YouTube TV...Yea or Nay?

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    DirectTV Now (their streaming service, which is probably actually ATT Now) keeps raising the price on us. Up to over $80 a month.

    I've talked to quite a few friends and I think we might be making the jump to YouTube TV. Looks like it is $49.99 a month and their channel lineup is great for my household at least. All the local channels, plus the SEC Network and Fox Sports Ohio, means I'm set.

    Anyone that was using it still happy? @JDEaston @akw4572

    Side note, sucks seeing so many people I used to interact with no longer members on this site.
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    @Jumper_Dad did you ever make the switch?

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    I wouldn't leave it! The built in DVR is tremendous, and using it on devices is very easy. Best streaming service I've experienced by far. There is a free trial to give it a go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akw4572 View Post
    I wouldn't leave it! The built in DVR is tremendous, and using it on devices is very easy. Best streaming service I've experienced by far. There is a free trial to give it a go.
    Awesome to hear. The unlimited DVR is a big selling point, plus I like their channel lineup.

    I have been texting my way and I said I think we need to signup for the free 2-week trial tonight and go from there. Thanks!

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    Ouch, just saw that they didn't have Hallmark or Lifetime. That might be a dealbreaker for Mrs. MJ.

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    @MJAlltheWay24 I still have it and absolutely love it. The DVR alone makes it the best streaming service out there. You can literally record everything if you want and it will put things like sports into groups for you so that it's not a huge, cluttered list of shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    @Jumper_Dad did you ever make the switch?
    No...my son has and he loves it. I probably will soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Ouch, just saw that they didn't have Hallmark or Lifetime. That might be a dealbreaker for Mrs. MJ.
    We might be saved. Mrs. MJ doesn't care about Lifetime and Hallmark has their own app for $6. Dumb but will still be cheaper.

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    I've been using YouTube Tv for a little over a month now and have no complaints at all. A friend and I share the account which makes it $25 a month for us. Mtv and History were almost deal breakers for us as they are not on Youtube Tv, but we use Philo (another streaming service) for $20 a month and it has those channels. All in all $35 a month for every channel we want and unlimited dvr.

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    I've seen 1 or 2 people talk bad about HULU, but I could not be happier with it. We've had it for right at a year.

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    With PlayStation Vue shutting down at the end of the month, I've moved to YouTube TV because it has all the sports channels I need. It does not have the Hallmark channels, though, which Mrs. S requires, so I also purchase FrndlyTV for $7.99/month so she can watch those channels and UP TV. I also ala carte Britbox, Acorn, and Showtime for her, and maintain a minimum subscription to Hulu.

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    I have had YoutubeTV for the past couple of weeks. I haven't had really any problems so far only a few times where it has lagged. I am having people over for the first time since we switched for the Super Bowl so I am hoping it works sufficiently. I watched the playoff games and basketball games and havent had any problems. One thing though I am struggling with is if it lags or I press the pause button on accident getting my feed to the most live. I click and fast forward but then it buffers for a bit and I am not sure if it actually live at that point might be 15-30 seconds off which might be as good as I can get it.

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    In order to do these streaming options I assume you need a smart TV. Or are people running this through an X box or playstation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Reason View Post
    In order to do these streaming options I assume you need a smart TV. Or are people running this through an X box or playstation?
    Smart TV, Android set top box, Roku, Amazon Fire, I'm sure there are others.

    I use the Android boxes. I have several.

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    Made the switch to YoutubeTV last week from Diretv. Went from $200 per month to around $50 per month. I only lost 1 channel. The History Channel....Bought 3 Amazon Fire Sticks to Stream with even though I had a Smart TV. The Fire Stick is by far the Best way to Stream....IMO! I love it so far!

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