Streaming TV vs. Cable: What You Need to Know
What is right for you?
In the past, when looking at purchasing a new or existing home one of the major considerations was whether the home was prewired for cable TV. But do today’s home buyers have the same concerns and needs?
Unless you’ve been living under a proverbial rock, you will know that streaming is slowly, but surely overtaking cable. It’s not just that people are growing tired of the limitations of cable, but they are welcoming the seemingly superior streaming subscriptions.
Are you ready for the streaming takeover? Do you know how things work and what you can expect? Here is what you need to know about streaming TV and how it holds up against traditional cable.
Cable, a dying art
In the blue corner, we’ve got cable. As much as it accompanied us through dark times of extreme boredom and introduced us to our first R-rated movies and cool music videos, cable is becoming outdated, and fast. At least, in the Western world.
The problem with cable is that it clashes badly with our generation’s lack of patience and hunger for instant gratification. We always want more, and we want it now. Not when the broadcasters decide to show it to us.
Such is the downfall of traditional broadcasting – it’s simply too rigid and too limited for the way we’ve been accustomed to consuming media and entertainment.
Streaming, the new “watching TV”
In the red corner, we have streaming. Streaming is the (relatively) new kid on the block. At least, compared to cable. It’s made room for itself on the market mainly by getting us to get rid of our cable subscriptions.
Why? Because it offers a liberty and a flexibility that cable has never had, and probably never will. Not only does streaming put a huge library of content at your disposal, but it also enables you to watch it whenever you want, wherever you want.
That was enough to get millions to drop cable like a hot potato and enlist in the ranks of binge-watchers.
But in order to properly understand the difference, we must look at the pros and cons of both. Let’s start by considering the positives of both cable and streaming.
And if we’re looking at advantages, we also have to consider the negatives. What brings these options down?
While it may seem like cable is at a disadvantage in a comparison against streaming, there are advantages and disadvantages to both options. Streaming has the benefit of flexibility and portability but loses because of increasing costs and an increasingly empty library of content.
Cable, on the other hand, is great as a stand-alone service that doesn’t require internet or any other fiddling around. However, it is very much rigid and confines you to sitting in front of the TV at a specific time and place. It’s up to users to decide which option serves their needs better.
For the majority of homebuyers, ta home being prewired for cable TV is no longer a concern and will not be a factor in deciding to purchase a home. But just like everything, there are exceptions and it is up to the individual to decide between cable and streaming services.
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