I talk to people everyday that are done with either cable TV or Satellite TV. The reasons vary but one is pretty consistent, expense.

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

To get everything one would want from either of these two options can easily climb to well over a hundred dollars. That's a lot of money for TV, especially when you probably only watch a handful of channels.

That's where they get you. Everything comes in tiers. So much more as you add tiers to you selection. It would be so much more convenient and cheaper if you could just pick your channels ala carte. but of course, that's not going to happen, is it?

My wife and I decided to ditch cable and go with Roku. We get the Amazon Prime channel free because we have Amazon Prime membership. Tons of free stuff to watch on there. we also have HULU, which has most network stuff the day after which is no big deal. And then for an extra $35 we have Direct TV Now. which offers a whole lot of stuff to watch. So, I'm guessing we are spending right around fifty bucks a month and getting all the TV we need.

As more people move to this alternative, I'm betting cable and satellite will have to lower their prices to compete. Then i may have to reconsider. Have you made the move?

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