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2 hours ago, Bull Dozier said:

Youtube TV has all those channels you listed.  Why are you reconsidering?

Because they jacked up the price. Hulu is $10 cheaper.

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2 hours ago, DaVinci said:

Because they jacked up the price. Hulu is $10 cheaper.

For now

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23 hours ago, Craig_MiamiFL said:

Probably not the best time for Youtube to be raising prices.

Been using Philo for probably 2 years. Nothing but great things to say about it. Never have had a single issue. Far and away my best streaming experience. Pretty sure I've tried everything but Hulu Live. Has DVR.  Grandfathered in at $16/mo. Want to say it's $20 now for new signups.

If I wanted sports, I'd add Philo and then look for outside cheap sports packages. I personally don't watch many sports anymore. Anytime I consider doing it, (i.e. NBA playoffs), I just find a free or discounted first month trial somewhere.

WHat about philo did you like compared to the others?  My uncle is looking at it but it seemed a bit shady when he said it asked him for his gmail login. 

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Ok, tech question for y'all...

I'm headed to a beach house with the fam and the location doesn't have wifi or cable or anything. Since lots of things will be closed, the kids will want to do more steaming of TV than typical (usually we don't watch anything other than a few DVDs)

I can bring my roku, but how to get Internet to enable the stream?  We have a not-unlimited Verizon plan, and there's no way we can get a cable or even DSL hookup there as it's not our place.

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14 hours ago, DaVinci said:

Because they jacked up the price. Hulu is $10 cheaper.

Hulu raised prices 6 months ago and we had the exact same conversation about moving to YouTubeTV.  This will be a constant leapfrog game as things change over the years.  Nothing ever goes down in price.  I think you just have to find the content you like and just stick with it.  Personally I think HuluLive has excellent content.  The addition of FX shows have been a great addition.  I suspect since Disney is involved they have a plan and it is hard to not trust how Disney thinks.

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15 minutes ago, schlesinj said:

Hulu raised prices 6 months ago and we had the exact same conversation about moving to YouTubeTV.  This will be a constant leapfrog game as things change over the years.  Nothing ever goes down in price.  I think you just have to find the content you like and just stick with it.  Personally I think HuluLive has excellent content.  The addition of FX shows have been a great addition.  I suspect since Disney is involved they have a plan and it is hard to not trust how Disney thinks.

:goodposting:

Hulu live has been great for us. Glad you mentioned Disney because I don’t know if a lot of people know they own Hulu. If I were Disney I would take this opportunity to cut prices a few dollars and grab as many new Hulu live sub they could. I doubt most people change around very often, even when there is a price increase.

 

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10 hours ago, The Z Machine said:

Ok, tech question for y'all...

I'm headed to a beach house with the fam and the location doesn't have wifi or cable or anything. Since lots of things will be closed, the kids will want to do more steaming of TV than typical (usually we don't watch anything other than a few DVDs)

I can bring my roku, but how to get Internet to enable the stream?  We have a not-unlimited Verizon plan, and there's no way we can get a cable or even DSL hookup there as it's not our place.

Is there a way to get the unlimited plan for a month and use that as a hot spot? Would be cheaper than buying a portable hot spot and paying for that service.  Question is does Verizon have coverage there?

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28 minutes ago, JaxBill said:

Is there a way to get the unlimited plan for a month and use that as a hot spot? Would be cheaper than buying a portable hot spot and paying for that service.  Question is does Verizon have coverage there?

Yes, Verizon has good coverage there from my memory.  I know I've hotspotted before.

Are the "unlimited" plans truly unlimited?  Can I really suck down 100GB of data without them speed limiting?

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For those HULU Live people, we had been paying the extra $10 a month for unlimited screens. You get two screens at a time with your basic rate.

After being on this for a year now, we rarely use more than two screens at a time. So I cancelled that yesterday. May be a way to save a cool ten dollars a month.

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10 hours ago, The Z Machine said:

Ok, tech question for y'all...

I'm headed to a beach house with the fam and the location doesn't have wifi or cable or anything. Since lots of things will be closed, the kids will want to do more steaming of TV than typical (usually we don't watch anything other than a few DVDs)

I can bring my roku, but how to get Internet to enable the stream?  We have a not-unlimited Verizon plan, and there's no way we can get a cable or even DSL hookup there as it's not our place.

It's really odd for a house these days that is being rented out (assuming it's a rental) to NOT have wifi or even a little cable jack somewhere.

Can you switch up the house?

As you mention in the other post, I'd be concerned with Verizon limiting the usage if your intent is to use it to stream movies and what not.

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1 minute ago, eoMMan said:

It's really odd for a house these days that is being rented out (assuming it's a rental) to NOT have wifi or even a little cable jack somewhere.

Can you switch up the house?

As you mention in the other post, I'd be concerned with Verizon limiting the usage if your intent is to use it to stream movies and what not.

It's a friend's beach house.  We use it for free.  Plus, they are selling it at the end of the month, so this is the last chance to use it before it's gone.

They have been really nice and let us use it each summer for the last 4 years.  We typically stay a week, maybe 10 days.

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15 hours ago, PinkydaPimp said:

WHat about philo did you like compared to the others?  My uncle is looking at it but it seemed a bit shady when he said it asked him for his gmail login. 

Simple interface/guide. (And No lag BS like I experienced with other services when I toggle through guide)

I REALLY like that if I'm late, let's say, 50 minutes to a program......it starts from the beginning of it.

Some channels (maybe all?) it makes the last 3 days of programming available on demand (outside of the programming you already DVR). Also a search function that you can watch past programming on demand (stuff that you don't otherwise favorite to DVR)

In ~2 years, I don't remember any buffering issue (or any technical issues period).

It'd probably take them doubling my current price to even consider getting rid of. You get 3 accounts/streams.

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Good article about the negotiations between the aggregators (Roku/Amazon) vs. the content providers (HBO Max/Peacock).

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Amazon 4K fire stick on sale for $25 for some accounts. Not sure how long it will last (usually $50). Have one on the way, 

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3 hours ago, [icon] said:

Amazon 4K fire stick on sale for $25 for some accounts. Not sure how long it will last (usually $50). Have one on the way, 

Thanks. Ordered it. I have a bunch but I like the new remotes with the TV controls way better and the remotes are more expensive. Planning on getting a new bedroom TV at some point since we are getting rid of the dresser/entertainment center. I may replace some of the other older Firesticks once prime day or Black Friday sales come around. They’ve been half off before and again will likely be way less than a new remote. One day when traveling gets back in vogue it will be nice to have extra ones.

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Finally did it with DirecTV.  Oddly, it felt great.

I still have AT&T wifi, any reason not to keep them?  What's the next move here?  I need to be up and running in this new dimension by Saturday.  I would like the ability to dvr and I think it was AT&T who told me they rent boxes for that at 10 bucks a month.  Can I just buy one? 

And having skimmed this last page, I see now that prices appear to be rising in this arena.  Is there an easy answer?  We like all the basic cable stuff we've always been getting.  I am a Prime member, if that helps.  Not interested in pinching pennies, btw.  Would like to have a decent array of channels with ease of use.

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9 hours ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

Finally did it with DirecTV.  Oddly, it felt great.

I still have AT&T wifi, any reason not to keep them?  What's the next move here?  I need to be up and running in this new dimension by Saturday.  I would like the ability to dvr and I think it was AT&T who told me they rent boxes for that at 10 bucks a month.  Can I just buy one? 

And having skimmed this last page, I see now that prices appear to be rising in this arena.  Is there an easy answer?  We like all the basic cable stuff we've always been getting.  I am a Prime member, if that helps.  Not interested in pinching pennies, btw.  Would like to have a decent array of channels with ease of use.

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Youtubetv. All the cable channels for the most part. Also unlimited DVR. Price did go up to 65 bucks though.

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10 hours ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

Finally did it with DirecTV.  Oddly, it felt great.

I still have AT&T wifi, any reason not to keep them?  What's the next move here?  I need to be up and running in this new dimension by Saturday.  I would like the ability to dvr and I think it was AT&T who told me they rent boxes for that at 10 bucks a month.  Can I just buy one? 

And having skimmed this last page, I see now that prices appear to be rising in this arena.  Is there an easy answer?  We like all the basic cable stuff we've always been getting.  I am a Prime member, if that helps.  Not interested in pinching pennies, btw.  Would like to have a decent array of channels with ease of use.

Thanks.

We have AT&T TV Now. Have had it for a couple years I think. Works great. Have converted a bunch of family members to it. Between that, your Prime Video, and if you get Netflix, you’ll have everything you need. (We also use Disney+). 

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18 hours ago, Rodrigo Duterte said:

Finally did it with DirecTV.  Oddly, it felt great.

I still have AT&T wifi, any reason not to keep them?  What's the next move here?  I need to be up and running in this new dimension by Saturday.  I would like the ability to dvr and I think it was AT&T who told me they rent boxes for that at 10 bucks a month.  Can I just buy one? 

And having skimmed this last page, I see now that prices appear to be rising in this arena.  Is there an easy answer?  We like all the basic cable stuff we've always been getting.  I am a Prime member, if that helps.  Not interested in pinching pennies, btw.  Would like to have a decent array of channels with ease of use.

Thanks.

you can get Hulu life + ESPN+ + Disney+ for $61.99/mo if that interests you. ($67.99 if you want Hulu ad free)

https://www.hulu.com/disney-bundle-hulu-live

Have Hulu live and zero buffering issues. Includes 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage..which I really don't use because most shows I watch are able to be viewed on Hulu on demand. Mostly just use it for sports.

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1 hour ago, JoeSteeler said:

you can get Hulu life + ESPN+ + Disney+ for $61.99/mo if that interests you. ($67.99 if you want Hulu ad free)

https://www.hulu.com/disney-bundle-hulu-live

Have Hulu live and zero buffering issues. Includes 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage..which I really don't use because most shows I watch are able to be viewed on Hulu on demand. Mostly just use it for sports.

This is what I have along with Netflix and Amazon Prime (and my free year of Apple TV+) - definitely not a lack of shows to watch, when they were happening more sports than I could really need, and a fairly easy interface.

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11 minutes ago, acarey50 said:

This is what I have along with Netflix and Amazon Prime (and my free year of Apple TV+) - definitely not a lack of shows to watch, when they were happening more sports than I could really need, and a fairly easy interface.

Exactly what I have as well...have honestly thought hard about cancelling Netflix 

hulu live Is nice because it has the local Indians network, not sure the other streaming services do

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29 minutes ago, JoeSteeler said:

Exactly what I have as well...have honestly thought hard about cancelling Netflix 

hulu live Is nice because it has the local Indians network, not sure the other streaming services do

We'll keep Netflix as there are enough shows that we find that it remains worth it for a relatively low cost - just watched a 3-4 part series on the Mafia in NY, primarily on the FBI teams and how they essentially were able to go after the heads of all the families - not "must watch", but I ended up watching the whole thing in an afternoon. Little things like that keep me a subscriber.

The drawback I have to Netflix and Amazon shows is that they are usually shows that I want to watch and want to pay attention to, they are not good choices when I want the background noise to fall asleep to - that's actually where I really love Hulu Live - can easily flip to a late night talk show, Simpsons or Futurama reruns, etc. and then I don't mind falling asleep to it.

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Preparing to finally go this route. 

Upgraded the internet to giga. 800-1000 hard wired. Going to buy a new tv.  What should I hardwire?  The tv, the new fire stick, the Xbox?  I have my desktop currently hardwired. Wireless is in the 400-500 range. 

And then, what to subscribe to?  Already have prime, Netflix and Disney +. Sounds like Hulu is the way to go, especially for sports. What does espn+ get you?  Sports was the main reason I’ve kept direct tv all these years.  

And will a VPN throttle my speed at all?

thx all!

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