October 12, 2022
4 Tips to Lower Your Streaming Costs
You cut the cord—congratulations! Relieving yourself from that cable bill that can run well over $100 per month sure feels good.
Now, your next move is to find a couple of streaming services you enjoy. But by going with this a la carte method, you can easily find that you approach the total cost of the cable bill that you just ditched.
There are ways, however, to enjoy everything that the streaming services have to offer and only carry one or two subscriptions per month. CHC has four tips on how to manage your streaming entertainment budget.
- Rotate Among Favorites
Most streaming services allow you to subscribe month-by-month, so you can, for example, sign up for Netflix for a couple of months, watch shows and movies exclusive to that platform, then jump over to Disney+ for a couple of months. If you go to check out a service every four to six months, you will likely be able to catch up on new content before moving on again.
- Find Free Subscriptions
Some other services may grant you access to a streaming subscription. For example, many AT&T cell phone plans come with HBO Max, and Comcast cable subscriptions come with Peacock access.
- Share Accounts
While it may be unethical to password share, there are services that allow you to create separate users (legally!) while splitting the cost. The only caveat is that some services limit the number of places you can be logged in at the same time.
- Go Bundling
Instead of going a la carte, several streaming services can be purchased together at a cost saving. For instance, Disney offers Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ at a reduced rate.