Cord Cutters

MonoStereo

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I just cancelled our DirecTV Stream service. I liked it just fine, but I'm just as happy w/Hulu Live TV for $35-ish less a month. I actually save more than that, because I don't have to shell out $$$ for the Disney bundle every month anymore ( it's included w/Hulu Live TV ).

The only problem is that at this point, I don't have a way to watch my Royals games. Amazon just bailed out Bally Sports & in theory will get the streaming rights to the Royals. If that happens, either they'll be included in Prime Video ( which I already have ) or as an additional product ( which is what I'm assuming will happen ). Even if I have to pay extra for that it should still be cheaper than what DirecTV Stream costs.

I had to make a decision because my DirecTV account would "un-pause" in a few days & I'd start being charged again ( I paused it 3 months ago to give Hulu a shot ). Worst case scenario, I can always resubscribe to them if there ends up being no other way to get my games.
 

MonoStereo

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The whole Royals/Amazon streaming deal hasn't been ironed out yet, so I ended up ponying up for the Bally Sports App Season Pass so I could watch games. $106 for the baseball regular season, which ends up being about 17 bucks a month. If you read the post directly above this one, you would see that it's still cheaper than paying for DirecTV Stream. The Bally Sports app catches a lotta grief - it's known as a pretty janky way to watch games. But so far I've had zero issues with it, so I dunno what I'm doing right. I only watch via the app on my Roku TV, & maybe other people are watching on their phones or something. Or maybe they just got their shit together after last season. ( shrugs ) Either way, so far so good.
 

scotchandcigar

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It just occurred to me that this thread is named incorrectly. Although "cord-cutters" is what they call people who've gotten rid of subscription cable TV with a box, the only people who are truly cutting the cords are those using either satellite dishes (pretty rare now) or cell service as a Wi-Fi hotspot. The rest of us are still relying on cords to provide the internet service, so we can ditch the cable TV providers and use a streaming service.

With that said, I've just seen that our suburban, spread-out town of York has been wired with Fidium fiber optic cable. They just did our street. At present, those of us who don't use a dish or can't get a good cell signal, are still relying on Spectrum coax cable for internet, and then we're either streaming or using the Spectrum cable TV service. Soon, we'll be able to get fiber optic internet service, which I'd imagine would be pretty fast. I'm at about 370 Mbps now, but faster and cheaper (or at least some competition) would be good.
 

scotchandcigar

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Soon, we'll be able to get fiber optic internet service, which I'd imagine would be pretty fast. I'm at about 370 Mbps now, but faster and cheaper (or at least some competition) would be good.
According to their site, I'll be able to get 300 Mbps service for $75/month. Well, $65/month, plus $10/month for the Wi-Fi router (I guess you could just buy a router and save on the monthly charge). Or for $85/month, I get 1 Gbps, with the router included. That sounds like the way to go, as we're paying $85 now, including the router fee.