Streaming TV is about to get very expensive

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  1. jr461

    jr461 Well-Known Member

    Jul 9, 2004
    Northern NJ
    Or Amazon.
  2. markymark_ctown

    markymark_ctown Well-Known Member

    Oct 11, 2004
    Did HBO pull their free content from Amazon Prime? We have been watching Six Feet Under (now in Season 3) and when we went to watch an episode last night, we had a purchase option rather than just viewing the episode.
  3. lambertman

    lambertman Incrediburgible

    Dec 20, 2002
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  4. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    Yeah, if the deal is with UMe, as the story says (i.e., Universal Music Group), there's a lot of "Ed Sullivan Show" content that still wouldn't be covered by those rights.
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I have the Beatles performances on the Ed Sullivan show on DVD (at least the first two in NY and Miami...or as Ed called it My-am-eh). It's the whole show in it's entirely (including commercials!) So I wonder if they can stream something similar.
  6. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
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  7. pdhenry

    pdhenry Recumbent

    Feb 27, 2005
    The old Comcast trick. Add channels/speed, follow up with a non-negotiable price hike later.
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  8. MikeMar

    MikeMar Go Pats

    Jan 7, 2005
    See how the Wife factor goes, but I could be on board with dropping it flat out and going fully streaming or just cheap hulu
  9. gschrock

    gschrock Active Member

    Dec 27, 2001
    holt, mi
    I'm surprised that it took them this long since when Hulu raised it's hulu live prices for youtube to do the same. And what a great selection of channels they added as part of that price hike :p. With the lack of anything new really and no sports, I dropped the live tv part for the time being. With F1 coming back soon, I might have to reassess that decision, but right now it seems like it's an awful lot more to pay just to watch one extra thing.
  10. Hoffer

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    As I mentioned in some other thread. I tried the Youtube TV 5 day trial, and cancelled. This was just a week or two ago. Really nothing I care that much about. Plus, I pay for a number of streaming services that give me more options than I could possibly ever watch. I do pay for Youtube Premium. There is infinitely more stuff I find interesting on Youtube than on Youtube TV.
  11. randian

    randian Active Member

    Jan 15, 2014
    Why not get an F1 TV sub?
  12. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    I've been complaining lately about our somewhat minimal usage of YTTV. This sizable increase makes my decision easy.

    I'm out, immediately.

    Edit: Just a few clicks, easy peasy.
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  13. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    So, let me get this straight, you won't pony up the cost of two fancy Starbucks drinks per month? OK...yeah, it's the "principle" of the thing. The gall of Google to do something so terrible. And, lest ye think I'm a Google fanboy, I'm totally immersed in the  ecosystem.
  14. MacThor

    MacThor Not Pictured

    Feb 7, 2002
    Richmond VA
    Maybe if 30% of subscribers do that, they'll rethink it.
    The "new content" isn't a 30% bump.
    It's not as if the providers (cable and otherwise) have lowered their fees even though all the sports channels have been nothing but talk for months.
    I also suspect contact will be lacking in about a year, since most production has been shut down.
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  15. markb

    markb Well-Known Member

    Jul 24, 2002
    San Diego
    It's quite a dilemma. In my house, we find ourselves watching less and less cable TV programming, so it's value to us keeps going down, while the price keeps going up. But we still watch some things on it, and it's really nice to have it available when we want to watch something on a whim. (We're not actually YouTube TV subscribers, yet, but we were thinking of switching.)
  16. gschrock

    gschrock Active Member

    Dec 27, 2001
    holt, mi
    I honestly didn't even realize that was available for the US. Hmm, $80 (presumably $60 after the discount they're advertising) for live, or $27 for the on demand. The live stuff would basically be the cost of turning hulu live back on for me for a couple months. But realistically I have to admit I seldom watch the races live given the time zones, so that on demand pricing is actually a definite possibility for now.

    Hmm, although the replays might only be 2 days later, even on their more expensive package. Whereas with hulu live the espn feed is available later that same day. Hmm, pondering pondering.

  17. PaulS

    PaulS Active Member

    Sep 16, 2002
    Southern NH
    I'm also out on YouTubeTV. It was barely worth the cost to me at $50/month, given what I was watching (a few shows and live sports which are currently non-existent). Adding 8 channels I'll never watch and an additional cost of $15/month to the bargaining table tips the scales quite easily for me.
  18. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    We're in the same market. What's your plan for Live Locals & Sports?

    Locast will bring me most of my locals, but NESN and NBC Sports are not in the mix. Ugh.
  19. PaulS

    PaulS Active Member

    Sep 16, 2002
    Southern NH
    Rabbit ears aren't an option for me - I'd only get Channel 9 reliably. Hulu Live doesn't carry NESN, so I'd have to go with whatever streaming option the NHL is providing to watch the B's. I don't really watch locals except when the Pats are on. Not sure what to do there. Haven't really evaluated the options in too much detail yet. Decision was made easier by the fact that there's nothing new on TV right now - that will change when sports start back up.

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