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What TV streaming service do you use? (PS Vue, Sling, YT Tv, Direct TV Now)

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Cut cable a few months ago and have been using an indoor antenna...  It works pretty good but I miss my TV...  But I loathe Spectrum/Time Warner worse than my ex-wife...  I think I have settled on Sling after lots of research just wondered if anyone had some hands on experience with any of these options?

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I Have access to sling Amazon and Netflix.  Sling is your cheapest option.. YouTube t.v. did look interesting to me because I'm sure they'll start their own programming like Netflix but don't think it's worth double the cost of sling.   All mine is free though. 

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i use YT Tv. love it. the mobile app is very nice. used to use sling tv, it’s scheit in comparison.

none of them work outside the US, which may be a consideration, where something like a slingbox will.

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What channels do you need? We cut the cord 4 years ago and have never used s TV streaming service, OTA and Netflix/Amazon Prime only... can't say that we've missed it at all.

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I would compare the channels that you want included. I find that sling had more of what we enjoyed watching. I compared to YouTube and Hulu tv.

The beauty about all of these is they are on a month to month basis. If you need to pause your service you can do it. Want to watch a specific show on Hulu? Purchase it for one month and then cancel. That's what we do.

Oh, and sling has NFL Network.

If you sign up for sling, I'm pretty sure a Roku is included and you can get all of the necessary apps on it.

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7 hours ago, KSpan said:

What channels do you need? We cut the cord 4 years ago and have never used s TV streaming service, OTA and Netflix/Amazon Prime only... can't say that we've missed it at all.

i just use it for live sports, and turn it off in the summer.

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had sling. hated sling.

ps vue most like having cable or satellite than any other. best and most channel options. kind of has a built in DVR.

that said....the only time i use it is watching sports (no problem watching panthers or any of the ncaa tourney). aside from that...i'm usually watching netflix stuff and occasionally stuff on amazon. seriously thinking about pulling the plug on ps vue except for march madness and football season. its all i can do the rest of the year to keep up with the few shows i actually have time to watch (which is pretty much 0 except for weekends i'm  not working). my daughters pretty much just watch stuff that's on netflix and amazon and youtube. my wife just watches whatever is on tv in those few moments she gets to sit and do nothing.

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1 hour ago, Zaximus said:

Antenna for local and Panthers.

Netflix and Amazon (not sure I'd sub to amazon just for streaming, it's for the fast shipping/whole package).

MLB.tv for baseball

Everything else I use newsgroup access and have programs for 

some of those would be illegal, and should not be openly discussed as it may cause issues for the owner of said message board.

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I’ve tried most of them and PS Vue is the best of them IMO

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8 minutes ago, Mother Grabber said:

some of those would be illegal, and should not be openly discussed as it may cause issues for the owner of said message board.

No, it won't.    Newsgroups aren't illegal.    We've had these discussions many times in the past as well.    None of those apps are illegal either.    Chill out white knight.   

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I've used Sling a few times for baseball playoffs, every year I try it's terrible.   It's slightly better if streaming from PC but still, pretty bad.   Hulu live on Spectrum for me and others in CLT region has drop outs and seems to be an issue.     Quality is fine but it cuts in and out.

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3 minutes ago, Zaximus said:

No, it won't.    Newsgroups aren't illegal.    We've had these discussions many times in the past as well.    None of those apps are illegal either.    Chill out white knight.   

creating a copy of copyrighted material without the permission of the owner is illegal.  Posting an illegal copy of copyrighted material is illegal.  Downloading, owning, streaming, consuming, etc an illegal copy of copyrighted material is illegal.  Discussing how to perform any of these actions on a forum makes the owner of the forum and accessory in that illegal activity.

I don't care if you start the next napster, just be courteous to people who don't want to be part of it, eg Igo and his crew.  They are legally responsible for the content posted on this site. 

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3 minutes ago, Mother Grabber said:

creating a copy of copyrighted material without the permission of the owner is illegal.  Posting an illegal copy of copyrighted material is illegal.  Downloading, owning, streaming, consuming, etc an illegal copy of copyrighted material is illegal.  Discussing how to perform any of these actions on a forum makes the owner of the forum and accessory in that illegal activity.

I don't care if you start the next napster, just be courteous to people who don't want to be part of it, eg Igo and his crew.  They are legally responsible for the content posted on this site. 

Newsgroups aren't illegal, there are thousands of legal files on there.    I'm sorry you don't know what you are talking about.     You should google newsgroups and do some some research.     The applications, can be used to download legal files.    Plex is a legal app that people use as well.    And, for the 2nd time, these threads come up every 2 months and we have the same discussions.   

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3 minutes ago, Zaximus said:

Newsgroups aren't illegal, there are thousands of legal files on there.    I'm sorry you don't know what you are talking about.     You should google newsgroups and do some some research.     The applications, can be used to download legal files.    Plex is a legal app that people use as well.    And, for the 2nd time, these threads come up every 2 months and we have the same discussions.   

I never said newgroups were illegal.  I never said all files on newsgroups are illegal.  I never said any apps were illegal.  What I said was that posting and consuming copyrighted material is illegal, and that discussing how to do that on this message board can potentially cause a problem for the owners and operators of this message board.  You said that TV shows are posted within days of their release.  That suggests illegal posting and consuming of copyrighted material.

Again, I don't give af if you have a library of 8 million copyrighted files, and if you share those with half the world naked, and smoking crack.  I also never said whether I ever do or do not participate.  What I'm saying is that it should not be openly discussed on here, potentially causing legal issues for people who are not involved in the discussion.  Just because a topic was discussed once before, doesn't mean it's not going to cause problems.  Note that your original post was deleted by an Admin.

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