I mentioned a few weeks back about PlayStation Vue ceasing operations at the end of this month and how I was now in search of a replacement service.
I hear there are services on the horizon that will allow a la carte programming. As of right now, however, I don’t find any that actually do a la carte. As I said we really just watch CNN, ESPN, locals, USA, TNT and NFL Network.
NFL Network is really the outlier. That is on DirecTV but not DirecTV Now or AT&T Now, whatever they’re calling it now. It is on PlayStation Vue, but obviously, that isn’t going to do me any good. It looks like I’ll just have to do without that. Luckily, most football games are available otherwise. Also, I have Verizon and, for now, the NFL games are (mostly) available there.
Everything else is available on just about everything, except Fubo which has no Disney-owned channels, so, ESPN, ABC, Disney, etc. are not available there. So, that’s out.
Since everything is available, on most services, price and simultaneous streams become the most important parts. Sling is confusing with its Orange and Blue and some is available on 2 streams and some with a different amount. And, I don’t think Sling has a DVR feature.
So, to bring it all back to a point (sorry), I narrowed it down to two services that I am already very familiar with. It’s Hulu or YouTube TV. Hulu is $59.99 a month and you can add “unlimited streams” and the DVR is pretty good. YouTube TV is $49.99 a month with up to six accounts and unlimited DVR. Eugene has talked about YouTube TV and so, for now, I’m giving it a shot. I’ll keep you updated.
You may not even care, Dear Reader, and I get that. Really, I just take my role as an “influencer” or one that has a voice to talk about things that may or may not affect my readers. Thanks for indulging me.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“YouTube TV is an American over-the-top internet television service that offers live TV, on demand (sic) video and cloud-based DVR from more than 70 television networks.” – Wikipedia