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Streaming Television

Well over a year ago (going on 2, I think) my wife and I made the decision to stop paying the ridiculous amount of money we were shelling out each month to the cable company and we starting streaming our T.V., paying the cable company probably way more than they deserve for Internet access, but foregoing the extra ~$100 a month for mostly garbage we would never watch, anyway.

At first, we subscribed to Sony PlayStation for our streaming TV needs, as Sling didn't work well for us (constant buffering) and lacked the channels we really wanted at the time, such as Fox News. For the record, I would think that Sling would have improved their quality in my area, but can't say for sure (have not tried them since). Too bad, though -- Sling was definitely affordable. Anyway, we dumped PlayStation TV as well (they went up n their price quite a bit) and tried AT&T's Directv streaming service. At first, it was satisfactory, but then started buffering like Sling did. Too bad, we liked the interface. We got rid of them and went to YouTube TV. We had YouTube TV for quite some time and have to say the quality of the service was good (the interface leaves a lot to be desired, in my opinion). Finally, we decided that even the $40 per month was better left in our pocket and decided to simply pay for Internet access and make use of the many free services in combination with Netflix (next to go, I think). I suspect it will soon be down to free services (Pluto is pretty good) and Amazon Prime (I am a Prime member and the service is provided with that). Amazon seems ot be producing some decent shows. I will say that I bought a new FireStick and I hate it. Buffers constantly. My Roku and Chromecasts do not.

How about you? Have you had experience with any streaming services not mentioned above or even one that is mentioned that you have tried recently? I would love to know what your experience has been.

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