With many people deciding to cut the cord and switch to streaming services, you may feel that you want to jump on board and do the same thing. However, there is plenty of content that you'll be missing when you cut the cord on cable. Here are a few things you'll have difficulty viewing on your TV.
The main reason that people still subscribe to cable TV is because of live sports. The licensing fees associated with live sports often means that they are restricted to cable TV channels, and you have to subscribe if you want to view your favorite local sports team. While the major leagues for baseball, basketball, hockey, and football all have streaming apps, you'll often find that the games for your local team are not shown.
Award shows are always very entertaining to watch, but like most elements of live TV, it is not possible to view award shows online through a streaming app. While the highlights are often posted and discussed online the next day, it is still no replacement for sitting down and watching the award show live from your living room. If you love seeing which movies and television shows won awards each year, it is worth it just for the spectacle of seeing what everyone wore and who won the top awards.
While the news is more accessible than ever these days, it is hard to replace your local newscast. Some people even make it a daily habit of sitting down to watch the news in the evening or first thing in the morning as they are getting ready for the day. If you love watching the local news, it helps to have a way to get the live broadcast directly on your TV through your cable TV subscriptions.
There are many TV shows that are only available on cable TV. While they may eventually come to streaming services, you do not know for sure when they will show up and which service they will show up on. If you must see your favorite show each week as it premieres to avoid spoilers, you'll definitely want a cable TV subscription so you can watch the show as it airs. You'll be all caught up for the water cooler discussions the next day at work, or can even jump into online discussions and read other people's immediate reaction to what you watched.
If you are interested in using a streaming service or cable TV, contact a local TV provider to see what internet and TV services they can provide.