Cord Cutters Who Use An Antenna, on Average, Spend Half As Much on TV vs Cable TV





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Have you been thinking about getting an antenna? You may want to give it a second thought, as a new report from Scripps Networks shows that the average antenna user pays about half that of a cable TV customer but has the same overall satisfaction.

According to Scripps, the average antenna user and cable TV subscriber spends just half of what a cable TV subscriber wants but gets a similar satisfaction.

Most antenna owners say the fact that an antenna gives you free TV after you buy it was a major reason. With this report, the average cable TV subscriber pays $146.2 a month for just TV, both with cable and streaming services. An antenna user spends, on average, just $75.1 a month for TV.

At the Cord Cutters News office, we get about 50 channels for free with our antenna. This includes the big locals like ABC, CBS, FOX, PBS, and NBC. We also get a ton of other channels like MeTV, The CW, Ion, and more.

Increasingly many cord cutters are finding they don’t need a live TV service. The combination of on-demand services like Paramount+ and Disney+, along with an antenna, gives them all the content they want. Unlike with cable TV, there is no need for a long-term contract that locks you into a service you may only want part of the year.

Do you use an antenna? Do you find that you save more money now after you bought one? Leave us a comment and let us know your experience.

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