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Old 04-06-2020, 10:56 AM
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I need to get rid of cable.
Can you recommend Sling or Youtube or Hulu TV?
I watch sports and Bravo!
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Did not like Sling...
Old 04-06-2020, 10:58 AM
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We were in Natchez, MS and the bed and breakfast had Sling. Unfortunately, the package he had did not carry the local news stations. I guess they might not have been available through Sling in that area. We found we we really missed that.
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cable alternatives.
Old 04-06-2020, 11:03 AM
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We have Friendly TV and love it! It's $5.99 a month and includes 3 Hallmark channels and some outdoor channels that my husband likes. We also have Disney Plus. I have had more issues with streaming things on it, but I have wondered if that was because of all of the people being at home right now and using it. You can also get a bundle of Disney Plus, ESPN plus and Hulu, though we haven't tried that yet. We also have Amazon Prime, but I prefer Friendly to it.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:12 AM
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You can bundle Disney plus, Hulu, and ESPN for 12.99 a month
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:13 AM
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I donít even have live tv anymore.

I stream no ads Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon through a Firestick. Itís been 10 years and I donít miss it. I did add Disney + as well but still pay more for the Hulu with no ads.

I tried PlayStation Vue and Sling in the beginning and realized for the price I just donít need it. I save $100 a month since ditching cable.


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Old 04-06-2020, 11:38 AM
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I don't think you can stream live sports with ESPN with the Disney+ subscription. I looked into it and opted for just Disney. We still have cable but also have Netflix, Disney+, and Prime. I may do a free trial of Hulu for a couple of shows that I want to watch/finish.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:40 AM
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I'm going to be honest. I'm a Bravoholic and I have not found any way to watch my bravo shows without cable. I have Hulu, Netfix, Prime, and a digital antenna. I spent almost two years without cable and the only thing I missed were my Bravo shows. So I ended up getting the cheapest cable package I could that included it. It sucks that I'm paying a stupid cable bill for one channel that I couldn't live without, but I watch a ton of shows on that one channel.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:45 AM
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sling and yes they have bravo
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:51 AM
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We have internet through the cable company so we kept that, but we turned in our boxes and told them we did not want television service any longer. Our bill dropped considerably. We use the internet to stream from the Roku, which offers lots of free channels. We also stream Netflix and Amazon Prime. We put up a TV antenna that reaches 150 miles and get over 70 channels. Some of the channels, but not all, are the same channel from a different city (we are sandwiched between three cities). There is a sports channel, though we don't watch it. I still get NHK which I love since my son is in Tokyo. There is a court tv channel. We have several channels for free that were on our cable plan. We like the antenna more than we did cable, and actually have more channels we watch compared to the three we watched on cable.
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Old 04-06-2020, 12:37 PM
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I have Sling. It has Bravo and a number of sports stations. I don't watch sports, so don't really know what they are. I stream through my Roku.


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Old 04-06-2020, 01:24 PM
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We have YouTube TV and have been very happy with it so far. All of the sports channels are on there. I believe Bravo is, too. Thatís just not a channel we watch much.
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:00 PM
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Hulu Live has Bravo. Regular Hulu does not. (IME in NJ)

To answer the OP: Iíve had Hulu Live and really like it. It didnít carry CBS but for the Super Bowl we did an add-on app through our Roku for like $5-8 & then cancelled it after football season. We currently have the regular Hulu (we got a great Black Friday deal of $1.99/month), Disney Plus for the little guy, & Amazon Prime. For us itís perfect. For now during Covid-19 we reactivated our Hulu Live so we can watch the news (specifically Fox News). Overall, for the actual tv shows aspect I donít really watch it & find the regular (cheaper) Hulu to be just fine.
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