fubo TV?

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  1. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    Well now you don’t need those channels for another ~8 months right? ;)

    Btw you can get Red Zone via streaming separately. I swear I just saw that. For all I know it was this thread. lol.

    But that would knock down one requirement for you if I remember correctly. (edit: might only be for mobile devices.)

    NFL Network is another story, but meh it’s only a few games per year. This year it was a few Thursday games and that Saturday where there was 3 games which was a bit hard to stomach except I was out of town visiting brother and parents and they had NFL network. Lol.

    But I hate supporting NFL network because they basically said hey pay for another channel to get a few extra games that we previously put on the major networks or ESPN.
    And for me that channel was always in a more expensive package $10/mo or more. So I always said no, stop nickel and diming me.

    I digress though. As far as OTT packages go, if you have specific channel requirements you just gotta go down the list for each service. No one else can help you do that but you.
     
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  2. Rodney

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    Wait... can't someone else do it! :)

    True enough, I'm trying to get info on quality and stability, if there are any known issues, as I whittle down to the choice, and then I can test out what others say have been problems for that streaming service while I am using the free trial.

    One thing I liked about Vue (but isn't a deal-breaker) is the multi-view option I had on the Apple TV, where I could watch multiple channels at once (up to 4). That is a nice feature for sports and news events.
     
  3. reneg

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    TheStreamable website can make it a bit easier if you plug in your channels here: thestreamable.com/matchmaker
     
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  4. trip1eX

    trip1eX imo, afaik, feels like to me, *exceptions, ~aprox

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    there are only ~5 services aren't there? Choice has already been whittled down. ;)

    YTTV, Fubo, Hulu Livetv, Sling, Directv(ATT), ...

    IT looks like 3 of those don't have NFL network. So you have a choice between Sling and Fubotv. IT's easier than you think. ;)

    And FuboTV doesn't have ESPN right? I assume if you want NFL network, you probably want ESPN since there is a weekly NFL game on there plus NFL playoff games.

    so in the end Sling is your only choice. Your welcome. lol. (I should get a referral fee. ;) )
     
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  5. Dan203

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    Does that include Premium channels?
     
  6. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Those are channels I watch, so I'd say yes to that survey.

    One other potential issue with YTTV is that there is a 9 month limit on recordings. Much better than the 30 days most others offer, but there is a limit so if you're the type to hoard entire seasons of shows it could potentially be an issue.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Except Sling doesn’t have a DVR feature, and since we're on a DVR forum I'd think that's important.
     
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    Premium such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, etc.? If so, it does not.
     
  9. mdavej

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    I thought Sling has had a DVR for a while now.
    Record Live TV with Cloud DVR | Sling TV
     
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    One drawback about SlingTV is that many of their channels are 30 fps, which to me was very noticeable and annoying. I think the sports channels like NFL Network are 60 fps. I subscribed for a month or so just for NFL Network and watched a few games, and the quality was decent. But many of the non-sports channels where very “juddery” which drives me crazy.
     
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    On Jan 1st our Frontier broadband died out. It took until Jan 7 to get service out and meanwhile we did trials of CBS all access, Hulu Plus, Disney plus, Netflix, Amazon, Tubi and Fubo over our cell phones streaming to Apple TV. We were so impressed with Fubo that we decided to drop our TV package and boost our Internet only service to 5G with Frontier.

    We have 3 Tivos- two capture OTA signals and give us local, ABC and PBS Channels. The other Tivo isn't connected (yet) to any antenna but we still use it to transfer recorded OTA programs to that room.

    After all the free trials we dropped Hulu Plus and CBS all access due to the commercials and limitations of keeping program recordings or delays in accessing programs in real time.

    We kept Disney Plus as it has the Nat Geo channel (Fubo doesn't). It's a one year subscription which we won't likely renew. We did find some value as we share it with our 3 adult married children. But their kids are into their teen years now so Disney programs are of very limited interest. That said, we are enjoying a number of their movies this year.

    Fubo does not carry ABC or PBS but in our case we have that OTA and also have PBS access.

    As far as Netflix, one of our adult children shares it with us. It carries quite a few of the "older" broadcast series and it's a nice complement to our viewing choices.

    We have had Amazon Prime for many years and watching that on Tivo is no different than before.

    Tubi is an interesting concept. Entirely free but does have commercials but not nearly as much as CBS All Access or Hulu. They put onscreen how long the commercial will last and if you hit rewind you don't need to sit through another commercial like with other live streaming channel packages.

    So back to Fubo. We are quite I impressed! This is a true gem and I truly think that Tivo would greatly benefit if they carried the Fubo app.

    Fubo records in live time so there is no limitation of when a broadcast show is available. I can hit the record button at any point, to record the entire show. If it is a 4 hour special and ends in 1 min, if I hit record then I capture the entire 4 hours.
    I have 500 GB of cloud storage and up to 3 users can log in.
    I can watch my recorded shows on any device that has a Fubo app or accepts streaming from a device with a Fubo app. The app runs on Apple and Android devices. I am not tied to watching it in a specific geographical area or a specific room.
    The same with live TV. I can select favorite channels and set up series recordings.
    I can forward through commercials and rewind at any point.
    It has a robust search that lets me record shows and a new series even if it is more than 14 days out.
    It has a channel guide that goes out 14 days similar to Tivos guide.
    It lets me reorder my favorite channels to appear in first in the guide with the remaining channels showing up underneath.
    It displays a "Scheduled" menu that mirrors Tivo's To Do menu and let's you edit recordings.
    It displays a "Recorded" menu that mirrors TiVo's Shows menu. You swipe to delete recorded shows or click on it to record a series of a one time recorded show.

    It has an Entertainment menu which subdivides Shows and Movies some of which are "watch now" and don't depend on recording.
    The Home menu has thumbnails of everything in a glance and when a thumbnail is clicked on the program stream is instant- no delay at all. It's the fastest way of "channel switching" I have ever encountered.

    The app can be installed on anyone's devices. For example my husband and adult son can install it on their Apple TVs, iPhones and iPads and my brother on his Android using my log in information. I haven't found any limitation on allowing a set number of devices but only 3 devices can stream at any one time. An error message presents if that isn't adhered to.

    It doesn't compete with Tivo because it is a program provider not a device. I watch on either Apple 4th gen TV app, iPad or stream from iPhone to my Apple TV 3 gen (no Fubo app available). I think watching Fubo programming on a Tivo app with skip, FF, slow and Rev buttons would be a really keen experience.

    I can also watch programs in their various apps (Bravo,Hallmark, TLC, etc), by entering Fubo as my TV provider.

    The best thing about cutting the cord is being able to watch live and recorded programs anytime, anywhere.

    Now for the downfalls:
    The Apple TV remote is clunky to FF or REW and the slow options doesn't exist, nor does a skip button.
    Up to 3 people can share one account which can create confusion over who is finished watching a program so it can be deleted.
    There is no "undelete". Once deleted the program is gone, but for quite a number of programs, they can be found again by searching and are available to "watch now" but doing that means you cannot skip through commercials.
    The person signing up must share their login and password with the other two users.
    Users that are granted access by the subscribing person cannot tweak their feeds or recordings like with Netflix, Disney Plus or Amazon Video.
     
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  15. mdavej

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    Unless you're a sports nut, I don't understand how Fubo can compete with Youtube TV.

    YTTV has all locals INCLUDING PBS, 6 completely independent profiles each with its own custom channel list and recording library (no login or password sharing required either), unlimited DVR and lower price.
     
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  16. Teavo

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    I agree with above. YouTube tv is a much better deal.

    Even my $20.00 Philo offer more benefits than Fubo offers.
     
  17. Triride44

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    Fubo must have made a lot of improvements since I tried it a year ago. The biggest problem I had was the sound, and lack of ESPN's. The sound was very weak and lacked Closed Caption, most of the time I couldn't understand any dialog. I have Sling Blue now with AirTV for locals integrated into the program guide. Plan to keep it until Collage Football season (If there is one this fall).
     
  18. SandiMacD

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    I see thumbnails on my Fubo Home menu as well as on Shows and MOvies menus. Also on the live TV menu. Not sure when it started but was some time since Jan 4th when I started our service
     
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  19. SandiMacD

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    All programming on Fubo now has closed captioning.
     
  20. SandiMacD

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    YTTV is not something I have tried. When comparing, I can see how YTTV has advantages and wins over many.

    I was replying to a question about people's experience with Fubo, I wasn't doing a comparison between them and YTTV. My son has a subscription with YTTV and enjoys it immensely.
     

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