Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by islstl, May 30, 2016.
Roughly, what is insane & what does it include? TIA
sony vue had their very first commercial aired this past week
Not sure if I would get enough use out of it for the price tage of $500 but this device could help many when cord cutting.
Im trying a trial of sling. i really like it. quality has been great streaming directly to the nvidia shield. there was lag on chromecast. no lag on pc.
so it seems if you had a firestick, itd probably lag like the chromecast. meaning you need a little more horsepower to stream it effectively, like the firetv or roku. i may get me another roku and pay for 3 months upfront to cash in on their offer.
Roku 4 still pissing me off...Roku 3 if you decide to go that route.
NFL Sunday Ticket now has the Android app on FireTV. It's glorious.
Don't forget you can use your SlingTV credentials to log into the Watch ESPN app.
I own both Roku sticks and boxes. I personally don't how Roku is still in business. Their big claim to fame is the ridiculous number of channels they offer, but you're not going to care about 99% of them. Anything you actually want to watch on the Roku the FireTV will also have or will have very soon. The remote and layout for the Roku just seems clunky and doesn't respond as quickly as the FireTV. Also, you will never have the option to use Kodi on the Roku. It's never going to happen. Zero chance. Nada. If you have a Roku, don't toss it. Use it until it breaks. It's not useless, but I would never recommend buying one over the FireTV. The Android platform just offers so much more in terms of flexibility
As for Sling vs. Vue, I like the options of Vue better but the family likes the interface of Sling better. Vue offers a DVR-like ability, the option of different profiles and multiple users. Sling only allows one user at a time, including using the outside access to apps like WatchESPN. Sling also got weird with their channel lineups. They do include the RedZone channel with their $5 sports package add-on. Vue charges like another $40 for the RedZone channel which seems dumb. Overall, SlingTV comes out cheaper even after you add the $5 sports add-on. After football season, I'll shut it off because most everyone watches what they want with Kodi.
Bottom line is we now have legitimate alternatives to the money grubbing $20 monthly box rental cable companies.
Watch for these companies to start giving away their boxes at no charge in the coming years, offering dvr control services and storage for free as well. They will be forced to.
Even if it's not cheaper, I'd cut the cord for that reason alone. Eff 'em.
They'll have to gimmick it up somehow.
2 fairly big news items for cord-cutters today. At least expands some options for some that need more Live TV options.
Hulu adds live channels for ESPN, ABC, FOX, etc...
Roku recently made it much easier for app creators to make more customized and easy to use content and now they have added the capability to pause live over the air tv.