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Sun Dec 12, 2021, 04:53 PM

Youtube TV.

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Many years ago my wife got so mad at the cable company we cut the cord. We have a ten year old tv and I picked up a roku streaming device. So we got some free stuff and we subscribed to Acorn and Prime. I wanted TCM and news channels so eventually we picked up sling tv. I'm pretty loathe to change anything but years ago I remember Clark Howard saying youtube tv was the best streaming deal. Roku and youtube were having a fight for the last six months but I read a couple of days ago it was settled, so I said to Sarah: Let's switch!
So as of last night we have youtube tv. Sarah wanted HBO for some reason, so I cancelled prime and acorn.
So far I'm really impressed
20 bucks more than sling for all the networks plus a ton of sports channels plus all the stuff I watched on sling plus a lot of other stuff. 65 a month. Not the deal Clark Howard was pushing years ago but not too bad. The stuff we cancelled will cover the costs of HBO max plus about 5 HBO channels. Apparently Sarah will have me watching Bill Maher 24/7 for the next few months.
Being a technophobe, I had a problem getting the local channels to work. I was worried the tv was too old. But I thought about it overnight and thought: Maybe the problem was with the Roku. Sure enough, I restarted the Roku and that was all that I needed to pick up the local network channels.
So now we have tv channels up the wazoo for not much more than we were paying and still no cable company to hassle us. Youtube tv still seems like an ok deal.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 05:01 PM

1. MSNBC?

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Response to vanlassie (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 05:02 PM

2. Absolutely. All the news channels.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 05:07 PM

3. Haven't had cable or satellite for years...just picked up youtube tv too...

I had a Sling Blue and Orange package plus Hollywood add on trial for a month, for $10 a month more I get all the channels I was getting plus a bunch more with yt tv...I am still getting HBO Max because I got a half price for 6 months deal and I get prime for the shipping discounts and video (I also got it for a half price deal for at least a year). I got the Hulu one year for 99 cents a month and I contribute to PBS $5 for access to their library of past shows. I have way way more to watch than I need but happy for now...Probably will cancel HBO after the holidays (I want to see the new Matrix film and still don't go out to movies or restaurants).

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 05:07 PM

4. YouTube TV works for us.

I was angry with Cox Cable a few years ago,,,, we already had a Roku device,,,, at the time I "gave up" HGTV and HallMark channel but now they've added those and increased the price but all in all it was an easy transition. We have Amazon Prime plus we pay for Netflix,,,, we have had more than enough to watch during the pandemic.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 05:20 PM

5. Plus, apparently I have it on my phone too. That will take some

getting used to.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 05:45 PM

6. how about commercials?

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 05:48 PM

7. In that sense it's just like cable. The stations that have commercials I assume will have them.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 05:52 PM

8. Thanks for replying.

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Response to ShazamIam (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 09:11 PM

9. I don't mind the commercials, I have a giant mute button that sits next to my pc and tv...

I'm single and live alone and setup the tv next to my pc as I can continue working on line when the commercials come on and are muted...

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Response to wcmagumba (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 09:32 AM

15. Thanks, I quit watching tv entirely years ago, I couldn't stand the commercials, but did watch all

of Mad Men when I was house sitting for a family member. Netflex, so no commercials except their own product promotions.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 09:25 PM

10. I like YouTubeTV, but be warned their deal with NBC is shaky

All of NBC Universal MSNBC, Comcast, NBC, etc. could go away. It came close to ending a few months ago. Argument was over money, of course.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 09:49 PM

11. How do you get internet ?

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 09:54 PM

12. That we do pay cable for but my wife needs it for work so it's

what ever she wants.

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Response to Tomconroy (Original post)

Sun Dec 12, 2021, 11:39 PM

13. Youtube TV vs Hulu - which is better??

 

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Response to Mary in S. Carolina (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 03:24 AM

14. This guy favors youtube tv slightly. Maybe because it gives

you the local PBS. Actually here in CT it looks like you get two PBS channels, probably CT and NYC.
Actually, I may never get to find out if youtube tv is any good. We only have one tv in the bedroom and my wife has hogged it to watch HBO max for the last 24 hours.

https://www.pcmag.com/comparisons/hulu-plus-live-tv-vs-youtube-tv#:~:text=In%20terms%20of%20news%20coverage,YouTube%20TV%20matches%20Hulu's%20lineup.

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Response to Tomconroy (Reply #14)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 01:29 PM

16. Thank you!!

 

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