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Posted: 10/8/2021 8:44:39 PM EST
Wife and I cut the cord years ago.
Moved into a new place and we don't have good antenna reception.

Thought we'd give Hulu Live a chance. $65

The very first thing we do is watch a movie that was live on TV, we said "watch from the beginning".

Every 10-15 of the movie they force you to watch 7 minutes of ads. You can't skip them even though it's an on-demand stream in the end.

A movie that has a 1 hour and 50 minutes of run time is almost 3 hours.

They have to be kidding right?
There's no way people pay for this shit.

Anyone know of other good alternatives to getting local channels over a streaming service?
Link Posted: 10/8/2021 9:15:05 PM EST
For me Fubu is best for local channels, news, sports and the usual mix of movie channels like on cable or Dish. Normally for movies I have Prime anyway and the movies are good choices. Also Pluto is a free app with lots of movies and classic  old tv series., IMDb app for movies,
Link Posted: 10/8/2021 9:30:18 PM EST
That would be a new trick from my experience with HULU live. Things certainly can change.
They had commercials on the live channels and a coupe minutes of ads on the "on demand" movies, but nothing intrusive or annoying.
Link Posted: 10/8/2021 9:39:41 PM EST
We cut the cord a few years ago. Did the same - with Hulu+Live TV, plus a few a la carte services like Netflix, HBO Max.

At first it was worth it. But eventually, with price creep, as you say, it's just about the same $$ as we were paying with cable. And when we had cable and a Tivo, we could at least skip commercials.

I'm convinced cord-cutting is still best for those who are willing to change their viewing habits entirely, trying to replicate cable content just isn't worth it. You can get about 87% of content on a la carte services now (Discovery+, Paramount +, Netflix, etc...), then kill the Hulu Live subscription and save a bunch of money. Combine this with a strategy of subscribing to a couple of the previously mentioned services at a time, binge-watching what you want, then cancelling and subbing to other services for different content - rinse and repeat.

Ultimately, you'll still miss out on old fashioned "live" TV and sports - my wife refuses to give this up for now as she likes to put on a TV channel as background noise while cooking dinner or chores, and streaming doesn't cut it for that.

Side note...funny, a few weeks ago we lost Internet for a day, and I hooked up the rabbit ears. Was pleasantly surprised by how many channels were still out there over-the-air. Made me think that may still be an option for the live TV thing.
Link Posted: 10/8/2021 9:43:17 PM EST
Double tap
Link Posted: 10/8/2021 10:04:19 PM EST
NetFlix (about to dump it, there really isn't anything I want to watch any longer), HBO Max, AMZ Prime and what I pay for. Then the free YT, the ads have gotten annoying. We mostly read, watch TV when killing time.

Thought about a FireStick, but seems like it may be a pain. It would be nice if there was a service where you could watch any movie that is available on video, I'd pay for that. Supposedly if you buy a disc now there is a code for a site that all the studios have signed onto, you can steam them, but only ones you have purchased.
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