Spectrum TV vs FuboTV – Which is Cheaper, Cable TV or Cord Cutting?




You may have seen a lot of talk about how cable TV is cheaper so today we are going to compare a real Spectrum TV bill to the cost of FuboTV. Let’s go head to head and see which option really is cheaper, cable TV or Cord Cutting.

First a special thanks to all of the Cord Cutters News readers who sent in their cable TV bills to help make this story a reality.

The cost of Spectrum TV:

In this post, we will be looking at the Spectrum TV Basic TV & Expanded Basic TV Bundle. This package is not Spectrum’s most expensive but is a good comparison to FuboTV.

Thanks to a reader’s copy of their bills we know that this Basic TV and Expanded Basic TV bundle with DVR service, 3 TV boxes cost $141.95 a month. Let us not stop there because there are also fees and taxes on top of that. This customer also had Spectrum Voice and Spectrum Internet for a total of $272.27. From that price, $40.34 every month was fees and taxes.

The total cost of the Spectrum TV bundle is $141.95 a month. (Plus fees and taxes)

The cost of FuboTV:

The cost of FuboTV right now is $74.99 a month to get access to 150 live TV channels. There are no device fees, but there is an RSN fee.

The total cost of FuboTV is $74.99. (Plus sales tax depending on where you live.)

Total Savings of FuboTV vs Cable TV:

In total, going with FuboTV over Spectrum will save you about $66.96 a month. (Plus all the fees and taxes that you pay for Spectrum but not FuboTV.) Over the course of a year, FuboTV will save you $893.52 a year even before we look at fees etc.

Final Thoughts:

Yes, like everything right now, the cost of streaming services is going up, but so is the cost of cable TV. No matter how you look at it, cord cutting is still cheaper than cable TV.

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