That’s too much to sift at this point. You keep your internet provider as I just did Comcast at $74 a month or whatever. Youtubetv. You need Roku device for each tv unless it’s a smart tv after 2016. I had to buy new Roku’s because The old ones were too old, and there are other brands. Youtubetv has a list of devices that work with their service. They just added some channels like HG and Food and Discovery but they have the local channels and all the sports pretty much. They sit now at $49 a month. So that’s $123 a month. If UCONN is streamed it will be another $5 or $6 for ESPN +? Yanks, RS, Mets, Fox 61 for football, ESPN’S. lots of sports.
My millennial cousin-in-laws are funny. The younger left a job with oracle (sales but de facto telemarking) to work at a brewery. I asked him if the finances were going to work. He said “oh yeah, I did the math”. Fast forward 4 months- he hates the job and can’t afford his apartment. Wants his mom to kick a tenant out of her apartment so he can live there for 6 months and then move to NYC.
The older one borrowed some money from us to pay medical bills after breaking her foot in Thailand on vacation (she’s teaching in Shanghai). Three weeks later she’s complaining that she doesn’t have money for a summer vacation when she flies back to the US. Hasn’t paid us back yet either.
True in theory but in practice everyone I know shares accounts. The issue will become worse as more and more streaming projects emerge, e.g. Apple but in reality, until they disallow using 6+ accounts per subscription it's still a good deal. If it gets too expensive/complicated, torrents will become popular again. For now, the price point is competitive enough but these companies are walking a fine line.
"Paying five different streaming services a total of 50 or 60 dollars to get some of we want instead of a little more to get a lot of what we want - well, I think a lot of people would prefer the package deal," said Atlas Media founder Bruce David Klein, a veteran television producer and cable expert.
I'm not quite sure where this guy is getting his math. If you're not paying to stream live cable, then sure you're going to miss out on stuff you want, but choosing one of the skinny bundles (DirecTV NOW, PS Vue, Hulu Live, etc.) and then getting Netflix, Disney+, whatever streaming service you want that has your shows, you're still paying a lot less than traditional cable. The only cable package that will come close is if you get basic cable on a multi-year contract, and that's not going to get you premium channels, or even semi-premium (no extra sports channels, etc.).
Cutting the cord is still the best bang for your buck content-wise. The platform isn't going to be as intuitive, and streaming as opposed to having a physical wire means traditional cable will be a bit more reliable, but those are different concerns. And ones I can live with for saving $100+ monthly.
YTTV going to $50/mo next month. They're adding HGTV and similar channels. No options to keep current package and price. I'm a big fan of YTTV but not afraid to switch to a cheaper option so long as it carries Golf Channel
Its all about the internet costs too. So hard to find a dedicated internet only price that makes it worth it. Luckily the Hartford/West Hartford area is getting GoNetSpeed fiber in a lot of neighborhoods that makes it worth it.
50 bucks for 150 mb/s and then I have Hulu Live. Nice part about the streamable Sho and HBO is that you can just subscribe whenever you feel like it.