It has been a little over two years since we made the decision to cut cable. I have had people ask me all the time what we use, how we feel about it, why we did it, etc. So today I wanted to share all about it and answer the big question, is cutting cable worth it?
Is Cutting Cable Worth It?
Why we did it: Andrew and I were growing a bit frustrated with both the cost of cable as well as the lack of anything to watch. At that point we watched news, sports, and a few shows all of which we could watch with streaming services. Our big factor though was the local news and sporting events. Cowboys games could NOT be missed. We talked about it a lot and decided we would pause our cable service for six months and try it out. Worst case scenario we would just go back to cable.
What we use: We have a Roku in our bedroom, family room, and playroom. Andrew did all of the research and showed me the options. We decided to try YouTube TV. We already had Netflix and Amazon Prime, and YouTube TV would give us sporting events, local news, and pretty much all of the channels we watched shows on (HGTV, Disney, Bravo, E!, etc.).
How we feel about it: We have honestly never looked back. When we travel or visit Andrew’s parents and use regular cable I am honestly confused as to how we ever liked it. You basically scroll forever and still feel like nothing is on haha. Some of the things we love about YouTube TV are that we can record as many things as we want and never run out of storage space, we aren’t missing any shows we love, we watch ever Cowboys game, we have local news, and we can watch it from our phones, tablets, computers, and TV. When we travel we can watch our YouTube TV account from anywhere and have all our recordings with us.
I would be happy to answer any questions you have about cutting cable or YouTube TV. This is not at all sponsored and just our experience. We are saving money and still, we don’t feel like we are missing anything on TV.
Have you cut cable and made the switch to streaming services only?