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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:13 PM

youtube TV upping the ante $15.

From $50 to $65/mo.
Adding channels I don't give a rat's ass about.
They're getting as bad as cable and satellite.

I'm gone.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:19 PM

1. Me, too

Especially with sports gone - there is no point for me to keep it.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:19 PM

2. Same here

I only use it for news, ie Rachel. I can listen to her on xm.

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Response to Rver (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:32 PM

3. You can also watch her at livenewsnow.com.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:33 PM

4. That is the challenge for all of them.

The cable model sucks, but it works.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:41 PM

5. I switched to Hulu

Mostly because it didnít integrate with my Apple TV app - but also because itís Google. I miss PlayStation Vue.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:42 PM

6. I'll stick with....

Sling, Disney+ and Hulu. We do have the Showtime add on for Sling.

I heard Spectrum offers you a plan where you can pick 10 channels you want to stream. I'm tempted as we probably only watch content from 10 channels. I'll have to look it up at some point.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:44 PM

7. They can't compete with Disney, Apple, Netflix, and Amazon at that price level

might as well close it up

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:48 PM

8. WHY CAN'T TV JUST BE FREE!!!???

What do all those actors and production crew members need with money anyway?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:56 PM

11. My wife and I pay $8.99 a month for Netflix. We also rent DVDs from the Redbox.

We don't watch any broadcast television. The antenna is not hooked up, no channels are programmed.

We were going out to the movies maybe once a month before the pandemic.

I'm curious if that's sustainable.

I don't give a dead rat's ass about television news, opinion, or sports. I never see television commercials except for a few people post here on DU.

My wife and I have been living this way for more than a decade.

All I can figure is that people watch a lot more television than we do. My wife and I haven't yet run out of things to watch. Perhaps we are easily amused.

I can't imagine spending $65 a month for television. I find commercials intolerable.

It's possible once you quit "traditional" television you never go back.

Traditional television may be something only old people watch. Our adult children, nephews, and nieces don't watch broadcast or cable television. These are as alien to them as radio.

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Response to hunter (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:29 PM

17. I'd recommend hooking up that antenna for any local channels you can get so you at least have

that access to local news on weather (especially in case of storms), natural disasters, or anything else that could become an emergency for you. TV reports with radar and video are a lot better than what you'll get from radio.

You can often find emergency livestreams from local stations online, but if you can't get online, you still might be able to get a local TV station via that antenna. And it's free.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #17)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:52 PM

18. I get weather alerts from weather.gov

If a 100 foot plus tsunami is on its way I'll be notified of that if the earthquake itself doesn't wake me up.

Gunfire, big fireworks, and police siren crap is more than fifty times a year in my neighborhood. Unless the dogs are especially agitated I yell "shut up dogs!" and go back to sleep.

Raccoons digging through our fountains eating fish make our dogs most crazy but sometimes its humans digging through our cars. Not any worse.

Spot the dragon handles all this trivial shit. Sometimes it's hard to say who is really chattel. Spot is well fed. So are her dogs and humans.

No radio or television if I'm not paid for it, or willing to pay for it. I subscribe to my local public radio station. That's where the best local broadcast news is.

Wundrground.com is my primary source of radar weather.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:49 PM

9. It seemed inevitable

That's why I didn't switch a few months ago when my Uverse contract was expiring. Instead I kept haggling from one retention department phone representative to another until I got the price drop I was looking for.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 08:50 PM

10. what is youtube tv ? I don't have enough time to watch regular YouTube

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Response to JI7 (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:18 PM

14. One of the streaming services

Alternative to cable. This link is good because it updates monthly providing all the specifics like channel availability chart. Still listing YouTube at $50. Apparently this price uptick just happened:

https://www.techhive.com/article/3211536/best-streaming-tv-service.html

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Response to JI7 (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:06 PM

19. You get local channels among others.

TCM, MSNBC live, FX movie channels, and other stuff.
At $65 for YOUTUBE TV, basic Dish is now cheaper.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:13 PM

12. Philo is $25.00...it is pretty good and has news...no local channels though but I have an antenna.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:22 PM

20. That one is interesting.

Many internet television apps accept them as a cable or satellite television provider.

https://philo.com/

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Response to hunter (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 03:12 PM

22. They do...and sling has two services one is $20.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:17 PM

13. Dish is only $43 for me.

Their Flex Pack eliminates a lot of useless channels and the most useless one of all...FAUX NEWS.

I get about 28 usable channels with an antenna.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:21 PM

15. Will probably drop them too

Im looking at Hulu for a few dollars less I can get Hulu, live TV, Disney+ and ESPN in a package
Have to give the full Live TV list a good look over but it would probably replace it fine.

I hope the live tv interface is usable

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Response to trof (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:24 PM

16. That's too much for me

I have a good deal with evil cable for a low end streaming service (local changes + choice of 10 cable channels) which I find more than enough when I add free streaming from France 24 and other free news services. I was hoping that youtube TV would be my backup, but that is twice what I'm paying.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:29 PM

21. Glad Cobra Kai is moving from Youtube to Netflix

Fuck Google Tube.

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