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The TV-streaming paradox: Why you may miss the cable bundle


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For most Amazon, Netflix, and HBO is enough. That will get you 95% of everything you want to watch. Thats 32$ a month. And the 8$ for Amazon pays for a lot more than just TV, free shipping, deals, etc. Hulu is all but dead already. I think most people will not blink at Disney unless they have young kids. So... yeah I guess you COULD spend more than 100$ a month on all these streaming services, but you don't have to. Unlike cable. Where packages basically START at 100$. You can't just chose your ten favorite TV and movie channels for 30$. So if you want the choice the to save then you go with streaming services. Its just like the low cost cellphone carrier I have. I was paying 90-100$ a month for Softbank. It was the cheapest voice and data plan they had. Now I am with a low cost carrier, for the same service I was using at softbank for only 20$ a month. I COULD use up to 100$ at the low cost carrier but I don't need 7 trillion hours talk time and 50 terabytes of mobile data.

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I envision a free YouTube for shows and movies, paid for entirely by ads (YouTube already does this with noncommercial amateur movies). In other words, that free YouTube with shows and movies would be like antenna tv, but have more choices.

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