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Cable TV and other general televised viewing options
I didn't see any recent threads about this, so please direct me there if I missed it.
I know that the general best practice to keeping prices low is to make yourself a Free Agent to the various companies and look to swap every ~2 years to whomever is offering the best prices for the service you want.
We have started gravitating more toward streaming shows lately (Amazon Prime and Netflix), and have made healthy use of our Rokus and Chromecasts -- to the point I don't watch anything on FiOS if we don't have family staying over.
So for my area (North Delaware; which equates to the Philadelphia viewing area), I have the following options:
"Satellite" services such as Dish Network
What is intriguing me is the new service announced by AT&T with DirecTV. https://directvnow.com/appletv
Essentially, they are rolling out a streaming app for DirecTV; and any AT&T mobile customer gets to stream unlimited content without it affecting their monthly data. In addition, DirecTV is rolling their app out to AppleTV and Amazon FireStick; with Roku being added in the beginning of 2017.
They are currently offering $35/mo for their "#2 top" channel package -- check the link above. And depending on if you want a FireStick or AppleTV; you only have to commit for one month (FireStick) or 3 months (AppleTV). In addition, DTV has DVR functionality planned for later 2017; though Video-On-Demand comes available out of the box.
I am probably going to give this a shot in the New Year, with the FireStick version. This can potentially save us $60/month since we'll still need web service.
Longer term; I am also on the fence about buying a Verizon Quantum Gateway and whichever cable modem/Surfboard is on sale; then I need to worry less about equipment rental fees and I'm more open to swapping services.
Have any of you done this or are you considering it? Do any of you swap providers regularly?