You're not really "renting" anything with the annual guide subscription.GnatGoSplat wrote: ↑Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:33 pmHuge difference though, you can actually buy a hammer. Pay once and you own it. A recurring fee is just a rental. Refusing to pay for Tivo and ReplayTV subs is what drove me to WMC in the first place over 15yrs ago.
I will try free solutions like EPG Collector before I say goodbye to WMC, but I'd switch to Amazon Fire TV Recast before paying recurring fees in spite of the poor reviews.
You are buying one year's worth of guide data. You can continue to own that data after the year ends. It will be useless, but you can still own it.
It only recurs each year because you'll want to buy next year's guide data too