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PlayStation Vue Shutting Down Service Jan 30th, 2020

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I just switched from almost 3 years with PSVue to YouTube TV.  I was really happy with PSVue but when I heard they were killing it, I decided to check out the YouTube TV free trial (after some research) as more of a what the fuck than anything.  Happy to report it’s way better than PSVue.  Better overall functionality and WAAAAAY better DVR.  Plus it’s a little cheaper.

As for channels, it doesn’t have LHN which I decided I could live without, at least for now, since all I ever really watched on it were the 1-2 crappy football games a year. I can cross that bridge next football season.  Other than that, if they’re missing any channels, it must not be a channel I watched because I haven’t seen anything missing.

To my knowledge, AT&T is the only other one that has LHN but from everything I’ve heard, their interface and DVR sucks.

Added bonus, PSVue didn’t have Judge Judy.  It had her channel and she was listed on the program guide, but for whatever reason, she was blacked out.  YouTube TV has her!

Took about 10 minutes of learning curve to figure out the very intuitive change in functionality.  Even the not so tech savvy wife picked it up very quickly and thinks it’s better.  So, went ahead and canceled PSVue.  Wish I’d done it a long time ago.

And agree a big part of what killed PSVue had to be their name.  Needed to change that shit to Vue TV or something.  I’m sure there was a conflict there as most likely certain departments of the company wanted people thinking you needed a PlayStation for it.

tl;dr - switched to YouTube TV, glad I did

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I’m grandfathered into an old package on att so I’ll ride with that until they go tits up or YouTube tv gets lhn.  I’m used to the terrible interface and half assed beta dvr. 

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On 11/2/2019 at 3:51 PM, Landomatic said:

I just switched from almost 3 years with PSVue to YouTube TV.  I was really happy with PSVue but when I heard they were killing it, I decided to check out the YouTube TV free trial (after some research) as more of a what the fuck than anything.  Happy to report it’s way better than PSVue.  Better overall functionality and WAAAAAY better DVR.  Plus it’s a little cheaper.

As for channels, it doesn’t have LHN which I decided I could live without, at least for now, since all I ever really watched on it were the 1-2 crappy football games a year. I can cross that bridge next football season.  Other than that, if they’re missing any channels, it must not be a channel I watched because I haven’t seen anything missing.

To my knowledge, AT&T is the only other one that has LHN but from everything I’ve heard, their interface and DVR sucks.

Added bonus, PSVue didn’t have Judge Judy.  It had her channel and she was listed on the program guide, but for whatever reason, she was blacked out.  YouTube TV has her!

Took about 10 minutes of learning curve to figure out the very intuitive change in functionality.  Even the not so tech savvy wife picked it up very quickly and thinks it’s better.  So, went ahead and canceled PSVue.  Wish I’d done it a long time ago.

And agree a big part of what killed PSVue had to be their name.  Needed to change that shit to Vue TV or something.  I’m sure there was a conflict there as most likely certain departments of the company wanted people thinking you needed a PlayStation for it.

tl;dr - switched to YouTube TV, glad I did

Thx for info...

Still bummed PSVue is going away.... 😠

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23 hours ago, tchookem said:

Can I watch YouTube TV through the ps4? Gonna miss PSVue.

Not currently. The main reason was PSVue, but now that Sony failed at that, maybe they allow you to use the app.

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On 10/30/2019 at 11:24 AM, ChickenSandwich said:

You Tube TV is fairly close to what you want. Find a relative or friend with direct tv and throw them 50/yr for their access for ESPN app/LHN. 

The relative or friend have to get LHN in their cable package for this to work right??

Assuming they have LHN, what's involved in getting their access and does it matter if you are in a different city in Texas??

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Generally, if they have LHN or most of the ESPN package, their logon email and pw for their cable provider will permit full access to espn through the watchespn.com website or the espn app.

The ideal process is to have them create an email from their cable provider, LTtxfan@fuckyoupayme.com, for example, and password and give it to you, which should permit you to login to the website/app and cast or stream LHN.

You may have to use their email, as secondary emails may not work.

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On 10/30/2019 at 9:17 AM, msudawg said:

What options are you specifically looking for. 

Go here.. and select what channels you want and see what you can get. 

https://www.suppose.tv/tv

this blows.   this site is awesome but there is no one streamer that has everything i want.  except playstation vue

i might have to go back to directv

 

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Using YouTube TV now for a couple weeks.  I think it's still probably better than PSVue overall, but I have run across some things I really don't like...

  1. When you pause the screen, it shadows everything out so you can't really see it.  PSV would let you exit out of that while keeping it paused.  I can't get YTTV to do that.  I often pause because I want to read something long or study something in more detail.  This makes that pretty much impossible.  Kind of sucks but more annoying than anything.
  2. There are no program descriptions at all.  Just the name of the show and the name of the episode (which is worthless).  This sucks when picking certain shows.  For example, something like a Dateline or 20/20.  I'd like to know a little what the episode is about to see if it's anything I'm interested in.  Without it, the only way to really find out is to sit through the intro, but by then, I feel like I've seen the whole damn thing.  That sucks.
  3. There are far more commercials on YTTV than PSV.  Seems like a ton of shows make the recorded version "unavailable" after it airs and force you to watch the on demand version, which has all the commercials yellowed out so you can't forward through them.  That really sucks!

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Just got my email from att tv about rate hike. I’m on the grandfathered go big package, and it’s going from 50 to 60 (was 40 when I first signed up) so now it will cost more than YouTube. 
 

but it has lhn. And I don’t feel like finding another source for lhn. 
 

Yttv carries all the espn/abc channels except lhn. That should have been thrown in for free during negotiations. 

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On 10/30/2019 at 11:24 AM, ChickenSandwich said:

You Tube TV is fairly close to what you want. Find a relative or friend with direct tv and throw them 50/yr for their access for ESPN app/LHN. 

I do something that is not really all that different. We have a vacation cabin with Dish Network’s Dish Outdoors service. DO is mainly used by people who have travel trailers or RVs, and you turn it on and off as needed and you only pay for the days it’s activated. 

I activate our cabin service when there are games I want to watch on LHN via the ESPN app, then deactivate it when I’m tired of Lowell Galindo. It costs me less than $50/year for those days.

I’m thinking about switching from Hulu Live TV  to Philo ($20 a month). They have a good channel lineup, but no sports networks or local channels. I don’t watch much “cable” sports except for occasional games. For those, I can use Dish Outdoors. I have Locast for local tv, and it’s pretty slick (but no dvr).

I’m not sure if the Philo dvr is good. I switched from Hulu TV to PSV for a while (for LHN), but I switched back because I didn’t like PSV’s dvr  

 

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You can stream any lhn game on reddit streams.  All you need is a laptop or phone/tablet and the right cable to connect to your tv.   Its super easy and high quality.  If you only watch the lhn for a handful of games, I wouldn’t sweat losing the channel.

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It's a shame if you're a Longhorn sports fan and only watch LHN for a few football games. You're missing out on some cool content.

 

 

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