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LovetheLord
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The Ash Grove
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Annual Cord-Cutter Thread


So what are good options for watching games if you are not into paying your local monopoly out the nose? Are there any al la cart options out there?


Mobtro
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Daphne, AL
Member since Aug 2012
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
I usually do SlingTV, but this year I’m trying Hulu Sports. It has all of the ESPN channels, ABC, CBS, SEC network, Big10 network and a few more.


RollTide1987
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
I'm using YouTube TV.



TideSaint
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Hill Country
Member since Sep 2008
65955 posts

re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
Crackstreams.

Just Google it on gameday. Works great.


LovetheLord
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The Ash Grove
Member since Dec 2010
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
We have sling, but it seems that it doesn't have ESPN. Is that because we don't have some sports package?

Honestly, I pay little attention to television stuff until football season. We may have some ESPN channels. Son has Hulu on the TV too. I think.
This post was edited on 9/25 at 11:23 am


Goombaw
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Kentucky
Member since Jan 2013
3329 posts

re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
Vipbox tv is another, but make sure you have ad blocker enabled because it's a mess


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bamabenny
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Member since Nov 2009
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
Fiber 1GB net with no data caps + youtubeTV = everything you could ever want at $40-50 less per month than your traditional cable/internet package


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Teague
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
19605 posts

re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
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I’m trying Hulu Sports


How does it compare to sling in price? I usually do sling, but I haven't signed back up yet.

Related, we just moved to the middle of nowhere. I'm still working on getting internet that isn't laughable. I might not be streaming shite. My current connection struggles.


colbyjacks
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Member since Jan 2018
435 posts

re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
Sportssurge

I think someone posted it last year and it worked well for me.


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TidalSurge1
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Member since Sep 2016
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
Hulu live TV streaming service offers a 7-day free trial. Then it's $54.99/mo., cancel anytime with no penalty. It has ALL networks that broadcast live CFB (and NFL) except the PAC12 network. It also has tons of other live TV and movies. You can activate the stuff you want and avoid all the clutter of shopping, infomercial and other crap channels. Intuitive, easy to use, no extra ads and I've had no streaming disruptions. I can watch it on my Roku TV, laptop and phone.
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Teague
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
I think I might give the trial a whirl and see if I prefer it to sling. I think the wife already has the cheap $6 hulu anyway.


phil4bama
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Emerald Coast of PCB
Member since Jul 2011
10786 posts

re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
Teague, I've had Hulu live for a couple of years now and I've been pretty happy with it. It has all the sports channels I've wanted. It has worked well but I will add that lately, (and this may be a local thing, I don't know) I've seemed to have some issues with lagging and temporary stopping. It has always happened on occasion, but recently it seems to have gotten worse/more frequent. It shouldn't be my internet speed or my network, I pay for high enough speed to handle it and I have a mesh network, so it's either Hulu or Wow!, my internet provider. My gut tells me it's Hulu since it never seems to happen with Netflix and it seems to be worse with shows that would be high viewership. Maybe Hulu is having capacity issues?

I'm in the process of moving and will have Xfinity with all the bells and whistles for a promo price for the next 2 years, so I'm dropping Hulu for now. I just thought I'd pass along the recent small issues I've had with Hulu.


Funky Tide 8
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Tittleman's Crest
Member since Feb 2009
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
Sports Surge is where its at.


Bham4Tide
UAB Fan
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Member since Feb 2011
20004 posts

re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
Does Hulu sports have NFL Red Zone?

I did the 7 day trial for Fubo last weekend.


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TidalSurge1
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Ft Walton Beach
Member since Sep 2016
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
I might try out Cracksports and Sportssurge. Football is the only thing I really care about watching. I do like to flip among concurrent games during commercials tho.
This post was edited on 9/25 at 2:05 pm


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Evolved Simian
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
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We have sling, but it seems that it doesn't have ESPN.


You got the wrong one for sports.

Sling has two options. Orange has the ESPN channels. Blue has more news networks.

That said, I haven't used Sling.
This post was edited on 9/25 at 6:11 pm


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TizzyT4theUofA
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Member since Jun 2016
5181 posts

re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
What is a good way for me to watch it tomorrow? It will be on at 0200 where I live and I’m too old to stay up that late.


East Coast Band
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Member since Nov 2010
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re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
I'm pretty sure any of those streaming services like YouTube TV and Hulu live you can record or save any upcoming broadcast and go back and watch it later.


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armytide373
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Member since May 2009
9399 posts

re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
YouTube TV is tremendous!

Also have Amazon Prime, Netflix, disney+ and Hulu (lite).

And, they are all available on any smart or mobile device you have, so that is a huge plus when not at home.

Still paying less than half of what I was paying direct TV. Never going back to cable.

Not live TV or a real football/sports option, but we have also loaded Peacock TV onto our smart TV and phones. It is pretty good as well for an additional show option... and it is 100% free


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TiderNAL
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2010
5427 posts

re: Annual Cord-Cutter Thread
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I'm using YouTube TV.



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