Cutting your cable dependency and going only with streaming services for your television has been the topic of many conversations lately causing me to really look into this topic because its not an easy decision to make and one that I caution you on the downside to this maneuver. Personally, I wouldn’t do it. As much as I like the streaming services like Netflix and Apple TV, etc., I won’t cut the cable. It’s too important.
1. There isn’t one perfect alternative.
One of the biggest problems with traditional cable subscriptions is bundling — you have no choice but to pay for dozens of channels you never watch just to get the few you want. The ideal alternative would allow you to pick and choose just the channels you want. Really? Yes, but …
The reality is that cutting cable does not eliminate bundling. Whether you switch to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sling TV or any other option, you’ll still pay for shows that go unwatched. I use my wife as a Guinnea Pig all the time and I ask her what she likes about watching TV. Her answer is always. “I just want to watch what I want to watch and it should be easy.” Perfect!