The situation: I have DirecTV service at home, with whole-home DVR, etc. All the bells and whistles. This service does not include DirecTVNow, their online service. Circumstances have forced me to accept a job more than five hundred miles from home. Since commuting is impossible, I have rented a small duplex near work – like less than a hundred feet from work. My wife is still at home. We are keeping the existing DirecTV service at home. This affords me a wide variety of access to channels using my DirecTV account. What I cannot access, however, is local channels. Mainly, I want to be able to watch football games and other live events. Otherwise, using the networks’ own apps and Hulu, I have access to nearly everything I could possibly want.
So, what TV service would allow me to get local network channels so that I can watch live news, sports, and weather. Over-the-air is not possible – I am more than 150 miles from the nearest TV station. There are mountain between me and the city. I am in the El Paso TV market, but I don’t really care where the locals come from. My home is in the Austin TV market.
I have broadband and a Roku TV. The TV has apps for DirecTVNow, Sling, YouTube TV, Philo, and a host of others.