But if you’re not into all those high-tech additions anyway, Suddenlink is an excellent and affordable choice.
Suddenlink TV equipment
The Altice One combines your TV box, DVR, and streaming device all in one box. It’s even a modem and router too, but let’s focus on the TV stuff right now.
On screen, the interface looks smooth and trendy, with minimalist tabs to scroll through. Your favorite shows pop up right when you turn the TV on. That saves you from hunting down Friends as you binge-watch it for the millionth time.
Suddenlink also boasts about how you can record “15 shows at once.” Let’s be real: no one has 15 favorite shows on at the same time.
Instead, we want lots of storage so we don’t have to keep deleting shows we haven’t gotten around to watching yet.
Unfortunately, you can store only 75 hours of HD shows with Altice One. Unless you want to watch low-resolution TV like a caveperson, you’ll need to be judicious with your recordings.
And that’s not what you want to hear if you’re the type of person who records 15 shows at once.
So the Altice One isn’t a great DVR, but we like it alright as a TV box (slash modem, slash router). We’ll even give it kudos for its voice-controlled remote.
Suddenlink TV mobile apps
Suddenlink’s apps are a lot like its equipment: good in theory but lackluster in practice.
Supposedly you can watch your shows from your mobile device with the Altice One app or Suddenlink2GO®. The Altice One app even has access to your cloud DVR, so you can stream your recorded shows straight to your phone.
And all that would be super convenient if either app worked, but Suddenlink customers have left review after review saying they don’t. Yikes.