3 Cord Cutting Services That Deserve a Second Chance




Running a streaming service is not as easy as it may sound. Several services that had issues early on now are great cord cutting services.

Sadly early issues and a bad reputation are hard to overcome, so I decided to take a look at a few streaming services and found three that really deserve a second chance.

The following are my top three services you should take another look at:

#1 Hulu

When Hulu first launched, its catalog was small and stayed that way for some time. Now Hulu has been signing deals with content owners left and right. Most recently it struck a deal with Fox to gain full access to many popular shows such as “Family Guy,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and other shows such as “Futurama.” It has even struck a deal to have access to many Discovery networks such as TLC.

Add in its new live TV streaming service that is still in beta but rolling out to more devices, and now you have a service that cord cutters really should check out.

#2 Sling TV

When Sling TV launched it only had a handful of channels and lacked many features that cord cutters wanted. Now over the last few months Sling TV has made huge jumps in channels and features.

Some of the big recent changes have included a new DVR and a traditional grid-style guide. These two additions have addressed many of the requests our readers have asked for from Sling TV.

Not only has it added channels and features, but Sling TV is also far more stable than it used to be. Over the weekend when both HBO and DIRECTV NOW went down, Sling TV stayed up and streamed the “Game of Thrones” premiere without issues.

Add this all together and maybe it is time to give Sling TV a second chance.

#3 Amazon Prime Video

One of the main knocks against Amazon Prime Video was lack of device support. While few may subscribe to Prime because of its video service, maybe it is time to give it a second chance.

Amazon has slowly been adding more device support. Recently it came to the Nvidia Shield and announced a new Apple TV app is in the works.

Now it still can be confusing to find the free Prime content versus the stuff you pay for, but Amazon has been growing its list of Amazon Prime Video. With a growing list of Amazon Originals and deals with companies such as the BBC for “Doctor Who,” the Amazon Prime Video catalog has grown a lot over the last three years.

That is my list of three streaming services cord cutters should try again. The best part is they all offer a free trial, so give them a try and see what you like.

Do you have a service you went back to and found it greatly improved? Leave us a comment and let us know what others should try.

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