TV experiment

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  1. Paris23

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    After looking over PLUTO TV and FREE VEE, I was motivated this morning to cancel Netflix and Disney+. It’s going to save some money, and I think the free services will suit me better.
     
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    I also got rid of TV subscriptions (Netflix and Hulu). I missed it for a little while but I can always find something to watch on Pluto or FreeVee if I am in the mood for television. The only downside is ALL the commercials/ads with movies in FreeVee. Tried watching a movie with my husband a few weeks ago and we timed ad breaks...there was an ad break on average of every 7 minutes!
     
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  4. TeacherNY

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    There are a lot of free channels if you use a Roku. We got rid of Cable probably 15 years ago. I used to watch Hulu when it was free but I don't really watch enough tv to justify paying for it.
     
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    Due to separate incidents regarding content, I dumped Netflix, Disney, and Hulu. I watch some free content on Roku as has been mentioned. I am a cord cutter in a larger sense, though, because I'm generally just consuming less TV, fewer movies, no newspapers. I'm exercising more at night and spending more time with family.
     
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    We get by just fine with a Roku and an antenna for local TV. We do get netflix, but that's it. Cable is just too expensive for what little time we have to watch it, not that there's much on anyway. We got MIL a Roku last Christmas and set it up for her. She raved about it after their cable got messed up and she lost all of her DVR'd shows- some of which were available free on Roku channel.

    I use Pluto for background TV and with the kids last year. My morning duty was to watch a class during breakfast, so I'd put on the Nick en Español channel or Naruto subbed in Spanish.
     
  7. Paris23

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    Nice answers. I think there may be some kindred spirits here.
     
  8. Guitart

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    We got rid of cable too. We use a variety of the mentioned subscription services but only pay with gift cards. None of these companies have my debit card. Our Netflix ran out so we won't buy another card until a show comes on that we want to see. It is more comfortable having no monthly commitment plan to any of them.
     
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    I got rid of cable a long time ago and recently got rid of Netflix. I don't miss the large cable bill, the commercials, or having to watch the show on their time frame. There was a good series once on cable that was on episode 8. Of course, I wanted to begin with episode 1, but that often isn't an option with cable. Even a DVR couldn't save me there.

    The quality of programs on Netflix in my opinion has gone down. The few good shows I really enjoyed I either have watched or they have left Netflix. I found myself never watching Netflix, so only made sense to get rid of it. I don't miss it. I will have to check out Pluto TV.
     
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    We haven’t had cable in probably 5 years? We have a lot of streaming services: Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, Paramount+, Hulu, Disney+, Showtime.

    We are both retired, and I watch shows in my craft room, and DH watches things in the TV room sometimes. We watch someth8 g together every evening.

    We can’t get anything without an antenna as big as a cell tower, so we just don’t have local channels.
     
  11. happymangle

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    Did it couple of months ago. We use gamechanger mostly these days.
    The huge advantage of them is that their customer service is very quick when it comes to the complaints, which is prove by these reviews. Anyway, our family is not much into TV and movies. Prefer to spend more time outside and enjoy the nature.
     
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    We're down to Netflix and Hulu on our Roku. We might turn on YouTube TV if there's enough on that we want to watch, but not right now.
     
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    I still have cable...price is too great not to these days for me, but I do have these streaming services & have a Roku. I only signed up the following when a great (hard to beat) promo was going on:

    - Hulu
    - Peacock
    - Curiosity Stream
    (- HBO Max - used to have)

    It looks like the only thing I'll have to pay for separately IF I really want it is the Tennis Channel.
     
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    The other day a cable guy came knocking on my door. He said he was going around town asking people if they would like to sign up for cable again since he saw we had it previously but cancelled it. My husband pretty much told him that with all the streaming out there there's no real need for us to have cable. Plus, we're not even home that much to watch it. Just a waste of money for us.
     
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    I used to love HULU when it was free. I'm not paying for it though.
     
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    I've been paying 99 cents/mo, so I'm sure that deal can't be beat. I still have it through the very end of Nov. I'll then cancel, unless they have another great deal.
     
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    I haven't seen that deal!
     
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    I think it was for a yr, so the year's almost up. Fabulous, huh?
     
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    Oct 4, 2022 at 3:11 PM

    I tried different streaming services over the last few years. I can say, that each of them has its pros and cons, so you should choose which one is best for you. My top one for a long time was Netflix, but recently it disappointed me because of its service and prices.
     

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