Streaming Vs. Cable
Television first entered most American homes in the 50s. Since then, television has become one of the most popular ways to absorb information and entertainment.
At Luxury Corporate Lodging, we provide a television in the living room and each of the bedrooms in our furnished apartments.
All of our televisions come equipped with internet connectivity and apps that allow you to connect to your favorite streaming platforms, such as Hulu, Netflix, and Max.
Streaming services seem to be the way of the future, making cable more or less obsolete. Learn more about the advantages of streaming services over cable.
Stream From Anywhere
With streaming services, you have the ability to watch your favorite shows away from home. As long as you have a television with an internet connection, you’ll be able to log into your account.
When you change locations frequently for a job, this can be very convenient.
Many cable companies require people to sign up for a 12 – 24 month contract to get the best deals. Streaming companies don’t require contracts, making them ideal for people who need to travel for work.
With streaming services, you have more control over what you watch.
You’ll start by picking your favorite streaming service or services. Some of the most popular streaming services include:
- Amazon Prime Video
Each service streams different shows, so you’ll need to check the lineup carefully to ensure you get all of the shows you want to watch. Some shows will be available through multiple streaming services, while certain shows are exclusive to one service. For example, Ted Lasso is only available through Apple TV.
Streaming channels now produce some of the best entertainment available that you can’t find on regular cable.
Some people think that despite all of the options available, they won’t be able to get local channels or live shows with streaming platforms. However, many companies provide packages that include live TV, local news channels, and local sports.
If local channels are important to you, look into Hulu Live and Sling TV.
Cable prices vary based on location, package, and length of the agreement.
On average, television and cable costs $132/month. Streaming services start at $9.99/month. However, if you decide to stream live TV, the price will increase to roughly $118/month.
You’ll also save money on hidden fees, such as monthly charges for each cable box and charges for local stations.