Frontier doesn’t offer fiber optic television to new customers anymore. Only to existing customers. They give you $10 off your monthly bill when bundling Frontier Fiber plans with YouTube TV or DirecTV Stream. For a year.
Before getting internet providers and similar products, I explore other products they offer. To help you determine whether Frontier’s worth getting, I’ve compiled all available information about Frontier’s TV products.
Once you finish this guide, you’ll know the following:
- Whether they offer television services
- Frontier TV offerings
- YouTube TV channels
- DirecTV Stream channels
- Available home internet plans
- Where Frontier is available
- Current deals
Let’s get to it.
Is Frontier TV Still Available?
Frontier stopped offering their TV service to new customers in 2020 . Only customers who currently use Frontier Fios TV can continue using it.
They do offer a television-like bundle you can group with your Frontier home internet products, though.
Frontier TV Packages
Frontier provides a $10 monthly discount to existing internet customers on YouTube TV (Base Plan) and DirecTV Stream (Choice package).
It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fiber or DSL customer.
I recommend doing this as a fiber customer. I’ll cover that in a second. First, I want to address the elephant in the room.
YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream are live TV streaming services. They use the internet to deliver local, national, and entertainment channels.
YouTube TV comes with the following perks:
- 3 simultaneous streams: doesn’t matter whether at home or traveling
- Share 6 accounts with your household
- Unlimited cloud DVR space
It works best for anyone who lives in a household with 3 or fewer people. And for homes that want unlimited cloud DVR storage.
DirecTV Stream charges $10 monthly for their DVR storage, but allows streaming on unlimited devices simultaneously. That makes this plan better for homes with more than 4 people.
Channel availability will vary. I’ll cover this in the next section. Before that, I want to revisit my earlier comment.
YouTube TV requires a minimum of 3.0 Mbps download speeds (per device) to stream videos . DirecTV Stream demands at least 8.0 Mbps .
Households of 3 or fewer people will want internet plans with at least 9.0 Mbps download speeds for YouTube TV. DirecTV Stream homes with, for instance, 5 people, will need 45 Mbps.
Here’s the catch.
Devices may devour internet speed without thinking about it. For instance, your phone may automatically sync data to cloud networks.
Someone’s phone chewed through 835 MB of data while running Google Photos in the background . I bring this up because you’ll want to account for this. And for anyone who frequently downloads files or software updates.
Having a fiber optic internet plan may appear as excessive. But if you have disposable income, it’ll ensure a smooth online video streaming experience.
On to channel lineups.
YouTube TV Channel Lineup
Find the following channels with YouTube TV’s base package :
|Local news networks||Univision||UniMas||CW11||Telemundo|
|BTN||CBS Sports Network||ESPN||ESPN2||ACC Network|
|Galavision||Golf Channel||MLB Network||NBA TV||NFL Network|
|TUDN||KUNS||ABC News Live||BBC America||BBC World News|
|CNBC||CNN||Cheddar News||FOX Business||FOX News|
|HLN||LiveNOW from FOX||Local Now||MSNBC||NBC News NOW|
|TYT Network||AMC||BET||BET Her||Bravo|
|CMT||Comedy Central||Comet TV||Cozi||Dabi|
|Discovery Channel||E!||FOX SOUL||FXM||FX|
|Hallmark Drama||Hallmark Channel||Hallmark Movies & Mysteries||IFC||ID|
|MTV||MTV CLassic||MTV2||MotorTrend||Nat Geo Wild|
|National Geographic||NewsNation||OWN||Oxygen True Crime||Pop|
|TBC||Turner Classic Movies||TLC||TNT||TV Land|
|Tastemade||Travel Channel||USA||VH1||WE tv|
|TruTV||Animal Planet||Cartoon Network||Disney Junior||Disney XD|
|Disney Channel||Freeform||Nick Jr.||Nickelodeon||Nicktoons|
|PBS Kids||Smithsonian Channel||TeenNick||Universal Kids|
Local channels such as news networks will vary by ZIP code. As will variations of PBS Kids and CW.
YouTube TV offers various channel package add-ons like:
- Spanish Plus: CNN en Espanol, Fox Discovery en Espanol, & more
- Sports Plus: NFL Red Zone, Fox Soccer Plus, & more
- Premium channels: HBO, epix, etc.
Frontier doesn’t offer discounts on any channel packages add-on features (like 4K video). And they won’t discount the Spanish Plan. If you want their $24.99 a month Spanish-language plan, you’ll need to get it separately.
It includes 28 Spanish networks.
DirecTV Stream Channel Lineup for Their Choice Package
DirecTV Stream’s channel lineup for their Choice packages includes the following :
|Starmax HD||A&E HD||ACCn||AccuWeather||AMC|
|AHC HD||Animal planet HD||axs.tv HD||BabyFirst HD||BBC America HD|
|BET HD||BIG Network HD||Bloomberg Television HD||Boomerang HD||Bounce HD|
|bravo HD||C-SPAN HD||C-SPAN 2 HD||Cartoon Network HD||Cheddar news HD|
|CLEO TV HD||CMT HD||CNBC HD||CNN en Espanol HD||CNN HD|
|CNN International HD||Comedy Central HD||Comedy.tv HD||Cooking HD||Cozi|
|Discovery Channel HD||Disney Channel HD||Disney Junior HD||Disney XD HD||E! HD|
|ESPN HD||ESPN 2 HD||ESPNEWS||ESPNU HD||FanDuel TV HD|
|Food Network HD||Fox Business HD||Fox News Channel HD||FS1||Fox Weather HD|
|Freeform HD||Fuse HD||FX HD||FXX||Galavision HD|
|Game Show Network HD||Golf Channel HD||Great American Family HD||GRIT||Hallmark Channel HD|
|Heroes & Icons HD||HGTV HD||History HD||HLN HD||Home Shopping Network HD|
|Investigation Discovery HD||ION Television HD||Jewelry Television HD||Jewish Life TV HD||Justice Central HD|
|Lifetime HD||MLB Network HD||Motor Trend HD||MSNBC HD||MTV HD|
|MTV2 HD||National Geographic HD||NBA TV HD HD||Newsmax HD||NewsNation HD|
|Nick Jr. HD||Nickelodeon HD||Nicktoons HD||OWN HD||Paramount Network HD|
|PBS Kids HD||Pop TV HD||QVC HD||QVC-2 HD||ReelzChannel HD|
|RFD-TV HD||Science HD||Scientology Network HD||SEC Network HD||Shop LC HD|
|ShortsTV HD||SundanceTV HD||Syfy HD||Tastemade HD||TBS HD|
|TCM HD||TeenNick HD||Tennis Channel HD||The Weather Channel HD||TheGrio HD|
|ThrillerMAX HD||TLC HD||TNT HD||Travel Channel HD||TruTV HD|
|TV Land HD||TV One HD||UniMas HD||Univision HD||UPtv HD|
|USA Network HD||VH1 HD||Vice HD||WE tv HD|
Frontier Residential Internet Packages
Frontier Internet products include:
|Plan||Max. Speed (DL & UL)||* Price (Term Agreement)||Best For|
|Fiber 500||500 Mbps||$39.99/mo.||Online gaming|
|Fiber 1 Gig||1,000 Mbps||$75.99/mo.||Remote work & freelancing|
|Fiber 2 Gig||2,000 Mbps||$149.99/mo.||Home server management|
|Internet||6.0 Mbps||$28/mo.||Browsing Google|
|Preferred internet||12–25 Mbps||$35/mo.||Streaming 720p HD video|
|Premium Internet||45 Mbps||$45/mo.||Streaming 1080p video|
Frontier Communications internet plans compared.
None of these plans have hard data caps or contracts. I suggest going with the fiber plans over DSL if both are available in your area.
Digital service line products include a $10 equipment rental fee. The fiber plans don’t. You’ll pay almost the same amount for less speed.
The 500 Mbps download and upload speed package will suffice most households’ needs. More than 20 devices could simultaneously stream 4K videos online without buffering.
The upload speeds will support more than 5 people livestreaming at the same time.
1,000 Mbps works better for remote workers. Or someone who’ll download and upload large files frequently. The symmetric internet speeds allow you to send and download files quicker.
I give examples in my Frontier Internet guide. This guide SHOULD focus on Frontier’s TV products. Thus, I’ll provide an overview of the plans’ speed use cases.
The 2,000 Mbps plan is unnecessary for most scenarios. Unless you manage a home media server. In that case, you’ll frequently upload and download hundreds of gigs of data. You’ll need speeds to make this process not take forever.
Check out whether Frontier offers its services in your area.
Where Is Frontier Internet & TV Available?
Frontier’s internet products are available in the following states:
|Nebraska||Nevada||New Mexico||New York|
|North Carolina||Ohio||Pennsylvania||South Carolina|
To learn whether they offer DSL internet, you must call their sales department at 833-970-2478 between the following times:
- Monday–Friday: 8 am–10 pm
- Saturday: 8 am–9 pm
- Sunday: 9 am–9 pm
These times are in the Eastern Time Zone. Consider this before calling.
Otherwise, type go.frontier.com/availability into your browser’s address bar. Upon landing on the page, enter your address.
Check out these deals before ordering.
Frontier TV Deals & Promotions
Get $10 off YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream (Choice package) for a year when getting a Frontier Internet plan.
Go for the fiber plans and get free Amazon eero routers or a visa gift card. The amount on the visa gift card will vary by plan. I crunched the numbers in a separate guide.
Frontier doesn’t offer discounts for students, seniors, first responders, or other groups. But with the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) credit, you’ll get $30–$75 off your internet bill.
Only households with at least one person participating in government benefits programs can receive this credit.
Visit affordableconnectivity.gov to see if you qualify. If so, apply ASAP.
Did the government accept you into the program? Call Frontier at 844-342-7501 and tell their customer support. From there, they will add the credit to your bill.
Frontier Fiber doesn’t offer television services to new customers. They only offer $10 off YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream to existing Frontier customers. Promotions DirecTV and YouTube TV offer through their own sites.
If you’re considering Frontier as an internet provider, I recommend bundling fiber internet with either live TV streaming service. You get more than 100 channels, a buffer-free experience, and no excessive fees.
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