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Chalkywhite84
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re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
Also do yall think youtube is better than the playstation vue


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JohnnyKilroy
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re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
I get all the normal channels you get with cable.

Tbh if you disregarded the guide interface differences if never notice a difference between YouTube tv and cable. It functions exactly the same way and costs almost a grand/year less.

I actually like the YouTube tv guide much more so than the cox guide. You have a tab for recordings, a "home" tab, which displays shows you watch regularly or similar shows. The home tab also has the shows you started watching but didn't finish.
Then you have the "live tv" tab that functions exactly like a normal cable guide.


BigPapiDoesItAgain
LSU Fan
Shreveport
Member since Nov 2009
1161 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
Ok, this is a bump to see what experiences are a few months in. I am a free agent with DirecTv, having avoided their overtures for me to upgrade over the last few years. I think my current genie/clients are maybe getting a little fudgy running the software, not to mention it costs an arm and a leg every month.

I have 100 Mbps and unlimited and dependable, so no issue there. I've toyed with the interface on the trial a day or so now, and I can't see much of a downside except that I'll need to pick up HBO and any other pay move svc ala carte, which looks like I'll still come out way ahead. Thanks for any info regarding users who have been on it a while.


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HubbaBubba
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Member since Oct 2010
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re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
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Just got YouTube TV. Love it so far. Only thing 'missing' is The Weather Channel.

And Food Network, HGTV, Discovery, Animal Planet and TLC.


NPComb
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2019
1696 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
YouTube has a disadvantage compared to Netflix & Amazon Prime when it comes to original content. In addition, they have the least contracts with the major networks for series replays.


bengalman
LSU Fan
In da Country
Member since Feb 2007
730 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
Just sent back my Direct tv boxes today and signed up with directtv now for $15/mos with free HBO locked in with no contract.


Canvasback
Member since Jan 2016
133 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
How did you get it for $15/mo?


bengalman
LSU Fan
In da Country
Member since Feb 2007
730 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
Did a chat on the AT&T site yesterday asking about current specials compared to that of Hulu or sling. I let them know that I have cell phone service as well. He then proceeded to tell me that he can take $25 off any package. So I selected the just right package which is $40/mos - $25 monthly credit bringing it to the $15 and he threw in the HBO.


BilJ
Kansas State Fan
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re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
what internet speed do you need and do you come close to hitting your data caps?


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TexasTiger39
Member since Mar 2009
3517 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
I did the trial period for DirectTvNow and unless I'm missing something you don't get most of the major local channels (NBC, ABC, CBS) at least where I live

I assume that means I need an OTA HD attena as well.

Also the FireTV App for DirectTvNow is trash.
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bengalman
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In da Country
Member since Feb 2007
730 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
I have locals on my directtv now but also have a local antenna as back up


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LetsgoGamecocks
South Carolina Fan
Member since Sep 2014
649 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
I have the new Apple TV with the remote with the trackpad and siri. Although it took some getting used to I was recently given an old apple tv with the old style remote and that thing completely sucks, making the new remote seem much better


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LSUvegasbombed
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Sep 2013
13971 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
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Just made a year with this setup. So glad I did. Love it.


can you get hbo, showtime, bravo, espn?


couv1217
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Sep 2007
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re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
Have Youtube TV and it's great for the price. Only issue I have with them is I'm not a huge fan of their recording functionality. When I'm done with a show, I want to delete it. Sometimes I watch something and it disappears, sometimes it doesn't.


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HubbaBubba
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Member since Oct 2010
26783 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
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YouTube has a disadvantage compared to Netflix & Amazon Prime when it comes to original content. In addition, they have the least contracts with the major networks for series replays.
Apples and Oranges


LSUvegasbombed
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Sep 2013
13971 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
Started Hulu today and it’s there is no drop off for me. We don’t watch much tv but some reality shows and what not. I get all those with Hulu.


TexasTiger39
Member since Mar 2009
3517 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
I started hulu yesterday and so far it's miles ahead of DirectTVNow for my use case. Has all of the local channels, app is faster, and things appear to work similar to cable.

I guess only time will tell.


GeorgeTheGreek
Michigan State Fan
Sparta, Greece
Member since Mar 2008
53546 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
DirecTV now is brutal.

I have youtubeTV, Hulu and FuboTV and FuboTV probably has the best interface (and soccer channels) whereas YouTube TV has the best overall picture quality and channel line-up.


TexasTiger39
Member since Mar 2009
3517 posts

re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
Yea, unfortunately I cannot get YoutubeTV where I'm located. Maybe when they roll out to 89 new markets this year I'll be on the list.


Civildawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since May 2012
3450 posts
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re: Cutting the cord... going with YouTube TV
I just called and got rid of dish a few minutes ago. Decided to try YouTube tv since they have a two week trial period right now. I must say, the 30 minutes I’ve been on it I’ve been impressed


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