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    I don't watch a lot of TV.  Actually my most viewed channels are CNN, truTV (impractical jokers).. and maybe FX, Bravo occasionally.   My internet/cable bill recently went up to $160 a month.   I looked into streaming TV through Slingbox and I gave it try.   No difference in quality.. occasionally.. a hiccup or two in streaming but honestly no major difference and maybe a better TV guide I would say.   I cancelled the cable but kept the internet.. $50-60/month with Slingbox $30/month.  Now Im paying substantially a lot less.... $80-90/month.

    Im curious to know if there's cheaper tv streaming services out there?   Other folks experiences...

     

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    Sajimone,

     

    Are you referring to Sling TV?  I'm probably gonna sign up for that so I can have ESPN and their networks for about 25 bucks per month. We just returned our cable box/DVR today, and are joining the cord-cutters once again. I had no cable during my fellowship and barely missed it.

    I already have amazon video and netflix, so all we really needed was sports coverage.  I signed up for Sling for a brief time Last year, and liked it for the short time I had it.

    There are definitely other options, but we don't have access to Youtube tv where I live. Hulu and DirecTV now are the other major options from what I have been researching.

    good luck with cord cutting!

    ben

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    • #3
      Direct TV Now also has ESPN and Fox sports for $35/month. That and an off-air HD antenna will get you some, but not all, sports. You can stream MLB for less than the Direct TV package.

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      • #4
        We've never paid for cable in the 17 years we've been married. Now we just pay for Netflix and have Amazon prime. Works for us!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sajimone View Post
          I don't watch a lot of TV. Actually my most viewed channels are CNN, truTV (impractical jokers).. and maybe FX, Bravo occasionally. My internet/cable bill recently went up to $160 a month. I looked into streaming TV through Slingbox and I gave it try. No difference in quality.. occasionally.. a hiccup or two in streaming but honestly no major difference and maybe a better TV guide I would say. I cancelled the cable but kept the internet.. $50-60/month with Slingbox $30/month. Now Im paying substantially a lot less.... $80-90/month.

          Im curious to know if there's cheaper tv streaming services out there? Other folks experiences...

           
          We tried a lot of different streaming services - we wanted local channels for local news, Bravo, certain sports channels, etc. YoutubeTV is where we landed, it's $64 a month but got us everything we wanted. Our cable was consistently over $120 a month to get the channels we wanted, but mixed in I felt like the other 75% of the channels were garbage filler. YoutubeTV has a much cleaner channel guide with almost no garbage channels, so it's a lot quicker to roll down the list looking for something to watch. I think we pay $50 for internet plus 64 so we have saved about $60 a month. I think youtubeTV also has unlimited DVR storage, at least for our needs. I know we could probably pay less but we are happy with it.

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          • #6
            Spammer removed, four year old thread locked for posterity.

            If legit forum members want to talk about streaming on the cusp of 2022, please start a new thread. I’d be interested in hearing how to get a discounted annual subscription for the ad-free version of Hulu. Seems like they want to push the advertisement laden version for some reason.

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