January 19, 2021

Mythbusting Traditional Cable TV vs. Streaming


We hear myths about streaming services all the time, but we’re here to set the record straight. Here are just a few of those myths:

Myth 1: You can’t get live sports unless you have traditional cable TV.

False! Streaming services offer a huge variety of live TV, including sports. Whether you’re looking for ESPN, CBS Sports, SEC Network, Big10 Network or something else, you’re sure to find it on one of the many streaming services out there. So grab your shaker and foam finger, and get ready to cheer on your team!

Myth 2: Streaming services won’t last – traditional cable TV will.

False! Streaming companies have invested millions in their services. Plus, recent surveys* show that more than 62% of Americans subscribe to some kind of streaming service. That means you can rest assured they’re not going anywhere. The reality is that with the increase in programming costs, traditional cable TV MAY eventually go the way of the dinosaur. So jump on the streaming train now!

Myth 3: Only traditional cable TV offers local news.

False! We know you care about what’s going on in your community. Fear not! YouTube TV offers local news that covers 98% of U.S. households.

Curious to find out which streaming service fits you best? We’ve got a tool for that!

*Survey Reference