In a recent online survey of around 3,000 cable subscribers, 53% of customers said that they would leave their cable subscriber if they only could. This comes as no surprise with increasing costs frustrating even the most forgiving customers. The simple truth is, many of us do not want to pay exorbitant fees to watch only a few channels in our spare time. We have better things to spend our hard-earned money on, like Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 or the all new Apple 10.5″ iPad Pro. We don’t want to throw our money away and receive very little in return.
That’s why last year The Game Punk and I took a chance and completely cut ties with our prior satellite company. We wrote out that annoying Dear John letter (actually it was a phone call in which the customer service agent asked us 20 times if we were sure we wanted to cancel), and we haven’t looked back.
The funny thing is we watch a lot of television for people with no cable or satellite provider. Actually, we watch more than we did back when we were spending $200 a month on service that cut out whenever a cloud passed overhead. We started with the basic local channels picked up by antenna but quickly realized we needed a little more. That’s when we turned to PlayStation Vue to catch all of our favorite games and shows. With the money we saved, we even upgraded our Internet so it is super fast, and there’s still a bit left over.
I know that cutting the cord may not be feasible for everyone. But if you are ready to take the leap, you should know what some of your streaming options are. This is by no means a fully comprehensive list as there are more and more companies jumping on the streaming television services bandwagon every month. These are, however, some of the most popular and highly rated services to date.
Without further ado, let’s get to it.