Cancelling cable tv?

Starbucks 79xRfQ
Jan 30 24 Comments

I am seriously considering cancelling my cable tv subscriptions. I have a package deal that includes tv and internet, but no one is watching tv in my household. We already have a Netflix and Youtube tv subscription. Do you think this is a good idea? How many of you still have cable tv, what are the benefits to keeping it? I feel like Netflix has all the shows my kids and my wife watch, and Youtube tv has all the sports that I need. What's the benefit of cable tv that I'm missing, let me know.


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TOP 24 Comments
  • Microsoft opsiedaisy
    Nothing. YouTube TV will take care of everything. Save the money on cable and get FOIS instead.
    Jan 30 6
    • Microsoft opsiedaisy
      Not sure what services ur using but none of that has happened to me.
      Jan 30
    • Salesforce hfgnntunv
      Netflix, amazon videos, even YouTube
      Jan 30
    • Microsoft opsiedaisy
      I meant what FOIS service. I have 200 mbps down and up. Never had issues with any throttling with any streaming services, and have unlimited bandwidth. 50 bucks a month. Godsend, esp when u need to remote to work.
      Jan 30
    • Salesforce hfgnntunv
      I have a 100 or should I say I suppose to. Usually it’s like 50/80, way less in the evening
      Jan 30
    • Verizon / Eng CodeBoi
      Nflx, Prime and YoutubeTV
      Jan 31
  • Facebook public2
    Omg people still have cable!?
    Jan 30 0
  • Western Digital / Eng

    Western Digital Eng

    NetApp, Broadcom Ltd.
    Enter your address at to find out which uhf antenna you need. You get all local channels for free in higher quality HD than Comcast. Totally legal. You can also get a usb dongle to save streams to your pc if you want to record and skip commercials (personally I use Kodi on win 10).
    Jan 30 0
  • Acxiom RickErwin
    5 years since we had cable.

    Buy a mohu HD TV antenna if you need to watch local games.
    Jan 30 1
  • Verizon / Other

    Verizon Other

    Currently a tech master troubleshooting software at the network level for Apple & Google devices
    It’s been 10 years and I’ve only used WiFi and Apple TV , Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime , HBO, Showtime, YouTube , Crackle. The Skinny bundle is what I would call it , all I need
    Jan 31 0
  • Starbucks / Eng FbVa21
    I haven’t had cable since 2009. 100 * 12 * 10 = yea I’m glad I canceled
    Jan 30 0
  • Microsoft richardhea
    Yes, cancel. Also, feel free to cancel your compuserve subscription, that is about as useful as cable TV.
    Jan 30 0
  • A10 Networks / R&D

    A10 Networks R&D

    Needly doing the kindful by living life today morning for the same with no revert backs.
    Haven't owned a tv for 10yrs. Basic internet + <streaming service> is usually enough, unless you like paying to watch ads at a rediculously loud level between shows, or buy ppv on top of $150-$200+ cable tv packages. Put that cash in a savings account for your kids instead.
    Jan 30 0
  • Oracle iOFR21
    anyways i dont watch #fakenews
    Jan 30 0
  • Manhattan Associates / R&D

    Manhattan Associates R&D

    Microsoft, XPO Logistics
    Never used cable
    Jan 30 0
  • Salesforce hfgnntunv
    Cut cable 10 years ago.
    HDTV antenna gets you 20-30 channels for free, everything else through streaming services. It’s all good.
    Jan 30 0
  • AQR DVGQ05
    Check out and Pluto TV
    Jan 30 0
  • Oracle Elly's son
    I cancelled my cable 5 years ago and switch to a mohu leaf antenna. nobody is watching regular tv anyway since everything is online.
    Jan 30 0
  • Microsoft / Other

    Microsoft Other

    Moosejaw, Google
    Beware of elves
    Do it! We did and never looked back. Get an HD antenna for the rare times you want local tv stations.
    Jan 30 0
  • Oracle voFc70
    Problem is some areas like mine only have Comcast. And those blood suckers don't offer an internet only connection here. I have to bundle and then pay the stupid 10$ broadcast fee every month for something I don't watch!
    Jan 30 0
  • Red Hat EmGA16
    Gave up cable TV a year back have Netflix and amazon prime
    Jan 30 0
  • eBay / Eng ebaysucks
    None 😀, we did the same 2 years ago.
    Jan 30 0