Have you heard of the term “cutting the cord?” The term refers to ditching traditional cable services in order to enjoy a life free from contracts and with the ability to watch what you want without overpaying. Have you ever wondered why someone might want to cut the cord? Here are some of the reasons you need to Cut The Cord today.
As we already mentioned, most cable companies and satellite companies have contracts for service. That means that you can’t leave whenever you want without paying a fee. Even keeping the same service when you move will cost you a fee. You don’t like being tied down so why should you have a cable company that won’t let you have freedom?
Who can argue with lower prices? Those who decide to cut the cord pay on average less than $15 per streaming service that they subscribe to. Some are even lower than that such as Netflix ($7.99) or Hulu ($7.99). Most cable subscribers pay at least $35 per month. If they want all of the channels they pay a lot more than that. Some cable customers pay as much as $100. For each additional feature they pay more (i.e. DVR service, multi-room service, etc).
More Options Than Ever
There are now more options than ever for those who want to cut the cord. There are over 6 different companies that offer streaming devices for users to watch contract free services on a wide variety of devices. Many different streaming services also exist, allowing you to watch just about anything you want online for only a small fee. Currently there are over 10 major suppliers of streaming services. Even cable and satellite companies are starting to offer streaming only options.
No More Channel Surfing
One of the most famous things about getting home and turning on the television is channel surfing. You get home, turn the television on, and look through the channels until you find something that you like and hope that it hasn’t already started. When you cut the cord all you need to do is search for what you want to watch and hit play. There isn’t even a worry about whether the show has started or not.
This also means that there is always something that you want to watch. You will no longer settle for a show just because it is on. You can watch something that you will truly enjoy.
When you have cable it becomes hard to watch your shows wherever you want to. Relying on streaming services means that you will have the ability to watch your service wherever you want, whenever you want. Almost every device out there allows you to watch whatever service you want.
No More Commercials
Almost all paid streaming services allow you to watch shows without commercials. Everyone hates commercials and in recent years commercial breaks have gotten longer. Now you spend even more of your time watching commercials when you have cable and you pay more for the service. It almost feels as if you are paying more to watch more commercials.
You Can Watch The Same Shows Streaming
There is almost no television show that you can’t watch via a streaming service. That means you can watch all of your favorite cable shows without having cable. You can even watch live television with some streaming services.
Shows You Can’t See Elsewhere
Many shows are available only on streaming services. Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu all have their own original series. If you don’t have the streaming service, then you can’t see many of these hit shows. For almost all services you can unsubscribe as soon as you have watched what you want to.
For years people have been tied down to only watching cable or satellite television. There weren’t many options. Then once options started, they weren’t that good. Finally the technology world is in a place where you can truly enjoy, and benefit from cutting the cord. Get rid of cable today and enjoy being free. Look at more of our blog posts to learn more about cord cutting.