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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 92tide View Post
    this doesn't seem like a great option
    Yep. Struggling to see the point in spending $5 a month on it.
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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    So we decided to cut the cord and I wanted to bring this thread back up to ask a question. I think we have decided with Hulu Live as I already had a Hulu subscription for regular streaming. So, it was a no brainer to try it out with them first...this will save us over $100 a month (we had a bunch of HD/DVR boxes and movie channels..etc)


    Local channels I get with Hulu are FOX and NBC. I get the ABC primetime shows on demand which is fine.


    My question is for the first Alabama game on ABC...is that usually available in the WatchESPN app? And the CBS games, we can just get the CBS subscription for the small fee during CFB months?


    I tried a digital antenna and that couldn't pick up anything on multiple tvs. I could only get the CW and some other channels I didn't want.
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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMom2Boys View Post
    So we decided to cut the cord and I wanted to bring this thread back up to ask a question. I think we have decided with Hulu Live as I already had a Hulu subscription for regular streaming. So, it was a no brainer to try it out with them first...this will save us over $100 a month (we had a bunch of HD/DVR boxes and movie channels..etc)


    Local channels I get with Hulu are FOX and NBC. I get the ABC primetime shows on demand which is fine.


    My question is for the first Alabama game on ABC...is that usually available in the WatchESPN app? And the CBS games, we can just get the CBS subscription for the small fee during CFB months?


    I tried a digital antenna and that couldn't pick up anything on multiple tvs. I could only get the CW and some other channels I didn't want.
    You must be way out in the boondocks if you couldn't get ABC with a digital antenna. Are you sure you had a good one and it was set up properly?

    Did you go through the website?: https://www.antennaweb.org/

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza View Post
    You must be way out in the boondocks if you couldn't get ABC with a digital antenna. Are you sure you had a good one and it was set up properly?

    Did you go through the website?: https://www.antennaweb.org/
    I just put my zip in and it says only 4 channels. That is basically what I got. LOL That is sad..I am just in south Shelby county. Maybe that is why the cell towers suck out here too.
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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMom2Boys View Post
    I just put my zip in and it says only 4 channels. That is basically what I got. LOL That is sad..I am just in south Shelby county. Maybe that is why the cell towers suck out here too.
    Ouch! Sorry to hear that. I'm sure you have other options.

    Here's mine (doesn't hurt to be about 30 miles from Orlando):

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    Up to 57 channels from 19 over-the-air stations may be received at this location.

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Hmm I did some more research tonight and found that YouTubetv has the local channels and all the sports channels that I need. I am thinking of getting that and trying that first instead of the Hulu Live. It is actually cheaper at $40 a month. (Hulu was $58 total with the options I chose) I did a free trial and the local channels are crystal clear with youtubetv.

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TideMom2Boys View Post
    Hmm I did some more research tonight and found that YouTubetv has the local channels and all the sports channels that I need. I am thinking of getting that and trying that first instead of the Hulu Live. It is actually cheaper at $40 a month. (Hulu was $58 total with the options I chose) I did a free trial and the local channels are crystal clear with youtubetv.
    I use YouTubeTV and Iíve found that it is the best service for both programming and stability of the stream for me. They also tend to have the big 4 local channels. I previously used PlayStation Vue, but they got too expensive, started losing channels, and experienced growing pains which I experienced as a lot of buffering and errors. Thatís a shame because I liked it best for about a year.

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by RollTARDIS View Post
    I use YouTubeTV and I’ve found that it is the best service for both programming and stability of the stream for me. They also tend to have the big 4 local channels. I previously used PlayStation Vue, but they got too expensive, started losing channels, and experienced growing pains which I experienced as a lot of buffering and errors. That’s a shame because I liked it best for about a year.
    So you have no problems with buffering or quality of picture on live sporting events with youtubetv? I'm very interested in reading people's experiences because I'm so wanting to cut my DirectTV "chord".
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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bamabuzzard View Post
    So you have no problems with buffering or quality of picture on live sporting events with youtubetv? I'm very interested in reading people's experiences because I'm so wanting to cut my DirectTV "chord".
    I have been on YouTubeTV for six months with a standard WOW cable internet modem that is wired directly to my ROKU box. My picture quality does decline on weekends when cable usage increases. I have lost feed on live programming a couple of times and have been forced to restart the channel. The feature I like the most is the online VCR which allows me to place programs in my library and play back which allows me to skip through commercials. I tend to believe that YouTubeTV is the current best option for cutting the cord.

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by UAH View Post
    I have been on YouTubeTV for six months with a standard WOW cable internet modem that is wired directly to my ROKU box. My picture quality does decline on weekends when cable usage increases. I have lost feed on live programming a couple of times and have been forced to restart the channel. The feature I like the most is the online VCR which allows me to place programs in my library and play back which allows me to skip through commercials. I tend to believe that YouTubeTV is the current best option for cutting the cord.
    Wonder if YouTubeTV is available on Amazon Fire? I know Amazon dropped the YouTube app last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Its On A Slab View Post
    Wonder if YouTubeTV is available on Amazon Fire? I know Amazon dropped the YouTube app last year.
    My quick scan says probably not! Looks like Amazon Fire is allied with DirectTV.

    From YouTube TV:

    Our TV app is available on:


    • Android TV
    • Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X
    • Samsung & LG smart TVs (2016 models and newer)
    • Apple TV (4th generation) and Apple TV 4K
    • Roku: All Roku TVs, Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Streaming Stick (3800x, 3600x), Roku Express/Express+ (3910x, 3900x, 3710x, 3700x), Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku 4, Roku 3 (4200x, 4230x), and Roku 2 (4210x).

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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    Quote Originally Posted by UAH View Post
    I have been on YouTubeTV for six months with a standard WOW cable internet modem that is wired directly to my ROKU box. My picture quality does decline on weekends when cable usage increases. I have lost feed on live programming a couple of times and have been forced to restart the channel. The feature I like the most is the online VCR which allows me to place programs in my library and play back which allows me to skip through commercials. I tend to believe that YouTubeTV is the current best option for cutting the cord.
    Thank you for sharing your experience. This seems to be the common complaints I hear from people who use internet tv, regardless of the provider. For me, until this gets to be a less frequent complaint. I will stick with paying higher prices for programming.
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    Re: cutting the cord / streaming tv thread

    No youtube app on Amazon Fire. I believe the options are viewing in silk or firefox browsers, but not native app.
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