Most Cord Cutters Subscribe to 4 or Fewer Streaming Services in 2024 – What Would That Cost?





Recently, one of the main complaints against cord cutting is the need to subscribe to 10+ services to get everything to and your family want to watch. A new survey of more than 1,000 Cord Cutters News readers shows most cord cutters pay for four or fewer streaming services. This was part of our annual Spring 2024 cord cutting survey.

According to our readers, 63.3% pay for four or fewer streaming services, 47.3% pay for three or fewer streaming services, and 27.3% pay for two or fewer streaming services.

While most cord cutters still pay for four or fewer streaming services, the number of cord cutters paying for five or more is up slightly since October 2023. Last October 66.2% of cord cutters paid for four or fewer services. Now that number is down to 63.3%. Part of that number may be the growth of sports across multiple streaming services like the NFL airing a playoff game exclusively on Peacock back in January.

So, what would four streaming services cost every month for the average cord cutter? (Why with ads? Because cable TV has ads.)

  • 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 most cord cutters don’t pay for services like FuboTV or Hulu with Live TV. If you are not a sports fan, you do not need a live TV streaming service. There is also an argument to be made that the on-demand services listed above offer more content compared to traditional cable TV.

How many streaming TV services do you pay for? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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