VO: Get ready for your semi-regular dose of random ideas from the guys at Codelation. We like to talk about big ideas companies that are winning, and those that aren't along with current events in our crazy world of software startups. So come along with Erick and Josh, who challenge you to think big, start small and turn your ideas into something on this episode of, from idea to done.
Josh: I'm Josh,
Erick: and I'm Erick, in this week's idea is cutting the cord. Josh, you recently switched your family over to YouTube TV. Can you kind of explain what YouTube TV is and the reason for switching?
Josh: Well, YouTube TV is now our cable provider and there's a lot of other services out there like it, but, um, it's got a whole bunch of stations. I'm not sure how many there are or what they are, but I'm saving money and I can still watch local channels and football. So win yeah,
Erick: And that is a win, but I'm a Viking stance of that. Technically a loss. I basically peaked that maturity at 12. My big question with YouTube TV is can it, can I watch ESPN, NFL football, SpongeBob, square pants and Clarence on the cartoon network?
Josh: I think we had add on one other service just for the Nickelodeon for the kids, but it mostly has everything you're hoping for, except for, well, it does have terrible vikings, terrible.
Erick: I don't, we made the playoffs and we will probably be done with football, but at the time this episode airs anyway. So I've seen a couple of different variations of this. Like what's the difference between this versus like the Netflix and Hulu?
Josh: Um, I really think it's just the channel options. I mean, when you consider Netflix and Hulu, they've got a lot of original content they produce. Um, but when we made the switch, we compare it every possible murder, mystery and baking show. Uh, not combined separate shows that my wife watches against my want to watch shark tank. So my recommendation is go through your DVR and figure out what you watch and what channel it's on, because I'm really not sure what Sharknado is on.
Erick: Here's like a pro tip for me. Someone should produce a baking slash murder mystery show and just take over all of the housewife market.
Josh: I think that would probably be either extremely awkward or when I don't
Erick: Know unlimited profits. So I kind of just straight up buy, buy kids' movies cause I'm a child. I have Netflix HBO go and I use Vudu for renting. I'm really excited about Disney plus that's now out, but I haven't pulled the trigger on that. Do you like YouTube TV versus having a few different streaming services?
Josh: I do like it. And then I found that, um, we still have a whole bunch of other services, but at the end of the day, it's still cheaper than what we were paying DirecTV. Sure. Uh, we did also have to upgrade our wifi to, uh, as I call it the super mega mode, AKA 500 megabits per second and buy a new router. Cause evidently three kids with tablets, phones, internet TVs, et is way too much for my old net gear. I'll just
Erick: Take your word for that. I I've got a roommate for those things. And so does the programming on this change at all? Cause like I remember I was watching Phineas and Ferb on Netflix is summer and it was the end of the month and it was midnight and mid episode. The show it's stopped because they pulled their licensing agreement with them. And I was just like, how dare you, Netflix, would this happen on YouTube TV?
Josh: Well, first I think I need to ask why you're watching Phineas and Ferb at midnight at the end of the month. But outside of that, um, I don't think so. It's more channel based, so we'll get new channels from time to time, but they don't remove a single program. So if they pull like AMC for me, I'm going to go all the zombie apocalypse on them, hashtag the walking dead,
Erick: Just take the walking dead. I watch Phineas and Ferb, because it's delightfully entertaining and it's, well-written in and a side note, my boys finished and it will be on do Disney plus a streaming service. That's kind of taken over the world right now. So what are, what are your overall thoughts on YouTube TV?
Josh: Well, I like it, the pro tip, um, that I have is I signed up with my correlation.com email address, which is a business, uh, Google account. I couldn't add any extra accounts. Um, you know, like family accounts to it. So what happened was when I turned it on, I started getting recommended the great British baking show and not my walking dead. So since that travesty happened, we switched over to my wife's personal Gmail account. And now I only get recommended squawk box and nothing about petit fours.
Erick: I, I don't know what a Pitta four is.
Josh: I do for some reason it's a baking reference from the great British baking show. Okay.
Erick: Well Phineas and Ferb is still funny and Disney plus has now come out. I think I'm going to personally, I'll weigh the options on YouTube TV versus Disney plus, or, you know, maybe I'll just buy all of it. Cause I don't want to go outside because it's winter.
Josh: That's fair. Thank you for listening to this episode. If you know a startup that could use our random advice and thoughts, have the subscribe and leave a review on iTunes.
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