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Re: DIRECTV streaming 2018
« Reply #60 on: February 05, 2019, 01:55:17 pm »
Hopefully this is the precursor to other streaming services (looking at you, YouTube TV) carrying AT&T SportsNet.  fuboTV currently lacks the ESPN family of channels and MLB Network.

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« Reply #61 on: February 05, 2019, 03:16:18 pm »
Cancelling Hulu Live today and signing up for fubo.
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« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2019, 04:57:01 pm »
Cancelling Hulu Live today and signing up for fubo.

That's our little saver! I'm almost embarrassed to say this, but I don't understand any of this cable alternative thing. I don't know a Roku from tofu. However, I'm interested in a primer on cord cutting now.
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« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2019, 07:30:04 pm »
Hopefully this is the precursor to other streaming services (looking at you, YouTube TV) carrying AT&T SportsNet.  fuboTV currently lacks the ESPN family of channels and MLB Network.

Yup, the tradeoff is getting more soccer (futbol) type of sports networks instead. That they made a deal with SportsNet is nice, since they no longer carry the Houston Dynamo. I would totally understand FuboTV making such a deal because it's soccer related.

As far as ESPN, about the only thing I watch on ESPN is Rocket (National) games. I'll trade that for SportsNet's broadcast. MLB Network? That's going to hurt, I like that Network, but if the tradeoff is I get to watch the Houston Astros more, that is worth it to me.

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« Reply #64 on: February 05, 2019, 08:39:32 pm »
Just a quick hack we figured out recently. We have sling and just learned we get access to the ESPN app with it as our TV provider.  It allows us a way around the one devise issue watching ESPN.  With a son at college, it is a big deal.
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« Reply #65 on: February 05, 2019, 10:01:16 pm »
Just a quick hack we figured out recently. We have sling and just learned we get access to the ESPN app with it as our TV provider.  It allows us a way around the one devise issue watching ESPN.  With a son at college, it is a big deal.

Good hack. On occasion, beyond the occasional basketball (NBA) game, I'd like to watch certain college football games not on the regular networks. Oh, yeah... I'm a fan of volleyball, but in reality, only the UT Women's matches on the Longhorn/ESPN network. I can give those up if I have to. I could always try to use "Roku" as the provider instead of my cable subscription to use the WatchESPN app. Might work.

It's the trade-off of watching a lot of Astros games or watching only a handful of Nationally televised Astros games and the MLB Network like I currently do. What I can hope for is eventually, the MLB Network will be on FuboTV similar to the the NBA Network and the NFL Network to catch some Nationally televised games on the MLB Network plus some of the shows I like too.

I have until Friday to cut the cord or pay for another 30 days of cable. I'm pretty decided now that this news has come out, especially since the SportsNet Network is supposed to come online on February 11th. That pretty much would be when the free subscription I intend to sign up for on Friday would be in full effect. I can test the quality of the broadcast at that time.
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« Reply #66 on: February 06, 2019, 07:41:16 am »
Hack alert. I have found that if you have a roku you can add the GADE.TV app and access MLB Network through it. At least for now.
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« Reply #67 on: February 06, 2019, 07:44:05 am »
I have FUBO.TV now. They do not, as of yet, have Attsportsnet on their line-up.
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« Reply #68 on: February 06, 2019, 07:58:01 am »
I have FUBO.TV now. They do not, as of yet, have Attsportsnet on their line-up.

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« Reply #69 on: February 06, 2019, 09:10:04 am »
How many simultaneous streams on Fubo?  You can pay extra for 3+, so dues thismean 2 is standard?
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« Reply #70 on: February 06, 2019, 10:38:32 am »
Hack alert. I have found that if you have a roku you can add the GADE.TV app and access MLB Network through it. At least for now.

You're a good man Colonel! Thanks... I've been looking for a hack all night.

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« Reply #71 on: February 06, 2019, 10:52:30 am »
How many simultaneous streams on Fubo?  You can pay extra for 3+, so dues thismean 2 is standard?
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« Reply #72 on: February 06, 2019, 11:01:57 am »
The most annoying thing about a vMVPD is that there is a one to two minute lag behind the real time action on a MVPD like Cable or Satellite.
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« Reply #73 on: February 06, 2019, 08:28:08 pm »
The most annoying thing about a vMVPD is that there is a one to two minute lag behind the real time action on a MVPD like Cable or Satellite.

Yep.  I can see my neighbor's TV across the street from my preferred viewing position on the couch.  His sports streams are notably ahead of mine, and often I'll get a scoring update on something I'm watching before it's happened.
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« Reply #74 on: February 06, 2019, 08:39:50 pm »
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« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2019, 09:46:08 pm »
I can think of more than one reason to lower the window shades.

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« Reply #76 on: February 07, 2019, 01:22:52 pm »
How many simultaneous streams on Fubo?  You can pay extra for 3+, so dues thismean 2 is standard?

Yup. I don't actually need more than 2 because my wife rarely watches television unless she and I watch some of our favorite shows (which are eclectic unto themselves). I'm the only one who watches television and that is all sports related (no Astros unless they play the Rangers and then I have to suffer through the Ranger announcers, although they're not as bad as they used to be). So I have to admit that for many years now I've been paying for cable just to watch sports. I  can envision a scenario where I am watching sports in my office on my laptop and then run downstairs to the living room to watch something else with my wife while I then rush back upstairs for the end of my sports watching. But then again, would that be simultaneous watching? Probably not. As for our two boys/men... they hate television broadcast now that they've outgrown Cartoon Network programming (that was years ago). They're both gamers so their progam watching is YouTube related primarily. They've got that covered on their own.

Looking forward to having access to Astros and Rockets broadcast again, it's been very long while.

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Re: DIRECTV streaming 2018
« Reply #77 on: February 10, 2019, 12:06:28 pm »
I'm gonna cancel fubo.tv at the end of the 7 day trail, I don't like their user interface or channel selection compared to hulu live. In the mean time I can sign into Attsportsnet.com with my parents uverse id and watch the Astros content. That's how I watched them last year and it's free. I was fairly pleased with hulu live but they did just raise their rates. I guess that leaves me with trying youtube tv live, directtv now, or playstation vue next. Any recommendations?
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« Reply #78 on: February 10, 2019, 12:19:45 pm »
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« Reply #79 on: February 10, 2019, 01:15:03 pm »
FYI, if you cancel fubotv during their 7 day free trail, they comeback with a month discount offer of $19.99.
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