Cable & Streaming Entertainment

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On-campus residents receive an exclusive entertainment option via our Stream2 platform. Stream2 provides popular channels on most mobile and digital devices.

Residents also receive additional channels via traditional "hard wired" cable.

Set Up Cable TV

SUNY University at Buffalo has partnered with MyCampusVideo to provide a cutting-edge cable TV package. We are confident you will be pleased with what MyCampusVideo is offering.  This forward-thinking solution will provide the best in entertainment programming and a wide range of cable channels. Some of these new features include:

  • HD channels
  • HD quality at 1080i
  • Premium channels (HBO & Cinemax)
  • Comprehensive line-up
  • 24/7 premium support

How To Install

  1. Screw the coax cable directly into the “Cable In” port on the back of your TV. Please bring your own coaxial cable to connect your TV to the cable connection in your room or apartment. 
  2. Ensure that all cables are connected securely.
  3. In the Menu or Set-Up options on the TV, verify that the TV is set to CABLE or CATV.
  4. Run a channel scan. (This can also be done if you are missing channels.)

NOTE: This setting is normally located in the menu or set-up option. However, it varies depending on the TV make and model.

QAM Tuners

Only televisions with a QAM digital tuner will be able to receive the broadcast channels. Most televisions produced after 2009 are digital compliant and have the necessary tuner, however some less expensive television models may not. Please check the specifications in your television's manual, or visit the manufacture website for details. Televisions without a QAM digital tuner will require a digital QAM converter box (available at most electronic retailers) to receive the broadcast channels after the upgrade.

MyCampusVideo’s Texas-based support team is available 24/7 via chat, phone, text and email to answer any and all of your cable TV questions.


Sign Up & Installation Directions for Streaming TV via Stream 2

Please Note:

You must be on campus and utilizing the University at Buffalo network to access streaming services via Stream2

How to Login to watch STREAM2

  • Open the App store (iOS), Google Play store (Android), or Amazon store (Amazon Fire TV):
  • Download and open STREAM2 App on your computer or mobile device
  • Select your institution – “SUNY Buffalo – University at Buffalo”
  • Login using your UBIT credentials

If you had a previous version of the STREAM2 app, you may have to reinstall.Android:

Desktop (Windows & Mac)

Currently supported browsers are:

  •     Internet Explorer version 10.0.46 or later
  •     Microsoft Edge version 41.46299.15 or later
  •     Google Chrome version 67.0.3396.62 or later
  •     Firefox version 57.0.2 or later
  •     Web player -               

General Support

Sign Up and Installation Directions for HBO GO & MAX GO Premium Streaming Services

We have been notified by our cable provider that HBO Go & MAX Go are no longer being supported.  Although we currently still offer these streaming service, we anticipate losing them in the near future.  As an alternative, we encourage you to use our STREAM2 cable streaming services which are available to you as an on-campus student at no additional charge

Sign In

  1. Visit or download the HBO GO app
  2. Click “Sign In” to get started
  3. Scroll down to select The University at Buffalo as the TV Provider
  4. Follow the on screen prompts to continue authentication by logging in with your NetID Single Sign-On
  5. Create an HBO GO user ID (first-time log-ins only)

Get Help

View the HBO GO Help Center


Sign In To MAX GO

  1. Visit or download the MAX GO app
  2. Click “Sign In” to get started
  3. Scroll down to select The University at Buffalo as the TV Provider
  4. Follow the on screen prompts to continue authentication by logging in with your NetID Single Sign-On
  5. Create an MAX GO user ID (first-time log-ins only)

Get Help with MAX GO

> View the MAX GO Help Center

Students who live in official campus housing will be automatically subscribed to HBO GO and MAX GO during the academic semester. Your access may end between semesters, if you are no longer enrolled at UB or if you no longer live in official UB campus housing. 

Please note that HBO GO is only accessible in the US and certain US territories where a high speed broadband connection is available. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Some restrictions may apply. MAX GO® is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories where a high-speed broadband connection is available.  Some restrictions may apply. ©2013 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.

Channel Guides

The campus cable network includes educational, entertainment, sports, music, news, local and premium channels. Campus Living has contracted with our cable provider, Campus Televideo, to offer over 60 streaming and 106 cable channels.

Channel Problems?

If a channel is appearing on the guide but not on your TV, we recommend doing a channel scan to pick up any new content offerings or channel changes.