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YouTube TV goes live now in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia. 30-day free trial - Free Google Chromecast with $35/mo

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YouTube TV launches Wednesday, offering a "skinny bundle" of about 50 live TV networks online for $35 a month, starting in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and the San Francisco. The service includes a 30-day free trial, and the company will throw in a free Google Chromecast streaming device, worth $35, after your first payment (i.e. after the second month). https://www.cnet.com/uk/news/yout...llennials/

SIGN UP link https://tv.youtube.com/welcome/

README http://gizmodo.com/youtube-tv-isn...1794070458
YouTube Red content is offered as a bonus, but none of the other features of YouTube Red (no ads on YouTube, access to Google Play Music) are included. Youtube TV's DVR function offers an unlimited amount of cloud storage and will save recordings for nine months at a time. http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/5/...on-service
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Last Edited by robottiksd April 13, 2017 at 07:10 PM
Available only on iPhones, Android phones, tablets and computers https://youtube.googleblog.com/20...-live.html
To watch it on an actual TV, you'll need to use Chromecast or a cast-compatible device
Cloud DVR with unlimited free storage (shows expire after 9 months)
Up to six accounts included per household, with up to three simultaneous streams
YouTube TV will also give members access to its slate of YouTube Red originals.

YouTube TV vs. Sling TV vs. DirecTV Now vs. PlayStation Vue: Channel lineups compared
https://www.cnet.com/news/youtube...-compared/

YouTube TV vs. the competition https://www.cnet.com/products/you...v/preview/

Now the bad stuff: Time Warner and Viacom channels like CNN, TNT, MTV, Comedy Central and HBO aren't included. Apple users who sign up for YouTube TV from an iOS device will be charged an extra $4.99 more than what Android or web users are charged.

YouTube TV includes unlimited cloud DVR storage. With that feature, you can even add a show or sports team to your favourites, and it'll automatically save them for you. Your cloud DVR records as many shows as you want, simultaneously, without using data or space on your phone (though you can stream recordings from any device at any time). Google said it stores each of your recordings for nine months. And, yes, you can fast forward or rewind DVR content, so you can quickly pass right over all those annoying commercials.


BUT - "If a show is available on-demand, then viewers won't be able to skip ads, even if they recorded the episode on DVR"

https://www.wsj.com/articles/yout...1491842805



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A little more than I can justify paying for the one channel I'd be using (CW), but I like the idea of this. CW's app is bad IMO, and with DVR I could probably just fast forward the commercials...

With more and more governmental spying, I imagine streaming on grey websites will eventually be more difficult and risky

TU for the find. I'll do some more reading and see if there's anything else I would be watching on this
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nothing worth paying $35 /month for
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A little more than I can justify paying for the one channel I'd be using (CW), but I like the idea of this. CW's app is bad IMO, and with DVR I could probably just fast forward the commercials...

With more and more governmental spying, I imagine streaming on grey websites will eventually be more difficult and risky

TU for the find. I'll do some more reading and see if there's anything else I would be watching on this
Set your media box up to run everything threw a VPN
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should be $5 /monthly
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Come on youtube, do the right thing and make it free and you can make money off of ads ... do the right thinggg
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That's cool. But it's Sling with a DVR function. Commercials are my biggest complaint. The DVR helps with that I guess.

Watch that internet datacap ladies and gents.
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Ha! No thanks.
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Set your media box up to run everything threw a VPN
Yeah, I mean I have NordVPN and Windscribe... but I dunno. I think Nord is probably one of the safest VPNs, but for how long? I mean you kinda have to take it on faith they protect your privacy and will continue to - but I guess theoretically it could stop at any time, and you'd have to suffer the consequences .... not like pirates are usually chased down, but still

I've been really wanting to get an over the air(OTA) adapter though for my PC and just manually DVR stuff that way. Just haven't been satisfied with the products/prices I've seen so far for sale. Also the other consideration is that I guess if I use it, the other TVs will have a bit less of a signal. My father, who is pretty savvy with this stuff, seems to think it'd be a problem - and I'd rather not inconvenience him
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if it had comedy central, i'd highly consider it.
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Directv still seems the way to go. The roku app is a setback though.
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No dedicated app.... only in 5 cities... whats the deal again?

either way PS Vue still blows this out of the water.
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Free chromecast is only once you start paying
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A little more than I can justify paying for the one channel I'd be using (CW), but I like the idea of this. CW's app is bad IMO, and with DVR I could probably just fast forward the commercials...
CW is no reason to pay for anything. You can stream CW for free from CW directly. What's so bad about the app? It lets you see what episodes are available, you click it and it plays. What more do you want?
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