About a month ago, the Borden family made a big decision. We canceled our FIOS TV subscription and switched over to YouTube TV.
The biggest benefit, to me at least, is the cost savings. It looks like the move will save us between $400-500 per year.
Other benefits, from the YouTube TV website, include:
- 85 channels
- no annual contract
- NFL, NBA, and MLB networks
- PBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon
- Unlimited cloud DVR storage space, with rewind, fast forward, and pause capability
- three simultaneous streams and six accounts per household
- $0 installation fee
We’ve tried it on our Samsung SmartTV, an iPad, an iPhone, Amazon FireTV, and a Roku device and it worked flawlessly on each one. It is also quite easy to set up and use.
It’s also nice knowing that we are no longer tied to a cable box, and no longer paying the monthly rental fees associated with those cable boxes.
We still use FIOS for our Internet service, since we have always been happy with it. We also liked our FIOS TV service, but not enough to justify an extra $400-500 a year in costs.
P.S. I am not earning any fee from Google for writing this favorable review of YouTube TV. But if they want to pay me one, I wouldn’t say no.
P.P.S. This is the kind of post I write when it’s getting late, and I couldn’t find anything interesting to write about. I never promised that you would get Bill Shakespeare every night. Or any night for that matter…