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Old 04-30-21, 11:32 AM
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Re: YouTube TV -- Live TV streaming service

I decided to give the Chromecast with Google TV a try on my main TV and get rid of the Roku. So far I like it a lot. The watchlist seems kind of pointless, but the YoutubeTV integration is great and I can still get to the rest of my apps pretty easily.
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Was freaking out until I read the app still works if you already have it. Thank god. I have converted several people to Roku and YTTV, so I was like man, this is going to be a fucking gigantic pain in the ass.....
All good and well until YouTube updates their app, yet it can't be updated on Roku.
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All good and well until YouTube updates their app, yet it can't be updated on Roku.
as long as the YTTV app still works, I give zero fucks what they do with it.
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Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
as long as the YTTV app still works, I give zero fucks what they do with it.
You won't be happy if what I suspect to be true is actually true. I can't get 1080p on YTTV using my Roku Stick+ because the connection is being limited to 2.5Mbps. If anybody else can check theirs that would help.
Old 05-07-21, 01:29 PM
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An update for our Roku users: Today weíre introducing a feature that gives you a new way to access YouTube TV from within the YouTube app. This update will be available to all YouTube TV members on Roku over the next few days, and we will expand to as many devices as we can over time. Here is how it works: Make sure you have the YouTube app downloaded from the Roku Channel StoreFrom the YouTube app, simply click on ďGo to YouTube TVĒ in the left-hand menu of the appIf itís your first time doing this, youíll need to sign in to YouTube TVYou can learn more in our Help Center
Old 05-08-21, 06:48 AM
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I read another article about the above that also had a quote from Google saying that if that maneuver fails, they're looking into ways of sending out "devices" (Chromecasts?) to YTTV subscribers. I'll have to find it.

EDIT: This isn't the piece I read, but it has the quote from Google:

Elsewhere in the post, Google says the YouTube team is still working to reach a new agreement with Roku. Still, it also says itís working with other companies to ďsecure free streaming devices in case YouTube TV members face any access issues on Roku.Ē
Old 05-10-21, 09:42 AM
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I read another article about the above that also had a quote from Google saying that if that maneuver fails, they're looking into ways of sending out "devices" (Chromecasts?) to YTTV subscribers. I'll have to find it.

EDIT: This isn't the piece I read, but it has the quote from Google:
Damn! I should have waited to buy my Chromecast and then bitched to Google about it. I am enjoying the device more than I liked the Roku, so it's pretty much all working out.
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Re: YouTube TV -- Live TV streaming service

Guess they're following through with the free devices:

YouTube TV is Offering Free TiVo Stream 4K and Chromecast Devices

Published 19 hours ago on Jun 15, 2021
Jess Barnes
With YouTube TV still feuding with Roku, the streaming service is now giving subscribers one of two alternatives by offering either a free TiVo Stream 4K or Chromecast device ahead of YouTube TV launching an optional 4K feature.

Subscribers have been getting the offer in emails, with the TiVo offer saying: “To ensure our loyal YouTube TV members have a great watch experience (including the ability to watch 4K content on our optional new add-on service coming soon!), we want to offer you a free TiVo Stream 4K device.”

Some customers have reported receiving the same email with TiVo Stream 4K device replaced by Chromecast with Google TV device. The emails have a link to redeem the offer which expires on June 30.

YouTube TV mentioned a new add-on package with 4K streaming, offline viewing, and unlimited concurrent streaming at home in a blog post in February.

“After just a few years, YouTube TV now has more than 3 million paid subscribers, 85+ networks, and offers unlimited DVR,” the company said. “Sports fans can even enjoy their favorite games with the ability to view key plays, hide spoilers, and check out real-time stats. And there’s more to come, including a new add-on option that lets viewers watch available shows in 4K or download them to their DVR to watch later offline.”
https://www.cordcuttersnews.com/yout...ecast-devices/
Old 06-18-21, 10:07 AM
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FYI: Free HBO/HBO Max/Cinemax through the 21st (17th - 21st)

It's only partial content for HBO Max, but stuff like Tenet, The Nevers, That Damn Michael Che, The Flight Attendant, is available (I don't know what goes on what platform anymore)

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Old 06-27-21, 09:26 PM
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Anyone else getting bad PQ when watching the NBA Playoffs in TNT? I don't have this problem with other channels so I don't think its my internet speed or connection.
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Re: YouTube TV -- Live TV streaming service

YouTube TV is offering a new 4K plan option for an extra $20 per month

https://deadline.com/2021/06/youtube...1749/#comments


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YouTube TV is offering a new 4K plan option for an extra $20 per month

https://deadline.com/2021/06/youtube...1749/#comments
To be fair, it is only $10/month for first year if you sign up. Better news is DD 5.1 is coming soon!

Looks like the 4k add on also gets you unlimited streams. Apparently unlimited on your own home network, but still limited to 3 outside of that.

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Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
To be fair, it is only $10/month for first year if you sign up.
That's still $75 a month. Not a good enough deal to get me to switch, I'm afraid.
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Re: YouTube TV -- Live TV streaming service

The only way I would ever consider changing to YouTube TV is if they added Spectrum SportsNet and SportsNet LA. But since YouTube, Hulu and Sling all hate the sports RSNs and they quit negotiating with each other, it’s a no go for me.

I waited 7 years for DirecTV to finally get Dodgers Network.

For those who do subscribe, I hope the 4K addition is good and worth it.
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Streaming services don't seem to want RSNs anymore. Too much added cost.

From what I see in Reddit, there is barely any 4k content available. And outside of the Olympics, there doesn't seem to be anything really this summer. I may consider it for NFL if somehow they can do a 4k RZ channel or offer 4k games.
Old 07-01-21, 10:42 AM
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Considering how much Sinclair wants to charge for that regional streaming package, I get the feeling it goes both ways.
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Re: YouTube TV -- Live TV streaming service

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YouTube TV is offering a new 4K plan option for an extra $20 per month

https://deadline.com/2021/06/youtube...1749/#comments
I donít use this service, but are there a lot of channels that broadcast in 4K? I wouldnít think so. At least not right now.
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There are none. Basically sporting events are VOD are all you get.
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$20.00 a month seems a steep price for nothing. I get tons of 4k content via streaming for very little (if any) markup. Surely they have something in mind for this price structure?
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$20.00 a month seems a steep price for nothing. I get tons of 4k content via streaming for very little (if any) markup. Surely they have something in mind for this price structure?
Well you are missing one thing. It does add unlimited home streams + 3 out of home streams. Some people potentially stream more than 3 at a time. That is an added benefit to some. But yes, the price structure for now, as it is, is sort of ridiculous.
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Additionally, now you can download shows from your DVR for offline viewing, if you get the 4k package...nice perk for when I'm traveling...
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That is a great feature actually.

But yeah that package isn't for me but I do still love YTTV, for at least another minor price hike.
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I’m thinking of switching to YouTube TV this week. I did some research online and it looks like you can use YouTube TV in different areas other than your home address as long as you don’t exceed three streams at once. Is that correct? If I switch over from cable, I can save $60 a month.
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Iím thinking of switching to YouTube TV this week. I did some research online and it looks like you can use YouTube TV in different areas other than your home address as long as you donít exceed three streams at once. Is that correct? If I switch over from cable, I can save $60 a month.
I can confirm this. I left Hulu Live because of how strict they were on that (4 address changes per year or something like that, if you go somewhere and login on a tv then come back home that's 2). By comparison, YTTV almost seems too open (you can even have 5 separate accounts join your "Family" so they have their own login to your YTTV, 3 streams simultaneously coming from wherever)

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Iím thinking of switching to YouTube TV this week. I did some research online and it looks like you can use YouTube TV in different areas other than your home address as long as you donít exceed three streams at once. Is that correct? If I switch over from cable, I can save $60 a month.
Regarding the different areas, that is correct. Last weekend my girlfriend and I were scrambling to be able to find a way to watch the Olympics opening ceremony and she ended up getting her dad to add her to his YouTube TV account. He lives in Detroit and we're in Virginia. When logging in, it noticed the geographic distance, but gave her a 30 day "I'm traveling" access to the service. (Which shouldn't be a problem, since we only need it for the Olympics.)

I'm not sure how far outside of the main account holder the other "family members" have to be in order to trigger that. Back when I had YTTV I gave my brother and sister access with no problems, but they're only about 20 miles away from me. I also don't know how many times one can extend the traveling exception, if that can be done at all.
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