LG TV App is now my full time viewer

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LG TV App is now my full time viewer

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New Place and dropped cable. Now using the new Quatro 4k with the LG App as my main viewing combo. No complaints, works great. When I first run the app, it takes about 7-10 seconds for first video/audio. No issues after that though. No more external boxes is great.

Now have two Primes that I'm no long using.

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I wish there was an app for my Samsung TV. I may be cutting the cord in early 2021. Have to see how much Cox is going up. It's already not worth it so.......

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Charter/Spectrum keeps going up here too. Just internet alone is now $75/mo. With cable, it's more than a car payment. :roll:

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Just noticed this evening when I press MUTE on the LG remote, the CC does not automatically show on display. Is this a known issue?

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How come there's no App for Samsung TV's? Am I missing something?

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Samsung has killed "apps" from SD twice now (wouldn't allow old e series app (thus is prior to dvr) to move on to later tv's, then pulled rui support on k series which was essentially provided the same as the current app, including drm support for live tv, so i wouldn't blame sd for not doing such again but wouldn't mind seeing it.

If one caught some of the things LG stated about silicondust from ces it almost seems like they are willing to be "partners" (at least when it comes to atsc 3.0) and would love that to expand to even allowing drm support within the app.

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GGRussell wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:27 pm Charter/Spectrum keeps going up here too. Just internet alone is now $75/mo. With cable, it's more than a car payment. :roll:
They have Three plans under $40 now

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Don't know where you live, but not here. Cheapest here is $44.99 for 12mo if bundled only for new customers only. After that, it more than doubles and they don't renegotiate. Internet by itself here is now $74.99 a month. Bundled is it's still $64.99! And they don't have ANY lower speeds at lower prices. I'm waiting for T-Mobile 5G home internet at $50/mo.

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They have Stream. 25 channels set non sports package and Choice 10 channels you pick. For $25 each. There is a $8.95 broadcast fee. So with tax around $38 You can also get premiums for $7.50 each or 5 for $15. The Stream has a $12 sports add on option

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Sorry, but I don't see any of those choices at spectrum.com for my location. They do have a streaming app but only for those with a cable account. If Spectrum has a streaming only option, it is very well hidden.

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You need to call them, They will offer them as part of retention or someone looking to add service

Edit. With those two plans you can still use a cable card, so it's not only streaming

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Must be a regional thing. They didn't even try to keep me as a customer. Charter/Spectrum in this area has never had any type of 'retention' plans. I'm OTA now with the Connect 4K. I have two Primes I no longer use.

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Well the LG APP still not much better. Biggest issue for me is no buffering for live TV and I usually have to turn in on/off twice to get the HDHR app to work (and it's hardwired to router). Not a good experience so I'm buying a Tivo 4k streaming box.

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Got the Tivo Stream 4K today and must say that it is the fastest Android device I have so far. Even faster than my generic Android box with 4GB RAM. I don't care for the AndroidTV UI, but I can deal with it since I will be only using 3 apps anyway. HDHomeRun runs great on it. Launching is fast. Changing channels is fast. Runs just as well as it does on my Win10 desktop. The Tivo Strea 4K also supports Dolby Vision/HDR. It recognized my LG OLED TV and setup the remote automatically. I would recommend it to anyone.

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After using the Tivo Stream 4k for awhile, I have noticed some major draw backs. It works great with HDHomeRun, but there is no BROWSER! There are many streaming services that do not have a certified AndroidTV app. Like ATT Uverse and Spectrum. They do have Android apps, but they don't show up on Tivo Stream even when I type the name correctly in search. I'm hesitant to use an unknown browser that is on the Google Play store. Odd that Google Chrome is not available.

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