Roku, TiVo, and More

Before you hook up that Over-The-Top (OTT) device, remember:

  • - Every resident - student, faculty, and staff - living in on-campus housing (the College Houses, Sansom Place, and GreekNet Fraternity and Sorority Houses) has access to Comcast's XFINITY on Campus on-demand streaming service, with Cloud DVR and premium tier upgrade options.
  • - Everyone connected to PennNet or AirPennNet has access to PVN Movie Channel movies on demand, through Resident Select streaming.
  • - PVN is plug-and-play; you don't need a cable box or cable card to receive the regular PVN channel lineup.

About Over-the-Top Services

PVN continues to recommend using WIRED (LAN) over-the-top streaming video devices for signal stability.

Registering an Over-the-Top Device or Smart TV

1) Unpack your Over-the-Top accessory device.

2) Find your device's MAC address. It can often be found on a sticker or plate on the back or underside of your device. You can also find it in your device's Settings. It will look like this: 00:11:11:11:AA:BB

3) Register your device on Penn's network at (will open in a new window).
You will need your PennKey and password to access the site. You may need to click "Continue" to get to the registration page.

4) Fill out the registration form:
Select "other" in the Type of Device field.
Click "Continue" when you are done.
You will be taken to a second page where you will be asked to input the specific type of device.
Click "Continue" when you are done.

Click "OK" to complete your registration, or click "Add another device" to register another device.

5) You may need to restart your device in order for it to be seen on the network.

Other Video Options: Home Accounts

At home, you may be a subscriber to another provider. Many of these companies offer video streaming services of their programming over the Internet, to your PC or mobile device. To access these services, please contact your individual service provider.


You are responsible for keeping your video streaming hardware and/or account(s) in good standing. If you are experiencing issues with your streaming hardware or service, please contact the provider company; PVN is not licensed to handle repair of your Over-the-Top device.

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Suite 111
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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