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BearCat204

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Right. I made the hardware 'investment' early since we had A-Prime into fire tv 'sets' (not sticks) and have gone through PSVue and am now with DirectTV Now. It's easy enough to switch from the top tier plan back down to the lower tier once football season is over and I don't need the SEC Network etc... With these price hikes, however, I'm starting to consider reinvesting in Roku's. The interface is much better and none of the BS Amazon vs Google nonsense.
Price hikes arent bugging me that much honestly, but thats just me. I have been overwhelmingly happy with DTVNow. We have fire tv and apple tvs in our home (6 different tvs) and I dont really plan on switching hardware unless I have to. Plus with the part that Kodi brings through the fire tvs, its worth sticking with the platform IMO.
 

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Right. I made the hardware 'investment' early since we had A-Prime into fire tv 'sets' (not sticks) and have gone through PSVue and am now with DirectTV Now. It's easy enough to switch from the top tier plan back down to the lower tier once football season is over and I don't need the SEC Network etc... With these price hikes, however, I'm starting to consider reinvesting in Roku's. The interface is much better and none of the BS Amazon vs Google nonsense.
What did you not like about PS Vue?
 

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Price hikes arent bugging me that much honestly, but thats just me. I have been overwhelmingly happy with DTVNow. We have fire tv and apple tvs in our home (6 different tvs) and I dont really plan on switching hardware unless I have to. Plus with the part that Kodi brings through the fire tvs, its worth sticking with the platform IMO.
I fooled with Kodi for a long time, it got to be too much trouble trying to keep it updated. I did use real-debrid for a while with limited success. Between Prime and netflix I just don't want to mess with it anymore. Have you sideloaded Mobdro onto the firetv? The fam uses that to watch whatever they want.
 

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I fooled with Kodi for a long time, it got to be too much trouble trying to keep it updated. I did use real-debrid for a while with limited success. Between Prime and netflix I just don't want to mess with it anymore. Have you sideloaded Mobdro onto the firetv? The fam uses that to watch whatever they want.
Nah, I havent done anything like that. I simply have a build on there that auto updates the build so I dont have to mess with it. Primarily only use it for movies.
 

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Nah, I havent done anything like that. I simply have a build on there that auto updates the build so I dont have to mess with it. Primarily only use it for movies.
Mobdro is worth the effort IMO. It auto updates as well.

Honestly, if it's all I had - it'd be plenty.
 

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Another digital platform is biting the dust.

Link: Ultraviolet is shutting down!

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Had PS Vue for about 1.5 years. Primarily use Roku Ultra, but also have Roku Stick, Fire Stick, and Xbox One. Decided I'd had enough with 2-3 price hikes in the time I had my subscription without really any advancement in the channel lineup. Tried a friend's YouTube TV account and I liked it. Switched to YouTube TV a couple of months ago and haven't looked back. I might have a few less channels than I did with Vue, but I don't miss them and I'm happy to be paying $10 less per month. The user interface and guide on YouTube TV is also better than Vue, although I liked Vue's as well.

Also have subscriptions to Netflix, Prime, and Hulu w/o commercials. Used to watch a lot of Netflix and Prime, but we've found we watch Hulu a good bit more than the others these days. All in all, haven't missed cable much in the near 2 years we've been without it.
 
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Had PS Vue for about 1.5 years. Primarily use Roku Ultra, but also have Roku Stick, Fire Stick, and Xbox One. Decided I'd had enough with 2-3 price hikes in the time I had my subscription without really any advancement in the channel lineup. Tried a friend's YouTube TV account and I liked it. Switched to YouTube TV a couple of months ago and haven't looked back. I might have a few less channels than I did with Vue, but I don't miss them and I'm happy to be paying $10 less per month. The user interface and guide on YouTube TV is also better than Vue, although I liked Vue's as well.

Also have subscriptions to Netflix, Prime, and Hulu w/o commercials. Used to watch a lot of Netflix and Prime, but we've found we watch Hulu a good bit more than the others these days. All in all, haven't missed cable much in the near 2 years we've been without it.
Hulu has live TV as well. If I go back to streaming, it'll be between Hulu and Youtube
 

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Had PS Vue for about 1.5 years. Primarily use Roku Ultra, but also have Roku Stick, Fire Stick, and Xbox One. Decided I'd had enough with 2-3 price hikes in the time I had my subscription without really any advancement in the channel lineup. Tried a friend's YouTube TV account and I liked it. Switched to YouTube TV a couple of months ago and haven't looked back. I might have a few less channels than I did with Vue, but I don't miss them and I'm happy to be paying $10 less per month. The user interface and guide on YouTube TV is also better than Vue, although I liked Vue's as well.

Also have subscriptions to Netflix, Prime, and Hulu w/o commercials. Used to watch a lot of Netflix and Prime, but we've found we watch Hulu a good bit more than the others these days. All in all, haven't missed cable much in the near 2 years we've been without it.
I'd love to try out YTTV but I have a house full of Fire TV's - I know there are workarounds to sideload the YTTV app but I question the reliability.
 

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Same thing with DirecTV Now. No big deal to use ESPN, but wish I didn't have to jump through hoops.
It's easy enough to change plans on the fly, during football season I had the $55 "just right" package with SEC network and drop it down to the $40 "live a little" after season.

There are a couple of streamers on twitch that stream the Vols on ESPN 3 and SEC network that is full HD. It takes a little more effort but its satisfying to back door into a broadcast.
 

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