About 6 months ago, Scott and I decided to make a conscious effort to lighten our monthly bills, and decided to cut out cable tv. We haven’t looked back since! I really don’t know if we’ll ever get cable again.
The biggest benefit is we spend less time watching television and more time reading, working out, hanging with friends, etc. Since we are both working on our businesses, that extra hustle time is crucial. We have connected more and better when our nights aren’t revolved around the DVR.
That’s not to say we don’t watch though. We still see all of our favorite shows? How? Here’s what we use:
–Apple TV. We use this to rent and purchase movies from the apple store, watch youtube videos and to watch shows from the different network apps. I love it! I have heard the Roku is good too, but I personally haven’t used that.
–HBO Now. This is one of my favorite apps. It’s $15 a month and you can watch any HBO show and a ton of movies. The newest shows usually appear the day after they go live on HBO, so you only have to avoid spoilers for one day. 😀
–Netflix. We have the streaming version only. They have a ton of rotating shows and movies, so there’s always something new to watch.
–Hulu Plus. This runs about $7 a month and allows you to watch current (and some old) network tv shows. I mainly use this to watch Master Chef, because I’m obsessed. 🙂
–Amazon Prime. I love, love, love prime! For so many reasons. I love the free 2-day shipping, but did you know that prime members also get access to free streaming music, free e-books and free movies and shows? Like, a ton of shows! Really good ones. The link above will get you a free 30 day trial to check it out.
Between all of these, I don’t feel like we are missing anything. Plus, if we are ever in the mood, we can binge watch with no commercials! 🙂
What about you guys? Do you have cable? Would you try cutting the cord? Do it!