last year, approximately 5 million American stopped using cable or satellite connection. This study further goes to show that by the year 2021, close to 80 million American adults will not use pay TV services. This has been brought by people preferring streaming services compared to the cable services.
One of the reason people are getting rid of the cord is due to cost, although its not the primary reason. The cost of pay TV is close to $100, people think this is high considering they do not watch most stations the cable connection has to offer.
With pay Tv viewers are required to watch to many commercials, that they are not interested in. For every hour, a viewer has to spend around 16 minutes just watching commercials in cable connection. They only people who can escape watching these many commercials are people with DVR. A lasting solution is to get rid of the cable.
The many options available have led to people abandoning pay tv. Some of these alternatives include amazon prime video, Netflix, Hulu and YouTube which allows views to watch free videos and they can also be able to record them and watch them later.
Cutting the cord, is not a good choice for everyone. It is possible to watch an episode of a program on the same day it airs when you are using streaming services. Cable TV does not have the problems of streaming when you want to watch an episode that has aired on a particular day.
For a sports fan who gets rids of cable TV, they are likely to face challenges, particularly where they are huge supporters of a team that is not in their market. You do not have to worry about such problems, if you have digital TV with an antennae. Some sports leagues have made it possible to stream by offering some packages.
If you unreliable internet, getting rid of the cable TV should be the last choice. It is frustrating to start facing internet issues when watching your best shows. To watch HD videos, one is required to have close to 5 Mbps, for 4k streaming the least amount of Mbps you can have is 25. The more devices one has in their house hold, the more internet connection they will consume.
The people who should consider getting rid of cable TV are people with reliable internet connection, have smart TV and are looking forward to save money. Many platforms that one can use for streaming have shows and movies that are exclusive. Streaming from different sources is still cheaper compared to paying for cable connection. Using cable TV is expensive in the long run.