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Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm
by fishmonger
So finally cutting the cord. Have had Directv for about 7 years, always called and threatened to cancel and they would always slash my bill. No dice this go around, so we're cancelling.

Looking into streaming options (even DirecTV now, funny as that is) and I don't see any option that has NFL Network? Don't watch a ton of TV, but NFL Network is a must have for me - not just for games, but on a daily basis. Looks like I may have to go with Spectrum?

Anyone else dealt with this?

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:13 pm
by abner kravitz
There are a few streaming services that have it - Playstation, Sling, Fubo. There may be others. Some of these services aren't all that cheap, and some just have the NFL Network and not the Red Zone.

I'll be following this thread with interest. The Red Zone and NHL Center Ice are the only things keeping me from cutting the cord. If I could find workarounds for those two, I would drop Spectrum like a bad habit. Unfortunately, streaming ice hockey does not please me, so that will probably keep me hanging on.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:01 pm
by KSOC
Playstation Vue has NFL Network, NBA TV, MLB Network, and soon NHL Network. Also SEC,ACC,Big Ten, most ESPNs, Fox Sports, Regionals...I buy MLB.TV online. $50 a month. Get it on Roku,Apple TV, laptop, ipad, iphone, etc. Vue is great for sports.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:08 pm
by KSOC
abner kravitz wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:13 pm
There are a few streaming services that have it - Playstation, Sling, Fubo. There may be others. Some of these services aren't all that cheap, and some just have the NFL Network and not the Red Zone.

I'll be following this thread with interest. The Red Zone and NHL Center Ice are the only things keeping me from cutting the cord. If I could find workarounds for those two, I would drop Spectrum like a bad habit. Unfortunately, streaming ice hockey does not please me, so that will probably keep me hanging on.
PS Vue has Red Zone in a sports package for $10 more a month. Instead of NHL Center Ice buy NHL.TV it's better. Remember, PS Vue is a flat monthly charge, no HD or DVR charge. 5 streams at once. I pay $50 + tax and get it on 5 TV's.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:39 pm
by DanMahowny
DirecTV is still cutting deals. Great deals actually.

I recently renegotiated since my discounts were dropping off. I was able to get $65 in discounts each month x 12 months. My monthly bill (all in) is $76.65. Four HD receivers. No contract.

Don't give up yet OP. You just gotta get the right person on the other end of the call.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:09 pm
by Oakwood42
"Don't give up yet OP. You just gotta get the right person on the other end of the call."

lol

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:11 pm
by Oakwood42
Interestingly enough I have no cord (or internet) - DVDs and when football rolls around I plan to use an antenna for Eagles games on Sunday. That's all.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:18 pm
by bloom2708
3.5 years on PlayStation (Sony) Vue TV.

Amazon Fire TV box on each tv.

Lots of sports. $50 package.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:26 pm
by health teacher
I've heard of people using a Chromebook or similar device hooking up an HDMI to their TV and using Reddit to find streams. Heard it works pretty well, just have to find a reliable stream (which seems pretty easy), X out any ads, drag it over to your TV and then click full screen. Slightly less user friendly than using a service for Center Ice. The streams are like used cars though, sometimes you might get a lemon.

You could also use NHL.tv but there are black outs which is super annoying. I had an NHL.tv account for a couple years, but the blackout restrictions are ridiculous so I cancelled.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:57 am
by BionicBillWalsh
NFL Game pass is $99.

That and a VPN will get you anything you want. ;)

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:08 am
by wilked
health teacher wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:26 pm
I've heard of people using a Chromebook or similar device hooking up an HDMI to their TV and using Reddit to find streams. Heard it works pretty well, just have to find a reliable stream (which seems pretty easy), X out any ads, drag it over to your TV and then click full screen. Slightly less user friendly than using a service for Center Ice. The streams are like used cars though, sometimes you might get a lemon.
Not mentioned but it’s also illegal

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:23 am
by fishmonger
DanMahowny wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:39 pm
DirecTV is still cutting deals. Great deals actually.

I recently renegotiated since my discounts were dropping off. I was able to get $65 in discounts each month x 12 months. My monthly bill (all in) is $76.65. Four HD receivers. No contract.

Don't give up yet OP. You just gotta get the right person on the other end of the call.
Like I've said, have done that every year and it's worked great. Last fall got them to give it to me for $45/month (two HD receivers with DVR). Have talked to 3 people this round and best they can do is $85 or so

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 am
by fishmonger
So looks like PlayStation Vue is a contender. What do people recommend between Roku, Amazon Firestick, etc? Want it to be as easy as possible, we have two Sony smart TVs

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:39 am
by fishmonger
KSOC wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:08 pm
abner kravitz wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:13 pm
There are a few streaming services that have it - Playstation, Sling, Fubo. There may be others. Some of these services aren't all that cheap, and some just have the NFL Network and not the Red Zone.

I'll be following this thread with interest. The Red Zone and NHL Center Ice are the only things keeping me from cutting the cord. If I could find workarounds for those two, I would drop Spectrum like a bad habit. Unfortunately, streaming ice hockey does not please me, so that will probably keep me hanging on.
PS Vue has Red Zone in a sports package for $10 more a month. Instead of NHL Center Ice buy NHL.TV it's better. Remember, PS Vue is a flat monthly charge, no HD or DVR charge. 5 streams at once. I pay $50 + tax and get it on 5 TV's.
No blackout of local market NFL games?

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:41 am
by wilked
fishmonger wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 am
So looks like PlayStation Vue is a contender. What do people recommend between Roku, Amazon Firestick, etc? Want it to be as easy as possible, we have two Sony smart TVs
Roku all the way. Roku is great as it is agnostic, as opposed to google or amazon products

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:57 am
by KSOC
fishmonger wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:39 am
KSOC wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:08 pm
abner kravitz wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:13 pm
There are a few streaming services that have it - Playstation, Sling, Fubo. There may be others. Some of these services aren't all that cheap, and some just have the NFL Network and not the Red Zone.

I'll be following this thread with interest. The Red Zone and NHL Center Ice are the only things keeping me from cutting the cord. If I could find workarounds for those two, I would drop Spectrum like a bad habit. Unfortunately, streaming ice hockey does not please me, so that will probably keep me hanging on.
PS Vue has Red Zone in a sports package for $10 more a month. Instead of NHL Center Ice buy NHL.TV it's better. Remember, PS Vue is a flat monthly charge, no HD or DVR charge. 5 streams at once. I pay $50 + tax and get it on 5 TV's.
No blackout of local market NFL games?
Nope. I do not know where you live, but most areas include locals. Where I'm at, I get the Bucs & Jags, and depending on their schedule, sometimes the Dolphins. You will also get your local regionals sports. I get Rays,Marlins & Lightning. PS Vue offers a one week free trial. What's to lose? Put you zip code in their website and see what locals you get.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:07 am
by KSOC
fishmonger wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 am
So looks like PlayStation Vue is a contender. What do people recommend between Roku, Amazon Firestick, etc? Want it to be as easy as possible, we have two Sony smart TVs
I have PS Vue thru 2 Roku's, 1 AppleTV, 1 Roku Stick & 1 Roku Express. The last two I mentioned I got on sale for $25 each. They work as well as the others. I have one in bedroom & one in room with my Elliptical.

All streaming services have free trials. I tried all except youtube. PS Vue streamed best for me, and the channels I get for the "Core" package satisfied my wifes requirements as well.

One note, if you like flipping thru the channels, stick with cable or satellite. To me that feature wasn't worth the extra $90 a month I had with Directv.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:39 am
by yolli71
I also do PS Vue. You do not need to have a Playstation gaming system to watch the Vue (which is what I had previously thought). I have Apple TV, Roku, and Fire Stick....they all work great.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:46 am
by NewPhoneWhoDis
Yup, PS Vue through Roku here. Super simple and a great service.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:04 pm
by Xrayman69
KSOC wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:07 am
fishmonger wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 am
So looks like PlayStation Vue is a contender. What do people recommend between Roku, Amazon Firestick, etc? Want it to be as easy as possible, we have two Sony smart TVs
I have PS Vue thru 2 Roku's, 1 AppleTV, 1 Roku Stick & 1 Roku Express. The last two I mentioned I got on sale for $25 each. They work as well as the others. I have one in bedroom & one in room with my Elliptical.

All streaming services have free trials. I tried all except youtube. PS Vue streamed best for me, and the channels I get for the "Core" package satisfied my wifes requirements as well.

One note, if you like flipping thru the channels, stick with cable or satellite. To me that feature wasn't worth the extra $90 a month I had with Directv.
How many units does the PS vue devices does a single subscription include?

In our home we have 4 smart TVs (living room, master bedroom and the kids bedroom, and den) along with at least 4 devices (iPads and phone). Does the PS vue require multiple fees?

Currently use cable and pay package base and $10 for each additional TV- extra $30/month).

In addition when traveling can you stream on a device from your “home base” package?

I want to cut the cord but I am a generation X’er and still stuck on the perceived convenience.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:12 pm
by rich126
fishmonger wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 am
So looks like PlayStation Vue is a contender. What do people recommend between Roku, Amazon Firestick, etc? Want it to be as easy as possible, we have two Sony smart TVs
I had a Roku in the past but got rid of it. I'm sure it has changed since I've had it.

Currently I picked up an Amazon Firestick for $15 last year (holiday season) and wasn't sure if I would even use it but figured it wasn't much to lose. Turns out I used it a lot while traveling and could stream on most hotel internets (did pick up an extension cord). If a hotel has a portal, it will provide the login screen on the tv.

If you have a 4K tv then you need the more expensive firestick. You just plug it into a HDMI port and it also needs a power outlet nearby.

Then I ended up changing jobs and moving. So far I'm doing w/o TV and just using a 100 Mbps internet connection for my streaming needs.

I'd agree with the other poster that the Roku is agnostic but for what I do the firestick is perfect.

Depending on the smart tv, you may already have the apps to do a lot of stuff although the interface to use them may not be as good as on the Firestick or Roku. I had a cheap, small Vizio TV next to my computer and didn't care for the apps that ran on it.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:08 pm
by SpaethCo
KSOC wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Instead of NHL Center Ice buy NHL.TV it's better.
Center Ice is the one reason DIRECTV still gets some money from me. ($36/mo total, on the Family Pack, after $25/mo ATT wireless discount and free HBO)

When you sub to CI, you also get NHL.tv access. When it works, I agree that the quality and features of NHL.tv are better than watching via satellite. There were still countless times I had to bail on NHL.tv last season and fall back to satellite broadcasts because of streaming issues.

Our primary services are:

YoutubeTV (Locals, Smithsonian, regional sports networks, NBCSN, FOX Sports)
Philo (A&E, Viacom channels, Science channel)
Hulu
Netflix

NHL.tv remains the only service we have regular problems with, on AppleTV 4k and Roku platforms.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:49 pm
by catdude
Not to thread jack, but does anybody know of any streaming service that includes the Pac-12 network? I currently have YouTube TV and I love it, but would consider ditching it for another provider that has Pac-12...

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:08 pm
by yolli71
catdude wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Not to thread jack, but does anybody know of any streaming service that includes the Pac-12 network? I currently have YouTube TV and I love it, but would consider ditching it for another provider that has Pac-12...
Fubo TV is great for sports and has Pac-12. They even have a sports package that includes several Pac-12 channels.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:11 pm
by 02nz
I don't watch sports but NFL Network is available on Sling, and RedZone is an add-on. I've had Sling for a couple of years now and it works great. It's probably the cheapest option at $25/mo.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:18 pm
by yolli71
I switched from DirecTV to Vue around 6 months ago and just noticed that my Core Package has increased from $50 to $55/mo. :annoyed

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:20 pm
by KSOC
Xrayman69 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:04 pm
KSOC wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:07 am
fishmonger wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 am
So looks like PlayStation Vue is a contender. What do people recommend between Roku, Amazon Firestick, etc? Want it to be as easy as possible, we have two Sony smart TVs
I have PS Vue thru 2 Roku's, 1 AppleTV, 1 Roku Stick & 1 Roku Express. The last two I mentioned I got on sale for $25 each. They work as well as the others. I have one in bedroom & one in room with my Elliptical.

All streaming services have free trials. I tried all except youtube. PS Vue streamed best for me, and the channels I get for the "Core" package satisfied my wifes requirements as well.

One note, if you like flipping thru the channels, stick with cable or satellite. To me that feature wasn't worth the extra $90 a month I had with Directv.
How many units does the PS vue devices does a single subscription include?

In our home we have 4 smart TVs (living room, master bedroom and the kids bedroom, and den) along with at least 4 devices (iPads and phone). Does the PS vue require multiple fees?

Currently use cable and pay package base and $10 for each additional TV- extra $30/month).

In addition when traveling can you stream on a device from your “home base” package?

I want to cut the cord but I am a generation X’er and still stuck on the perceived convenience.
I believe 5 streams. Both my daughters can use it, one of which is 1000 miles away from me.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:24 pm
by KSOC
SpaethCo wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:08 pm
KSOC wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:08 pm
Instead of NHL Center Ice buy NHL.TV it's better.
Center Ice is the one reason DIRECTV still gets some money from me. ($36/mo total, on the Family Pack, after $25/mo ATT wireless discount and free HBO)

When you sub to CI, you also get NHL.tv access. When it works, I agree that the quality and features of NHL.tv are better than watching via satellite. There were still countless times I had to bail on NHL.tv last season and fall back to satellite broadcasts because of streaming issues.

Our primary services are:

YoutubeTV (Locals, Smithsonian, regional sports networks, NBCSN, FOX Sports)
Philo (A&E, Viacom channels, Science channel)
Hulu
Netflix

NHL.tv remains the only service we have regular problems with, on AppleTV 4k and Roku platforms.
I haven't any issues with any games on NHL.TV. Of course I'm blacked out on Lightning games, but that because my regional Fox Sports has the game, or NBC Sports is carrying it.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:52 pm
by catdude
yolli71 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:08 pm
catdude wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Not to thread jack, but does anybody know of any streaming service that includes the Pac-12 network? I currently have YouTube TV and I love it, but would consider ditching it for another provider that has Pac-12...
Fubo TV is great for sports and has Pac-12. They even have a sports package that includes several Pac-12 channels.
Thanks, I hadn't heard of them but I just checked out their website. Unfortunately it looks like they don't carry either the ESPN networks, or MLB network, both of which are must-haves for me. But regardless, thanks for the tip.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:19 am
by bloom2708
The streams on PS Vue are complicated. TV vs Mobile device, In Home or outside of your home. Inside can be all TV based devices or a mix.

Outside, you can only watch mobile. Phone or Tablet. Our college daughter can use it at college, but not on Fire TV. iPhone or iPad both work as they are "mobile".

From their FAQ:

HOW MANY DEVICES CAN I STREAM PLAYSTATION™VUE ON AT ONCE?

A single PlayStation™Vue account can simultaneously stream PlayStation™Vue on up to five devices at a given time. The number of streams supported on specific devices will vary based on the following rules:

When you first subscribe, you’ll have access to three simultaneous streams, both in-home and out-of-home. After you set your home device, you’ll receive two additional streams to use in-home, for a total of up to five simultaneous streams in-home, within the guidelines below. Note: you can only have one home device set at a time. You can set or change your home device up to three times.
Whether or not you set your home device, you can stream on three devices out-of-home.

Mobile devices, such as supported iOS devices, Android devices, and a web browser on a computer can be used for up to three simultaneous mobile streams.

Note: Some mobile content availability restrictions apply when you are outside your home.
The same blackout rules apply on a supported mobile phone, tablet, and computer browser as they do on PlayStation™Vue on a TV-connected device.

Other supported devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku® Players or TVs, Apple TV®, Android TV, and a PlayStation®3 console can also be used for simultaneous streams, within the limit of five streams total.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:05 pm
by Sunsetscotch
With any of these options is there a way to watch any complete out-of-area football game? I am so fed up with Direct TV over the past year and am ready to get ride of it after 20 years but the only thing keeping me is the NFL Sunday Ticket. I'm in the NJ/NYC market and would like to watch more than the Giants/Jets games but can't find a way except NFL Sunday Ticket.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:30 pm
by Oldschool
Go with PlayStation Vue and Roku...

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:31 pm
by fortfun
fishmonger wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm
So finally cutting the cord. Have had Directv for about 7 years, always called and threatened to cancel and they would always slash my bill. No dice this go around, so we're cancelling.

Looking into streaming options (even DirecTV now, funny as that is) and I don't see any option that has NFL Network? Don't watch a ton of TV, but NFL Network is a must have for me - not just for games, but on a daily basis. Looks like I may have to go with Spectrum?

Anyone else dealt with this?
Yes, give up watching football. You'll be glad you did after a couple of years. So much more free time :)

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:35 pm
by MichCPA
catdude wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:52 pm
yolli71 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:08 pm
catdude wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Not to thread jack, but does anybody know of any streaming service that includes the Pac-12 network? I currently have YouTube TV and I love it, but would consider ditching it for another provider that has Pac-12...
Fubo TV is great for sports and has Pac-12. They even have a sports package that includes several Pac-12 channels.
Thanks, I hadn't heard of them but I just checked out their website. Unfortunately it looks like they don't carry either the ESPN networks, or MLB network, both of which are must-haves for me. But regardless, thanks for the tip.
Try the second package up. Its $55 and should have all of that. They typically have sign up deals with shopping portals and credit cards so you might nail a discount if you are willing to do some googling.

EDIT: I done messed up.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:39 pm
by yolli71
Sunsetscotch wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:05 pm
With any of these options is there a way to watch any complete out-of-area football game? I am so fed up with Direct TV over the past year and am ready to get ride of it after 20 years but the only thing keeping me is the NFL Sunday Ticket. I'm in the NJ/NYC market and would like to watch more than the Giants/Jets games but can't find a way except NFL Sunday Ticket.
This was my my main concern about leaving DirecTV as well. I've had DirecTV and Sunday Ticket since 1999. I finally decided to cut the cord around 6 months ago and went with Playstation Vue. As for NFL, my plan is to try the NFL Game Pass for $99: https://gamepass.nfl.com/packages

Yes, it sucks not to be able to watch the games live, but I think I can live with that. Games are available right after they end. Plus, getting access to NFL Films Archive and Film Session is pretty cool. You can also watch any game you want dating back to the 2011 season.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 pm
by jdb
fortfun wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:31 pm
fishmonger wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Yes, give up watching football. You'll be glad you did after a couple of years. So much more free time :)
+1. Glad to see I am not alone in cutting the cord on NFL football. Games were getting boring to me, and the collective league boycott of Colin, who I think still has lots of talent, was last straw for me. Now lots more free time. Too bad there is no way to transfer my ownership stock certificate in Packers. Good luck.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:01 pm
by catdude
MichCPA wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:35 pm
catdude wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:52 pm
yolli71 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:08 pm
catdude wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Not to thread jack, but does anybody know of any streaming service that includes the Pac-12 network? I currently have YouTube TV and I love it, but would consider ditching it for another provider that has Pac-12...
Fubo TV is great for sports and has Pac-12. They even have a sports package that includes several Pac-12 channels.
Thanks, I hadn't heard of them but I just checked out their website. Unfortunately it looks like they don't carry either the ESPN networks, or MLB network, both of which are must-haves for me. But regardless, thanks for the tip.
Try the second package up. Its $55 and should have all of that. They typically have sign up deals with shopping portals and credit cards so you might nail a discount if you are willing to do some googling.
Are you sure Fubo has ESPN and MLB? I've checked their website thoroughly and don't see any indication of that.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 pm
by fishmonger
jdb wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 pm
fortfun wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:31 pm
fishmonger wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Yes, give up watching football. You'll be glad you did after a couple of years. So much more free time :)
+1. Glad to see I am not alone in cutting the cord on NFL football. Games were getting boring to me, and the collective league boycott of Colin, who I think still has lots of talent, was last straw for me. Now lots more free time. Too bad there is no way to transfer my ownership stock certificate in Packers. Good luck.
Somebody had to go there...

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:14 pm
by wilked
fishmonger wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 pm
jdb wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 pm
fortfun wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:31 pm
fishmonger wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Yes, give up watching football. You'll be glad you did after a couple of years. So much more free time :)
+1. Glad to see I am not alone in cutting the cord on NFL football. Games were getting boring to me, and the collective league boycott of Colin, who I think still has lots of talent, was last straw for me. Now lots more free time. Too bad there is no way to transfer my ownership stock certificate in Packers. Good luck.
Somebody had to go there...
Agreed. Been a long road for the Pack but hopefully they can climb back to respectability within a few years

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:21 pm
by Socrates
NFL Network or Sunday Ticket....two very different things :shock:

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:30 pm
by JBTX
I've been with DTV along time and right now I'm getting $60/month in loyalty discounts, plus other discounts. But I'm also with ATT which makes a difference.

One thing I did a couple of years ago when they started to balk at my cancelation threats is I actually canceled, but set the cancel date to be set 3 weeks in the future. The next day I got an email offering substantial discounts.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:45 am
by MichCPA
catdude wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:01 pm

Are you sure Fubo has ESPN and MLB? I've checked their website thoroughly and don't see any indication of that.
Apologies, I had the youtube tv and Fubo pages up side by side and pulled the wrong one. You are correct.

I submit myself humbly to the forum for my 40 lashes. :(

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:12 pm
by Clever_Username
fortfun wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:31 pm
fishmonger wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:59 pm
So finally cutting the cord. Have had Directv for about 7 years, always called and threatened to cancel and they would always slash my bill. No dice this go around, so we're cancelling.

Looking into streaming options (even DirecTV now, funny as that is) and I don't see any option that has NFL Network? Don't watch a ton of TV, but NFL Network is a must have for me - not just for games, but on a daily basis. Looks like I may have to go with Spectrum?

Anyone else dealt with this?
Yes, give up watching football. You'll be glad you did after a couple of years. So much more free time :)
Why is it whenever people give this advice they omit the big catch to the plan? For those who don't know, the catch is you aren't watching football if you do this. The far better route is to supplement your NFL viewing with IFL and AFL in the NFL's non-playing seasons. Those leagues provide their own streaming services at no charge, too. Plus, in 2020, we're getting Pac Pro and XFL.

A second TV for golf tournaments completes the package.
wilked wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:14 pm
Been a long road for the Pack but hopefully they can climb back to respectability within a few years
I wouldn't be so quick to write off the Packers. They won a Super Bowl this decade, denying the Steelers the same. That was pretty cool. The "Hail Larry" game is still a recent memory too, and the Cardinals last season finally had their first win in Lambeau in my father's lifetime. You might not have enjoyed those last two as much as I did, but if Matt LaFleur turns out to be good, you can enjoy them in retrospect, kind of the opposite of when the Jets saw Mo Lewis knock an opposing QB out of the game some years ago. :D

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:24 pm
by catdude
MichCPA wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:45 am
catdude wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:01 pm

Are you sure Fubo has ESPN and MLB? I've checked their website thoroughly and don't see any indication of that.
Apologies, I had the youtube tv and Fubo pages up side by side and pulled the wrong one. You are correct.

I submit myself humbly to the forum for my 40 lashes. :(
No problemo dude, I've been known to make an occasional mistake myself, believe it or not... :beer

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:16 pm
by cusetownusa
KSOC wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Xrayman69 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:04 pm
KSOC wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:07 am
fishmonger wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 am
So looks like PlayStation Vue is a contender. What do people recommend between Roku, Amazon Firestick, etc? Want it to be as easy as possible, we have two Sony smart TVs
I have PS Vue thru 2 Roku's, 1 AppleTV, 1 Roku Stick & 1 Roku Express. The last two I mentioned I got on sale for $25 each. They work as well as the others. I have one in bedroom & one in room with my Elliptical.

All streaming services have free trials. I tried all except youtube. PS Vue streamed best for me, and the channels I get for the "Core" package satisfied my wifes requirements as well.

One note, if you like flipping thru the channels, stick with cable or satellite. To me that feature wasn't worth the extra $90 a month I had with Directv.
How many units does the PS vue devices does a single subscription include?

In our home we have 4 smart TVs (living room, master bedroom and the kids bedroom, and den) along with at least 4 devices (iPads and phone). Does the PS vue require multiple fees?

Currently use cable and pay package base and $10 for each additional TV- extra $30/month).

In addition when traveling can you stream on a device from your “home base” package?

I want to cut the cord but I am a generation X’er and still stuck on the perceived convenience.
I believe 5 streams. Both my daughters can use it, one of which is 1000 miles away from me.
5 streams is correct I believe...but just to clarify because the OP asked how many "units/devices" does a single subscription include. The amount of devices is technically unlimited (i believe), its just that you can't have more than 5 simultaneous streams going on at once.

Re: Cutting the Cord - NFL Network?

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:03 pm
by KSOC
Xrayman69 wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:04 pm
KSOC wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:07 am
fishmonger wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 am
So looks like PlayStation Vue is a contender. What do people recommend between Roku, Amazon Firestick, etc? Want it to be as easy as possible, we have two Sony smart TVs
I have PS Vue thru 2 Roku's, 1 AppleTV, 1 Roku Stick & 1 Roku Express. The last two I mentioned I got on sale for $25 each. They work as well as the others. I have one in bedroom & one in room with my Elliptical.

All streaming services have free trials. I tried all except youtube. PS Vue streamed best for me, and the channels I get for the "Core" package satisfied my wifes requirements as well.

One note, if you like flipping thru the channels, stick with cable or satellite. To me that feature wasn't worth the extra $90 a month I had with Directv.
How many units does the PS vue devices does a single subscription include?

In our home we have 4 smart TVs (living room, master bedroom and the kids bedroom, and den) along with at least 4 devices (iPads and phone). Does the PS vue require multiple fees?

Currently use cable and pay package base and $10 for each additional TV- extra $30/month).

In addition when traveling can you stream on a device from your “home base” package?

I want to cut the cord but I am a generation X’er and still stuck on the perceived convenience.
No extra fees - I pay $58 a month with tax. Total. Fini. Done.
Yes you can watch away from home but the locals will be from the zip code you are watching from.
Also not said before - your PS VUE login gets you into all the channel APPS no matter where you are at, as long as that channel is in your subscription.
Example - AMC or FX or HGTV, etc.