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We have it and are satisfied (and we get our RSNs)….

People who say "no RSNs" are not entirely accurate because that depends on where you live. For DC-area people, you’ll get NBC Sports Washington (Caps and Bullets) but you won’t get MASN (Nats and sometimes UVA football). Just about no streaming service has MASN (not YouTube, not Sling, not Hulu with Live TV), so you have to sign up for and use a location spoofer. Also, doing that does not work properly on Amazon Fire devices—if you want to do that, an Apple TV works better.

Even though the price has gone up slightly, $64.99 a month for YouTube TV is a lot cheaper than $140 a month for DirecTV, and you don’t have to pay extra to watch on multiple TVs.

One thing I like is that the program guide is customizable, including the order in which the channels appear (although you have to make changes via the website—can’t do it on an Apple TV or a Fire Stick). That means, for example, that I have the channels that air Caps games displayed first because that’s the main thing I watch. Minimizes scrolling.

I get mildly annoyed that if we record Jeopardy, the broadcast usually comes on partway through the player introductions. I assume that means our local ABC affiliate starts it a smidgen early compared to YouTube's clock. Not a huge nuisance.

One thing to know about any of these streaming services is that they are all somewhat remote-agnostic because they have to function on multiple devices. Our Apple TV’s have the touchpad remotes, for example, and that thing is a pain for fast-forwarding through commercials. The Amazon remote on our Fire Cube and Fire Sticks is a lot easier in that respect. I haven’t yet spent the money to get the new Apple remotes to see if they’re better. Ms1995hoo was frustrated for a while at not having channel numbers, but she got used to it, especially when I pointed out that channel numbers are all arbitrary anyway (the NHL Network was 215 on DirecTV but 576 on FIOS, for example).

(In response to this post by Covhoo2)

Posted: 10/12/2021 at 6:00PM


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