Is it that hard to make a viable streaming TV service?


I'm a little blown away that no one seems to be able to get Streaming TV right. I've tried most of the major services and they all seem to have a major flaw. TV has been around for a while so the model is right there; why can no one duplicate the features?

I thought DirecTV Now would be it once the DVR functionality went live, but no. You can't even pause Live TV. I mean, you press pause and it freezes the screen, then goes to the live stream when you unpause.

YouTube TV is the best I've tried, but they sub in on-demand shows for recorded ones, forcing you to watch commercials.

And Vue has a 1-minute live TV pause limit, making it useless for live sports.