Why I Love UPtv and UP Faith & Family
by Joanne Troppello
According to the non-partisan Parents Television Council advocating for responsible entertainment, the typical teenager “spends more than 11 hours of their day on screens”. That screen time pertains to mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and TV time.
I’m not a parent, but I am an aunt and I have seen my young nieces and nephews have a meltdown if they didn’t have tablet time. My older nephews are constantly on their phones or other mobile devices. However, my sister and brothers do their best to set rules and limit such screen time.
I am a Gen-Xer and grew up before the advent of the Internet. I remember coming home from school and all of us kids needed to follow the rules of getting our homework done before playing outside or watching TV.
Most of the time, we enjoyed playing outside with our friends after homework was completed—or I spent a lot of time reading. TV time usually occurred on Saturday mornings after chores were done and we watched cartoons.
Our Current TV Watching Experience
We recently “cut the cord” and don’t have traditional cable anymore. We subscribe to Philo and get 58 cable channels for $20/month plus tax.
We have an antenna so we can pick up local channels. However, since we recently moved further into the country, our antenna doesn’t always pick up channels clearly; especially during harsh and windy weather.
We are saving up for another antenna with a further reach. In the meantime, we also subscribe to Hulu and CBS All Access so we can watch episodes (we pay extra for no commercials)—in case the reception wasn’t good when the shows we watch were recorded on our TiVo DVR.
We had Netflix for many years. Recently, I enjoyed watching the first two seasons of The Crown and my husband liked Stranger Things. Both are original shows on this streaming platform. However, we have since canceled our Netflix subscription due to the increased liberal programming.
I am happy we get UPtv as one of the channels on Philo. They offer uplifting programming that is ideal to watch with your family. They offer programming that “celebrates what’s right in this world” and edifies the watcher.
After we canceled our subscription to Netflix, we subscribed to UP Faith & Family. This is a streaming service geared for family-friendly programming. As with streaming the UPtv channel through Philo, you can stream UP Faith & Family on any of your devices and on TV. They add new titles weekly.
We would like to subscribe to Pure Flix and are saving up for that. This streaming service provides users with wholesome entertainment that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
If you’ve been watching the news recently, you’ve likely heard about the possibility that the Hallmark Channel may be considering having same sex couples as featured leads in their Christmas movies.
You can read more about that in my article, 10 Reasons Why I Love Hallmark Movies and 1 Reason Why I Don't. This is another reason why I love the family-friendly content on UPtv and UP Faith & Family—they provide great content that you can trust is ok for viewing with your whole family—without having to explain to your kids why two men or two women are together.
What is your TV watching experience like in your home? Do you subscribe to any of the streaming services mentioned here?
About the Author
Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.