(Closed) If you cut your cable, what do you use instead?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We are going to do this soon.  We also have Netflix for other entertainment options.  The thing that sucks is that internet is still pretty expensive on its own!

Post # 4
1796 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Pupperoni:  I have a Roku box and subscribe to Hulu plus. I am also an Amazon Prime member, so I have access to the prime instant videos. I really love it because it’s so cheap (Roku was $100 and Hulu is $8/month) and I can still watch pretty much all of my favorite shows. The only thing missing is sports games, so you should consider that if you or your H like to watch sports.

Post # 5
3600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

We never signed up for cable when we moved into this apartment. We have a netflix account for our midless TV watching and the shows we love all come online via their network websites the next day. DH misses sports, but since I’m evil and don’t care he just listens to them on the radio.

Post # 6
7899 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We have broadcast channels and then Netflix over the Wii.

Post # 7
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I did it! I used Netlifx Instant for a while, but then I got rid of that recently. I use Hulu.com and the Red Box. Otherwise, I watch old DVDs I have…or read a book!

Post # 8
9479 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m considering cancellng our Verizon, but have to talk to Fiance.  We would use Netflix or Hulu.

Post # 9
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


Post # 10
1064 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We use Netflix, hulu, and just hang out on the computer. We also have bunny ears, HD ones, so we get about 5 decent channels (news and such) and other ones.. that are not so great. We paid about $14. 

Post # 11
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Cable free for almost 9 months now, and it was hard at first (I love me some reality tv) but once you don’t have it every day, you don’t miss it really.  We use Netflix soley – we did a one month trial of Hulu Plus and we didn’t watch it once.  I’d start with one, and add on if you need to.  We watch on the Fiance PS3.

Post # 12
2231 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wish we could do this but I haven’t been able to find any way for Fiance to watch hockey. It’s absurd how much we pay just so he can watch the Leafs lose over and over again. 

Post # 13
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Keep in mind that if you call to tell them you are cancelling, the cable company will almost always offer you a new promotion. So that’s an option if you don’t want to change. 

Our Direct TV box died 2 weeks ago and we have just been using Hulu (regular, not plus). It’s good enough, but certain channels’ TV don’t seem to work for us– like ABC shows are really glitchy, but NBC and FOX are good. Our cable is super cheap with we share it with our landlord, so we won’t get rid of it yet. 

Post # 14
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We just cancelled ours and use Digital Local Channels, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Play On (Internet TV) and a Roku Box.  There isn’t alot about cable I miss.  Most of the shows we used to DVR are on Hulu Plus and Play On.  I know I will start to miss it come fall when football starts up again.

Post # 15
1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

hulu, netflix

Post # 16
615 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Mother of the Bride\'s residence

We use Netflix, occasionally download from Zune on the Xbox (or iTunes when we had a couch in the office) and we go over to our friends’ house to watch cable if there’s something good. 😀

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