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LSUFreek
LSU Fan
Greater New Orleans
Member since Jan 2007
11259 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
Youtube TV

con: $50 a month
pros: you can have up to 6 separate family accounts. I share it with my sister and it costs $25 month. In theory, I could get it down to $10 month if I had more family. She can't see what I watch & record and vice-versa.

other cons:
-no local ABC in NOLA anymore (you need an antenna and can't dvr ABC games/shows)
-no NFLN

other pros:
-unlimited dvr-ing. Any or all shows can be recorded and saved for a year. Every single broadcast.
-seamlessness of signing into YTtv on your or anybody's computer or device and having access to that local game you are recording while you are out of town or in another state that isn't being broadcast nationally while you are on a vacation is a lifesaver.
-never had a buffering issue. Easy to fastforward thru commercials or rewind to the beginning of recorded shows. (Not 15 sec increments) While a game you are recording is on, you can hit play from start or just go straight to live action, and zip back & forth if you choose to
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Ash Williams
LSU Fan
South of i-10
Member since May 2009
16263 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
waiting for firestick to run youtubetv

they just started running youtube so alot of folks think youtubetv wont be far behind.

Once that happens im kicking sling to the curb


boxcarbarney
LSU Fan
Constantinople Street
Member since Jul 2007
17000 posts

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waiting for firestick to run youtubetv


That was going to be my question: I don't have a smart tv, so what add on do I need to play the youtube app? Apparently firestick is not currently an option.


RedPants
Georgia Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Jan 2013
4391 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
I've had Hulu Live, Vue, and YouTube TV. Vue is my favorite but costs the most at $55. Hulu buffers the most, YouTube TV has the best DVR, Vue has the best looking picture and NFL Network. I'm currently with Vue on a promotional rate but I'll switch back to YouTube TV when it's over because it has a great native app built into my smart TV.


bird35
Auburn Fan
Georgia
Member since Sep 2012
6652 posts
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re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
When you drop cable and your internet provider is also your cable provider.

I have AT&T.

Do they begin to charge for data.

I believe my company only gives unlimited data when you pay for cable.

I have 3 teens so we use a lot of data.


jchamil
Member since Nov 2009
8653 posts

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When you drop cable and your internet provider is also your cable provider. I have AT&T. Do they begin to charge for data. I believe my company only gives unlimited data when you pay for cable. I have 3 teens so we use a lot of data.


I dropped cable with Comcast in August for YouTube TV but kept my internet with Comcast. We haven't been charged for data yet, but my oldest kid is only 2.5 so we may not have used enough to get dinged for it


iwyLSUiwy
Southern Fan
I'm your huckleberry
Member since Apr 2008
26232 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
I have Sling, its nothing special, but i've never had a problem with buffering or picture.

DirectTV NOW is by far the best option if you're willing to spend a little more. You might need a smart TV for that though im not sure. Its awesome not having a box or any wires. Plus you can download all the other stations apps and just go to those on your DirectTV account and stream from there if you want to watch all the shows that station has to offer instead of DVRing it.


jchamil
Member since Nov 2009
8653 posts

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DirectTV NOW is by far the best option if you're willing to spend a little more. You might need a smart TV for that though im not sure. Its awesome not having a box or any wires


Comcast offered me their streaming app at a pretty low price when I cut my cable. I didn't even know anything about it, but from what I gather it sounds similar to this DirectTV NOW you are talking about


iwyLSUiwy
Southern Fan
I'm your huckleberry
Member since Apr 2008
26232 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
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Comcast offered me their streaming app at a pretty low price when I cut my cable. I didn't even know anything about it, but from what I gather it sounds similar to this DirectTV NOW you are talking about



I didnt know cable offered one but probably so. If they dont start offering it then they are going to lose out on some business.

I got the lowest plan and you can pick your stations from there so you dont have a ton of useless channels.

Its like no matter what service you use now the price per month gets more than you'd like Once you add Netflix, Amazon, etc. I dropped Hulu though.


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tigersmanager
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Member since Jun 2010
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re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
It's on the firestick now


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Kato
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New Orleans
Member since Nov 2006
1718 posts
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re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
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-no local ABC in NOLA anymore (you need an antenna and can't dvr ABC games/shows)


I thought they were negotiating this. Do you know if/when we'll get local ABC in NOLA?


Trout Bandit
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2012
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I've had Vue for a few years now and I see no reason to switch services.


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emanresu
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Member since Dec 2009
7011 posts
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re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
With YouTube TV I can watch my unlimited recordings on my phone at any time. Can also schedule recordings on my phone when I realized I forgot to do it. Not sure if Sling allows that so may want to check it out.


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LSUFreek
LSU Fan
Greater New Orleans
Member since Jan 2007
11259 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
We had ABC for a short time.

When I first signed up with YTtv, there was no ABC. Then one day, it was on the channel guide and everything was wonderful. Then some time this past summer, no more ABC.

You’d think with all the Disney/ESPN channels on YTtv, ABC would be one of the local network staples.


JBM210
Member since Dec 2010
2402 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
Someone educate me on how to get YouTube TV please. This app has to already be on a device I purchase to use correct. Me and the wife still like renting a movie from RedBox so I got a new wireless Blu Ray player. It had the YouTube app but not YouTube TV. Would a firestick fix this? It would have to have the app already on it correct? Someone told me the only way I can get it is to hook a Google Chromecast?


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Ark-Pine Bluff Fan
Redneck part of Florida
Member since Nov 2010
16609 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
I had Sling and didn’t really like it. It seemed slow and the selection wasn’t great. I have Hulu Live and I really like it. Local channels and tons of sports channels. I get all the ESPN channels plus ACC, Big 10 and SEC. I can watch pretty much any game on Saturdays.


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MrFreakinMiyagi
Alabama Fan
Reseda
Member since Feb 2007
16528 posts
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re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
I liked sling until I read this thread, and switched to YouTube TV, which is far superior.


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Pussykat
LSU Fan
South Louisiana
Member since Oct 2016
3889 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
Didn’t care for Sling, you tube has better channels


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JesusQuintana
Missouri Fan
St Louis
Member since Oct 2013
27594 posts

re: Sling TV vs YouTube TV
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Jesus no...only 2 streams at once and only 50 DVR hours


I don’t use more than 2 streams, or 50 DVR hours.

It just works REALLY well and I’ve had every service expect YouTube TV

It’s reliable, and it’s a very good deal comparatively
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GreatLakesTiger24
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since May 2012
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had Sling a few years ago for a couple months. Maybe it’s better now. For me, it was clunky and often lost connection. I have fast internet and no problems with any other streaming service. I like to flip around channels and Sling was too clunky and slow to make that possible.
I hear this a lot but it’s fine for me. Probably because I live alone so no one else is using bandwidth


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