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This past week I signed up for and canceled AT&T TV. Hated the interface and no ability to rewind live TV. Signed up for YTTV and love it so far. I’m still running parallel with U-Verse just to make sure before I cut the cord. One thing I didn’t like yesterday was the 12-15 second delay during the football games. I guess I could get used to it to save $400 a month. 

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what "device" are you watching it on? TV app? Roku? Apple TV? Chromecast?

it isn't instantaneous but going from built in TV app to Roku (last generation, not the newest one) had a speed bump for me

 

Roku Stick, Xbox One, and Roku TV. Gig fiber connection. The experience is pretty consistent across devices. I do have a 4K Apple TV so I’ll try that.

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1 hour ago, MNLonghornFUKM said:

400/mo??? holy shit. wtf is on your cable bill?

Two houses (no humblebrag. OK, maybe a little.)

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2 hours ago, Lat22 said:

Two houses (no humblebrag. OK, maybe a little.)

Just cut mine from $550 at 2 to about $200. Internet isn’t as cheap as a stand alone. Went with the Hulu/Disney+ package and kept Netflix. We also have Prime Video with the subscription on Prime. We’ll see how not having live TV goes and add it back on Hulu if we want it. We watched maybe 6 channels.

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5 hours ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

Hulu offering their annual low rate. $1.99 per month for a year. Deals ends Monday.  

My $0.99 rate from last year ended this past month.  Wonder if i can use the wife's email to snag this one, or are they smart enough to figure that out? 

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22 minutes ago, Redneck Mutha said:

My $0.99 rate from last year ended this past month.  Wonder if i can use the wife's email to snag this one, or are they smart enough to figure that out? 

Same for me. I was going to use another email account, not that they probably care. They must make most of their money off the ads.

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How does one go about watching Fox Sports Southwest? I just realized the high school state games are on that channel yet Dish Network and Sling did away with that channel. Fucking sucks since that is what all the local teams are on like Mavs, Rangers and Stars. Is there any way to order the channel somewhere? I'd pay for it just to get the local sports teams back.

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what "device" are you watching it on? TV app? Roku? Apple TV? Chromecast?
it isn't instantaneous but going from built in TV app to Roku (last generation, not the newest one) had a speed bump for me


Just confirmed that channel switching on YTTV on 4K Apple TV is almost instant. It takes a second for the resolution to catch up sometime but it’s much quicker. Hopefully Roku catches up.

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How does one go about watching Fox Sports Southwest? I just realized the high school state games are on that channel yet Dish Network and Sling did away with that channel. Fucking sucks since that is what all the local teams are on like Mavs, Rangers and Stars. Is there any way to order the channel somewhere? I'd pay for it just to get the local sports teams back.


Pretty sure it’s on YTTV.

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Here is a pretty good summary of the online streaming services available now.
all the options
Amazon Prime + Hulu + Netflix + ESPN Plus seems to be a pretty good starting point.


This was very helpful

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How likely am I to run into the 1GB data usage cap from xfinity? I’ve got two kids that will probably fall asleep streaming Disney+ every night. Does this happen to others frequently? They’re charging me $70 for 100mps speed which already seems excessive. I’d prefer to avoid data usage overages too

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How likely am I to run into the 1GB data usage cap from xfinity? I’ve got two kids that will probably fall asleep streaming Disney+ every night. Does this happen to others frequently? They’re charging me $70 for 100mps speed which already seems excessive. I’d prefer to avoid data usage overages too

Just make sure that you turn streaming off (by hitting home on the Roku) before you turn your TVs off.

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How likely am I to run into the 1GB data usage cap from xfinity? I’ve got two kids that will probably fall asleep streaming Disney+ every night. Does this happen to others frequently? They’re charging me $70 for 100mps speed which already seems excessive. I’d prefer to avoid data usage overages too

Just read your post again and yes you could run into issues if they always fall asleep while streaming. The first month or two of our streaming we just left streaming on when we turned the TVs off and we got very close to our 1GB limit. I wonder if Roku has a setting that shuts it down after a certain time?

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I’ll need to see what kind of auto shut off options there are on our various devices. We’ll be using xbox1, fire sticks, phone/tablets, laptops and built in tv apps

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How likely am I to run into the 1GB data usage cap from xfinity? I’ve got two kids that will probably fall asleep streaming Disney+ every night. Does this happen to others frequently? They’re charging me $70 for 100mps speed which already seems excessive. I’d prefer to avoid data usage overages too



Only 1 gb for 70 bucks a month? Shit, that’s crappy .

Glad mine doesn’t have data caps, I would switch if you can

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14 hours ago, Lurch said:

How likely am I to run into the 1GB data usage cap from xfinity? I’ve got two kids that will probably fall asleep streaming Disney+ every night. Does this happen to others frequently? They’re charging me $70 for 100mps speed which already seems excessive. I’d prefer to avoid data usage overages too

if you have the xfinity modem (or your neighbor does), you have xfinity wifi.  xfinity wifi is not metered.  it's not a fast connection (28Mbps), but it's fast enough for 1080p streaming.  the service has to be logged in to, but fire sticks can do that.  my tcl roku tv can't (though i think the standalone rokus may be able to). definitely put the kids' tv on that instead of your own wifi. 

 

if you don't have the modem, well, modem rent sucks, but it's cheaper than the unlimited plan or data overages (also, if you think you're about to go over, call to add unlimited then get rid of it next month.  a friend of mine does that). 

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Dumped DirectTVNow, or AT&TNow if that's what they want to call it, after they said they would raise my bill another $10/month. We have Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and now Disney+. Plus, my parents are old and stuck in their ways so they still pay for Time Warner cable, so I just use their login for Fox Sports SW or any other streaming app I might lose from dropping DirectTVNow.

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Just read your post again and yes you could run into issues if they always fall asleep while streaming. The first month or two of our streaming we just left streaming on when we turned the TVs off and we got very close to our 1GB limit. I wonder if Roku has a setting that shuts it down after a certain time?

Both my daughter and I always fall asleep while streaming. Roku does have an auto shut off after a certain amount of in activity. I haven’t been able to find a setting to adjust the the time though, I think it’s like 4 hours. We come pretty close to the 1TB limit most months, but only exceeded it once and I’m pretty sure that was related to the son’s Xbox. Xfinity gives you two comp months to exceed the limit, I think that’s annually. So I’m just going to switch to the unlimited if I exceed it again. Everyone is trained to shut down the streaming before turning off the tv which helps immensely.

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With data caps, the key would be to limit how many times you leave the streaming going when you're not watching. I had a friend that tried Hulu Plus, but she had a habit of just turning off the TV went she went to work, and Hulu streamed all day. You can probably get by doing that a couple of times but not every day.

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