Originally Posted by IN2tvClassics
Which one has the best package(s), pricing, features, etc?
Hulu's live TV (coming soon)
How would the price comparison be for a standard cable (70 channels) replacement? At least 2 viewing sources at the same time. DVR functions would be nice to have.
Does anyone have a nice breakdown of each one?
I've tried DTVNow, Sling (briefly), PS Vue and Hulu Live (all on Apple TV). I've settled on Hulu Live. Here's a quick breakdown.
- No DVR feature and lack of deep VOD library makes it a non starter for me. Tried it for the 3 month trial, took my complimentary ATV4 and moved to PSVue after the trial was over.
- Aside from the fact that Sony is tone deaf keeping this service hamstrung with the "Playstation" moniker, the service was a VERY good value. The best, least restrictive DVR of any service, including Hulu Live. The one problem that they still have not addressed, that ultimately led me to Hulu Live was the fact that there is no preview during FF/RW on live TV or DVR. You have no idea where you will land when scrubbing content. Hulu has the best function for this of any service.
- Since I already have the "Hulu with No Commercials" VOD service, I was very much looking forward to their live TV option. The Hulu with No Commercials service is the best service I've had so high hopes for the live TV package. The live TV service is a bit of a disapointment however, especially compared to the excellent Hulu VOD service. They have much improvement to do. The DVR is extremely frustrating in that in most cases you cannot fast forward through commercials or rewind to the beginning of a show if you join in progress (even if you have chosen a season pass for the program). This is an area where PS Vue excelled.
Also, the Hulu interface needs much improvement in terms of personalization and presenting, up front on the home screen, the programs you frequently watch, have favorited, etc over the stuff Hulu wants to show you from their original programming catalog. It would be SO easy for Hulu to change this and make the user experience 100% better. Hopefully they will change course soon.
Despite these shortcomings, Hulu does have the best playback controls and overall feel of the app compared to all of the others. With a less restrictive DVR license, more like PSVue, Addition of HBO, and better personalization and less pushy interface, Hulu Live could be the service to beat.