We were early cord-cutters in our house. I think we ditched Comcast in 2014, relying on a digital antenna for networks and Hulu/Netflix for keeping up on shows on cable networks, with the occasional ‘borrowed’ login for HBO or for the regional sports network for sporting events.
By 2016, this setup eventually evolved into replacing the antenna with a streaming TV service. The service I subscribed to changed over the years as channels I watched got dropped or as services were discontinued altogether.
Within the past year, I had to switch streaming TV providers three times - twice because primary channels I watched were dropped, and once because the service was discontinued (Playstation Vue). Two weeks ago, our last provider Youtube TV said they were dropping Fox Sports, which in our area means no more Tigers, Pistons, or Red Wings, a dealbreaker for a sports junkie like myself.
Rather than playing streaming TV roulette again, I bit the bullet and dropped Youtube TV for DirecTV (against my better judgement). But I have Fox Sports Detroit back, and Sunday Ticket to boot.
As for the remaining streaming services in our house, there are currently four that we subscribe to:
Spotify - we pay 14.99 for the family plan, which allows mrs. opiewan to listen to her own thing and for me to listen to my own thing without messing up each other’s auto-generated playlists. I’ve also dabbled with Beats before it was Apple Music, as well as after it became Apple Music. I’ve also tried Google Play and Deezer, but in the end I’m most comfortable with Spotify’s UI.
Netflix - she uses it more than I do, but I occasionally go down the binge-watching rabbit hole on a show, most recently The (US) Office. I also watch the occasional movie on Netflix.
Hulu - she subscribes to a package that bundles Hulu (the version with commercials, ugh), Disney+, and ESPN+. I rarely use the first two but occasionally have used ESPN+ to watch live events.
WWE Network - Vince McMahon hooked me young, at 11 years old back in 1985, with the Piper vs Hogan feud and I’ve been watching ever since.
We recently both had Amazon Prime accounts, but after realizing we weren’t getting the perceived value out of them cancelled both. I’m now using DirecTV’s rental feature to watch movies, which from a streaming perspective was the main thing I was using Prime for before.
I’m probably forgetting one or two, but that’s about it here.