For years, “cord cutting” — dropping your cable television package and watching video content only over the internet — has been discussed as a strategy for saving money.
We cut the cord because TV through the internet now provides a better user experience than traditional cable television.
Do you really save money by cord cutting?
Cutting the cord may not save you money, but it is a way better TV experience. Millions of people every year are ditching their cable boxes to save hundreds of dollars on channels many of us never watch. It’s great, but here’s the dirty little secret: You won’t save real money on ditching cable.
How much does cutting cable save?
Reviewed recently broke it down. The average cable or satellite user spends a little over $100 a month on their TV bill, which means canceling their service could save them over $1200 annually.
What is the best option for cutting cable?
They’re almost the same thing as having a traditional cable or satellite subscription — right down to the price. PlayStation Vue is the best option overall, while Sling TV is the cheapest. Pick the best streaming player for your needs.
How can I save money on my cable bill?
9 Ways to Lower Your Cable Bill
- Cut back on premium channels. It’s hard to say goodbye to HBO, but doing so can shave as much as $20 off your monthly bill with some providers.
- Pare down cable boxes.
- Pay attention to fees.
- Nix the DVR.
- Downsize your plan.
- Bundle cable and internet.
- Negotiate a lower rate.
- Seek out cheap cable.