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Old Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Location: Jollyville, TX
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Originally Posted by nobodysbusiness View Post
Can someone recap HOW to cut cable, with steps:

1) Do you keep internet access with the cable provider?
2) If you purchase an antenna, who installs it?
3) What goes into deciding about Roku, AppleTV, whatever, whatever?

I watch mainly reality TV and NBA. I have Amazon Prime but have never used it. I have Netflix - rarely use it. I do use YouTube, but is there a new, enhanced YouTube?

You people who figured this out are brilliant. I need a consultant!
I'm going to comment on the bolded ones.

If you have Apple computers, purchase content from iTunes or otherwise store media on your computer to be played through the Apple TV, it's definitely worth it. Otherwise, it acts just like the other streaming devices.

Firestick, as others have mentioned, tends to push Amazon content.

I personally find the Roku to be the easiest to use and the most versatile. Not sure about useless content - I guess it depends on what you like or need.

Youtube has started offering a live streaming application that works like Sling and a couple of the other live TV packages. So there is the Youtuba app that lets you browse and play selected content (how to videos, music, etc) and then there is the Youtube TV live streaming TV package - 2 different apps.
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Old Yesterday, 08:36 PM
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Just to throw in my 1 cent.

. Xfinity internet (way faster and cheaper than our local ATT internet).
. NVIDIA Shield (I think it's worth the money over Roku or Amazon stuff)...they also handle USB disks.
. Occasionally use a computer to push content to the TV
. Amazon Prime member, on and off again Netflix
. A couple of Tracfone smart phone plans (about 10 bucks a month per phone).
. A Karma Go for emergencies until they started a per month tithe

We haven't had cable TV for 25 years and only started watching TV again in the last 10 years or so (on the internet). Somewhat ironic given our work history, but there you go. Currently around 50 dollars a month total minus the Prime membership, which I would have in any case.
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Old Today, 12:36 AM
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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Never ever had cable, the money saved over the years pays for our travel enjoyment.
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Old Today, 08:04 AM
Location: SoCal
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We discovered a lot of channels like BBC America for nature shows like wild life, the money we saved paid for half the new TV and we get excellent picture, 4K TV, shows we like to watch. We didn’t have this channel from Cox. We did give up PBS, but this is so much worth it.
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