If you made it this far, Spoiler alert: It depends.
Here is another read for the New Year.
Well, let's kick up the streaming vs. traditional (cable) paid television one further.
Read this and see for yourselves:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Well ❤️🩹 my heart is truly broken (ha!). Cable is losing the final control over it's primary means of income-even a reason to even exist-basic content emassing. Then no content=blackouts, temporary or otherwise. Without content control and/or monopoly (however one looks at it), it is safe to say that people are stepping backwards and going back to old fashioned ways of television viewing. Their way or the highway.
"Cable TV Network Blackouts Will Become More Common In 2023"
Still, Do remember to choose the way you stream/broadcast more wisely.
The answer to whether it is cheaper to pay for streaming or cable depends on a variety of factors, such as the streaming services or cable package you choose, your internet speed, and your viewing habits.
In general, streaming services can be more cost-effective than cable because they offer a wider range of options at a lower cost. Most streaming services offer a variety of packages, so you can choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. Additionally, you can often cancel or change your subscription at any time, which can save you money in the long run.
On the other hand, cable packages can be more expensive because they typically require a long-term contract, and you may have to pay extra fees for additional channels or services. Cable packages also often require equipment rentals, such as a cable box or DVR, which can add to the cost.
Smart TVs and streaming players have also stretched the boundaries of streaming, making it more accessible and convenient for viewers. With a smart TV or streaming player, you can access a wide range of streaming services directly from your TV, without the need for additional equipment or cables. This can save you money on equipment rental fees and simplify your viewing experience.
Ultimately, whether streaming or cable is cheaper for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. It may be worth considering a combination of both, depending on the channels and services you require.