Cable TV

UMD Housing & Residence Life provides digital cable throughout all of our facilities, included as part of your housing package.  

What TV channels are included?
Approximately 86 channels are included in the UMD Housing Cable TV service, including premium channels and local TV stations from the Duluth/Superior market.  Explore the channels through the complete Cable TV lineup. 

How do I set up my TV when I arrive on campus?
All TVs will require you to program them when you set them up on campus.  This is typically a feature through the on-screen menus on TVs - usually called "auto-program" or "channel scan".  You'll also want to be sure that your TV is set to "Cable", and not the "Air" or "Antenae" setting.  Programming your TV can take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour depending on the model of your TV.

How can I tell if my TV is compatible with the Cable TV system?
Our cable TV system utilizes QAM technology to digitally distribute the cable service.  Analog TVs that are older than 5 years may require a QAM-compliant converter to receive the signal.  Most Digital TVs are compliant with QAM, but some off-brand TVs, such as "Element" or "Westinghouse" may not be compatible without an additional tuner.  If purchasing a new TV, review the technical specifications to ensure the tuner is QAM-compliant.

Having a problem with connecting your TV in your room?

Please call the Information Desk 218-726-7381

How can I access UMD Streaming Television Service?

UMD Streaming TV can be accessed via your computer, smartphone (IOS/Android), Smart-TV, Roku, Firestick, and Apple Play devices anywhere on campus. (As long as they are on the University’s network).  In addition to a robust channel lineup which includes movies, sports, and more, you will also have access to 20 hours of DVR to record your favorite shows!  If you forgot to record a show, you can go back 24 hours in time to play your favorite program. 

To access UMD-TV from your personal device:

  1. Connect to the University Network

  2. From your personal device, go to the Apple Store or Google Play Store and search for “Stream2” and download the app to your device

  3. Open the Stream2 App and there will be a drop-down menu where you select the University of Minnesota Duluth

  4. The app will ask you to log in with your University supplied credentials (Username/Password)

  5. Once you have successfully logged in, you can start watching your favorite shows!

To Access UMD-TV from your computer:

  1. Go to

  2. Select the University of Minnesota Duluth from the drop-down Menu

  3. You will see a login screen that will ask you for your University supplied credentials (Username/Password)

To connect streaming media players, please connect on the how-to links below:

Should you need support, please click on the link below for more information and helpful articles that will assist you in getting connected or learning how to the streaming service.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call 833-548-7120 where you will be connected to a live representative who can help you resolve the issue you are having.

For 24/7/365 Support:

  • Phone: 833-548-7120 (Add to your list of contacts)

  • Text:  “MyStream2” to 84700

  • Chat:

  • FAQ’s: