Fortunately, ABC and CBS are free on demand on their own websites - though I'd have to watch ads. CBS All Access programs aren't free - but they aren't included on any of the other services I looked at either.
I used Sling a few months ago, so am not eligible for the the free trial. The parts that I tried worked well, but I don't remember the details, and I didn't try Cloud DVR. Didn't work with PlayOn.
I've looked over the ads for all the other available bundle options I can find, and tried two of them:
$16/month - but doesn't have all my non-free channels.
($20 / 1st month, then $40) Doesn't have all my non-free channels
Complicated pricing, eventual price unspecified with DVR, doesn't have all my channels, not sure is legit.
$35/month (doesn't have all my non-free channels; works well on my Roku; sometimes hangs my PC during FF). If someone else in my building wanted to share, this would be a good option, because of subaccounts, but no one does. Didn't work with PlayOn.
$35/month. Worked erratically on both PC and Roku; episodes showed up several weeks later than Sling or YoutubeTV; in a timed test, there were almost twice as many minutes of ad as program! - AND some of my channels weren't available. Flashy but slow and clumsy interface. SOMETIMES worked with PlayON - but maybe not now that they've added their own reportedly unreliable DVR. Lots of bad rap on this forum, except for people who use Apple TV, which is expensive. Service not yet ready for prime time.)
$40/month. I should use the free trial - but may not bother at this price.
TV $40/month. Can't do the free trial, because I used to use Hulu. Don't know of anything on Hulu I want now.
$75/month. Too expensive.
is $25+$5 / month, has all the non-free channels I watch, according to
so it is the cheapest option with all MY non-free channels.
I think it would be cheaper to buy my current programs individually, by season, from VUDU, Google Play, and/or Microsoft Store (Amazon and Apple are more expensive for my programs) - but that is too much work, and I wouldn't be able to preview new shows.
I'd go with Comcast cable Internet+Xfinity WiFi hotspots+TV for $60/month - but my landlord already provides Verizon FIOS Internet for free. (Besides, from past experience, Comcast/Xfinity don't disclose all their fees.) He won't let me mount an OTA antenna - too bad, as most major networks are local.