I signed up for a trial of YouTube TV after two failed goes at DirecTV NOW. I'm about 99.9% sure I'm canceling cable. My family already watches such a high percentage of our content via Netflix. The hold out was historically live sports. When YouTube TV launched in a limited number of markets, they had a heavy focus on live sports and local channels. What we DO watch tends to be on network or basic cable channels. One of the issues with DTVNOW was the lack of any DVR functionality during my first trial. They had some shows on demand but not a lot (and it is getting worse across all services). The second trial they added cloud DVR service but were missing some key channels and the DVR is limited to something like 50 hours. That's just not enough for 5 people. Our cable box has enough storage for 1,000 hours of recorded TV. YouTube TV has a slightly different model for DVR. Its cloud as well, like most streaming services. It is unlimited in space and you can record unlimited shows at a time. The only catch is the recordings are saved for 9 months. You can't keep anything "forever". The "un-catch" is, the 9 months renews every time the show airs, which for some content effectively is forever. It also means you can build a back catalog of shows pretty easily in some cases. I used to watch Archer on FX but fell a few season behind. I added the show to my library and sure enough, basically every episode of the series is on some time in the next few weeks so I can go back and catch up. This won't work of course with newer network shows that are not in syndication but for shows on some of the basic cable channels that just re-run overnight every night, it makes it almost like on-demand. Here are the main features Only $40 a month (I'm paying $146 today for cable, DVR service, and cable box rental!) 60+ channels (I really don't need 300 channels) Unlimited DVR with 9 months retention time Bring your own STB or smart TV (we use Apple TVs) - Compatible with Amazon Fire devices, Roku, phones, tablets, etc. Channel lineup includes local affilaiate of big 3 plus Fox and CW. ESPN/2/U, Fox Sports/FS1/FS2, USA, FX, Disney/Jr, BTN, SEC Network, etc. and you get access to YouTube Originals. So is it equal to cable? No, there are some notable gaps. But these gaps are big part of what is driving the $40 price vs. over $100 (the other being that these streaming services are piggybacking on someone else's internet infrastructure investment) They don't have any of the Discovery (who bought Scripps) or Viacom owned channels, so no Discovery, History, Comedy Central, Food Network, HGTV, TLC, Nickelodeon, etc. hopefully those channels could get added without a huge price increase. Audio is stereo only right now for 90% of content. Apparently some on demand content is Dolby Digital but everything I have watched to date is stereo. This doesn't bother me as I'll never watch anything like a blockbuster movie through this. Reddit comments indicate that google devs are working on this. * Live events (e.g. sports) are 720p. Everything else is 1080p or even 4k. I've watched several basketball games on my 55" 4k TV and 70" HD TV and haven't been bothered. * You can only have three streams going at once. This is the case with a lot of these services. I don't see it practically mattering, even with 5 people in the house. *I'm not positive how big a priority higher quality A/V is considering cord cutting is still very much a millennial and Gen Z thing. This is a demographic that watches a lot more on smaller screens.