I am strongly considering ditching cable, and I want to make sure I have all my bases covered for the things I currently watch. I'm also looking for advice on additional devices/services that I may not have thought about.
I've long thought about cutting cable completely, and with my bill skyrocketing this month because my "promotion" expired, I'm super close to cutting the cord. I currently have Charter 60mbit internet, which I'm happy with, and will be keeping as there are no other providers in my area.
I have a Netflix streaming subscription and I think I will be getting either Hulu+ or the Amazon streaming service (perhaps both). I'm also looking at building my own HD antenna
for picking up local channels. While I'm not a fan of Hulu+'s commercials, I guess they're a small price to pay for a greatly reduced monthly bill.
My wife and I don't watch a whole lot of TV, but my research shows most of the shows we watch (Hell's Kitchen, Last Man on Earth) are on Hulu+. We're also both big football fans (go Packers!) but I think I can get that over the air, so that's covered. I will likely miss Sportscenter, but I can watch that at the gym should I have the urge to watch it. The only thing I can't seem to get is the ability to watch Brewers' games. An MLB sub will let me watch the game after it's over, but I like to watch the games live. Unfortunately, MLB's ridiculous blackout rules prevent that.
My kids like cartoons, but again I think Netflix and Hulu+ have me covered.
Finally, apps. We have two tablets and two phones, all Android, and two Chromecasts. Netflix works with my Chromecasts and it's probably safe to assume the Hulu app does too?
I think I'm ready to rid myself of the exorbitant cable tv pricing once and for all.
Anything I'm missing?
Thanks in advance.