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SrTrekker
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Streaming Services

I am looking to cut-the-cord.  I have 4 tv's.  I like the Roku product line.  However, my initial investigation surfaced YouTube as my preferred streaming provider, due to its breadth of channels, and significant DVR capability with "unlimited" recording hours and skip commercial feature.  Relative to viewing, I like the local networks and cable news shows.  With Roku & Youtube not playing nice in the sandbox, it appears that, even if you can get YouTube working over Roku, there may be some feature loss with the work-arounds. 

It appears my choice is to find another streaming service, or a different streaming player manufacturer.  Can any folks suggest a comparable streaming service meeting the requirements above?  TIA

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atc98092
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As you might know, YouTube TV is still available within the main YouTube channel. I've never used YTTV, so I have no idea what functionality might have been lost between YT and YTTV apps.

As to other providers, Sling TV is one option. It has DVR functionality and many of the same channels that YTTV offers. Hulu also offers similar functionality. I believe there might be one or two others, but since I don't use them I'm not familiar with them. 

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JCGoodwin
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Services like Hulu Live and YTTV may have more channels than smaller apps, but I think it's important to remember that more isn't necessarily better.

In short: I find it best to just use Philo with an antenna and a sports app or two.

Longer version: The screens above show my very first Roku line-up (top) and my current one. My interests are largely the same, I've just found better, less expensive ways to watch.

I'd used Sling to get lifestyle networks and Tennis Channel. Then I realized that the networks I wanted were cheaper on Philo, and the Tennis Channel app is far superior to the standalone channel.

I've downloaded a lot of YT videos to a flash drive, which I watch ad-free via Media Player.

WWE Network has essentially moved to Peacock, though I preferred the standalone app.

AvsGunnar
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@JCGoodwin 

Nice thing about streaming is the ability and flexibility to customize your channels/apps around your viewing needs.    

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JCGoodwin
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@AvsGunnar wrote:

@JCGoodwin 

Nice thing about streaming is the ability and flexibility to customize your channels/apps around your viewing needs.    


Indeed. After two days of streaming, I realized why it was all the rage, and it was hard to imagine ever going back to cable. I love Roku.

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