I don't want Hulu, Disney+ or any of the HBO's. In fact I abhor Disney+. I have my perfect bundle for $22 a month (shared) for YouTube TV plus $47 for my 1 Gig ISP.Why not just add Live TV to Hulu, get the Disney bundle (which effectively makes Disney+ free), add an HBO subscription for $9/mo and get HBO Max included?
When I called to cancel Fios, they switched me over to their retention department. They asked me if they could try and reduce my monthly bill. I said sure. After about 25 minutes on hold, they came back with a $5 monthly reduction. I said sayonara. I haven't looked back. I went from $209 a month to $70 with shared YouTube TV and my 1 gb ISP.Just dropped Spectrum cable for YouTube. Seamless. And I LOVE how it's just a matter of a few clicks to drop it if I so choose. Dropping Spectrum was a painful, time consuming hassle that involved a LOT of sales pressure, including at least five minutes worth to switch to Spectrum mobile while I'm in the middle of trying to get rid of Spectrum cable. Never going back. And so far as "living under a rock" is concerned, it's not that so much as just general laziness and having no choice but to keep cable for highspeed internet because there are no other alternatives locally.
I never thought I'd miss my criminal conglomerate cable service but my 2 Roku TVs w/YT-TV has been an unending humungous nightmare. When you had cable problems, you KNEW who was responsible. With Roku & YT-TV, there are endless entities that could be liable. Roku is a Walmart exclusive that is manufactured in China by TCL. Roku CS claims no responsibility for malfunctions of the TCL unit. Bloodsucking Google's YT-TV has no CS & never fixes problems reported w/their feedback function. Google has changed my playback area to podunk towns 500 mi away 4x in the last year, meaning I couldn't get local news & many networks available in metro areas. It took WEEKS to get them to change it the first 2x but there was no help for the 2nd 2x. I can't remember what finally worked. For 2 months Roku was blasting ads at 10x regular volume & the only reason I KNEW it was Roku was because a customer posted a complaint about Roku movies blasting ads. Nobody is claiming responsibility for skipping/unsynced audio, volume disparities among networks, constant restarts mid-program & a1M other problems. There have been 2 carriage wars in the last year, the second not only raised YT-TVs fee but increased ads so there's more ads/PSA/gratuitously decadent Bravo (MSNBCs sister station) program promos /YT Tips & tricks/Zen moments & dumb-down ads than programming. We are also forced to endure an up to 3-minute 2-not/2-bar syncopated clacking cacophony interlude before and/or after endless ads following each 5 minutes of programming.I finally canceled cable and signed up for YouTube TV, which has saved me a ton of money. It's also a breeze to use.
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