“Cutting the cord” has been a growing trend for a few years now with the ever increasing prices Spectrum, Frontier and AT&T are charging us for essentially the same channels year after year. In answer to this, companies like Dish have created “skinny bundles” like Sling TV to give these cord cutters something to watch at more affordable prices (they start at $20 a month). Now Google and YouTube have an offering at $35 a month which includes many of the same channels Sling TV does, plus limited access to YouTube Red and unlimited DVR service on Google servers for up to 90 days. Why does this sound like the same thing as what Spectrum, Frontier and AT&T are offering? Because it is the same thing. The underlying issue is that TV content providers are strongly against an “a la carte” subscription model as much of their programming would go off the air as it wouldn’t be profitable on its own. Anyone think this sounds eerily familiar? Remember when Napster killed the Music album market that existed for 30 years with 2 good songs and 11 crappy ones and forced a single market where every song must be good on its own or it won’t sell? Well here it is again. Hopefully the TV Industry will realize its time to adapt to the new market place just as the Music industry had to do. Read on about YouTube and Google’s TV offering here that will hit your internet streaming devices in the near future. Want to know more about “Cutting the Cord” how you do it and what it costs to set it up? Give us a call at 855-832-4775 and we can fill you in on the details.
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