Do you have cable tv?

posted 1 month ago in Entertainment
Post # 16
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Sugar bee

jazzybee83 :  I think im the only one in my office and otu of most of my friends who has cable

Its expensive, but we do watch a lot of TV and take advantage of the on-demand shows and movies, We have this specific provider to watch baseball which my husband is really into. 

Post # 17
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Helper bee

We don’t have cable, but we split Youtube TV with my boyfriend’s brother so we do have live tv. We also have a Netflix, Hulu, and me being me…PBS subscription. We only watch maybe 5 channels on youtube tv.  I got Hulu on Black Friday for only $1.99 a month, so while that was worth it, I probably won’t renew. 

We’re also considering getting the Disney + bundle once it comes out since I really like putting on the old movies/tv shows as background noise while I’m doing something else, and my boyfriend already pays for an ESPN+ subscription. While Hulu isn’t the best since we have live tv, it would also be included in the bundle. 

My mom still has a cable package, so I log in to watch the premium channel shows and movies. 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

We also don’t have cable and are in Ontario. We use an indoor antenna, ordered it off Amazon for like $30 and ITS AMAZING. you can attach it to window if used in a lower part of the house but we just sit it on a table near a window, connected to the tv and get about 15-20 channels for free. Watched the debates yesterday! Highly recommend.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

Nope! We have an Amazon Fire stick and pay $50/month for Hulu Live and $16/month for Netflix. Amazon Prime TV is included with our Prime account.

With Hulu Live, we can watch live TV and DVR shows. We get live local, regional, and national channels. For sports, we get ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN U, BTN, Fox Sports, and a few other channels.

Post # 20
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

jazzybee83 :  D.H. and I had cable forever.  Several of my friends cut theirs and didn’t look back.  We finally gave it up when we bought our house and I honestly don’t miss it.  The only thing I miss is watching college football (my games are not always streamable) but if I can’t get a game, I just go watch at a bar or at a friend’s house.  We have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and an Apple TV so I am able to watch pretty much anything I want. 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

Finally someone I can ask – for some reason, ABC shows are super jerky/shaky on our YoutubTV. Do you experience this? anonbee123123 :  

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I cancelled my cable about 5 years ago. I don’t miss it at all besides baseball games- our local cable company has rights to all the games and you can only watch if you’re subscribed. I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Sling. I also use my family’s passwords to access HBO Go and cable network apps. I don’t miss cable at all and I never feel like I run out of content to watch.

Post # 23
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Helper bee

SLOBee :  DO you just notice it when you’re watching recordings, or “live” shows too? We’ve had some issues with shows freezing or the quality is poor, but we just assumed it was our wifi or issues with our smart TV. 

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I didn’t have cable for ten years, since I moved out of my parents house. Didn’t think I need it with streaming and other options. 

Then we got a new house this year and the tv package was so cheap to add onto internet that we thought might as well, would be fun as you say for things like the debates and other live tv. Turns out I forgot how good it is to not deal with a stupid chromecast and have access to everything for ONE PRICE. No separate subscriptions for netflix, crave, etc.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

Cable has become obsolete. And thank God! Most cable companies I’ve heard of gouge their customers and jack up the price every year-screw that. 

We have Hulu and sling. I don’t know anyone who still has cable 

Post # 26
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Busy bee

Yes, but only because the package deal of cable + high-speed internet was cheaper than just paying for internet. We don’t watch it, and if it would save me money to cancel it, I absolutely would. We use Netflix, Hulu, and Prime (and soon Disney) for all our needs, plus there’s no ads. All the streaming services combined are still cheaper than cable, so I don’t know why anyone would intentionally pay extra for cable. 

Honestly, cable companies are going to have to start lowering their rates to compete with streaming services, or they’re going to fade away quicker than Blockbuster. 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

We have cable but my husband also works for one of the big cable companies so we don’t pay much. We ate huge sports people so Idk If we could ever get rid of cable. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee

I haven’t had cable tv since I moved out of my parents’ house 7 years ago, it’s way too expensive and most of the channels on there I don’t watch. We primarily watch Netflix and Iplayer, sometimes Now TV and very rarely I rent a movie from Google Play or Amazon Prime. We have Freeview in the UK and you get a lot of digital channels on there for free so with that and streaming I don’t see the need for expensive packages. 

Post # 29
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We didn’t for awhile and it was fine, but we missed watching live sports too much. I know you can stream some of that now, but our college team’s games are usually on the Pac-12 Network which is more obscure.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

Haven’t had it for 8 or 9 years. Never were big TV people, and the price is outrageous.  I have netflix. Smart tv… 

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