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Streaming Devices

Internet Streaming Devices (Apple TV, Amazon echo, google home, Roku, smart TV's, etc)

This category covers a wide range of devices, each with different technical requirements and capabilities, but all designed for use in a home residential environment. Depending on the type of device, some of these devices work (either fully or partially) on the "UMassLowell" wireless network.

Below is a list of devices that are known to work (or not) on the "UMassLowell" wireless network and caveats to their use. If a device is not listed here,  it either has not been tested or does not work at this time. The Network Services team continues to investigate commonly used devices and explore possible ways to make these devices work on the network.  

2018 Update:

There is a project underway that will enable streaming content to cast, beam or otherwise communicate from these devices to a local wireless device (i.e. smart phone, tablet, etc).  A communication from IT will go out when this capability is available.

Device TypeNotes
Apple TVAll internet-streaming content services function normally on an Apple TV. Streaming content, beaming, casting or otherwise communicating from a local wireless device (i.e. smart phone, tablet, etc) to an Apple TV is not supported.
Amazon Echo/DotAll internet-streaming content services function normally on an Amazon Echo or Amazon Dot. Streaming content, beaming, casting or otherwise communicating from a local wireless device (i.e. smart phone, tablet, etc) to these devices are not supported. 
RokuAll internet-streaming content services function normally on a Roku. Streaming content, beaming, casting or otherwise communicating from a local wireless device (i.e. smart phone, tablet, etc) to a Roku is not supported.
Smart TVDepending on the technical capabilities of the smart TV and how it communicates on a wireless network, the internet-streaming content services may function. Streaming content, beaming, casting or otherwise communicating from a local wireless device (I.e. smart phone, tablet, etc) to a smart TV is not supported.
Amazon Fire TV StickThe Fire TV Stick is not currently functioning correctly on the wireless network.
ChromecastThe Chromecast requires communication with a local wireless device (i.e. smart phone, tablet, etc) in order to configure and control Chromecast. Due to this requirement, the Chromecast is not supported.
Google HomeAll internet-streaming content services function normally on a Google Home device. Streaming content, beaming, casting or otherwise communicating from a local wireless device (i.e. smart phone, tablet, etc) to a Google Home is not supported. 
Xbox 360 slim (With angled case)The wireless electronics in this specific model are not compatible with the wireless network; this model will not work on the wireless network.

This list was last updated on 1/1/2018.