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Cable vs. Streaming Service

At one point in the not so recent past, SlingTV had the cheapest plan at $20, while DirecTV gave away an Apple TV if you bought their services for a few months. We're reminded of the times when YouTube TV was only $35 a month and the world was a much happier place.

Jump ahead a few years, and now all streaming companies have raised prices significantly. According to them, the higher programming costs haven't been easy for them. BillSaverUSA Inc. takes you through some of the most important considerations you need to make to help you decide between cable and streaming services.

Which Is the Better Deal?

Several people in the USA are still significantly happier with their traditional cable TV services. According to them, cable still trumps the various flashy streaming services you can find in the market today, but is that truly the case?

According to research, 78% of the households in America have subscribed to a pay-TV service. These people pay an average of $107 every month. On the other hand, if you switched to a streaming service, you may be able to cut that price in half.

Here's a breakdown:

The Cheapest TV Streaming Plans  
Philo $20/month
Sling TV $30/month
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) $55/month
Hulu + Live TV $64.99/month
YouTube TV $64.99/month

Any of the above-listed services can easily save you up to $40 a month.

What About the Additional Costs?


Internet Cost


Considering the internet as an added cost for a streaming service doesn't seem right since people pay for the internet anyway. But if you are one of those few people who don't need an internet connection in 2021 (sounds odd), switching to a streaming plan might not be the best option for you.

Additional Fee

Specific broadcasting and sports fees can increase the money you pay for cable service, and there are equipment charges and termination charges you need to deal with. At the same time, a streaming service has no extra fees, no charges for equipment, and no early cancellation fees.

  Typical Cable TV Package Typical Streaming TV Package
Monthly cost $100 $50
Number of channels 150+ 60+
Cable box or equipment fees Yes No
Streaming device No Yes
Internet connection Not required Required




With a streaming service, you can get most of the content you want and less of the channels you don't for a reduced price. Open the TV guide a create a list of the channels you must have, and you won't feel anything's missing. It's also important to remember that every streaming service won't have FOX, CBS, NBC, or any other independent station. You may be able to catch them with a digital antenna.

The Final Verdict

If you want to cut your cable TV bill in half by switching to a streaming service, it is indeed possible. Stick to the standard plan and avoid any additional add ons. You may give up on a few channels, but we promise you won't notice their absence since you're going to save a lot of money ($480 annually, to be precise).

However, if you don't want to go through a cost-cutting hassle yourself, let BillSaverUSA Inc do it for you. Call us today on 1(888)789-1357 and find out why we've been rated as an A-class business by BBB!

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