Streaming services are becoming popular for keeping up with your favorite shows. They can eliminate the need to sit through commercials and are generally considered to be one of the most affordable options on the market. However, that may not be entirely true. If you’re considering making the switch, take a moment to consider the following before completely canceling your cable TV.

Do Streaming Services Save Money?

Streaming services don’t always carry the same content. Each comes with its own set of self-produced media as well as a selection of public programs and movies. If your shows aren’t available on a single service, you’ll have to sign up for multiple ones in order to keep up with the latest. This could cost more than a subscription to cable TV.

cable tvEach service also comes with a different level of access. With the basic plan, Netflix allows streaming on a single screen in regular definition. Pay a bit more and you can enjoy multiple screens streaming in high definition. Hulu, on the other hand, includes commercials in its basic plan. Those who purchase the next level up can eliminate commercials entirely and watch more content in a given period of time.

How Can I Save Money With Cable TV?

The first thing you can do is downsize the number of channels. Determine which ones aren’t useful to the family and have the provider remove them from the plan. You can also reduce the cable boxes that are in the home. Additional hardware tends to increase your monthly costs, so returning a few could save money. Finally, call the cable company and negotiate your bill. Ask about the individual fees to see if there are any adjustments to be made.


Upgrade your media service by reaching out to the experts at TruVista. This locally owned company has been in the business since 1897 and provides communications services to clients throughout Chester and Fairfield counties in South Carolina as well as Franklin and Hart counties in Georgia. They specialize in high-speed internet, cable TV, and phone service and offer money-saving bundles to ensure total satisfaction. Learn more about their packages by visiting their website or call (803) 385-2191 to set up an appointment.