Cutting the Co… Satellite Signal

After spending a few hours researching, cord-cutting appears to be the best option. At the moment I’m examining Sling TV​ and PlayStation Vue.

Sling TV is $20/month and has Add-ons which range from $5-15/month. However I would be plenty happy with the core package. Sling is available on a number of devices, though sadly lacks Chromecast support. No body is perfect. I do have a set top box for each TV that Sling TV is compatible with. Additionally Sling TV is available on my phone and tablets.

Playstation Vue became available in LA around the time of E3. They offer 3 packages, Access($50)/Core($60)/Elite($70). Vue’s increased cost does get you more channels but most of them I can live without. The important feature is their Core and Elite packages includes regional sports such as Fox Sports West in LA​, TV home of the LA Kings​. An important feature to me. The drawback is Vue is only available on PlayStation 3 & 4 and the Apple iPad (which I don’t own).

Both offer 7-day trials and I plan to sign up for SlingTV this week, as well as call and cancel DirecTV. I’ll probably save Playstation Vue’s trial for when hockey season starts in October.

About Sean Goggin

Super Computer Geek Extraordinaire. Novice Computer Scientist, LA Kings Fan, Home Brewer, Craft Beer Consumer, Amateur Photographer, A11y Proponent.

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