- Sep 26, 2011
I think we are still in a major transition stage for streaming. YouTubeTV appears to be trying to be cable tv. They brag about adding more content, but much of it is the same crap I walked away from with cable. I still think we are heading towards more modular packages/stations. At first I thought that would be a bad thing, but then I realized that I don't need 98% of what is on YTTV.Now things are getting really annoying with YouTubeTv. I just received an email from Roku about a dispute with YouTubeTV and that they may not carry YouTubeTV if it is not resolved. YouTubeTv dropped NESN/YES last October too. This seems like an ongoing theme, and now every TV with Roku won’t work? Come on!
How bad is FuboTV?
But I also think Roku and Firestick are going to have issues as well. They are basically the cable box... or the iphone, yet they are trying to continuing fees on their stick. They took a long time to approve other streaming apps. I thought that was the content-provider's fault, but I can see it being Roku/Amazon. I can't imagine it's hard for competitors to pop up that will be more expensive (because they have less continuing revenue), but more open.