I am finally ready to part ways with cable. I decided to give Hulu TV a try a few weeks ago, and I have found it to be perfect for what I need. It has every channel that my girlfriend and I watch, plus we pick up a few that we did not have with the “basic” cable package, like FX, Viceland, Discovery, and a few others.
I went and picked up a Roku Streaming Stick, it works great with Hulu TV. The interface shits all over Fios cable, where I have to sift thru 10000 channels to find the 20 that I have access to. Hulu TV seems great for someone who watches minimal live TV (80% of what we watch is streaming Netflix or Hulu), but still wants to be able to get local sports games and put on the occasional live TV show.
Now, the trickiest part so far has been actually removing cable. I called Fios to remove cable from my service package, figuring that they are going to charge me like $60/month for just internet… but that was not the case. Somehow, the salesperson gives me a price of $135/month. Completely stunned, I immediately hang up and call Optimum, who was recently set up with a table at my apartment complex to push their new service. They quote me $58/month for 200mbps and $68/month for 300mbps. This pricing made much more sense to me. However, why is Verizon over double the price? Is their service much better? Also, does anyone have a recommendation on which speed I should go with for streaming purposes?
I am also interested in buying my own router to save a few bucks, since Optimum will knock $10 off the bill if you don’t rent their equipment. I am interested in Google Wifi, does anyone have a recommendation?
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!