YouTube TV



  • Got YouTube TV installed on my Sony Bravia (Android TV) today and I got say... this beats everything hands down. I've been chromecasting until now and that's been mostly fine with me.

    Anyone else using this this?

    So far I've used these Live TV services...

    • Sling (worst delays)
    • Hulu Live (UI/UX designers are on drugs)
    • DIRECTV Now (a distant runner up)

    Haven't user PlayStation TV but I can't imagine I would ever be swayed.

    Plus with YouTube Music/Red Family plan I gave all my kids there own account for free, as well as my parents. Everyone has there own unlimited Cloud DVR



  • @bigbear What type of "TV" is it? Does it have network channels?



  • @wrx7m said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear What type of "TV" is it? Does it have network channels?

    Youtube TV is live TV with cloud
    https://tv.youtube.com

    The app for smart TV's just came out and that is what is cementing this for me as a permanent solution.



  • Very interested in this. I’ve been waiting until it was on my area, which it is now. The price tag isn’t that bad at all. And multiple accounts and included DVR capability is cool. Doesn’t look like it’s available for the Firestick yet which is my main streaming tool.



  • Does it have 5.1 surround sound?



  • @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    Very interested in this. I’ve been waiting until it was on my area, which it is now. The price tag isn’t that bad at all. And multiple accounts and included DVR capability is cool. Doesn’t look like it’s available for the Firestick yet which is my main streaming tool.

    I have fire TV Gen 1 and 2 Roku Gen 2s for my main streaming but also have 2 ps3s and a ps4.



  • I would really like a la carte pricing. I don't speak Spanish, so why would I want at least 2 Spanish only channels? This is one of the biggest problems with traditional TV providers; a whole bunch of crap channels I don't want, in a bundle with some I do want.



  • "YouTube TV works everywhere in the U.S., with live TV offered in areas where we’re launched. Your access to local networks will vary depending on which zip code you're in."

    I take this to mean that, while traveling, you would have to VPN into your home network in order to watch live TV, with any certainty.



  • @wrx7m said in YouTube TV:

    "YouTube TV works everywhere in the U.S., with live TV offered in areas where we’re launched. Your access to local networks will vary depending on which zip code you're in."

    I take this to mean that, while traveling, you would have to VPN into your home network in order to watch live TV, with any certainty.

    No limits when traveling so far. I think its to determine which local channels (ones you would otherwise get with a roof antenna) it makes available to you for streaming.

    I am huge fan of Roku and I dont see it on the roadmap yet. I love the way the Roku Stick will grab a cookie from your laptop and work on a hotel TV over hotel Wifi.



  • @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    Very interested in this. I’ve been waiting until it was on my area, which it is now. The price tag isn’t that bad at all. And multiple accounts and included DVR capability is cool. Doesn’t look like it’s available for the Firestick yet which is my main streaming tool.

    Oddly, with Apple TV you can access the most content. Google Play purchases via Youtube app under your Purchased playlist, iTunes purchases, all streaming services, etc.

    Firestick seems like its the last to get everything, but its also the one I have had the most trouble with. I gave mine to my dad and he noticed on his ERX it was consuming crazy amounts of bandwidth for things like background images in standby. Have you had trouble with this?



  • @wrx7m said in YouTube TV:

    I would really like a la carte pricing. I don't speak Spanish, so why would I want at least 2 Spanish only channels? This is one of the biggest problems with traditional TV providers; a whole bunch of crap channels I don't want, in a bundle with some I do want.

    If you compare to something like DirecTV Now you are getting the $50 package for only $35. So far what they bundle (like spanish) doesnt appear to result in any upcharge at least.

    Interface on Android TV and performance is best by far though.

    I checked and I guess its XBOX versions that are getting the app first. I do hope it comes to Roku though.

    I only have a Android TV because my wife and kids got me an 85" Bravia for my birthday, something I would never spend money on myself. Roku stick and off brand TV's are good for me.



  • @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    Very interested in this. I’ve been waiting until it was on my area, which it is now. The price tag isn’t that bad at all. And multiple accounts and included DVR capability is cool. Doesn’t look like it’s available for the Firestick yet which is my main streaming tool.

    Oddly, with Apple TV you can access the most content. Google Play purchases via Youtube app under your Purchased playlist, iTunes purchases, all streaming services, etc.

    Firestick seems like its the last to get everything, but its also the one I have had the most trouble with. I gave mine to my dad and he noticed on his ERX it was consuming crazy amounts of bandwidth for things like background images in standby. Have you had trouble with this?

    I haven’t noticed anything in regards to bandwidth. Of course , I’m not monitoring anything at home either.



  • @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    Very interested in this. I’ve been waiting until it was on my area, which it is now. The price tag isn’t that bad at all. And multiple accounts and included DVR capability is cool. Doesn’t look like it’s available for the Firestick yet which is my main streaming tool.

    Oddly, with Apple TV you can access the most content. Google Play purchases via Youtube app under your Purchased playlist, iTunes purchases, all streaming services, etc.

    Firestick seems like its the last to get everything, but its also the one I have had the most trouble with. I gave mine to my dad and he noticed on his ERX it was consuming crazy amounts of bandwidth for things like background images in standby. Have you had trouble with this?

    I haven’t noticed anything in regards to bandwidth. Of course , I’m not monitoring anything at home either.

    Not sure if it's still like this out of the box or not. This article is older...

    https://www.geek.com/android/amazons-fire-tv-can-consume-80gb-a-day-predicting-what-you-want-to-watch-1598095/


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    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    Very interested in this. I’ve been waiting until it was on my area, which it is now. The price tag isn’t that bad at all. And multiple accounts and included DVR capability is cool. Doesn’t look like it’s available for the Firestick yet which is my main streaming tool.

    Oddly, with Apple TV you can access the most content. Google Play purchases via Youtube app under your Purchased playlist, iTunes purchases, all streaming services, etc.

    Firestick seems like its the last to get everything, but its also the one I have had the most trouble with. I gave mine to my dad and he noticed on his ERX it was consuming crazy amounts of bandwidth for things like background images in standby. Have you had trouble with this?

    I haven’t noticed anything in regards to bandwidth. Of course , I’m not monitoring anything at home either.

    Not sure if it's still like this out of the box or not. This article is older...

    https://www.geek.com/android/amazons-fire-tv-can-consume-80gb-a-day-predicting-what-you-want-to-watch-1598095/

    That’s extreme. Wow


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    Especially bad as it never gets it even close.



  • @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    Very interested in this. I’ve been waiting until it was on my area, which it is now. The price tag isn’t that bad at all. And multiple accounts and included DVR capability is cool. Doesn’t look like it’s available for the Firestick yet which is my main streaming tool.

    Oddly, with Apple TV you can access the most content. Google Play purchases via Youtube app under your Purchased playlist, iTunes purchases, all streaming services, etc.

    Firestick seems like its the last to get everything, but its also the one I have had the most trouble with. I gave mine to my dad and he noticed on his ERX it was consuming crazy amounts of bandwidth for things like background images in standby. Have you had trouble with this?

    I haven’t noticed anything in regards to bandwidth. Of course , I’m not monitoring anything at home either.

    Not sure if it's still like this out of the box or not. This article is older...

    https://www.geek.com/android/amazons-fire-tv-can-consume-80gb-a-day-predicting-what-you-want-to-watch-1598095/

    That’s crazy!



  • @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @fuznutz04 said in YouTube TV:

    Very interested in this. I’ve been waiting until it was on my area, which it is now. The price tag isn’t that bad at all. And multiple accounts and included DVR capability is cool. Doesn’t look like it’s available for the Firestick yet which is my main streaming tool.

    Oddly, with Apple TV you can access the most content. Google Play purchases via Youtube app under your Purchased playlist, iTunes purchases, all streaming services, etc.

    Firestick seems like its the last to get everything, but its also the one I have had the most trouble with. I gave mine to my dad and he noticed on his ERX it was consuming crazy amounts of bandwidth for things like background images in standby. Have you had trouble with this?

    I haven’t noticed anything in regards to bandwidth. Of course , I’m not monitoring anything at home either.

    Not sure if it's still like this out of the box or not. This article is older...

    https://www.geek.com/android/amazons-fire-tv-can-consume-80gb-a-day-predicting-what-you-want-to-watch-1598095/

    Ok, I'm turning on logging for my ER-POE at home to see if it's still that bad now.



  • I'm never going to allow regular network programming.

    I'm sticking to services that allow you to choose which shows or movies you want to watech at will and commercial free.

    We need nothing more than Netflix, Amazon, and Kodi. Those are less than half the cost of that YouTube TV thing.


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    @tim_g said in YouTube TV:

    I'm never going to allow regular network programming.

    I'm sticking to services that allow you to choose which shows or movies you want to watech at will and commercial free.

    We need nothing more than Netflix, Amazon, and Kodi. Those are less than half the cost of that YouTube TV thing.

    That's exactly what I do too. It's not that I'm not willing to pay for that stuff, I actively don't want it.



  • @scottalanmiller said in YouTube TV:

    @tim_g said in YouTube TV:

    I'm never going to allow regular network programming.

    I'm sticking to services that allow you to choose which shows or movies you want to watech at will and commercial free.

    We need nothing more than Netflix, Amazon, and Kodi. Those are less than half the cost of that YouTube TV thing.

    That's exactly what I do too. It's not that I'm not willing to pay for that stuff, I actively don't want it.

    Yeah, same here.



  • @tim_g said in YouTube TV:

    I'm never going to allow regular network programming.

    I'm sticking to services that allow you to choose which shows or movies you want to watech at will and commercial free.

    We need nothing more than Netflix, Amazon, and Kodi. Those are less than half the cost of that YouTube TV thing.

    The problems I have going without network TV:

    1.) We have people over a lot, they want to watch sports (family, friends, parties).

    2.) Shows we watch on FX, AMC, NBC etc (Walking Dead, The Voice, Modern Family, Mr Robot (theres at least 20)

    3.) Random things like New Years and Thanksgiving Day parade werent available anywhere

    4.) Local news and other local channels (the require an Antenna with Roku)

    You can get some of it on Google Play, Amazon, Itunes, and some of it on Hulu. But it ends up much cheaper and with more features on Youtube TV.


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    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    2.) Shows we watch on FX, AMC, NBC etc (Walking Dead, The Voice, Modern Family, Mr Robot (theres at least 20)

    I only have Netflix and Amazon and I have the Walking Dead, Modern Family, etc. Definitely not The Voice, thank goodness, no idea about Mr Robot. Network shows that are good enough for Netflix to want, they get. Just because it's also on a network doesn't mean you won't get it some other way.



  • @scottalanmiller said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    2.) Shows we watch on FX, AMC, NBC etc (Walking Dead, The Voice, Modern Family, Mr Robot (theres at least 20)

    I only have Netflix and Amazon and I have the Walking Dead, Modern Family, etc. Definitely not The Voice, thank goodness, no idea about Mr Robot. Network shows that are good enough for Netflix to want, they get. Just because it's also on a network doesn't mean you won't get it some other way.

    Mr. Robot is an Amazon production... one guess where the only place to get it is.



  • @travisdh1 said in YouTube TV:

    @scottalanmiller said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    2.) Shows we watch on FX, AMC, NBC etc (Walking Dead, The Voice, Modern Family, Mr Robot (theres at least 20)

    I only have Netflix and Amazon and I have the Walking Dead, Modern Family, etc. Definitely not The Voice, thank goodness, no idea about Mr Robot. Network shows that are good enough for Netflix to want, they get. Just because it's also on a network doesn't mean you won't get it some other way.

    Mr. Robot is an Amazon production... one guess where the only place to get it is.

    Mr Robot is a USA Network program



  • @scottalanmiller said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    2.) Shows we watch on FX, AMC, NBC etc (Walking Dead, The Voice, Modern Family, Mr Robot (theres at least 20)

    I only have Netflix and Amazon and I have the Walking Dead, Modern Family, etc. Definitely not The Voice, thank goodness, no idea about Mr Robot. Network shows that are good enough for Netflix to want, they get. Just because it's also on a network doesn't mean you won't get it some other way.

    True but they are a season behind at least. You can buy them a day after but that adds up.

    The Voice is a wife favorite. Its tolerable. I usually work while she watches it in the background.



  • @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @travisdh1 said in YouTube TV:

    @scottalanmiller said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    2.) Shows we watch on FX, AMC, NBC etc (Walking Dead, The Voice, Modern Family, Mr Robot (theres at least 20)

    I only have Netflix and Amazon and I have the Walking Dead, Modern Family, etc. Definitely not The Voice, thank goodness, no idea about Mr Robot. Network shows that are good enough for Netflix to want, they get. Just because it's also on a network doesn't mean you won't get it some other way.

    Mr. Robot is an Amazon production... one guess where the only place to get it is.

    Mr Robot is a USA Network program

    It is? I thought that was one of Amazon's exclusives, oh well, w/e.



  • @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    @scottalanmiller said in YouTube TV:

    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    2.) Shows we watch on FX, AMC, NBC etc (Walking Dead, The Voice, Modern Family, Mr Robot (theres at least 20)

    I only have Netflix and Amazon and I have the Walking Dead, Modern Family, etc. Definitely not The Voice, thank goodness, no idea about Mr Robot. Network shows that are good enough for Netflix to want, they get. Just because it's also on a network doesn't mean you won't get it some other way.

    True but they are a season behind at least. You can buy them a day after but that adds up.

    Does being a season behind have any negative connotations?



  • When I quit Time Warner I had to hear it every day about how weird our life was without Cable TV, lol. So at this point I feel like Youtube TV is perfect iteration of Network TV over the Internet.

    I dont think anything is going to catch up or beat Google on this. But you never know.


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    @bigbear said in YouTube TV:

    When I quit Time Warner I had to hear it every day about how weird our life was without Cable TV, lol. So at this point I feel like Youtube TV is perfect iteration of Network TV over the Internet.

    I dont think anything is going to catch up or beat Google on this. But you never know.

    So glad that I cut the cables in the 1990s. So the idea of having cable in our house is completely unheard of and no one would ever consider it.


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    And every time we go to a family member's house and see it, we always come away saying "thank goodness we don't have that".


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