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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolltidewill92 View Post
    Thanks for not blowing me up Bazza, longtime lurker and occasional poster so I'm still figuring out how to work the site.
    No worries, Will....we're all here to help each other (for the most part anyway )

    Plus the fact that some of us enjoy sticking it to the man, when the opportunity arises...lol.....

    Those 2 links were supposed to be for different threads.....not sure if it worked so try this one too:

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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    Youtube TV did great. But, at $40/month for me, I just cancel after the season ends (January usually being the last month). You can watch the Super Bowl for free I think on CBS Sports site. I won't turn this back on until beginning of Sept.
    ďI know what it takes to win. If I can sell them on what it takes to win, then we are not going to lose too many football games.Ē - Coach Paul Bryant and I can see Coach Nick Saban agreeing completely.

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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by theballguy View Post
    You can watch the Super Bowl for free I think on CBS Sports site. I won't turn this back on until beginning of Sept.
    This really has to be heavily emphasized. ESPN has darn near a monopoly on college football, bowl games, etc... but unless you live in the middle of nowhere, you're going to get the major (broadcast) networks over the air. There's no need to be watching on a website unless they have some free on demand offerings.

    For example, my TV gets 40 channels (not counting the free 24 Pluto streaming channels I mentioned earlier, which are basically low budget versions of what you'd get on cable, though some are there as well I believe), some are repeats, some are things I'd never watch, but still that's ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, CW, etc... so when you take something into consideration, it really shouldn't matter much in terms of those sort of offerings since literally an old pair of rabbit ears will get you those channels. You can augment this with various other free streaming services (Tubi, Crackle, etc...), to have a lot of programming available without any fees at all and that's really the key to cord cutting.

    When I do have a service like Sling or DirectTV Now, I'm generally underwhelmed by the other offerings and don't spent much time watching them. For me it is mainly about ESPN and their exclusive programming. If someone is going to cord cut, the first priority should be to ease reliance on pay services entirely, so when you do pay (as you alluded to) you're only paying for exactly what you need.
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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    I used sling and had no problems and missed zero Bama games.Worked well for me.I use an HD antenna for local Chanel access.

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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    I have used Sling for a couple of years. It always seems to lock up on big games. I just figured the demand outweighed their broadcast bandwidth capabilities. It goes off in January, about 5 minutes after the championship game this year. Back on for Game of Thrones in April though.

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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    On Veterans Day last year we got a great discount on a 4K high speed 55 inch toshiba you can talk to and tell it to change the channel that came with a 30 day free trial of sling, just noticed it in the paperwork so I'll try it for b-ball season then experiment with Hulu and YouTube. Thanks for all the input. If it's not football or basketball season I'm either reading or tinkering and I hate paying 100 bucks for something I only use 1/3 of the year.

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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    Iíve used both Sling TV and Direct TV Now extensively. I like Direct TV Now much better for a few reasons-
    1) If youíre an ATT customer you get a discount. Iím paying $40 per month for the middle package. Itís regularly $55.
    2) If youíre an ATT customer you can stream Direct TV Now data free.
    3) You get locals included.
    4) Thereís little to no delay where as Sling TV has a delay of at least 1 minute.
    5) You get multiple streams & DVR at no extra cost.


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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    for those of you who are cutting the cord (or at least considering it), here's a great site that allows you to see which package(s) you need based on what channels you want:

    https://suppose.tv

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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaNation View Post
    for those of you who are cutting the cord (or at least considering it), here's a great site that allows you to see which package(s) you need based on what channels you want:

    https://suppose.tv
    Thinking about trying one of these streaming services when my contract runs out in June. youtube tv looks pretty good to me.

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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    Is it real easy to cancel YouTube Tv before the trial ends? I want too see if I like it enough to use once/if I cancel my tv service.

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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    Due partially to the limitations of broadband where I live I am willing to pay for the convenience and reliability of satellite TV. I can understand why others would be willing to go a different route.
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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    Quote Originally Posted by aldo View Post
    Is it real easy to cancel YouTube Tv before the trial ends? I want too see if I like it enough to use once/if I cancel my tv service.
    From their faq section:

    What if I want to cancel?
    No problem, cancel anytime. There are no fees for canceling. We’d hate to see you go, but we’ll save your settings in case you want to restart your membership later.


    Compare and contrast with concast.
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    Re: Sling tv for bama ball?

    We cut the cord right before football season and we love it.


    We have youtubeTV and it is great for sports. We stream it on a Roku device and it is really simple to use. We actually also have Philo TV, which is used for channels like A&E, HGTV, Hallmark..etc. For both of the services we pay about $56 total.
    Last edited by TideMom2Boys; February 2nd, 2019 at 07:56 PM.
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