AVS Forum Special Member
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Oakland, Ca. & Aventura (Miami), Fl.
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 325 Post(s)
The Google-YouTube Live TV Streaming Service Thread
I have seen no comments or reviews of this service. It started about six months ago in five cities including San Francisco and LA. In the last week they added 10 more cities.
Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, Charlotte, and Dallas-Fort Worth. + original L.A., New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay area.
All cities have all 4 major Networks except Dallas which lacks ABC.
Picture quality is outstanding. Unlimited storage for up to nine months. Customer service is OUTstanding. In the 4 or 5 times I've had quick questions in the 6 weeks we've had service, the chat line responds within 30 to 60 seconds. Then they follow up with an email and ask if everything is working okay. Every contact seeks suggestions for improvement.
The major downside is, they do not have CNN (yet) or any other Turner/Time Warner stations. They do not work with Roku or Fire Stick - but say they are working on it. Free trial is 30 days. Cost is $35 a month.
Access now is using your PC, tablet, or phone with the ability to easily chrome cast to your TV screen.
After a couple of decades of using Comcast, and a month of using this service, we took all of our equipment back to Comcast last week. This is obviously a work in progress. There does not seem to be a built-in guide. You can set up your own for this particular service via loading the Titan TV app on your browser. We rarely made use of the Comcast guide.
Oh - You can have 5 separate "sub" accounts under your main account each with their own library. We tested running 3 streams at once w. no problem.