Cord Cutting Guide

Bundle of cut cable

We’ve been “cord cutters” in our house for years – so long that I have actually lost track of how long we’ve been without a cable bill. I was recently asked about what options are available to cord-cutters, I started making a list/chart to compare what is out there. Streaming services are a constantly changing landscape, these are current as of Dec. 1, 2017, and will likely change quickly.

Service
Price Range
Live TV
Original Content
User Profiles
Free Trial
Netflix $7.99 – 1 Screen

$9.99 – 2 Screens

$13.99 – 4 Screens, 4K

No Yes Yes
Hulu $7.99 – Limited Commercials

$11.99 – No Commercials

$39.99 – Live TV

$43.99 – Live TV + No Commercials

Add-Ons

Enhanced DVR Cloud: $14.99 (L)

Unlimited Screens: $14.99 (L)

HBO: $14.99

Cinemax: $9.99

Showtime: $8.99

 

50+ Live Channels Yes Yes 30 Day – Hulu

7 Day – Live

Amazon Prime Video $99 / Yr ($10.99 / Mo)

Add-Ons

HBO: $14.99

Cinemax: $9.99

(HBO + Cinemax: $21.99)

No Yes 30 Day
DIRECTV NOW $35 – 60+ Channels

$50 – 80+ Channels

$60 – 100+ Channels

$70 – 120+ Channels

(2 Concurrent Streams)

Yes No
SlingTV $20 – Orange

$25 – Blue

$40 – Orange + Blue

https://www.sling.com/service

Packages / Options

$5 – Most  add-on packages

$5 – Cloud DVR

$15 – HBO

$10 – Cinemax

$9 – Starz

Yes No No
YouTube TV Yes
xumo.tv Free – Internet Channels, not really a cable alternative. Yes No No N/A

 

Additional guide

https://www.reddit.com/r/cordcutters/wiki/live

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