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If IT Girl had her way, she would have gotten rid of cable (and the $100+/month bill) a long time ago. But now she’s second-guessing whether a cable-free life is even possible.
Devices that internet-enable a TV run from $49 for ROKU to $99 for Apple TV to $299 for an Xbox with Kinect. And that’s just the beginning. The device gives you access to streaming services, but then you have to pay for each service a la carte. And some devices have monthly fees (Xbox LIVE costs $5/month) and don’t even have access to every streaming service.
Netflix and Hulu Plus stream TV shows and movies at $7.99/month. MLB.TV streams baseball games at about the same cost. Amazon Prime instantly streams TV and movies for $79/year. And you’ll still need to reach out to a cable provider to sign up for an internet-only plan which can easily set you back $30/month.
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