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Iona-D
Level 14

Is It Cheaper to Pay for Streaming or Cable? +Smart TVs & Streaming Players Stretch The Boundaries

If you made it this far, Spoiler alert: It depends.

Here is another read for the New Year.

Enjoy!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/is-it-cheaper-to-pay-for-streaming-or-cabl...

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Iona-D
Level 14

Smart TVs & Streaming Players Stretch The Boundaries Of What Your TV Can Do

Well, let's kick up the streaming vs. traditional (cable) paid television one further.

Read this and see for yourselves:

https://www.techhive.com/article/1440864/streaming-tv-features-you-cant-get-with-cable.html

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ChippyTech
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Re: Is It Cheaper to Pay for Streaming or Cable?

It can be cheaper to pay for streaming services rather than cable, depending on your specific needs and preferences.

One of the main advantages of streaming is that you can usually pay for only the specific channels or services you want, rather than paying for a bundle of channels that includes many that you may not watch. This can make streaming more cost-effective than cable, especially if you only want a few specific channels.

Additionally, streaming services often offer more flexible payment options, such as monthly subscriptions or pay-per-view options, which can allow you to better tailor your entertainment expenses to your budget.

On the other hand, cable packages can sometimes offer discounts or promotions that make them more affordable than streaming. Cable packages can also include additional features such as DVR service or premium channels, which may not be available with streaming services.

Ultimately, the most cost-effective option will depend on your specific viewing habits and budget. It may be helpful to compare the costs and features of both cable and streaming options to determine which one is the best fit for you.

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Re: Is It Cheaper to Pay for Streaming or Cable?

One Of the biggest reasons I still have not cut the cord is because of the last button on Verizon's remote, the cable boxes remember the last 15 TV stations you watched. 2nd biggest reason is that Verizon has wifi cable boxes now, but you have to at least one cable box wired in order to have a wireless cable box. The 3rd biggest reason is that Verizon has 4k cable boxes now and while the amount of events is limited I still get to watch 4k sports on occasions.

Since, most ISP'S want you to have their wireless service  too and most wireless companies offer perks  with the plans. I get the Disney Bundle for free as long as I don't change my plan. I watch a lot of different things on ESPN+ almost everyday on my 3 roku tvs.

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Re: Is It Cheaper to Pay for Streaming or Cable?

Another reason to not cut the cord that I forgot to mention are Regional Sports Networks. The only streaming service that has RSN in my area is DirectTV stream.

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Iona-D
Level 14

Re: Is It Cheaper to Pay for Streaming or Cable?

Remember, it all boils down to one very basic thing: Choices.  

Whether you are a individual, member of a small group living together, or a huge population, this is the key to a more happier Streaming experience-or not.

 

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