (PDF)

*Santel Fiber Internet is required to have Santel Smart Stream

Premium Movie Suites:

Starz/Encore      $9.00

Cinemax             $12.00

HBO                   $16.00

Showtime          $16.00

*Discounts for multiple suites

DVR without the hardware

When you record a show using Santel Smart Stream, your recording becomes available wherever you want to watch TV. You don’t need to be at the device that started the recording!

 

Watching Smart Stream on an iPad

GENERAL FAQ (CLICK TO SEE ANSWERS)

I’ve downloaded the application onto my device, now it’s asking me for a login and passphrase. How do I add a new device to my account?

The easiest way we’ve found to generate login information for your account is by downloading the Santel Smart Stream mobile app onto your smart phone or tablet. If Santel just created your account, you should have received an email containing an auto-generated login and passphrase, good for up-to seven (7) days from the day that the email was sent. We recommend using the initial login and passphrase from this email to log into the mobile application on your smart phone or tablet. From there, you can generate new login and passphrase codes within the mobile app to set up your TV streaming devices. Once you’re registered into the mobile app, you can click on the three lines at the top-left of the screen, select ‘Settings’ in the menu, then tap ‘Manage Devices’. Within ‘Manage Devices’, it will display all devices registered to your account as well as provide new auto-generated codes that you can use to register new devices to your account. The app also allows for watching live and recorded content through your mobile devices as well as setting and managing your recordings if applicable. *Note* If you’ve lost or did not receive your welcome email, or if your email code has expired beyond the seven (7) day time period, please give our office a call (605-796-4411) so we can help.

Apple tv questions

Can I create a favorites list and eliminate all of the channels that I do not want to see in my guide?

In the top menu, choose ‘Settings’, then choose ‘Favorites’. Scroll through and select each desired channel at a maximum of 30 selections. Once completed, set “Show only favorite channels in guide” to YES. This applies to Apple TV devices only.  *NOTE* Favorites typically apply on an individual device-by-device basis. Favorites may have to be set separately on each device.

How can I quickly and easily flip back and forth between two channels.

While watching one program, simply swipe down on the touchpad and a dropdown will show you the most recently watched channels for you to click and watch instantly.

Can I bring up a number pad to browse to a specific channel number?

Using the Apple TV remote while on the guide, two quick clicks of the big circle button produces a channel number screen.

I paused a LIVE TV program, then my Apple TV brought up the screen saver and I lost my spot in my program and it’s no longer accessible. How can I prevent this?

This can be resolved by disabling the device’s screen saver mode. To do this, exit the Santel Smart Stream application back to the device’s main dashboard, open the Settings application from the Apple TV dashboard, then choose ‘General’, then ‘Screen Saver’. In the Screen Saver options, change the ‘Start After’ option to “Never”. This will keep future paused programs from being interrupted.

Apple ios mobile app

Does the application allow for multi-tasking? Ex: Keeping the application open and the program that I’m watching running while I use other applications like texting and social media.

Yes, this is called Picture-in-Picture or PiP. In the mobile app, tap on the three horizontal lines in the top-left corner to produce a menu on the left side of the screen. Choose ‘Settings’ in the menu options. In Settings, under the ‘Account’ category, locate the “Allow PiP” option and move the slider to the on or enabled position. From there, you can watch content through the application while using your mobile device for other means at the same time.

amazon fire TV Stick questions

Can I bring up a number pad to browse to a specific channel number?

Using the Fire TV Stick remote while on the guide, press and hold the select button (the big circle button) to produce a number pad.

Can I create a favorites list and eliminate all of the channels that I do not want to see in my guide?

Creating and managing Favorites is not currently a feature supported by the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Please check back for updates regarding Favorites compatibility.

How can I quickly and easily flip back and forth between two channels.

While watching one program, simply click the menu button (three horizontal lines) and a dropdown will show you the most recently watched channels for you to click and watch instantly.

I cannot seem to locate the Santel Smart Stream application in my Amazon App Store. How do I find the app?

Searching for “Santel” or “Smart Stream” does produce the correct result on most recent versions of Amazon Fire TV Stick. However, you may have to scroll down in the search results to locate the application under the “Apps & Games” category. If you’re still unable to locate the application with the app store, your particular device or your device’s software version may be incompatible. For assistance with updating your device’s software version, please visit Amazon’s support page for the Amazon Fire TV Stick.