Recently, one of the main complaints against cord cutting is the need to subscribe to 10+ services to get everything. A new survey of over 2,000 Cord Cutters News readers shows most cord cutters pay for 4 or fewer streaming services. This was part of our annual Fall cord cutting survey.
According to our readers, 66.2% pay for 4 or fewer streaming services, 49% pay for 3 or fewer streaming services, and 29.5% pay for 2 or fewer streaming services.
So what would 4 streaming services cost you every month? (Why with ads? Because cable TV has ads also.)
- Disney+ $7.99 with ads.
- Paramount+ $5.99 with ads.
- Discovery+ $4.99 with ads.
- Netflix $6.99 with ads.
Total Cost: $25.96 a month.
Why no live TV streaming services like FuboTV or Hulu with live TV? In short, our survey shows the majority of cord cutters don’t pay for services like FuboTV or Hulu with live TV. Increasingly if you are not a sports fan, the need for a live TV streaming service is just not there. There is also an argument to be made that the on-demand services listed above offer more content compared to traditional cable TV.
Clearly, the fears that cord cutting would add up to be more than cable TV are just not coming true. According to a report from U.S. News, the average cost of cable TV is now over $200 a month at $217.42.
How many streaming TV services do you pay for? Leave us a comment and let us know.