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AZK
11-19-2019, 10:16 AM
Well, I have finally done it. Over the last 2 years I have gone from not understanding how anyone could survive without cable TV, to downgrading my service so that I only receive the local broadcast channels. Even though I have an antenna for the local channels, I kept them because bundling the minimum TV with my internet service was less expensive than internet alone!

I paid for Starz for the few months that Outlander is on, I streamed HBO while Game of Thrones ran its last season, and now that Disney Plus is available here in the USA, I'm thinking of subscribing to that for a few months to catch up on all the offerings they have.

What about you? Are you a traditional cable TV fan, or a lover of streaming services? Which of those are your favorites?

bcgal00
11-19-2019, 11:48 AM
If I lived in the US I would not bother with cable, preferring Hulu, Netflix and Amazon. But, being in Canada our Netflix and Amazon isn't anywhere as extensive in content as the US and our Amazon doesn't get much. I would love to have Hulu but it isn't available here.

veer
11-19-2019, 01:07 PM
I am not a real TV fan, the TV is always on, but either I am sitting at the PC or I fall asleep. We have the usual cable TV.

vivaartistry
11-24-2019, 07:52 PM
Our family has been streaming the last 10 years. I have basic TV with 10 channels (?) only because it's part of the internet bundle. Netflix (we've had this since 2010??) and Hulu. I stopped Amazon as we were not really utilizing it enough to pay for it. We also have PBS Passport since we donate monthly. I'm thinking about Disney Plus since the new Star Wars series is on it...

faerywings
11-25-2019, 05:23 AM
we are stuck with a tv bundle at the moment, with Netflix and Amazon Prime tacked on. We want to get rid of the tv part but we are grandfathered in at an intro price so if we drop it, we will never be able to resubscribe at that low cost.
I am getting aggravated by all of the streaming services. By the time they are all available, you are going to need 20 different packages in order to watch what you like :D

scrap-genie
11-25-2019, 01:00 PM
We never had a TV until married almost 30 years. Then bought one for FiL's room in nursing home and when he died we brought it home. We now have a really nice one, but only have the "free" channels with rabbit ears. So, none of this is anything I know about. :biggrin:

Madi
11-25-2019, 02:19 PM
we have a cable package, that includes about 80 channels. 25 are maybe installed on our tv and we watch 10 of them regularly.
and still some days there is nothing interesting on tv!
Maya has netflix, the family package, so we have access to that too!
more than enough to watch!

zanthia
11-26-2019, 11:29 AM
been thinking of cutting the cord as i watch less network tv - most shows i like have ended and would prefer to watch netflix and hbo( Already have hulu with ads and amazon prime) . but if i do my internet skyrockets in price. as i live in an apt i have no choice in carriers.

every few months i do subscribe to netflix or hbo for a month or 2 to catch up on some shows

AZK
11-27-2019, 01:07 PM
been thinking of cutting the cord as i watch less network tv - most shows i like have ended and would prefer to watch netflix and hbo( Already have hulu with ads and amazon prime) . but if i do my internet skyrockets in price. as i live in an apt i have no choice in carriers.

every few months i do subscribe to netflix or hbo for a month or 2 to catch up on some shows

That's exactly my situation! I had to keep the minimum TV bundle, which is just the network channels, to keep the cost of the internet down. I don't understand the rationale behind that, but it seems to be pretty universal!

Danesa
07-11-2020, 03:21 PM
Well, I cut the cord, about 4 months ago. The price skyrocketed from $154/month to $234, for internet & cable plan. They would not negotiate a decent rate, like all the previous years I've had them. (over 15 years) so I just kept the unlimited data internet. It went down to $60/mo. I thought I'd "die" without cable but I got a window antenna and I get about 20 channels, which I watch about 4 of them, occasionally. haha I'm watching a lot of shows & movies on Netflix, Amazon & YouTube. I never knew YouTube had movies?? I also am enjoying instructional videos & my new favorite Tim Janis relaxation music. (Yeh, I'm not really up-to-date, with what's out there.) :) I do miss my premium channels, at times, but I really enjoy having the extra $$ it affords.

Nickel
07-11-2020, 03:50 PM
I don;t have a tv at all (Ther's one in the room but not connected) I don't miss it. I prefer unlimited music above unlimited television
If I want to watch something, I watch via internet

Cherylndesigns
07-11-2020, 10:46 PM
We still have Xfinity because their internet is the best we can get and I need high speed internet. My husband re-negotiated with them by telling them we were going to Dish and we got a good price (for Xfinity). We don't ever go to a movie theater, so when we want to watch a movie, even if we have to pay a little for it, it's WAY cheaper than going to see it. We have Amazon Prime and Netflix too, so we hardly ever have to pay for a movie. No, we talked about cutting the cord, but won't. I know several people who did (including my brother) and they've all gone back.

felis
07-12-2020, 03:28 PM
In my country streaming services are with subtitles (HBO, Netflix ) most of the time or not translated at all (Amazon Prime), so I quickly getting bored to watch english production, except when it's with some very favorite actor!

Bundling the minimum TV with my internet service gives you faster internet, so we are on that. I'm not sure the right number of the channels, but they are around 50.