There are a lot of reasons why people cancel cable, but we wanted to talk to people who have yet to cancel cable. If you are on the fence considering canceling cable here are two big reasons why you should cancel cable.
1 | You will save a ton of time.
The average American watches 1,825 hours of TV every year. Sadly, nowadays about 18 minutes of every hour is commercials. You will see about 547 hours of commercials every year. That is almost 23 days of commercials every year!
If you are a cord cutter, using services like Netflix and Amazon Instant, you will have saved about 547 hours in just your first year. If you watch a show on cable, it will runs for an hour—sometimes longer. If you watch the same show on Netflix or Amazon Instant, many of them are around 42 minutes long. And, some cable stations are even speeding up older shows so they can add more commercials!
So if you want to watch the same number of shows in less time being a cord cutter is for you!
2 | You have access to more shows and movies.
Netflix worldwide has over 14,000 titles—movies and TV seasons—on their service. Amazon Prime Instant and Hulu have thousands more. It would easily take you five years to watch all the content on Netflix right now. Plus they are adding new content weekly!
Are you a sports fan or looking for live news? Sling TV has you covered with an ever-growing list of channels. Sling TV offers live sports and news starting at only $20 a month.
Saved time and greater variety are two excellent reasons to cancel cable. Add the estimated $1,000 a cord cutter saves every year, and becoming a cord cutter is a very attractive option.
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