Cut the cord and roam online, but where do you go to watch TV?

So the high price of cable finally become too much? Or do you just like to stream your shows when you want where you? Either way, you come to the right place.  Earlier this year my son was born and my wife and I were spending a bit more time home than we had in the past.  While over the air antenna worked for most shows there were some shows that were not available.  We decided to take a look at the top three internet tv sites and see which we liked better.  For the price, it was hard to pass any of them up but they did have their pros and cons.  We are going to look at the SlingTV, Sony PlayStation Vue, and DirectTV Now.

 

Sling TV

Pros:

  • Cheapest monthly plan of the bunch
  • One of the pioneers in the industry
  • Redesigned and rethought out channel guide with a focus on the content more than the timelines or channel

Cons:

  • At times there were buffering issues. This was surprising as they have been doing it for a while.
  • The biggest challenge seemed to be casting from the phone would often fail to the tv.

 

Sony Playstation Vue

Pros:

  • Unlike what we are probalby used to, Cloud DVR saves everything offsite for you.
  • When looking at the channels this service has the best arrangement of channels.

Cons:

  • When it comes to price, this is the priciest of the bunch.
  • One area that may limit who can take advantage of this service is you need a Sony PlayStation in order to sign up.

 

DirectTV Now

Pros:

  • This service is the most reliable which it comes to buffer and bugs

Cons:

  • The better service does not come without a cost. It is the most expensive of the bunch.

This technology is changing rapidly so what we see today could be different tomorrow. There are new ones coming out too which should be interesting. Some of the ones coming out are YouTube and Hulu. Crackle is a free service with ads from Sony. While Amazon Prime has videos much like Netflix, they is talk some shows will be free with ads. All of them have a trial period so go check them out.