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Cord cutters say they save money and get hundreds of viewing options

Another cable TV cost has viewers cutting cable
Posted at 6:22 PM, Aug 09, 2018

More than 3 million people cut the cord in 2017. Spectrum's price increases has more subscribers looking for alternatives.

Subscribers like Michael Birchfield say Spectrum forcing customers to pay $7 a month for additional receivers is the final straw.

Michael, who has four TVs, said Spectrum's move to all-digital signals in July means two of his sets no longer work.

Now, every TV in your house must have a digital receiver to get any channels. The company is giving out one box per customer for a year free, but subscribers must pay $7 a month for each additional receiver.

The rising cost of subscription TV has turned million into cable cutters, including Shannon Martino. The Martino's cut their TV watching costs from $200 a month to $70.

In one room they use the Xbox to stream shows and movies via Netflix. In another, they use a $150 Apple TV box to tune into their favorite channels and networks.

The options for streaming vary as much as viewer tastes. Some cord cutters get their sport's fix from the Sling TV app for $20 a month.

The Apple streaming device, along with the Amazon Firestick, gives access to network programming and movies via the Hulu app — which runs about $10 a month.

Streaming TV isn't as simple as flipping the remote, so Spectrum uses who want to stick around without a higher monthly bill can buy a $50 Roku stick and download the Spectrum app to get their channels.

If you do cut the cord, check out the YouTube app. Packages run around $40 a month and include channels and movies.