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I have to say I'm more than a little disappointed about the move to NBC for the Tour's streaming coverage this year. My subscription ran out this morning, so I'm especially cranky.

Last year, an annual subscription was $40; with NBC, that cost has risen to $65, which is a substantial increase.

In addition, the Sunday streaming (at least so far) has all been featured holes coverage, which is especially dumb on Sunday. It also means that after the final group comes through the last featured hole, they cut the coverage.

For me, having the Tour up on my second monitor on Thursdays and Fridays has been customary for the past two years. Looks like this year, I'll watch the first hour that is free on Twitter, and that'll be it.

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I agree, I paid the $65... wish I wouldn’t have. The lack of the broadcast coverage makes it worth about $1 to me. Too bad the big cable companies have a stranglehold on these networks. I’d gladly pay for golf channel streaming service.

Even the commentary is... meh.

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34 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

I have to say I'm more than a little disappointed about the move to NBC for the Tour's streaming coverage this year. My subscription ran out this morning, so I'm especially cranky.

Last year, an annual subscription was $40; with NBC, that cost has risen to $65, which is a substantial increase.

In addition, the Sunday streaming (at least so far) has all been featured holes coverage, which is especially dumb on Sunday. It also means that after the final group comes through the last featured hole, they cut the coverage.

For me, having the Tour up on my second monitor on Thursdays and Fridays has been customary for the past two years. Looks like this year, I'll watch the first hour that is free on Twitter, and that'll be it.

I happened to get in on the switch before the price increased to the full amount but I'm not happy either. First of all, they made the switch without any notice to current subscribers (at least I never saw it). I still had a couple of months left on my $40 subscription for PGA Tour Live from last year! Thankfully, it was refunded automatically via Apple. Secondly, NBC's apps suck. Every last stinkin' one of them! I never had any trouble at all with the original product, but the first time I tried to sign in for a tournament under the new setup I kept getting errors. It took a couple hours of periodic attempts using multiple devices before I got signed in.

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Price drop back to $50. We probably weren't the only ones complaining: https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/pga-tour-live?utm_tags=goldpga1114

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38 minutes ago, GolfSpy MPR said:

Price drop back to $50. We probably weren't the only ones complaining: https://www.nbcsports.com/gold/pga-tour-live?utm_tags=goldpga1114

If they cut it to $10, I MIGHT think about it. Until then, forget it.

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If they cut it to $10, I MIGHT think about it. Until then, forget it.


Good call. I think I’m going to jump on the SlingTV 40% off for the first 3 months thing or whatever it is, so I can watch proper coverage of golf tournaments, and that’s it.
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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

 


Good call. I think I’m going to jump on the SlingTV 40% off for the first 3 months thing or whatever it is, so I can watch proper coverage of golf tournaments, and that’s it.

 

With all the streaming options available these days, you could probably get through a month of free trials without paying anything. 

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I got sick of it last year before the "switch".  It just wasn't worth the cash.  These subscription services popped up because we got tired of getting jerked around by cable/satellite providers.  Now they (subscription service providers) are starting to suck too.  I think I'm going to go pretend I can hit the ball like a pro.

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On 3/22/2019 at 2:19 PM, Shankster said:

Pardon my ignorance... but who is this “Coach” guy that is commentating?  He should stick to coaching.

Their commentary has been horrendous. A couple interesting tidbits on green slopes and targets but when they cut to the studio I have to mute and minimize. 

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