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


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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 YouTube TV. 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 YouTube TV.

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 YouTube TV:

The cost of YouTube TV right now is $64.99 a month to get access to 85+ live TV channels. There are no device fees or other hidden fees.

The total cost of YouTube Live TV is $64.99. (Plus sales tax depending on where you live.)

Total Savings of YouTube TV vs Cable TV:

In total, going with YouTube TV over Spectrum will save you about $76.96. (Plus all the fees and taxes that you pay for Spectrum but not YouTube TV.) Over the course of a year, YouTube TV Live TV will save you $923.52 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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