Originally Posted by swechsler
How difficult would it be to use for someone who is only familiar with standard TV controls (assume no real exposure to smart devices)?
Stick with the cable box. IMO, "smart" functionality is still a work-in-progress.. apps that need updating, internet speeds that fluctuate, pauses and hiccups and what-have-you. Ease of use scores will go to the standard-issue cable converter or DVR every time (TiVo notwithstanding).
, I'm in a former Bright House area. As luck would have it, both my Michigan home and Tampa condo are Bright House. Or were. Florida was Bright House's "home," prior to Spectrum's takeover, so it's always gotten a little more care. Internet, here, only slows down at predictable times, such as when everyone gets home from work and starts streaming stuff. Otherwise, speeds delivered are almost always higher than what I'm paying for.
BHN in Michigan had great quality, but a lot of odd issues. I'd lose access to MLBEI on the 1st and 15th of every month on my Cable CARD devices. And the whole shebang used to go out on the third Thursday of every month between 1 and 5pm. Took 'em three years to fix that and I still don't know what caused it.
To the topic, I've used the app for second-screen viewing. Biggest issues I had was loss of authorization. The app would periodically "forget" my account, requiring me to log in and set it all up, again. I've long since abandoned their app, preferring to Chromecast using the apps of the channels I'm interested in viewing.
MOD NOTE: Since this isn't about programming and more about streaming Spectrum via Roku, I'm moving it to Streaming where those experts live.