- Aug 4, 2011
How do you decide on your services
The reason I went with YouTube tv (which I love) is I like having a dvr. Verizon was charging $30 to have a home dvr and second box (just for the equipment). That’s basically what I pay for YouTube tv (it’s $40/no taxes but I pay with discounted gift cards). So I’m paying $80 for internet, live tv (including sports for my ds, bravo, news and local networks for me), and cloud dvr. My local cable companies can’t touch this.We already had Netflix and Amazon Prime (mainly for shipping), so we kept those. I do pay a surcharge on Netflix to have it accessible to more screens at a time.
I added Hulu (a more limited one with commercials) because there was a black Friday sale for 99cents a month for a year. I will probably cancel it when that is up, but I enjoy some of the shows.
We also bought a nice antenna for our tv to get more access to network shows.
I have friends who also did something more like SlingTV or YouTube TV as an alternative to cable. Looking at the prices, I'm not sure that you couldn't get basic cable and internet on a good deal for about the same price.
How do you do this? I can find such services offer which channels, but does that mean all the shows I watch on each channel are available?When we considered dropping cable we made a list of all the TV shows we like to watch (and there are a lot of them) and then figured out which streaming service we could use to watch them.
That's what we have, only the stick version. We have Netflix, HULU, Amazon Prime, NBA that we pay for monthly. My son uses it for YouTube and he also watches the PBS channel which doesn't cost any extra. I suppose paying for the ROKU paid for the use of the "free" channels.Have you checked into the roku box? Many different channels on there. I use it for netflix