Cutting the Cable

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  1. bro

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  2. Jimmy the Saint

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    There are some good deals out there if you want to keep it. Saw $20 for a year recently.
     
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  3. laxjoe

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    I have it bc I used to have xfinity internet and they last have not yet fixed the error. :laugh:When that goes away it’s going to suck.

    $20 for the year one bad though
     
  4. Shawn Hunter

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  5. Bruce Bowen

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    Welp my discount run is over. After splitting YTTV with friends for the last 6 or so years I'm going on my own plan. Not thrilled about spending the dough but I am thrilled to never worry about those jamokes sharing logins, doing multiple streams, causing us all to get kicked out during big sporting events.
     
  6. Tommy Jefferson

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    Seems like a good time to ask about sharing YTTV logins for Sunday Ticket. Is that going to be an option or are they cracking down to logins at just one location?
     
  7. Bruce Bowen

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    NFL Sunday Ticket can be watched on unlimited (simultaneous) streams at home and 2 additional streams out of the home for household members on the go.
     
  8. southlick

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    more like $80 thanks to twenty-fucking-dollars in tax
     
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  11. Where Eagles Dare

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    New Max app is absolutely shit. Seems there are complaints across the internet about it. Never remembers what I'm watching
     
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  12. Shawn Hunter

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    Iv'e noticed several times now it will say I have watched an episode I most certainly have not watched. Other times it will say I haven't watched something I definitely know I watched. I'm not sure it's ever accurate.
     
  13. Jimmy the Saint

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    I’ve had things dropping off my “continue watching” randomly after finishing a ep that wasn’t even the last of a season. Seems better the past couple of days though.
     
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  14. Bankz

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    If you have Xfinity internet peacock premium will now be included for free.
     
  15. laxjoe

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    Huh? I thought that was what was going away?
     
  16. Bankz

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    Idk at one point they said the free peacock to the cable customers was going away. I assumed it also included those who only use the internet service. They just sent the email out so I think it’s a change of policy
     
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  17. laxjoe

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    That’s great for xfinity customers! But yeah, just confusing given what they’ve said previously. I wonder if my loophole will still work…
     
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  20. laxjoe

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  21. Jimmy the Saint

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    So Max is NOT the one to watch for HBO.

    Excellent branding as always.
     
  22. Shawn Hunter

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    They didn’t say it was the ONLY one
     
  23. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    Sweet! Start rolling it out and get all the bugs out before football season.
     
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  25. Goose

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    How about airing the professional baseball team that plays 5 miles from my house
     
  26. laxjoe

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    Let me choose which things I want watch in multiview
     
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    Guessing that's in the plans for version 2.0
     
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    HBO just throwing shit at the wall nowadays. What a weird direction to go.

     
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  29. Redav

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    CNN basically destroyed their market share with the new/ex-CEO shifting the focus of the channel so I'm sure they're willing to try anything at this point.
     
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    I totally get it from CNN's side of things. Why not put your product out there on all possible platforms/carriers that will pay you.

    HBO though? Just seems funny, like who has ever subscribed to HBO and thought...if only I could watch live CNN right now
     
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  31. steamengine

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    This shit is all so stupid
     
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  32. Redav

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    HBO prob got a bargain thanks to CNN"s dumbass pivot.
     
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  33. Goose

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    I feel like we’re heading to a world where Youtube TV is nothing more than an aggregator of live TV for all of the subscriptions you own. And to watch live sports you’ll have to go to Peacock, ESPN+, etc
     
  34. NP13

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    Some CNN programs are already on Discovery+, so it's just the logical next step.
     
  35. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    I agree on the second part, but YTTV doesn't even do the first (aggregation) part well. Google lets you tell it which subs you have, but that doesn't produce any benefits inside of YTTV. It really could be insanly convenient but I think legacy thinking and contract rights prevent that.
     
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  36. Det. Frank Bullitt

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    We've entered the Netflix Correction Era but it is still the wild west in terms of streaming strategy and execution.
     
  37. Goose

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    Doesn’t necessarily need to be YTTV, whoever can make the best app. But agree contract rights could be blocking it as well.
     
  38. laxjoe

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    It’s not hbo though. It’s WB/Discovery. I agree it’s dumb and the rebranding is stupid so no argument there. But this isn’t CNN coming to HBOs streaming platform. HBO doesn’t have its own platform (which again I think we all recognize as stupid)
     
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  39. construxboy

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    Plex may sort of do this? Maybe.
     
  40. Gustavo Fring

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    Perhaps a targeted offer, but if you have a Freedom Unlimited card, there's a $20 cash back promo for YouTube TV over the next month.
     
  41. Jimmy the Saint

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    I received $20 promos on my Freedom and Flex.
     
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    Just noticed for the first time that this has been activated/rolled out to me. I had it for March Madness but it's now on full time so to speak.

    There are 4 multiview channels.

    News - Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, BBC News

    Business News - CNBC, Fox Business

    Weather - The Weather Channel, Fox Weather

    Sports - ESPN, ESPN 2, Golf Channel, FS1

    There's probably a Spanish language one too but I don't have those channels activated so I guess it doesn't show up for me.
     
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    i have it as well.

    also, i have the news channels hidden, and i still have that multi-view showing.
     
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    Does the Spanish language one show up for you? Do you have those shown on your full guide?
     
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    nope, just those same 4 you listed. and no.
     
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  46. bro

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    golf channel is a choice
     
  47. Goose

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    Their other options are what, NBA TV, FS2, NFL Network and the college networks?

    Golf is basically a year round sport. It makes the most sense.

    But it doesn't matter because you should be able to customize it
     
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    And the right one for me at least
     
  49. Bankz

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    I have the screens now. I have the Spanish package and those Spanish language boxes are available to me.
     
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  50. Shawn Hunter

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    When’s the streaming bubble going to pop?