PS Vue Going Away

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  1. SouthJerseyCy

    SouthJerseyCy Well-Known Member

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    I switched to YoutubeTV for a month free trial earlier this fall and actually liked the interface and recording tools much better than PSVue. However, I couldn't get NFLRedZone and that is a deal-breaker because of my Fantasy Football addiction. I tried the DirectTV RedZone for a week and was not the same without Scott Hansen. I guess if this news is true I'll switch back to YoutubeTV and hope something gets figured out before next season.
     
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  2. istater7

    istater7 Well-Known Member

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    Correct, you wouldn’t be able to watch local news. If there is a sporting event on NBC that you want to watch, you can log in via the NBC Sports App, though.
     
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  3. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    I tried them all and, IMO, PS Vue was best for sports fans. (We have YTTV because of the better DVR and rest of my family liked it better.)

    I truly believe PS Vue's failure was in large part due to poor marketing. Almost everyone I talked to about cord cutting assumed from the name you had to have a Playstation. Many people did not even consider it because of that.

    I read an article a while back in which shareholders were urging Sony to change the name to Sony Vue. I really think that would have made made a difference. That said, I'm not sure Sony was really committed to it.
     
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  4. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    I really enjoyed the layout of Vue as well. IMO it truly was the best streaming service and it sucks they didn't put more resources behind it.
     
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  5. STATE12

    STATE12 Active Member

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    LOL, what? I was upset that they raised their price to the same level as their competitor, so I switched to their competitor?

    I initially was a little weary of the PS Vue DVR only keeping recordings for a month. I've realized though, that if I don't get to them within a whole month anyway I'm probably not too concerned about whatever I recorded.
     
  6. keepngoal

    keepngoal Jobless Jerk
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    To be clear, YT Premium is separate from YTTV, correct?
     
  7. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    Correct!
     
  8. cyfanatic

    cyfanatic Well-Known Member

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    That might be in some markets...in eastern Iowa we get the local programming on KWWL through YTTV. In fact, we get all of the local programming from the big 4 networks in this market.
     
  9. shawn_200m

    shawn_200m Active Member

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    I have YouTubeTV, great for sports, has all the ESPN's, FS1 &2 and several FoxSports and NBCSports regional channels, plus NBATV. I really like the DVR and it automatically records every Cyclones, Packers and Celtics game for me without ever having to set up individual timers and never cuts off a game early due to time overrun. We also have Philo for my daughter since it has Nickelodeon and A&E for my wife.
     
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  10. KnappShack

    KnappShack Well-Known Member

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    I went Hulu.

    Enjoy it for live TV but not really sure their library does anything for me. Maybe I just haven't explored enough.

    Saved By the Bell: The College Years is fun, but....
     
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  11. Bader

    Bader Well-Known Member

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    Looks like someone else answered your question, but I don't even have that NBC stream in my guide. I have a Mohu Leaf behind my TV and switch to the antenna for Sunday Night Football, then go back to forgetting NBC exists
     
  12. ruxCYtable

    ruxCYtable Well-Known Member

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    Depends where you live. YTTV has all local channels in my market.
     
  13. keepngoal

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    I just was charged for the next cycle of Vue ... and then canceled. Oh Well.

    I'll look for a month of free YTTV in a few weeks. Thanks for the heads up OP.
     
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  14. Cybyassociation

    Cybyassociation Well-Known Member

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    We tried a few antennas and for whatever reason we can't get NBC out in the Cumming area. No idea what's up with that, but it's really frustrating.
     
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  15. CarrollCyclone

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    Same here. I'm in the Sioux City market area and I get all the locals (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) and supposedly PBS is joining the lineup shortly.

    I really, really like YTTV.
     
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  16. istater7

    istater7 Well-Known Member

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    True, I should clarify I was talking about the Des Moines market in particular.
     
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  17. Trice

    Trice Well-Known Member

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    Forgive me if I missed it but when does this free month of YouTube TV happen? I'm seeing trial periods of a week.
     
  18. cyfanatic

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    I believe the standard free trial is a week with YTTV. Occasionally they offer a promotion with a longer free trial period. In September they offered a 3 week free trial period that coincided with the start of the NFL season. During October I was offered a code to send to two "friends" that was a 2 week free trial (that period ended in mid-October). So...I do believe the trials that are longer than a week come and go.
     
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  19. isukendall

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    Used Sling for a couple years and liked it generally, but recently jumped to YouTubeTV and like it even more. Mostly due to (1) local channels (2) DVR capability (3) no restrictions on multiple streams. Also has B1G channel which has a lot of college wrestling.
     
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  20. STATE12

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    Looks like I will be making the switch over to YTTV (likely) or Hulu + Live, since I've heard some less than stellar experiences with Sling and AT&T TV Now. Gonna ride the rest of the football season out with PSVue though to keep NFL Network & RedZone.
     

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