Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Over half of USA may cut at least one streaming service this year

A recent study shows that over half of streamers in the USA are considering cutting a streaming service as a way to save money. I am not in that group.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not sitting on a pile of money, not needing to save pennies here and there. I do want to save money, and I do. But I won't be cutting off a streaming service to do it.

No, streaming isn't that important to me. Rather, I don't have the problem because I don't subscribe to a bunch of services.

Yesterday, I wrote (again) about how I will rotate streaming services. This month, I'll subscribe to one service, and the next month, I'll drop that one and subscribe to a different one. And still a different one the following month.

HBO Max this month, for example. Disney+ next month. Paramount+ the following month. Peacock one month. And so on.

Coincidentally, a Cord Cutters News published an article highlighting a recent study that said that 56% of US streamers are looking to save money by cutting at least one streaming service:

A new survey shows how many people are considering cutting streaming platforms and which might be the best to keep.

According to the Benzinga and Dig Insights Economic Sentiment tracker, 56% of U.S. consumers said they are considering canceling subscriptions to save money.

The poll was conducted in March 2023 and showed a jump from the 51% of U.S. consumers who answered yes to the same question in November 2022.

This doesn't surprise me. In the last three years, prices have gone up at a tremendous rate. More people are having to cut back on things as a result. And cutting a streaming service is a way many are considering.

Which is yet another opportunity for me to promote the rotation method of streaming. Cancel all your services except one. Watch that one this month. Binge shows if you like. Watch that one service. If you run out of stuff you want to watch, fill in with free ad-supported television (FAST) services.

At the end of the month, cancel that service, and on the first of the next month, subscribe to a different one. Every month, do that. Over time, you've watched everything you.

My Streaming Life has been that way for a while. It works well for me. Let me again suggest that it may work for you as well.

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