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I'm thinking the majority will say YouTube TV. It's a bit expensive but it's better than Cable bills. Do a family sharing plan where you all chip in and you can share it with like 6 people I think. Then get one of the streaming channels, like Max, Netflix, or Prime to watch movies and such. I'm sure there are some free stuff out there, but I'm at the point, where I have not kept up with the technology and don't care to.

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Get your mobile phone thru T-mobile and you get a bunch of free streaming options. I had Verizon for years, and this is far better. 

I tried the Yourubetv + Expeessvpn thing to watch NY sports out of market. Not bad, but we were inconsistent with having it on and YouTube locked things up because I’m ‘not in my home area’. I’m sure if I had time to focus on tech stuff it would be a non-issue, alas I reproduced… I don’t even get time to poop.

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I have looked into this multiple times and for whatever more I have to pay, cable is just better. First off, if you are going to stream, you better have a high speed connection and those are about $100 a month, then pile on YouTube or Hulu live TV plus a service like HBO Max or Netflix  and you are practically paying the same amount. All I have done is when I get an increase from the cable company (Spectrum). I tell them I am canceling and they send me to a retention specialist and I get a lower Bill, sometimes for less than what streaming would cost. You just need to negotiatate

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38 minutes ago, Integrity28 said:

Get your mobile phone thru T-mobile and you get a bunch of free streaming options. I had Verizon for years, and this is far better. 

I tried the Yourubetv + Expeessvpn thing to watch NY sports out of market. Not bad, but we were inconsistent with having it on and YouTube locked things up because I’m ‘not in my home area’. I’m sure if I had time to focus on tech stuff it would be a non-issue, alas I reproduced… I don’t even get time to poop.

Wait, what? I have t mobile. What do you get? 

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1 hour ago, Dunnie said:

Is there a specific YouTube TV package ?

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You do not need to subscribe to YouTubeTV's monthly package to sign up for the NFL package.

I signed up for the games and paid like $400

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You do not need to subscribe to YouTubeTV's monthly package to sign up for the NFL package.
I signed up for the games and paid like $400
Do you only get Out of Market games with Sunday Ticket ? How do you watch in market games ?

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On 6/28/2023 at 5:30 AM, 68JET11 said:

I'm thinking the majority will say YouTube TV. It's a bit expensive but it's better than Cable bills. Do a family sharing plan where you all chip in and you can share it with like 6 people I think. Then get one of the streaming channels, like Max, Netflix, or Prime to watch movies and such. I'm sure there are some free stuff out there, but I'm at the point, where I have not kept up with the technology and don't care to.

Just switched to YouTube TV and it just increased $10 to $74.  Not bad, one $10 service charge and pay for HBO or not.  No charge for DVR, no charges for additional TVs.  For remotes.  
Most importantly I don’t pay $140 monthly like I did with DIRECTV and then have it jump to $300 when “discounts” ran out.  

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I like YouTube TV but they did just raise their monthly price recently. 
Also, if you watch SNY, YTTV is dropping SNY on June 30th - it sounds like they couldn't come to an agreement with them.
They don't carry MSG either. I went with FUBO because they have the most sports channels but TNT though, which blows. I use my ex-wife's cable signin to get that through an app. I di the same for YES.
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If you live in the NY metro area, I would suggest looking at Fubo.TV

About $90/month now (was $65 when I started). Has the NYC broadcast networks. The main reason I chose them is that they are one of the only streaming services that carries MSG Network and SNY. They also have NFLN, NBATV and ESPN.

If you are out of market and need Sunday Ticket to watch the Jets, than YouTube TV is the way to go.

I did see recently that MSG will be releasing their own streaming service (without needing other streaming services) soon for about $22/month. Wonder if SNY will do the same

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One thing to consider (for some) is the DVR features.  I am still on DirecTV because they have a really good DVR system on the Satellite service. I tried the DirecTV Stream but their DVR doesn't allow you to extend time, so any delayed programming during the evening kills all of the subsequent recordings.  Completely idiotic.  I'm not sure if YouTubeTV has that but unless you want to miss the end of anything you record Sunday nights, keep that in mind.

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1 minute ago, nycdan said:

One thing to consider (for some) is the DVR features.  I am still on DirecTV because they have a really good DVR system on the Satellite service. I tried the DirecTV Stream but their DVR doesn't allow you to extend time, so any delayed programming during the evening kills all of the subsequent recordings.  Completely idiotic.  I'm not sure if YouTubeTV has that but unless you want to miss the end of anything you record Sunday nights, keep that in mind.

Good point. Fubo's DVR automatically extends recordings of games when they go longer (based on my experience)

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1 hour ago, Barry McCockinner said:

I've heard several people say they had a good experience w/IP TV. I tried it this past year and while I was able to get a crapload of channels & all sports the streams crashed/froze frequently making it a poor experience for me. I wouldn't use it again.

I was using xbox one to run IPTV.

Welp, using Xbox was your problem. There are companies that design set top boxes specifically for IPTVs. 

@DunnieI cord cut a number of years ago, initially going to Sling but they didn't have CBS, so no Jets games. I then went to DirecTv Now, which was rebranded, and it was $35 a month and had CBS and a number of other channels, which was great. But slowly they raised their prices and dropped channels because of disputes. It became $65 a month and was pointless because I could get more from Optimum with the Tv/internet bundle. 

2.5 years ago I started looking at IPTV and made the leap. I've never looked back. It's $15/month for 2 simultaneous connections. I have it on a FireTv and this other device called Buzzbox (Even on my Android phone). Every channel you can imagine, multiple streams if one is down. And best of all they have a dedicated Slack channel where they're very responsive. 

It definitely takes some getting used to but it's worth it. My cable/internet bill went from $140 a month to $55. Shoot me a DM if you're interested and I'll send you the info. 

 

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53 minutes ago, LIJetsFan said:

Sling is $45 a month but they don't have CBS.  So I'm waiting for the NFL schedule to come out to see if I can live w/o that channel.   Otherwise YouTube looks like the next best option.  

Figure the Jets have 6 nationally broadcast games.  Take those 6 off, you won’t have to deal with not having CBS for those games.  Then take off the home games vs NFC opponents, those games will be on FOX.  
All the rest you’ll miss without CBS

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26 minutes ago, CTJetsFan said:

Good point. Fubo's DVR automatically extends recordings of games when they go longer (based on my experience)

But does it extend shows that follow it?  On DTV, I just add 30 minutes to the end of every show.  Breaking news, long games, etc. can delay starts and most DVRs don't know how to handle that well.

 

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25 minutes ago, bgivs21 said:

Welp, using Xbox was your problem. There are companies that design set top boxes specifically for IPTVs. 

@DunnieI cord cut a number of years ago, initially going to Sling but they didn't have CBS, so no Jets games. I then went to DirecTv Now, which was rebranded, and it was $35 a month and had CBS and a number of other channels, which was great. But slowly they raised their prices and dropped channels because of disputes. It became $65 a month and was pointless because I could get more from Optimum with the Tv/internet bundle. 

2.5 years ago I started looking at IPTV and made the leap. I've never looked back. It's $15/month for 2 simultaneous connections. I have it on a FireTv and this other device called Buzzbox (Even on my Android phone). Every channel you can imagine, multiple streams if one is down. And best of all they have a dedicated Slack channel where they're very responsive. 

It definitely takes some getting used to but it's worth it. My cable/internet bill went from $140 a month to $55. Shoot me a DM if you're interested and I'll send you the info. 

 

I suppose it could be. Never had trouble w/any other streaming service through the xbox. 

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3 hours ago, Dunnie said:

Is there a specific YouTube TV package ?

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youtube got the NFL ticket.

I have the Hulu/Espn/Disney package, as well as Netflix.

I have Max for free since I have AT&T internet at the house.

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1 hour ago, Barry McCockinner said:

I've heard several people say they had a good experience w/IP TV. I tried it this past year and while I was able to get a crapload of channels & all sports the streams crashed/froze frequently making it a poor experience for me. I wouldn't use it again.

I was using xbox one to run IPTV.

But what iptv service did you use? There’s thousands of them. Some are good and some aren’t. I suggest before paying do a free trial. Even if they don’t offer one on there website if you ask them they will almost always provide one.

I haven’t had cable in years. but I also don’t watch a lot of tv. Only use it for sports and ppv boxing or ufc. And my iptv service cost me 60$ for the year and I’ve had almost no issues with it

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youtube got the NFL ticket.
I have the Hulu/Espn/Disney package, as well as Netflix.
I have Max for free since I have AT&T internet at the house.
My god man .. how much is your monthly bill?

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2 hours ago, More Cowbell said:

I have looked into this multiple times and for whatever more I have to pay, cable is just better. First off, if you are going to stream, you better have a high speed connection and those are about $100 a month, then pile on YouTube or Hulu live TV plus a service like HBO Max or Netflix  and you are practically paying the same amount. All I have done is when I get an increase from the cable company (Spectrum). I tell them I am canceling and they send me to a retention specialist and I get a lower Bill, sometimes for less than what streaming would cost. You just need to negotiatate

You're paying too much for high-speed internet then. I pay $45 a month for Xfinity Internet and I have no problems whatsoever streaming. That includes Netflix and Amazon prime and several other streaming services.

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2 hours ago, More Cowbell said:

I have looked into this multiple times and for whatever more I have to pay, cable is just better. First off, if you are going to stream, you better have a high speed connection and those are about $100 a month, then pile on YouTube or Hulu live TV plus a service like HBO Max or Netflix  and you are practically paying the same amount. All I have done is when I get an increase from the cable company (Spectrum). I tell them I am canceling and they send me to a retention specialist and I get a lower Bill, sometimes for less than what streaming would cost. You just need to negotiatate

The cable companies got smart really quick with "cord cutting." You are either paying $130 for cable bundled with internet or $129.99 with high speed internet and streaming services. The only true cord cutting is watching OTA TV. 

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2 hours ago, More Cowbell said:

I have looked into this multiple times and for whatever more I have to pay, cable is just better. First off, if you are going to stream, you better have a high speed connection and those are about $100 a month, then pile on YouTube or Hulu live TV plus a service like HBO Max or Netflix  and you are practically paying the same amount. All I have done is when I get an increase from the cable company (Spectrum). I tell them I am canceling and they send me to a retention specialist and I get a lower Bill, sometimes for less than what streaming would cost. You just need to negotiatate

8 minutes ago, TheNuuFaaolaExperience said:

The cable companies got smart really quick with "cord cutting." You are either paying $130 for cable bundled with internet or $129.99 with high speed internet and streaming services. The only true cord cutting is watching OTA TV. 

Both of you are absolutely wrong on this. I have 300 mbps internet w/ Optimum and pay $40 per month. I've had that service for the last number of years and have streamed an IPTV for 3 years on it without issue. 

You don't beed a 1 gig connection to stream, that's ludicrous. Plus, on Optimums website thats $70. With the $15 per month (less if you lay for the whole year) it's still far cheaper. 

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29 minutes ago, Darnold Schwarzenegger said:

But what iptv service did you use? There’s thousands of them. Some are good and some aren’t. I suggest before paying do a free trial. Even if they don’t offer one on there website if you ask them they will almost always provide one.

I haven’t had cable in years. but I also don’t watch a lot of tv. Only use it for sports and ppv boxing or ufc. And my iptv service cost me 60$ for the year and I’ve had almost no issues with it

I don't recall. It was something someone on here recommended.

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1 hour ago, Jet Nut said:

Figure the Jets have 6 nationally broadcast games.  Take those 6 off, you won’t have to deal with not having CBS for those games.  Then take off the home games vs NFC opponents, those games will be on FOX.  
All the rest you’ll miss without CBS

wow that is a lot of games to miss....looks like you tube is the way to go....thanks

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25 minutes ago, billo83 said:

You're paying too much for high-speed internet then. I pay $45 a month for Xfinity Internet and I have no problems whatsoever streaming. That includes Netflix and Amazon prime and several other streaming services.

That is for the 200 Mbs service. I know all about it. I have 2 gig service from spectrum. With 200 mbs, you can stream but just try watching 4K content. Also the streaming at 200 isn't  bad as I said but you do get buffering time to time, especially  when the app is loading. 

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37 minutes ago, Dunnie said:

My god man .. how much is your monthly bill?

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Netflix is whatever that costs.   Max is free.   The Hulu bundle is still cheaper than when I had direct TV.

I run it all through the office, so it's all a write off.

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16 minutes ago, bgivs21 said:

Both of you are absolutely wrong on this. I have 300 mbps internet w/ Optimum and pay $40 per month. I've had that service for the last number of years and have streamed an IPTV for 3 years on it without issue. 

You don't beed a 1 gig connection to stream, that's ludicrous. Plus, on Optimums website thats $70. With the $15 per month (less if you lay for the whole year) it's still far cheaper. 

You need 1 gig to stream 4K. I watch 4K content whenever I can. I actually have 2 gig service. Also, Optimum isn't  available where I live. It is either Verizon or Spectrum. I canceled Verizon because they were crazy with prices. 

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5 minutes ago, More Cowbell said:

You need 1 gig to stream 4K. I watch 4K content whenever I can. I actually have 2 gig service. Also, Optimum isn't  available where I live. It is either Verizon or Spectrum. I canceled Verizon because they were crazy with prices. 

Where are you getting your info from!? You don't need anywhere close to 1 gig for 4k streaming, that's overkill and a waste of money.

In fact if you look up Amazon, Youtube Tv & Netflix they all recommend 25-40 mbps for UHD or 4k. 

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