'YouTube TV' Streaming Service Launches in Five U.S. Cities

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  1. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604

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    5.1 surround sound?

    Do any of these streaming services have 5.1 surround? PS Vue? Sling? Direct Now? This one? Others? Most of what I see online implies that streaming services come with the sound tradeoff of getting only stereo sound from programming that is otherwise available with 5.1 surround.
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    Apple doesn't make 100 different phones.

    Just sayin'
     
  3. unlinked macrumors 6502a

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    #103
    Direct TV Now does on Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
    (if my googling prowess is to be believed)


    https://help.directvnow.com/hc/en-u...s-DIRECTV-NOW-offer-HD-video-and-Dolby-sound-
    http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/30/...nternet-tv-service-questions-pricing-channels
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    I'm talking about Nexus devices and the Pixel. Just saying.
     
  4. ILuvEggplant Suspended

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    #104
    let me correct you.

    Apple Tv Fail.
     
  5. Glideslope macrumors 603

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    #105
    You open negotiations with a demand. They offer to negotiate with you. You are then in the position of dominance. :apple:
     
  6. a.gomez macrumors 6502a

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    Oh!!!!! Thanks!!!!... I didnt Finished the registration because of that. I'll do it over the web now.
     
  7. Cloudkicker macrumors 6502

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    Sydex rules? A shame US doesn't allow the convenience of timeshifting like Canada does. To get a CTV affiliates from Halifax (East) to Vancouver (West) in every province & timezone is very convenient.

    Of course we have super-narrow media consolidations & the CTV stations (for the most part are O&O) so programs & national commericals are all identical from east to west. The only difference is local ads... a concern for Syndex concerns.
     
  8. Stevez67 macrumors member

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    I didn't cut the cord to get away from paying for bundled Shyte channels so I could sign up for a bundle of Shyte channels from YouTube or any other wanna-be cable replacement. Ala carte is the only thing that will attract me. Bundlers are no better than cable.
     
  9. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68020

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    Not available on Apple TV and not available in Arizona.

    FAIL
     
  10. ThisIsNotMe Suspended

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    Well to be fair, Apple has release over 60 versions of the iPhone, over 200 models, and over 1,000 SKUs.
     
  11. fyun89 macrumors 6502

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    Is this the final nail to the Cable TV coffin?
     
  12. furi0usbee macrumors 68000

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  13. jase1125 macrumors 6502

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    I have DirecTVNow here in DFW. Also added an attic antenna for OTA broadcasts.... over 100 channels (of course 60% are useless). However, that combo now has me $80 cheaper with the same channels. Also, bought an OTA DVR from Amazon so I'm good for Network TV sports.
     
  14. webbuzz macrumors 68000

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    Haha! Seems like it lately.
     
  15. sir1963nz macrumors 6502a

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    Who cares, I have NEVER gone to watch a Channel, I have always gone to watch a program (e.g. Big Bang Theory) , and IF that program shifts to a different channel then I shift too. When will they get the hint "Channels are dead"

    To hell with DVRs, you only need them when you have channels, when you have programs they are irrelevant.
     
  16. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

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    Sure... but aren't those SKUs due to the various colors and capacities?

    An app isn't gonna run different on a gold iPhone versus a space gray iPhone. You don't need to test your app across different colors of iPhones. :)

    Apple's iOS hardware tends to be pretty similar and easy to develop for. This is part of the reason why many (most?) developers build for iPhone first.

    So yeah... there might be a lot of actual iPhone SKUs... but it's really a non-issue from a developer standpoint.

    Now think of how you would guarantee Android app compatibility on some random no-name Android phone from India. It could be any combination of CPUs and GPUs, screen resolutions, OS versions, etc.
     
  17. dav1dd macrumors regular

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    $35 for a bundle of fake news. Bargain.
     
  18. co.ag.2005 macrumors 68020

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    Same here. Ota antenna in the attic feeding a HDHomeRun. I can watch live OTA TV on the Channels app on my Apple TVs. Channels DVR works well too. I just would like to only have to use one app when watching TV. But Channels (for OTA) and Vue/DTVN (for "cable" channels and sports) works pretty well for our setup. Now I need to call Dish to cancel!
     
  19. vartanarsen macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a way to fool YouTube to thinking you are in NY?
     
  20. cashxx macrumors member

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    Ok internet providers, queue the deployment of internet pricing tiers! The FCC needs to get ahead of this and stop it now, before it even starts!
     
  21. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    Tantalize your taste-buds with a free Chromecast. :D That'll get anyone on board who's i Android and some iOS uses.

    Your after different content..... Use a VPN.
     
  22. Pman17 macrumors regular

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    Pretty much. My parents switched from DirecTV to DirecTV Now and are saving $100 a month. It's ridiculous that they're paying $100 less for the same stuff. Yea they don't get DVR and CBS but wow. And you're not renting equipment either. The trend is gonna accelerate this year and next year.
     
  23. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

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    Yep.

    I can't remember which podcast I heard this on.... but they were talking about this idea of online TV versus the traditional methods.

    All these new services are the "decoupling" of TV from the cable or satellite companies.

    You're gonna have internet regardless... but you will be able to easily pop in and out of various services for TV content... with no contracts to sign.

    DirecTV gets people to subscribe... without having to send them satellite dishes and boxes. Genius if you think about it.

    Then there's Sony, YouTube, Sling, et al.

    The only problem I'm envisioning is the cost of internet-alone will slowly creep up since people aren't getting their TV channels from them anymore.

    But hell... it's rising anyway!
     
  24. BaltimoreMediaBlog macrumors 6502a

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    How many people are going to pay $35/month just to watch this on their phone and NOT their TV or their Mac?

    As Steve Jobs would say. this is like Blu Ray. It's a bag 'o hurt. It is cheaper than a $200/month cable TV bill, but the limitations of the service make it a disaster unless Mac to HDTV support is coming soon.
     
  25. jmhumr macrumors newbie

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    I think this year will be the beginning of the big blow to cable. After a slow start, we now have a half-dozen live streaming TV services to choose from (Sling, Vue, YouTube, etc.). Verizon is reportedly going to roll theirs out soon too.

    I have a strong feeling that Apple will finally announce theirs at WWDC. That stupid apps show has been in the making long enough to roll out as one of their "feature" programs. While other services are forced to price their streaming TV for profit, I think Apple would be extremely wise to beat competitors by pricing their streaming service at a near break-even, knowing full-well that they'll make way more from the ecosystem anyway.
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    Tiers based on what? They already have tiers based on internet speeds.
     

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