STANDISH, Maine - Saint Joseph's College, in conjunction with streaming partner Stretch Internet, is pleased to announce that fans can now launch Monks All-Access content though custom applications on the four major over-the-top (OTT) viewing apps: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.
These custom apps will provide fans a seamless way to access content directly on their TVs – with no need to "relay" or "cast" the stream from tablets, phones, or desktop computers. Users can access the content simply by searching for "SJC Monks" on the app interfaces on any of the compatible devices, and then downloading the free app.
"The addition of the Monks All-Access app is a game changer for fans of Monks Athletics," noted Assistant Athletics Director for Communications, Corey McCarthy. "As consumers continue to 'cut the cord' on traditional television viewing options, more people are turning to streaming devices for their content every day. Saint Joseph's is among the first colleges in the country to debut its own custom apps and we are excited that Monks All-Access will have a presence alongside your other favorite apps, on those devices."
Using the professionally designed, intuitive interface, fans can easily view a schedule of live, upcoming, and on-demand broadcasts. With 12 other Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) members being Stretch Internet clients, SJC followers can also view conference road contests using the apps.
Saint Joseph's has partnered with Stretch Internet since the 2012-13 academic year, which is when the athletic department launched its digital network, GOMONKS.TV. Stretch will continue to provide 1080p high-definition video online streaming across all computers, phones and tablets on the conference's portal at no cost to viewers.
All four OTT apps are available now. Fans can learn more about the devices at the following links:
Apple TV: https://www.apple.com/tv/
Amazon Fire TV: https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Fire-TV-Streaming-Media-Player/dp/B00U3FPN4U
Android TV: https://www.android.com/tv/
Stretch Internet, founded in 2003 and based in Gilbert, Ariz., is the leading streaming provider in collegiate athletics, boasting partnerships with more than 500 schools and nearly three dozen conferences across North America. Known for its world-class customer support and partner-first mentality, Stretch has built a user-centric platform that complements HD video with live data, social media and a host of customizable features to deliver an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience across multiple channels.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.