Like many millennials out there, I don’t have cable TV.
Instead, I watch a mash-up of Netflix Originals, HBO documentaries, and Amazon Prime Video when it feels like a random-movie night. I’ve also taken full advantage of my (and my wife’s) free Hulu trial to watch nothing other than Seinfeld re-runs.
My bases, you see, are pretty much covered when it comes streaming content, minus one glaring exception — sports.
Growing up, I loved watching sports on TV. But since leaving for college (over a decade ago), my sports consumption has relied mostly on friends who still have their parents Xfinity logins, as well as bars showing the game.
That’s why I was so excited to try out YouTube’s live streaming service known as YouTube TV, which has been touted as one of the best cable alternatives on the market.
Announced at the beginning of 2017, YouTube TV is now available nationwide and offers viewers in most local markets access to the major networks like NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox. That means you can watch live sports, as well as live news and cable shows via the streaming service. YouTube TV also offers access to movies, YouTube Originals, and a DVR feature that allows you to easily record shows and live sports to watch at a later time.
I tried YouTube TV for one month to see if it would be added to my repertoire of streaming services.
Here’s what I found when trying out YouTube TV for the first time:
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