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In addition to my main big screen TV which is hooked up to my computer, I have two Roku TVs, one in my bedroom and one in the guest bedroom. When the YouTube TV app becomes available on Roku, these Roku TVs will be able to access my YouTube TV service without having a computer with a browser hooked up to them. I think my guests will like that.

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If you can't afford the new Pixel phones and want to get on Google Project Fi, this is the inexpensive way to do it. ($399). See the roll out on November 13th at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTLq4I2lAnQ&feature=youtu.be

This an Android One phone that's the first non-Google phone that works with Project Fi. See https://fi.google.com/ for details about Project Fi.

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Update on YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a competitor to cable TV which you can receive over the internet in several metropolitan areas in the US. It carries the major over the air networks, with the exception of CBS, where only on demand service is available. It also carries a few cable channels like MSNBC, Fox News, and TBS, as well as almost all of the sports channels from ESPN, Fox, and NBC. You will run into the same sports restrictions on viewing out area events as you do on cable TV. This is set by the sports leagues and franchises. The service costs $35 a month.

You don't need a DVR with this service. Since it is supplied over the internet, YouTube supplies a cloud service the is equivalent to a DVR, with the exception that you have to be on the internet to view your recordings. You simply select the shows you want to record, and every episode is recorded. If you are following some sports team, you can elect to record only the events of those teams. The only limit there is to how much you can record is your data limit set by your internet provider, so if you record a lot you will want to have high data limit. I find the user interface on this service to be superior to the cable service I had. There is no extra cost for this service.

I have Cox Premier internet service which has a 1 Terabyte/month data limit and costs $80/month plus taxes and fees for a total of $87/month. I have had it for decades and consider it a good service. During my first month of use I was recording probably 20 or 30 different shows and events and used 400 Gb of data. My previous internet use was about 100 Gb/month. This was mainly because I was testing the system and it was during the MLB playoff season. Now I only record every episode of a few shows, and selectively record sports and other events. I suspect my future data use will be about 200 Gb/month.

I hope this is helpful to people considering an alternative to cable TV. The holes mentioned in the article below are not major to me.

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All the Google new products are going to be hard to beat!

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