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Breaking Up With Cable: Sling TV

So, we have NetflixAmazon Prime, and Hulu.  (Affiliate links for signing up are provided.)We have reached the point of having saved enough from cutting cable to pay off the new TV’s, antennas, cable, etc.

We decided to give Sling TV a try. If we paid for 3 months in advance we could get the Roku 3 for half price (deal still available for new account). This sounded like a good way to try it out. We also bought a Roku Streaming Stick at Target as well to see how our Wifi would do.

You can also purchase the Roku players at Amazon.

This time we will focus on Sling TV. Next time we will talk about the Roku. We are nearing the end of the 3 months we prepaid for.

What we like:

Sling let’s us watch shows on networks we can’t get with our antenna. Shows are usually available for some time after their original airing as well. At $20 a month even with all our streaming we still are saving versus cable.

With the Best of Live TV you get this network.

Suggestions for improvement:

We can only watch on one device at a time unlike Netflix and Hulu. Whoever logs into Sling last wins! I asked about adding other devices, but you would have to get another subscription. That would be $40 a month, and not worth it. I would pay an extra $5/mo. for multiple devices. I am also unsure how you could do multiple accounts at one house anyway. Hopefully this will be something they add on later.

It can be buggy. I had a show (Alone on History Channel) that would continuously die at the same spot. Customer Service tried to offer many suggestions for fixing it on my end, and finally checked the show themselves and saw the issue. However then the whole show was taken I had to Google to find out the winner.

Sometimes shows leave unexpectedly from the “Available Now” section. I wish there was a warning to how long before it would be removed. Then I could make sure I watched all I wanted.

This one applies to any of the streaming guys out there (Netflix, Hulu, and Sling TV) we need the Syfy Channel to be on one of them for live or day after viewing!

Keep it or Drop it?

We are keeping it for sure! The kids love having kids’ channels to watch, and I love my History Channel so I can watch The Curse of Oak Island!

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  1. Sue says:

    Do you have to have a good internet connection for this to work?

    • motherclicker says:

      Yes, I would recommend a good connection. Sometimes our bandwidth drops and you can tell with the picture that it gets almost blurry. We have a cable modem..not sure of specs (that’s Hub’s deal).

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