Got sick of DirectTV’s nonsense and tried Netflix for the first time last night. Called my local cable company, who is also my ISP, and got a 13 channel bundle + 25 mg Internet for $9 more than my current bill which does not include TV and only had 20 mg Internet.
We have Fayetteville season tickets. Hopefully that satisfies my sports cravings. I see a lot more radio broadcasts in my future. Anything is better than dealing with DirectTV any longer.
I would suggest you try SlingTV. You can download it on whatever device you use to access Netflix. It costs $20 per month and includes ESPN, ESPN2 and some of the other more popular cable channels. You can purchase a $5 add-on that includes more sports channels like ESPNU and SEC Network. It doesn’t require a contract and you can typically do a week-long free trial.
That and a digital antenna should give you access to most of the games on TV, not to mention the other platforms like Twitter and YouTube attempting to get into the live broadcast arena.
I’ve gone from SlingTv to PlayStation Vue. It’s basically just like SlingTv but plays more smoothly. I think your variety of channels are better too. I really like it. The package I got was 34.99 which includes all ESPN channels including SEC network. But they do have a 44.99 package with tons of sport channels as well.
I think there are some ways to do that, but you have to be pretty tech savvy. Most shows are added online or to an on-demand channel pretty quickly now, so I think that’s how most people watch when they don’t have a DVR.
Well I use Cox. I have their next to the highest speed. 100 GB? Not sure what term they use but I’m going to move to the 200 rate next week. A cox tech guy has to come out and program or fine tune that.
Any other options guys?
I would try any of what has been talked about here I just need an internet connection able to move a lot of data fast.
I have a question for those who have either Play Station Vue or Sling. Are you able to use the various apps on tablets like iPad that require a provider like a cable company or Directv to view their content?
You get watch ESPN app as part of sling. There are others that work with the sling subscription. Only works with the channels you get through sling. Many people use another persons login credentials to access other apps but obviously that’s not legal.
Between free stuff available online, Netflix and sling our family could no longer justify the cost of cable not to mention it always seemed to go up a few bucks every few months.