There are still some of us who remember what it was like to be subject to the will of traditional television channels: in the best of cases, you could hire a package that included all (or almost all) of the channels you liked, but forget about deciding what you want to see and what time do you want to see it. And if this is your situation, it is time to change. Today, thanks to on-demand content streaming services such as Disney Plus, Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video, you can decide what to watch and under what circumstances. Do you want more? You can also take advantage of live TV streaming services like Sling TV and ESPN Plus. As you can see, the difficult thing is not to cut the cable ... the difficult thing is to choose between so many options!
Hit channels and series - once exclusively under the yoke of a cable subscription - are now accessible for a small monthly fee, with no contracts, equipment rentals, or disastrous customer service. Getting rid of cable or satellite service (and the accompanying bill) sounds great in theory, but it's not something you should rush into.
The first thing: how is your internet connection going?
You have to be very clear about it from now on: you need a broadband connection that allows transmission. Netflix and other similar streaming services suggest 5Mbps download speeds, but trust us, you won't do much with that either, especially if there are more people connected to the network in your home.
Hit channels and series are now accessible for a small monthly fee, with no contracts, equipment rentals, or disastrous customer service.
With 5Mbps you can get streaming video in high definition, but you may experience loading and buffering delays if your network is suffocating from any other data traffic. If you want to break into the big leagues to access the growing variety of 4K Ultra HD streaming content available on Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and others, you'll need to throttle your broadband speed - at least - to 25Mbps.