Choosing a Streaming Service

Discussion in 'Television' started by Jack Keck, May 17, 2020.

  1. Jack Keck

    Jack Keck Active Member

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    We have had Spectrum cable for several years. Now they want to raise our rates by ~$50/month. I think this might be a good time to cut the cable and try one of these streaming services. I have narrowed it down to two, Hulu + Live and Youtube TV. I understand that I could buy antennae for my TVs and use a less expensive streaming services to get what I may want that isn't available over the air, but I don't think I could teach my wife how to work that. I can't think of a better place to either get clarity or total confusion than here at the Lounj.

    Thanks in advance for your input.
     
  2. Carl V

    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Rabbit ears.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Spectrum may make you a deal for their streaming service, at least for a while. We are using YouTube TV and have been happy. Streaming is a different kind of animal from cable, and there is a learning curve. Prepare yourselves.
     
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  4. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Jack, you are looking in the right direction. I think Hulu might be a good start, you might even do the bundle that includes ESPN+ and Disney + as well.

    it is a big step to take,
     
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  5. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Oh also if you have Amazon prime they have a bunch of included streaming stuff as well.
     
  6. Jack Keck

    Jack Keck Active Member

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    I bought a Roku device yesterday and subscribed to Youtube TV. I set this up after my tech challenged wife went to bed.

    I damn near had another coronary when I woke up to find that she had the tv on and had found the channel she always watches.

    This may work out better than I could have hoped for. I found that I had to re-calibrate the color on the TV.
     
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  7. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Roku is good it is very intuitive much better than Amazon Firestick, I haven’t seen Apple TV in forever so can’t make fair comments there.

    Just remember if you have prime set the app up lots of good stuff there.
     
  8. Jack Keck

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    I never considered Amazon Prime. Maybe I'll look into it.
     
  9. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    Oh I am not suggest getting it for the video option, I am suggesting that if you are a prime member you should not over look the prime video option.

    there is also a music app with tons of free music as well.

    lots of people seem to have prime just for shipping and shopping reasons but don’t take advantage of the other options.
     

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