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Last year I cut the cord. Reception on my TV was good for some games, bad for others. Some games were only on ESPN/NFL and I didn't get it.

This year, I'm going to bite the bullet and get TV via an internet service.

Youtube TV is $50/month and has tons of channels. That's more than I want to spend, but I could split with a friend or family member, possibly. They allow for 6 installed devices with 3 concurrent streams.

Sling Blue is $30/month and appears to have FOX, NBC, and the NFL Network, among others. It has less channels than the YoutubeTV app.

My smart TV has an app for Sling and app for Youtube, but not YoutubeTV.

Does anyone have experience with either of these, or have a better alternative?
 
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One more thing about youtubetv that I like is I have an android box I run it on. I'm able to use a fake GPS app and get any local feed I want using that. Want to watch the game that's airing in New York? Just change your GPS setting and voila.
 

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True, and you cannot dvr the sling feeds for espn. I was going to be delayed watching a MNF game so bought the dvr option on sling. However it only works with certain of the channels. NFLN I don't recall, but ESPN does not allow it.

I don't remember all the exact details, but sling for football was terrible. Basically it isn't worth even trying to get nfl games on it because they can't carry them. You'll need to have other means ultimately.
I've never had an issue with watching NFL games on Sling. Then again, I don't watch much NFL beyond the Saints and I watch the Saints games on the local channel with an over the air HD antenna.
 
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I've never had an issue with watching NFL games on Sling. Then again, I don't watch much NFL beyond the Saints and I watch the Saints games on the local channel with an over the air HD antenna.
That is what I found I was doing. They didn't have any of the games on sling basically. I think I wound up watching the 1 MNF feed, but was very unhappy that I couldn't pause or delay the broadcast. Everything else was either OTA or Amazon prime feed.
 

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I've had YouTubeTV since October, and the only complaints I've had is no NFL Network(I miss GMFB), and that the live feed is about 30 seconds behind cable and over-the-air broadcasts. I like the unlimited DVR, and I recently read a report that 14 new channels(including Comedy Central) are being added this summer.
 

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I've had YouTubeTV since October, and the only complaints I've had is no NFL Network(I miss GMFB), and that the live feed is about 30 seconds behind cable and over-the-air broadcasts. I like the unlimited DVR, and I recently read a report that 14 new channels(including Comedy Central) are being added this summer.

Interesting. If YouTube TV added Comedy Central and a few other channels, I'd gladly switch from Sling. It's not bad, but it's not as good as PS Vue was and it should be better for the price.

I found an article on it: https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/7/2...betv-nickelodeon-mtv-comedy-central-streaming
 

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The best part about both is you can cancel and start up anytime without gimmicks. I cancelled youtube tv for June thru mid August for preseason. I might even just go though all of August and just use the antenna for preseason. That’s a good $150 saved to help offset the steep cost.
 
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FYI, sling won't show you local channels. You'll need to have antenna for that anyway. The ESPN etc won't be on there either. Been there and tried it. YouTube is the one you want for this. Won't get you NFLN, but I refuse to watch that anyway. The games will be on another channel you can watch iirc.
You can get AirTV free for Sling. You just need to buy the AirTV box. Just like any other antenna box.

 

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I have internet that costs 80 a month. Then 2 emby shares for vod 2 live iptv with all channels and ppv which adds 25 bucks
 

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