A TV-streaming device. All this talk about canceling your cable is great — if you still have a way to watch TV on your TV. Thankfully, there are now several options for streaming devices that bring services like Netflix and Hulu to your living room TV. Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire are all options to check out. Each requires a one-time initial investment, usually between $50 and $100. According to the research company NPD Group, cable bills might reach $123 a month by next year. With prices for Netflix and Hulu Plus hovering around $8 each, getting one of these devices could add up to thousands of dollars in savings in just a few years.
Well over half of us pay sometimes over $100 per month on cable or satellite TV. In the not too distant future, meaning in the next ten years or so, network tv will be no more. It will be À la carte when it comes to our media viewing. I admit that I am one of those who pays dearly for satellite TV. It comes with hundreds of channel of which I watch only a literal handful. My big peeve is that over half of the satellite company’s media expenses comes from buy sports programs. I literally watch zero from that venue.
I am ready to ditch this expense viewing option but get too much resistance from my better half. She insists on having DVR full of the shows she watches. I can’t seem to convince her that Roku, which we have on both our sets will give her what she has now. She is just not a big believer in change and just says “it is fine the way it is”. So, I guess we will wait until the DVR remote, like the old VHS machine, is wrenched from her hands before we dump it.