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4 Reasons to Cut the Cord and Ditch Cable Television

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It's no secret that cable TV is on the decline. More and more people are choosing to cut the cord and ditch cable TV in favor of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.

There are several reasons why this is a good idea, and in this hub, we'll discuss five of them.

Let's get right to it!

Cable TV is expensive, and you can save a lot of money by cutting the cord.

When it comes down to it, you don't need a cable TV subscription to watch most of the shows and movies that you love. You can get all of your favorite content from streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime for a fraction of the cost of a cable TV subscription.

For example, the average cost of a Netflix subscription starts at $9.99 to $19.99 per month, while a basic cable TV package can cost upwards of $100 per month. That's a huge difference and translates to thousands of dollars worth of savings each year.

Cable TV companies also tend to bundle channels together, whether you want them or not. This means that you're paying for a bunch of channels that you don't even watch. With a streaming service, you only pay for the content that you actually want to watch.

Cable TV companies are notorious for terrible customer service

If you've ever had to deal with a cable TV company, you know how frustrating it can be. From long wait times on the phone to unhelpful customer service representatives, dealing with a cable TV company is often more trouble than it's worth.

On the other hand, streaming services like Netflix and Hulu are known for excellent customer service. If you ever have an issue with your streaming service, you can be sure that you'll be able to get help quickly and easily.

You have more control over what you watch when you cut the cord

When you have a cable TV subscription, you're at the mercy of the cable company's programming choices. If they decide to stop carrying a particular channel or show, you're out of luck. However, with a streaming service, you can watch whatever you want, whenever you want.

You can even choose to download shows and movies to watch offline, so you're not always reliant on having an internet connection.

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Additionally, you can watch content on your own schedule. If you missed a particular episode of a show when it aired, you could just watch it whenever you want. There's no need to wait for it to come on TV again.

You'll get better picture quality and sound when you ditch cable TV

Cable companies compress their signals to save bandwidth and money. This results in a lower quality picture and sound for the consumer. However, you'll get a better quality picture and sound when you cut the cord because your content will be coming straight from the source (i.e., Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.) without being compressed.

Of course, the quality of your picture and sound will also depend on the quality of your internet connection. But as long as you have a good internet connection, you'll be able to get HD content from your favorite streaming services.

Downsides of cutting the cord

Of course, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention a few of the potential downsides of cutting the cord:

One downside is that you may have to pay for multiple streaming services to get all of the content that you want. This can be just as expensive, or even more expensive, than a cable TV subscription.

Another downside is needing a good internet connection to stream content. If you live in an area with spotty or no internet, cutting the cord may not be a viable option for you.

Finally, it's worth mentioning that not all shows and movies are available on streaming services. If there's a particular show or movie that you really want to watch, you may have no other option (albeit temporarily) but to subscribe to a cable TV service to watch it.


All things considered, the pros of cutting the cord far outweigh the cons. If you're thinking about making the switch, we hope this hub has been helpful. Thanks for reading!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Daniel Edulan Melana

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