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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/19/2016 7:16:29 AM
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Re: AT&T
I hear you on that! I'm a happy cord cutter too! (Currently binging on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman via Amazon.) DirecTv calls me every few months and asks me to come back. But then they tell me I'd have to pay upwards of $50 a month for television service that is mostly nothing but infomericial channels. I happily tell them "no thank you!" and keep up with my OTT services. OTT has definitely changed the way we watch television forever. My kids don't even know anything about channels. When they want to know where to watch a show, they say, "Is it Hulu, or Amazon, or Netflix or YouTube?" The hardest part for me is keeping them all straight with their various shows. 

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faryl
faryl
5/17/2016 4:25:51 PM
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Re: AT&T
I'd been using Hulu less until I recently upgraded to the commercial free version. Aside from not being able to catch up on shows that only have a few episodes from the current season available, it's been great! (I've been binging on Melrose Place most recently :-) ) Right now between Hulu, Netflix, the FX app & HBOgo, I'm a happy cord cutter, but I'm looking forward to seeing what new streaming options become available in the near future.

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faryl
faryl
5/17/2016 4:20:51 PM
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Re: AT&T
Now that AT&T is putting a cap on data for it's U-verse internet customers, I'm thinking a switch to T-Mobile may be in order. I just don't want to shell out money for a new phone right now - maybe I'll wait for the next iPhone release.

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Ariella
Ariella
5/17/2016 2:43:16 PM
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Re: AT&T
I suppose this is to counter T-Mobile's latest addition to its Binge On video service. It just expanded its network of video providers to more than 80, including NBC, GooglePlay Music (it had already announced Google Play Movies), Noggin, Radio DisneySpotify, Tidal and Univision, according to this report. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/17/2016 8:48:25 AM
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AT&T
It's interesting the number of companies rolling out big plans and changes to their OTT services. It's obviously the big money maker this year, and probably next. I hope the competition will end up benefitting streaming content as a whole, though I can't imagine any company having the ability to compete the wtih big dogs like Netflix and Hulu. Even Amazon doesn't seem to appeal to as many as those two. I would imagine Hulu has a pretty firm corner in the market, given that it allows people to stream popular TV shows found on local networks. Gaining ground around something like that seems like it would be pretty difficult, in my opinion. 

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afwriter
afwriter
5/16/2016 5:43:42 PM
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Re: AT&T to Quickplay
They are probably banking on the fact that that will give them a leg up on basic OTT services like what Hulu is planning and Sling.

 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
5/16/2016 2:53:49 PM
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AT&T to Quickplay
I wonder how the oucome will be for AT&T getting Quickplay. Quickplay is something like vido our audio play used for recording etc. So I think that it is great good for them.

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