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I’m thinking of a combination of high speed internet, a Roku, YouTube Tv, Philos, & Netflix to kill the cable bill. Viewing their channels they’re missing SNY, YES, & NESN. How do I get those?
 
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I am looking to switch to YTTV from Comcast. My savings will end up about 35 a month, but I have a 2nd location I can use it in which would drive up the savings by another 100 a month.

Does anyone use YTTV across two locations? I won‘t get YES but hopefully that gets figured out next year.
 
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I am looking to switch to YTTV from Comcast. My savings will end up about 35 a month, but I have a 2nd location I can use it in which would drive up the savings by another 100 a month.

Does anyone use YTTV across two locations? I won‘t get YES but hopefully that gets figured out next year.
I use YTTV in Ct and Florida. YES has been a problem for awhile and it’s been years now right?. I use my sons MLB in Florida forYES and my brothers Optimum on my iPad in Ct. Every now and then there is a location problem that blocks access to some channels when you bounce back and forth. Once I had to cancel my subscription and re enroll to solve that ( they advised it).
 
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I use YTTV in Ct and Florida. YES has been a problem for awhile and it’s been years now right?. I use my sons MLB in Florida forYES and my brothers Optimum on my iPad in Ct. Every now and then there is a location problem that blocks access to some channels when you bounce back and forth. Once I had to cancel my subscription and re enroll to solve that ( they advised it).
My neighbor has YTTV at his house and his shore house (same state, but 100+ miles away). He hasn't had an issue with YTTV cutting the shore house off. I travel with my firestick whenever we go away. When putting on YTTV I will sometimes get a message asking if I'm temporarily out of my area. I say yes, and it works. Not sure if that would be an issue after time.
There is no current solution for YES. It hasn't been on for a while now (at least this and last season since I've been a subscriber). I'd think YES will eventually create an (overpriced) option to direct stream. As a Yankee fan, I've been fine with just watching a handful of games per year, but I wouldn't have liked it when I was a bigger fan years ago.
 
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My neighbor has YTTV at his house and his shore house (same state, but 100+ miles away). He hasn't had an issue with YTTV cutting the shore house off. I travel with my firestick whenever we go away. When putting on YTTV I will sometimes get a message asking if I'm temporarily out of my area. I say yes, and it works. Not sure if that would be an issue after time.
There is no current solution for YES. It hasn't been on for a while now (at least this and last season since I've been a subscriber). I'd think YES will eventually create an (overpriced) option to direct stream. As a Yankee fan, I've been fine with just watching a handful of games per year, but I wouldn't have liked it when I was a bigger fan years ago.
At this point in about 2 weeks all the games will be on YTTV however long the Yankees make it last which frankly is in great question.
 

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So a saga unfolds. Decided to ditch Xfinity. Tried to sign up for Fios (former customer) need credit check. Went to unfreeze and I'm locked out of Experian. Evidently, there is a security flaw and I was a victim of it. Two weeks later, I'm still trying to get access to my Experian account (maybe Friday). If you haven't checked lately, you might want to. I

Fios wasn't ok with just the other two agencies (which is ridiculous), so I signed up for Fios in my wife's name. They come to turn it on this Friday. Then I'll choose between YTTV and Hulu+. Cost is identical, since I currently pay $15 for the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN package. YTTV gives you 3 screens, Hulu 2 screens, but I can go to unlimited for $10 on Hulu, making the total cost the same ($70+$10).

I will miss the Bruins and Sox in the spring, but maybe NESN will come to its senses by then.
 

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VPN's can mask location to help with watching local stations including RSN's from different areas of the country.
Otherwise you get different network affiliates which can also impact things like which NFL games you see on the networks.
Somewhat odd to me is you can't get the big streaming services if you are overseas. You definitely need a VPN to mask location and trick it on to thinking you are in US.
 
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VPN's can mask location to help with watching local stations including RSN's from different areas of the country.
Otherwise you get different network affiliates which can also impact things like which NFL games you see on the networks.
Somewhat odd to me is you can't get the big streaming services if you are overseas. You definitely need a VPN to mask location and trick it on to thinking you are in US.
vpn did not work for mlb
 

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When putting on YTTV I will sometimes get a message asking if I'm temporarily out of my area. I say yes, and it works. Not sure if that would be an issue after time.
That happened to me when I was out-of-state on my phone, never at home. The only thing that changed that I noticed is that the network stations changed fron CT to local affiliates.
 
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So a saga unfolds. Decided to ditch Xfinity. Tried to sign up for Fios (former customer) need credit check. Went to unfreeze and I'm locked out of Experian. Evidently, there is a security flaw and I was a victim of it. Two weeks later, I'm still trying to get access to my Experian account (maybe Friday). If you haven't checked lately, you might want to. I

Fios wasn't ok with just the other two agencies (which is ridiculous), so I signed up for Fios in my wife's name. They come to turn it on this Friday. Then I'll choose between YTTV and Hulu+. Cost is identical, since I currently pay $15 for the Disney+/Hulu/ESPN package. YTTV gives you 3 screens, Hulu 2 screens, but I can go to unlimited for $10 on Hulu, making the total cost the same ($70+$10).

I will miss the Bruins and Sox in the spring, but maybe NESN will come to its senses by then.
It’s a moot point since you already installed FOIS but I get DirectTV and just about every channel known (including all the sports channels including NESN) for $189 a month. The picture quality is also a tad better than the best streaming signal.
 

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It’s a moot point since you already installed FOIS but I get DirectTV and just about every channel known (including all the sports channels including NESN) for $189 a month. The picture quality is also a tad better than the best streaming signal.
The internet speeds are just not really adequate though. I did look at their streaming service, but it's quite expensive.
 

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Fios came. With Comcast I had three plug in WiFi extenders I had purchased. With Fios I paid $5 a month to get two, but they aren't the same. They are huge router sized things. I also now have WifI 6, which my PC recognized immediately. I don't think I'll have zoom video issues anymore. The speed is just vastly improved now.

Now I'm trying to cancel Disney+ bundle through Disney, so I can sign up with Hulu and keep my account. Crazy what a pain that is.

Next stop, phone service via Ooma.
 
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The internet speeds are just not really adequate though. I did look at their streaming service, but it's quite expensive.
We get our extremely fast internet wi-fi through Spectrum (Charter Communications) we also get a landline phone attached to an answering machine. You are correct in that DTV’s wi-fi is just average. Spectrum charges us $79/mo for both the phone line and a first rate Wi-Fi signal. TV is all DirectTV (except for any streaming stuff on the net, like Netflix) a ton of channels plus the Sports Package, and ton of free on demand stuff. What sold me on DTV was picture resolution on MLB games, compared to the same games on a streaming signal. When switching between the two feeds while the center field camera showed the back of the pitchers mound, I focused on the cleat cleaner on back edge of the mound, and on the DTV the bristles were like pins, very well defined, while the streaming signal while very clean and noise free, it didn’t have the same sharp defined resolution like the DTV sat did.
 

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Fios came. With Comcast I had three plug in WiFi extenders I had purchased. With Fios I paid $5 a month to get two, but they aren't the same. They are huge router sized things. I also now have WifI 6, which my PC recognized immediately. I don't think I'll have zoom video issues anymore. The speed is just vastly improved now.

Now I'm trying to cancel Disney+ bundle through Disney, so I can sign up with Hulu and keep my account. Crazy what a pain that is.

Next stop, phone service via Ooma.
We just dropped the home phone service entirely. To be honest I really have missed it. 99% of the calls were solicitors anyway. anyone who wants to reach us would try first on our cells.
 

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Finished cutting the cord. Cable is gone, and my internet speeds are much faster with fiber and I have unlimited data now. I tried Fubo and YoutubeTV, but ended up with Hulu Live. I really like Bloomberg in the morning (YoutubeTV doesn't have Bloomberg) and Fubo doesn't have TNT/TBS, which is a show stopper for me because of basketball. Hulu has both but also has by far the worst interface of the 3, and it can be hard to find stuff on Hulu Live. But Hulu Live also provides a complete Hulu/Disney+/ESPN+ bundle, which includes all of the premium ESPN content on its website. That is a very good fringe benefit
 

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