Cable is sooooooooooooo overrated. Honestly, you are paying for reruns and news that has often gone viral hours earlier. But I understand its appeal as a handy way to distract your kids- or yourself, for that matter. With that being said, I can say that I loathe the idea of paying a bundle of money for entertainment purposes, when we live in the era of Netflix , Hulu, and Sling. So, imagine my surprise when I noticed that DIRECTV ( long known for its pricey tag) decided to jump into the streaming game and offer packages started at $35. Heck, they even offer a free week-long trial. I signed up and observed some things, only to realize that I actually like what they have to offer!
1.) They offer the ALL local channels in real time- This is something that Sling doesn’t offer. Of course, if you own a smart TV and a HD antenna, then picking up the local channels won’t be a problem. But if you’re down to a laptop, tablet, and/or smartphone, then you can appreciate watching local news using this service.
2.) They have a user friendly interface- Clear prompts, easy to navigate and search for programs by network, title, and time. a few months ago, I tried Hulu with the Live TV option as a trial and became annoyed by the lack of ease in navigating the site.
3.) They have included Universal Kids- ‘Nuff said.
Now you may feel differently about DIRECTVNOW and remain devoted to cable. Or you may love to a la carte options provided by Sling, and binge-watching capabilities offered by Netflix and Hulu. All I know is once this free trial is over, I will have to make some serious decisions, and Spectrum is on the chopping black.
‘Til next time!