Cutting the Cable

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  1. Josey Wales

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    Just looking at this page is YTTV pretty meh? I’ve been thinking of getting super basic cable + middle tier internet and then splitting YTTV. ~$90 for all the main cable and local tv I watch + internet.
     
  2. dblplay1212

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    I've only been using it for a day but not sure why you'd need basic cable if you have YTT. It has all local channels. Put your zipcode in to see what channels you'd get.

    https://tv.youtube.com/welcome/?utm_source=pm&utm_medium=gs&utm_campaign=1006175

    Again, only using for a day but so far it's equal to DirecTV. Going to take some getting used to the channel order and stuff like that but it'll save $200+ a month, has every channel we want, and the picture is the same.
     
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  3. Tarpon Nole

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    I've had Hulu live and now YTTV. YTTV is better for the user interface and the DVR function. You can also split YTTV with others. I split it with my parents and sister. So it's 1/3 the monthly price for me. You still use your own account.

    If you want the other Hulu stuff, Hulu is probably better

    I pay 50 a month for 100/100 FiOS and might be able to get a better deal, but haven't tried and had this for a few years now
     
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  4. Tarpon Nole

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    You can set your channel order on YTTV which is also nice
     
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  5. dblplay1212

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    Saw that. I'm just used to being able to hit 206 for espn and it doesn't seem like YTTV has Channel numbers.
     
  6. racer

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    One other thing to consider is that YTTV (last
    I checked, anyway) doesn’t have network app access like a DTV login does. I’ve found that I don’t miss those apps like I thought with a lot of things being available on demand in YTTV plus YTTV being 100% portable.
     
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  7. dblplay1212

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    Hadn't thought about that. But yea most are available through yttv and it's portable. Being able to watch from anywhere on a phone/tablet is a nice bonus.
     
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  8. dblplay1212

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    Do yall just use your TV remote? Or is there a yttv remote that I can buy?
     
  9. Nandor the Relentless

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    I watch it primarily thru my Apple TV and I have a Logitech Harmony remote with the hub so I use that to control any device I connect to my TV.
     
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  10. Baron

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    I just use my TV remote.
     
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    I have a TCL Roku TV and use the Roku remote that came with that. I also have a Roku Ultra for my second TV and use the Roku remote that came with that too.
     
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  12. racer

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    Roku TV remote. Used to have a big universal remote and found that with no channels to punch I like the minimal buttons of a streaming remote.
     
  13. Where Eagles Dare

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    Gonna need YTTV to re-up with Fox Sports in the next month think they did this last year too
     
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  14. dblplay1212

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    I'm just using the Sony TV remote and the YTTV app right now. Works pretty well. Just used to having 2 remotes, one on my couch and one in wife's chair. We have a universal remote on order though so that would give us 2.
     
  15. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    The Sony remote has voice control...so I can hold down the button and "watch nbcsn" or w/e.

    I actually connected the Sony tv (powered by Android) to my Google home so I can go even further/deeper with my control. I can be in the kitchen, talking to the speaker in there and say "okay google watch NCBSN on Main" (the name I gave to that tv). It will turn on and tune right to that channel on YTTV.
     
  16. dblplay1212

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    Yea we've done that too. When I do it now it uses DirecTV though so I'll have to play with it.
     
  17. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Interesting, I was just thinking "how does it know which streaming companies app to use?"

    You can try to tweak the voice command to your liking to see if it works....

    "watch NBSCN from DirectTV" (or whatever the name of the directv app is)
    "watch NBCSN from YouTubeTV"
     
  18. dblplay1212

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    There's probably a default app selection too. I know we used to have Spotify and Google Music and we'd have to specify which one we wanted to use when asking Google to play music.
     
  19. DeToxRox

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    I have to assume that between this, and the start of the baseball season being around the corner, that Sinclair gets its shit together and comes to term on new deals with the streamers.
     
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  20. Fran Tarkenton

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    Sinclair getting these and holding us hostage is a dystopian hellscape
     
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  21. TimJimothy

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    Baseball is the only sport that really matters to me. Love it more than any other game. But got dam it's the worst as far as reaching their fan base and making their product accessible.
     
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    14 yr old me totally agrees with you.....well that and college football.

    Today? Unfortunately not so much.
     
  23. gopack2104

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    If you plan on sticking with YTTV, the new Chromecast with Google TV is the way to go. It has a dedicated YTTV button, and everything about it is geared toward a great experience. It's everything people like about Roku but better.
     
  24. dblplay1212

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    We're just using the app in out TV and it works fine.
     
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  25. TimJimothy

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    Okay then we can agree to disagree.
     
  26. racer

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    The major demographics of (more than casual) baseball watchers and steaming tv subscribers probably don’t overlap by a whole lot.
     
  27. dblplay1212

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    I actually realized after I changed that I don't think I get SUN on YTTV and the Yankees are blacked out here when playing the Rays and we had to watch on SUN. Guess I won't be watching the Yankees in Tampa now.
     
  28. TimJimothy

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    Read any comments under threads about baseball on facebook, twitter, instagram, or whatever your favorite social media is and you'll find plenty of people who are pissed about not being able to watch their 'local' team.

    'Casual' baseball fans still like to, you know, watch games.
     
  29. dblplay1212

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    Outside of the Dodgers, who can't watch their local team with MLB.tv?
     
  30. TimJimothy

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    Nobody can watch their local team with MLB.tv due to blackout restrictions.
     
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  31. Brandon Chicken

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    Everyone? Local games are blacked out.
     
  32. tjosu

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    My team is blacked out on that service where I live thanks to AT&T having rights and being a tv provider here
     
  33. dblplay1212

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    Ahh shit my bad, idk what I was thinking. That's why I can't watch the Yankees when in Tampa bc Jax is in the Rays and Marlins market. Idk how I got the local deals messed up like that. :facepalm:
     
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  34. steamengine

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    Yeah AT&T’s shitty setup for Astros is the only reason I switched back to regular cable (certainly not AT&T though).
     
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  35. ono

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    If you live in Iowa or Las Vegas, MLB says fuck you very much.
     
  36. Willpépé

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    https://www.suppose.tv/tv Also dblplay1212 check that out. If you only watch a few channels might be something cheaper than YouTube.
     
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  37. MA

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    Will be interesting to see what happens, but I think them coming back is unlikely.


    1) This is as aggressive as it gets in carriage disputes and they're also still running this website: https://getmyhometeams.com/

    2) We're also a good bit through the window of when people get service for upcoming seasons, and every day now until the season starts the RSNs get less valuable to YTTV because more people have made other plans to watch them. For context, last year their deal with Sinclair expired on Feb 29th, a month before the start of the season.

    But on the flip side, the Fox RSN twitter accounts haven't run that anti-YTTV/Hulu messaging since late January so maybe they're back at the table now.
     
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  38. Kent Pavelka

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    I'm getting nervous about the MLB season!

    AT&T TV has RSNs, for $85/mo.Seems I'd be able to use it with Roku on my main tv and chromecast in the garage. But it has a piddly DVR (goes up to 500 hours if you sign a two-year contract, which is not appealing to me), and is $15/mo more than YTTV.

    I've been on YTTV for a long time and I'm not eager to switch, but I sure do love baseball. I find I haven't really used YTTV since football season ended.

    Anybody have experience with AT&T TV?
     
  39. Tarpon Nole

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    The comments in that thread are just shitting on Sinclair. I want to watch the rays and lightning, but I'm not switching to a lesser quality provider. This is on Sinclair, not YTTV. Sinclair overpaid, and is about to go broke.

    I can find streams for games for now
     
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  40. TimJimothy

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    I've come across ads for this "Uzzu TV" while scrolling the facebook the past few weeks. It promises all MLB games, no blackouts, etc. It's $20/month...but that'd be cheaper than having to bow to the cable kings. Anybody know anything about it? Gonna give it a try?

    Uzzu TV
     
  41. tjosu

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    This will be my first season in quite a few years that I’m not on U-verse so no clue yet how many games I’m going to get to watch. It was honestly one of my biggest hesitations with going to YTTV
     
  42. BP

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    Disney+ is increasing in price. Took them just over a year to do their first one.
     
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  43. Dump

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    yeah but who has Disney+ by itself
     
  44. 1

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    What does that have to do with it?
     
  45. Doug

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    For some reason I can no longer stream Pelicans games on Fox Sports Go, that just started after the AllStar break. Great - thanks, Sinclair. I can always find a stream, but I'd rather pay to stream them
     
  46. MA

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    Yeah I'm not blaming YTTV, just laying out the state of the situation.
     
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  47. NP13

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    What provider are you using?
     
  48. Doug

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    Using a cox cable account located in New Orleans, I'm outside of NOLA but still in the blackout area.
     
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    Did Cox drop that station?