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Review: SFN TV NOW – A Live TV Streaming Service


There is now a growing list of services that offer live streaming of cable channels without the need for a cable company or long term contract. Now SFN TV NOW joins that list with a very interesting service that starts at $5 a month for their nationwide service.

Packages

SFN TV NOW has also improved their most popular package, the core package, with more channels, and it now includes three devices rather than the two devices the old package started with. The new popular package will include over 70 channels and will cost $36.

With the update they are no longer taking signups for their sports and news package, but you can find the sports and news channels in the new popular package. If you are a current customer, they will be contacting you with an update via the email address you signed up with.

SFNTVYou can learn more about their new packages by heading over to their website.

DVR

Every SFN TV Now Package comes with a free 14-day DVR trial. Record anything you want and have it for 14 days.

Supported Devices

SFN is currently available on Roku, and Android phones and tablets. There are hopes for other devices shortly.

How many devices will SFN TV support?

SFN TV supports up to five devices at once, and the best part is SFN TV will not limit where these devices are located. Unlike PlayStation Vue, SFN TV does not limit the number of devices you can log into meaning you can access SFN TV on the road with your phone as your family back at home streams on their Roku.

Availability

The service is currently in public beta that anyone can sign up for. Just keep in mind it’s a beta, and they are looking for feedback right now.

You can sign up for SFN TV Now by clicking HERE.

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Disclosure: Cord Cutters News received a free review subscription for the purposes of testing out the service.

  • Chaz Smith

    Just one caveat with the Roku device. It must be either a Roku 3 or 4. This is according to the SFN TV NOW website. https://southernfibernet.com/index.php/television

    • Iacobus

      The email they sent me when I joined stated it may work with the Roku 2 and the latest Roku streaming stick but there may be some confusion there as it works fine on two of my Roku 2’s (which are also the latest models with the faster processor than the previous model). They state it was designed around the Roku 3 or 4.

      I really like the service. It’s really new, though, and is bound to go through growing pains at it evolves so people should be aware of that as they shop around for an OTT service. I’ve been in contact with their (very friendly) support concerning some issues. (There isn’t any way to disable/enable closed captioning from within the Roku channel but can be toggled from another channel. Weird, but as I mentioned, it’s new and I’m sure they wanted to get the service out ASAP.)

      • Officially they say the Roku 3 or higher but I have used it on Roku TVs and the black Roku Stick. So I would say give it a try. They have a free trail so you wont be out anything.

  • Rich

    Where is it on the Roku? Can’t find the channel.

    • You need to signup on their website (link in post above) after you do that you will get an email with direction on how to add it to your Roku.

  • Mike

    Great review of this service. Got some of the channels I missed when I axed Directv. Is it perfect no but still nice package for $36. It is important to read the whole email when you set up as the menu is different to use. At least for me and my caveman mentality. Runs nice on my droid kodi box.