OK so it’s been over a year since Fiber arrived. Wow.
Has this effected your life? Me? Greatly, especially the way we watch tv now. I did away with my DirecTV account, (why don’t they come get the dish off your house?) I’ve been paying $140 a month with only 1 “extra” package, 2 receivers, etc. $140 a month to watch TV plus $60 a month for pretty good internet service out here in Glen.
I had already downloaded a few tv apps like the Disney+ app and the Paramount app and others, but what I discovered is… you will be expecting or looking for is that same “cable TV” or DirecTV experience, and the closet thing I’ve found to that is with the app Hulu Live, it’s like having cable tv again. The Paramount app (used to be CBS) is a great app with a Live tv button, and I wish ABC and NBC would follow suit, but NBC or ABC apps do not offer Live TV. Now with the Hulu app I can watch them all! Live! We like WMC TV Action News 5 Nightly with Pat and Vanna afterwards on da Wheel of Fortune. I was able to delete all of the other apps that had accumulated, AMC, Discovery, FX and just use Hulu, I also use Hulu as my TV provider for apps that require one like ESPN, but everything is on Hulu anyway. $70 per month, $7 per mo for Disney+. I’m down to almost one third the cost I was paying to watch tv including fiber optic internet.
P.S. If you have a smart TV and don’t really watch that much TV, your TV comes pre-loaded with apps already, there are a lot of “free tv” apps, they show a lot of old tv series with a lot of commercials, and is it me or are there more commercials watching TV online using these apps?
P.S.S. Don’t forget to delete your info (billing) before you delete any app, you may delete it off your tv but they keep billing you unless you specifically cancel.
UPDATE: I re-configured my HULU package again for even more off of the price. Hulu Live, Disney+, ESPN+
Someone long ago when cable TV came out said to me, “I’m not paying anything to watch TV”.