cable TV for a long time now. I think
the fact that the cost of cable has increased dramatically is kind of insane,
and I also find that I don’t need nearly as many channels as they give you
have to say, I fully agree with this.
longer subscribe to cable or satellite TV have increased 44% in the past four
years, according to an Experian Marketing Services report.
you could ever want (or need) to see is online.
There are so many options available between Netflix and Hulu,
and they only run you $7.99/month – much more affordable than a cable
who don’t have a smart TV, you can have a box like Roku, Apple TV or Amazon Fire. All of these are great
options when you don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for cable.
mindlessness of it. I can easily sit
down in the evening and flip through my 500 channels and not watch anything at
all, or I can spend 10 seconds turning on my favorite show (that was on last
night but I was putting the kids to bed and couldn’t watch) on Hulu.
so easy to move away from cable.
would I watch TV on that? Of course then
I proceeded to binge watch the first season of The Vampire Diaries, and I
realized that I could easily watch TV on a 3 inch device. Now my iPhone 5s is much bigger than that,
and they are getting larger!
I don’t want to have to think about programming a DVR or making sure I
am home at a specific time in order to watch my favorite show. I like that I can stream my local news in the
morning, and find all of my shows online as well. And I feel like binge watching is a big thing
these days with so many great shows being added to Netflix and Hulu.
to keep up with programming while you are traveling (or waiting a very long
time for a dr.’s appointment with two children).
events and a wide range of other television programming, and in those cases,
cutting the cable probably would not work out so well. But, if you mainly have a few favorites, and
want to watch whenever and wherever you are, cutting the cord and using a
service such as Netflix or Hulu is the way to go.
own device and completely disengage from the rest of our family, that is where
smart TV’s and a Roku box come in. You
have the flexibility to watch together as a family, without advertisements. If you are worried about what your kids are
going to be watching on their devices, don’t forget to download the
Parent/Child Agreement and make sure that you set those expectations up front!
cord? Are you unsure of whether or not
you want to? What is keeping you plugged
in to cable?