Millions of people every year are ditching their cable boxes to save hundreds of dollars on channels many of us never watch.
It’s great, but here’s the dirty little secret: You won’t save real money on ditching cable. But you will get a way better viewing experience.
Some 33 million people are expected to cut the cord this year, up from 27.1 million in 2017, according to researcher eMarketer.
But save money? Come on. The average costs for cable and satellite TV is between $85 to $100. The average price for internet is $60, Add the cost of Netflix ($10.99 to $13.99 for HD and 4K), Hulu ($11.99 without ads), Amazon Prime ($9.92 monthly) and even without TV service you’re at nearly $100 monthly. And that’s without adding the cost of an antenna for reception or a DVR for recording shows.
To cut the cable, all you need is an internet signal, and a streaming player, which you can get for as little as $20, or an internet enabled smart TV, and you’ve got enough entertainment to last you for weeks.