In the past few years there has been a gradual shift from cable TV to online streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. These services has made it possible to watch engaging shows on demand, and all without the annoying interruption of commercial breaks. As an added bonus, each service can costs an average of $10 per month, depending on your package. Bearing this in mind, is it time to cancel cable TV and completely switch to streaming? Here are a few arguments for your consideration.
No TV licence fees
Online streaming is not live TV, so they are not covered under TV licence laws. Basically, you could significantly reduce your bills every year by cancelling your TV licence and exclusively watching from a streaming service.
The downside is that you can’t watch any live TV, so sports fans might not find this appealing. However, the game is always playing at a nearby sports bar, and breaking news is now accessible from practically every social media platform. It may be an adjustment, but living without a TV licence is not a far-fetched idea.
No unexpected increase in fees
TV cable companies lure you in with amazing deals in your first year, but you can guarantee that the price will go up once your trial year is over. Also, any price hikes imposed by networks on their cable partners translate over onto your monthly bill, so it’s possible for your monthly price to increase even before your contract ends. Streaming services have kept their prices consistent since they were launched, and the only time your fees go up is when you adjust your package.
Streaming sites offer exclusive content for their customers that aren’t available on cable TV. Netflix has a reputation for developing controversial TV programmes into hit shows, not to mention all the movies they have available. See what shows will be available on www.Netflixupdate.com. Amazon Prime also has its own exclusive shows, and signing up to both services will still be cheaper than subscribing to cable TV.
Sometimes your budget changes and you need to cut a few luxuries in order to afford the necessities. It’s difficult to cancel your cable when such issues arise because you’re locked into a strict annual contract. Not to mention the salesperson on the phone who tries to entice you into staying by giving you more offers. However, streaming services are far more flexible. You can cancel your Amazon Prime and Netflix subscriptions with a push of a button, and there are no termination fees or penalties. You can also easily restart any of your subscriptions at any time.
You no longer have to flick through endless channels to find something you might enjoy watching. Streaming services let you subscribe to your favorite shows, and the service will alert you as new episodes are posted. They’re also use your viewing history to recommend movies and TV shows that you might like.