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My question is does anyone have AT&T Now? Is the fine print $8.49 Regional Sports Fee I see added to your plan? I would need at least the Extra or higher plan. How is the picture, ease of use, etc? 

I don't see myself going back to Satellite/Cable. YTTV (and several others) dropped Sinclair owned FS Regionals, Tennis Channel, etc...There also appears to be at least a few other non sports channels that YTTV doesn't carry that AT&T Now does. YTTV customer service has declined quite a bit as well.

Sinclair is using on screen sports gambling as an additional revenue stream. I don't see any deals on the horizon for Sinclair and these carriers.

I know Sinclair is expected to come out with their own direct to consumer viewing later this year. But that isn't expected any time soon. Some of SLU's FS Midwest games have been carried on ESPN+, which has been a positive.

 NBA, NHL, MLB have more than two thirds of their home markets on FS Regionals.

What are other people doing? Thx.

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45 minutes ago, courtside said:

My question is does anyone have AT&T Now? Is the fine print $8.49 Regional Sports Fee I see added to your plan? I would need at least the Extra or higher plan. How is the picture, ease of use, etc? 

I don't see myself going back to Satellite/Cable. YTTV (and several others) dropped Sinclair owned FS Regionals, Tennis Channel, etc...There also appears to be at least a few other non sports channels that YTTV doesn't carry that AT&T Now does. YTTV customer service has declined quite a bit as well.

Sinclair is using on screen sports gambling as an additional revenue stream. I don't see any deals on the horizon for Sinclair and these carriers.

I know Sinclair is expected to come out with their own direct to consumer viewing later this year. But that isn't expected any time soon. Some of SLU's FS Midwest games have been carried on ESPN+, which has been a positive.

 NBA, NHL, MLB have more than two thirds of their home markets on FS Regionals.

What are other people doing? Thx.

ATT TV Now is the best. 

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48 minutes ago, billikenfan05 said:

ATT TV Now is the best. 

Except that it's ATT. The amount of hours spent on the phone that I'll never get back again due to their ineptitude and lies... Never again. I'll go straight radio before they get another penny from me. 

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1 minute ago, crymdg2 said:

Except that it's ATT. The amount of hours spent on the phone that I'll never get back again due to their ineptitude and lies... Never again. I'll go straight radio before they get another penny from me. 

This is where I’m at.

It takes a lot for me to get angry but ATT turns me into a screaming and cursing psycho.

Every time I get off the phone with them I head straight for the whiskey cabinet.

My conversations with them have taken years off my life. 
 

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1 hour ago, courtside said:

Do you have $80 Max plan? That appears to be the only option. How does ease of use and picture compare to YTTV? Thx.

I have the go big plan. I think we've been grandfathered into it.

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I appreciate the feedback.

I am doing a free trial with AT&T now. Overall I prefer the user experience with YTTV. (Better layout, unlimited storage, more channels, better price etc...) But AT&T Now is not bad, good picture, returns you to previous station. It has a few sports channels that others dropped. Perhaps even better streaming connection, at least for me. 

It seems to be the only streaming option for the Sinclair owned channels until Sinclair comes out with their direct to consumer option later this year.

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On 1/5/2021 at 11:06 AM, courtside said:

Do you have $80 Max plan? That appears to be the only option. How does ease of use and picture compare to YTTV? Thx.

I switched from Hulu live to ATT TV and haven’t had any issues. 
 

Why is anyone calling customer service on the phone these days? I’ve been able to resolve my issues online. Perhaps I just haven’t had an issue that warranted a phone call yet.  

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46 minutes ago, Slu let the dogs out? said:

I switched from Hulu live to ATT TV and haven’t had any issues. 
 

Why is anyone calling customer service on the phone these days? I’ve been able to resolve my issues online. Perhaps I just haven’t had an issue that warranted a phone call yet.  

Previously with YTTV, you could only send a message online. You could either solve your problem online or request a call. A call came within seconds from California. Very good service.

Perhaps there was a picture or connection issue, billing issue etc...or perhaps you want to negotiate a longer free trial to try a service, or to negotiate a better deal for premium services. Many things may require conversation and negotiation. A phone option was very helpful early with YTTV. It wasn't needed as much later on. 

But that all changed during the pandemic. No online and no phone for a while. Now if you request a call it routes to International Customer Service. International Customer Service there and often times other places do less negotiating back and forth. 

It's also much easier to negotiate with someone in person or at minimum a phone discussion as opposed to online. 

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3 hours ago, courtside said:

Previously with YTTV, you could only send a message online. You could either solve your problem online or request a call. A call came within seconds from California. Very good service.

Perhaps there was a picture or connection issue, billing issue etc...or perhaps you want to negotiate a longer free trial to try a service, or to negotiate a better deal for premium services. Many things may require conversation and negotiation. A phone option was very helpful early with YTTV. It wasn't needed as much later on. 

But that all changed during the pandemic. No online and no phone for a while. Now if you request a call it routes to International Customer Service. International Customer Service there and often times other places do less negotiating back and forth. 

It's also much easier to negotiate with someone in person or at minimum a phone discussion as opposed to online. 

Interesting, I guess I’ve just never had an issue that required a phone conversation. I used to “live chat” when I had Directv and that was really effective. Never had any issues with Hulu Live and none thus far with ATT TV Now. Another reason I prefer the streaming apps with monthly subscriptions: don’t have to go through the ole song and dance of threatening  to cancel every year just to get a better price on the contract (no contract - another plus). 

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47 minutes ago, Slu let the dogs out? said:

Interesting, I guess I’ve just never had an issue that required a phone conversation. I used to “live chat” when I had Directv and that was really effective. Never had any issues with Hulu Live and none thus far with ATT TV Now. Another reason I prefer the streaming apps with monthly subscriptions: don’t have to go through the ole song and dance of threatening  to cancel every year just to get a better price on the contract (no contract - another plus). 

It works similar.

When I began YTTV, I negotiated a 30 day free trial on two accounts instead of a shorter 7 or 10 length. 

A live person waa helpful whenever there were any connectivity challenges early on etc...which lessened over time.

 

Whenever there is a price increase and/or whenever channels get dropped it's an opportunity to negotiate for something in return, price, added complimentary premium channels etc...it was helpful having a live person at YTTV to negotiate how they would keep my business. 

But now, things have changed a lot with YTTV customer service, and not for the better.

 

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