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KBG29 said:
LivingMetal said:
I have Vue. Nice sevice. Not much to complain about. Going to go with Hulu + Live TV. I almost went with Hulu + Live TV a while back, but at the time, no support for Android TV and no AMC. Now, Hulu supports Android TV, but still no AMC. I gave up on Walking Dead so the no AMC is a non-issue now anyway.

I've been giving another look at YouTube and Hulu with Live TV for the last 24 hours. YouTube is much more similar to Vue. The Hulu UI is not suited for Live TV. The Pricing, Channel Lineup,  and the features on offer with YouTube are supirior as well. I initially wanted to go with Hulu, but it looks like YouTube is going to win my business. 

Now, for the sake of many of my family members, I hope Sony opens up the ability to use some of these other services. I have XBO, so I have options. The rest of my family all have PS4 as their only device for streaming to their main display. 

My TV has native support for YouTube TV. So I haven't bothered to see if my PS4 does. I thought PS4 supported Youtube? I know my Xbox One X does. I was using the CW app on it but I don't need it with YouTube TV. The lack of NFL Network is a pain in the ass. I can watch Thursday games on Prime Video but I like their non game coverage far better than ESPN's.

Also, I do not agree with the "Vue splitting the market" argument. It was literally a replacement for cable. It bundle existing networks, like Cable, but at a far cheaper cost.



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Darc Requiem said:
KBG29 said:

I've been giving another look at YouTube and Hulu with Live TV for the last 24 hours. YouTube is much more similar to Vue. The Hulu UI is not suited for Live TV. The Pricing, Channel Lineup,  and the features on offer with YouTube are supirior as well. I initially wanted to go with Hulu, but it looks like YouTube is going to win my business. 

Now, for the sake of many of my family members, I hope Sony opens up the ability to use some of these other services. I have XBO, so I have options. The rest of my family all have PS4 as their only device for streaming to their main display. 

My TV has native support for YouTube TV. So I haven't bothered to see if my PS4 does. I thought PS4 supported Youtube? I know my Xbox One X does. I was using the CW app on it but I don't need it with YouTube TV. The lack of NFL Network is a pain in the ass. I can watch Thursday games on Prime Video but I like their non game coverage far better than ESPN's.

Also, I do not agree with the "Vue splitting the market" argument. It was literally a replacement for cable. It bundle existing networks, like Cable, but at a far cheaper cost.

It does.  In my case, both of my HDTVs can accommodate YouTube, Hulu Live TV and Vue.

EDIT: Just looked into YouTube TV.  Looking tempting.

Last edited by LivingMetal - on 31 October 2019