As someone who falls firmly in the “millenial” demographic, I have had the luxury of never having to pay for cable or deal with the headaches that come with having bundled service packages and atrocious customer service. I can’t say I’m a cord cutter because there never was a cord to cut. Even though I’m living on my own now and not on my college campus (sadly) or at my parents’ place (thankfully), I still don’t see the need to pay for cable TV when there are so many Internet resources at my disposal.
Don’t get me wrong – I watch a lot of TV. Maybe too much TV. Currently, I’m trying to keep up with Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Fresh off the Boat, Quantico, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, The Leftovers and Last Week Tonight on HBO, Arrow, The Flash, and The Originals on CW, Empire and Scream Queens on FOX, American Horror Story and The Strain on FX, and Doctor Who on BBC America. Before you judge me for spending too much time watching TV, I’m also usually multi-tasking when I watch. There is always a TV show playing in the background on my laptop when I’m home, whether I’m working, relaxing, cooking, or hanging out with friends.
How do I do this when I just pay for Internet in my apartment? I just utilize different streaming accounts. It may seem difficult to figure out how to watch all these different shows which are on a lot of different networks but it’s easy once you figure out what shows you actually want to commit to. My taste in TV may seem pretty random but I don’t watch sports or children’s TV channels – two of the genres which can still be tricky to acquire online. I also get my news on news websites and Twitter rather than watching it on TV.
In order to watch all those shows, I’m paying much less than half of what you’re paying for cable. To get all of those networks I just need to subscribe to Amazon Prime, HBO Now, and Hulu Plus. HBO Now is $14.99 a month, Hulu Plus is $7.99 a month, and Amazon Prime is about $8.25 a month. I share my boyfriend’s Amazon Prime account so that also reduces my bills.
There are lots of resources on the Internet to help you figure out what you want in your cord cutting and streaming TV endeavors – Yidio, a cross platform TV show search engine and The Verge’s Cord Cutting Guide are two of my favorites. We will always post any new streaming TV and cord cutting resources on our Twitter or Facebook, so make sure to follow netBlazr there!
If you’ve recently switched to netBlazr’s fast Internet service, hopefully this helps you figure out how to get your TV fix. Feel free to judge my excessive TV consumption habits by tweeting @netBlazr or just tweet us if you have any questions regarding netBlazr Internet’s streaming capacities. We hope you all have a happy Halloween! We won’t judge if you just stay home and binge watch some TV online 🙂
Yna Aggabao | Marketing Intern