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I was looking into this too. For sports, are there blackouts often?

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5 points · 23 hours ago

There aren't any blackouts that wouldn't appear on any other service.

In other words, there aren't any strange blackout situations...if it is blacked out on YouTube TV, it would be blocked out on all the other services too.

16 points · 1 day ago

YTTV!

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4 points · 23 hours ago

YouTube TV is the best, in my opinion.

5 points · 2 days ago

Any of the higher end TCL TVs with Roku are very nice.

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I have four Play:1 speakers and a Playbar.

If I added a Sonos:One speaker, can I:

  • tell the One to "play Pandora on all speakers?"
  • tell the One to "play Pandora in the kitchen and bedroom?"
  • can I set timers using the One? Example: Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes.
  • can I generally use the One like a do my Echo?
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As long as you don’t use it as a surround with the playbar, then yes!!

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Original Poster0 points · 3 days ago

Thanks!

TL;DR; Yes!

The Sonos One basically is a Sonos speaker with a fully featured integrated Amazon Echo. So yes, you would be able to play music in different rooms or use other Alexa features like setting timers.

One thing you won't be able to do is to use a Sonos One combined with a Sonos Play:1 as a stereo pair (since they are different types of speakers).

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Original Poster1 point · 3 days ago

Great, thanks!

1 point · 4 days ago

did you get this sorted out?

1 point · 4 days ago

You can kinda figure it out yourself.

In general, figure about 1 gig per hour of streaming.

(In reality, it can be less or more, but it is a good starting point.)

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https://imgur.com/2cxjTFs

https://imgur.com/aBJzFPm (I think this one stated that these sort of packages would be 5-7 extra)

https://imgur.com/xLAfq9V

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I would not be willing to pay a single red cent for any one of those channels.

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Original Poster2 points · 5 days ago

The wording of the survey indicated that these would be add-on packages.

Gosh I hope they don't add some of those crap channels listed that you can get for free...

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Original Poster8 points · 5 days ago

I don't see the harm in adding them if the cost doesn't increase. You can customize the guide to hide them, if that bothers you.

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1 point · 5 days ago

For Roku TV sets, there is an sleep function that just turns the TV off, which stops the stream.

For the Roku devices, there isn't anything. Maybe put your Roku on one of those timer switches?

https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Home-Improvement-Electrical-Timers/zgbs/hi/495340

2 points · 6 days ago

The theater typically gets something more like 35-70 percent of the ticket price, depending on things such as:

  • How many weeks the film has been in release. The theaters get more the longer the film has been out. So, the theater might only get 40% the first week, then 45% the second week, then 70% the third week, etc.)
  • How popular the film is expected to be.
  • How large the theater chain is (larger chains can get more favorable rates).

When "The Last Jedi" came out, Disney got 65% of the ticket price. At the time, it was the largest split ever demanded. It probably still is.

https://mashable.com/2017/11/01/star-wars-last-jedi-theaters-disney/#I.fpRx74xOqN

Also, it is worth pointing out that theaters get paid for all those trailers they place before the film.

3 points · 8 days ago

Can you try from the Apple podcast app on your iphone?

(Assuming you have an iphone, of course.)

Or, just download Overcast and use that on your iphone.

(If you have Android, try Pocket Casts. It costs a few bucks, but is really worth it.)

On the web, you can listen here.

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I watched BCS from the beginning. I am currently one episode behind (no spoilers, please).

I'm really struggling with the Gus/Mike/Salamanca plot line. Can anyone break it down for me?

Nacho (IIRC) hired Mike to kill the Salamanca boss (because he wanted to use Nacho's Dad's place as a cover?) but Mike backed out. Then Nacho killed the Salamanca boss with the drug (IIRC). Was this just to get them to leave his Dad alone? How did Gus get involved...and what is motivating Gus? Does he want more "territory" and does he think that if the Salamancas are gone he will get it?

Anyhow, somehow I'm confused on the whole plotline. Can anyone help?

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Eh, I don't like most of the guest episodes. The episodes with their wives and parents are great, but the others just don't appeal to me. I like the familial banter. Some "very special bonus episodes" with high profile guests would be great though.

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2 points · 10 days ago

Eh, I don't like most of the guest episodes

Same here.

Can someone explain this. Is roku faster or slower? I have a roku and can't figure out to quickly get to a channel without pressing back.

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On Roku, when you are watching something, you can press down on the remote and it will show the last 3 channels you were watching. You can then click on one of them to switch.

I totally get where this is coming from, but I'll just say now that we are not planning on ending the vlogbrothers project. If and when we do decide to end it, we will give you lots of notice.

I still really like making vlogbrothers videos and hope to be able to make them for a long time. Hank and I have both been through many periods over the last 11.5 years when one or both of us has been frustrated or exhausted creatively, but we see those periods as parts of a sine curve rather than reasons to stop making videos.

I think you may have correctly sensed some burnout from both of us lately, although Hank responds to burnout very different from how I do. Hank makes lots of other things, like Hankschannel videos, whereas I retreat and make videos called How Does This End ;)

But Tuesday is the axis mundi of my week, and forces me to make something and to think hard and carefully for a while, and I find a lot of value in that. Most of all, I like our audience and getting to be in conversation with you. In a lot of ways, that part is currently more joyful to me than it has been in years. So yeah, we are not contemplating the end, and whenever we do, we will be open and inclusive in the conversation.

(Of course as op correctly points out, everything ends and nothing can last forever and etc. But I want to keep doing this as long as possible.)

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2 points · 14 days ago

Hey John, remember that time when Hank tried to name a cat Manhole?

That was awesome.

2 points · 15 days ago

You can use a Google Play gift card, yes.

10 points · 19 days ago

I commented something similar on a previous post, but here’s basically what the community can do:

  1. support him on patreon at patreon.com/michaelaranda plus you can get some sweet perks!

  2. Go back and like/comment/promote his videos, he makes really cool vlogs and they’re a lot of fun to watch.

  3. If you know anyone that could use the services of a production company, please point them in the direction of Synema Studios (synemastudios.com) they are awesome people, and they make great stuff. (Their services are great for video ads, audio creation/mastering, equipment rentals, and a bunch of other stuff :)

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3 points · 1 month ago

I will add something to the FAQ about it, thanks.

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FAQ


Billing Related Issues

Can I use Google Play credit or gift cards to pay for Youtube TV?

Yes. From a browser, go to the settings page on Youtube TV and choose "billing." This will take you to your Google payments center page. Go to subscriptions and services, select Youtube TV, and then you can designate your Google play balance as your primary payment method.

What is the deal with Family Groups?

This is what YTTV says about Family Groups:

If you've purchased a YouTube TV membership, you can create a family group to share your membership with up to 5 people at no additional cost. When you create a family group, you become the family manager.

As the family manager, you can invite family members (13 or older) to join your family group.

As a family group member, you can build your own personal library of content in YouTube TV. Your viewing preferences and DVR are all your own—we won't share your library or watch history with your family group.

Sharing YouTube TV as part of a family group also lets you share other Google services with the same people. Learn more about family groups on Google.

YouTube TV defines a Family Group requirements thusly:

  • Be age 13 or older and have a Google account
  • Live in the same household as the family manager
  • Live in the same country as the family manager
  • Not be part of another family group

More info here.

Can I use a G Suite account with YTTV?

If you are using a G Suite account, you cannot be a member of a Family Group or create a Family Group.

Can I pause my membership, instead of cancelling it?

Yes. Just go to the Membership Settings page to do so. Your DVR'd content will not be erased, but no new content will be recorded.


How To Use YTTV

How do I only record new episodes?

This isn't currently possible, but new episodes will be highlighted in the library under the "New Episodes" heading. These usually stick around until the next episode airs and then it gets bumped off by the latest episode.

How does the DVR work?

DVR recordings will remain in your account for 9 months from the last time that episode aired. So, for example, if on January 1 "Example Episode" was recorded and then "Example Episode" aired again on March 1, you will have access to the recording for 9 months from March 1.

Sometimes recorded episodes are replaced with Video On Demand (VOD) alternatives. Sometimes you can choose to watch the VOD version or the recorded version. Sometimes you can only watch the VOD version. This is dictated by the networks, not by YTTV.

If there is an episode that is replaced by VOD and you can only watch the VOD version (not the recorded version) and later the VOD version is removed, your recorded version will then be accessible.

So, what is recorded then?

If you add a show to your library, it will record every episode of that show on any channel that airs that show. So, if the show airs new episodes on ABC and reruns on TBS, it will record every episode that airs on ABC and TBS.

Can I delete recordings like on my cable provider's DVR?

Not currently. Unlimited recordings are kept in the cloud for 9 months. You can narrow down by looking at "New Episodes" or "Shows"

How do I rearrange the guide/mark a channel as a favorite?

To rearrange the channels in the guide you need to use one of YTTV's mobile apps or the YTTV website.

Next, go to the sort button on the live tab and change "default" to "custom." You can then edit your custom guide however you'd like.

Why is my streaming limited to 480p?

Due to various Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies, your computer monitor may not be able to display YTTV in HD. This is rare and usually can be fixed. A Google search may help you figure out what needs to be done.

What streaming device should I use to watch YTTV?

You can watch YTTV on Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Shield TV, iPad, iPhone, Android phone/tablets, Xbox One, and on the web. Some smart TVs can also natively stream YTTV.

YTTV basically works the same on Roku, Apple TV, Shield TV, Xbox One, and smart TVs. There may be some small navigation differences and some performance differences from device to device.

You cannot use YTTV on Fire devices.

Can you recommend a streaming device?

This is a personal preference thing, really. Any of the current Roku devices are great and relatively inexpensive. Apple TV is great, especially if you're in the Apple ecosystem. Chromecast is fine if you want to use your phone instead of a remote control. The Shield TV is a powerful device that can also play many games.


Other

How do I send the YTTV team feedback?

You can send the YTTV team feedback by using the online form.

Can I use TV Anywhere apps with YTTV?

Yes. More info is here.

Are there any viewing restrictions? Like, can I watch everything on mobile?

For the most part, there aren't many restrictions on where you can watch and on what you can watch. There are some rare restrictions though, mainly regarding sports. Here is some in-depth information on it.

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Where would be a good place to ask some general questions? In case here's a good place, here are my questions:

  1. How has everyone's experience been w/ concurrent streaming on a single internet source in the event of utilizing YTTV as the main television for a househould? I am on a 14 day trial (considering cutting the cord) and last night my wife and I were both watching something. I walked out of the room and when I came back, my channel was hung up. We experimented a bit and had some issues for a short period afterwards in terms of both getting quality streams going concurrently. We will keep experimenting for the next couple weeks, but user feedback would be very nice.
  2. For live sports viewing, are there any blackout restrictions to consider beyond simply checking for the channels I know my teams games are on? I think this would apply mostly to the team sports on local cable affiliates (e.g. regional Fox Sports). I know I have the channels I need for my area, but I just don't want to make a decision now only to learn that when my teams start playing I'm unable to watch.
  3. Are there ever channels dropped (and on what frequency) due to contract dispute? I know this can occasionally happen with cable or satellite but for the most part, will the channels I signed up for remain relatively static?
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Original Poster3 points · 1 month ago
  1. What is your internet speed at home? As long as it is around 20 on the download, running 2 concurrent streams (whether it is YTTV or Hulu, Netflix, etc.) shouldn’t be a problem. Were you both watching YTTV? Were you using the same log in/user name? If so, that could explain the issue. Use separate log-ins/user names.

  2. The blackout restrictions are the same as they would be for normal cable or satellite TV.

  3. No channels have ever been dropped from YTTV. Since YTTV has been in operation, they have only added channels.

Actually, you can use GSuite accounts with YouTube TV, you just cannot be a member, or create, a Family Group.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Really? Is this documented somewhere on their site/FAQ?

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2 points · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

Anything else it's almost worthless with it forcing you to watch on demand instead.

This isn't entirely true.

For example, The Disney Channel doesn't force VOD on anything.

No soccer games on FS1 or NBCSN force VOD.

Baseball on my regional Fox Sports channel doesn't force VOD.

Cartoon Network doesn't force VOD.

AMC doesn't force VOD (at least not for Lodge 49).

BBC America doesn't force VOD (at least not for Killing Eve).

FX doesn't force VOD (at least not for Baskets).

ABC doesn't force VOD (at least not for The Goldbergs).

36 points · 1 month ago

Coach Brown also turned down 12 BMWs and 7 Mercedes because he already has 4 Caddies!

He also tuned down several McMansions because he needs to focus on his beach house!

Moderator of r/youtubetv, speaking officiallyScore hidden · 2 months ago · Stickied comment

This conversation is better suited to r/cordcutters.

Moderator of r/YoutubeMusic, speaking officiallyScore hidden · 2 months ago · Stickied comment

Hey, mod here.

Thanks for the feedback.

As far as flair for YTM employees, we are working on that. Expect something soon.

As far as allowing users to post links, don't expect that any time soon. Allowing links to be posted, especially in a sub with YouTube in the title, leads to a ton of spam. We still get some of that now, with only text-posts allowed!

Moderator of r/youtubetv, speaking officiallyScore hidden · 2 months ago · Stickied comment

This thread is now locked due to various rule 1 and 2 violations.

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