Streaming media’s resurgence began with only a few options: Netflix, Hulu, and, at most, YouTube. In order to avoid the escalating price of cable television, we set out to do just that.
A slew of new streaming services have popped up, giving us the impression that there are an infinite number of possibilities. That doesn’t include live TV options like Sling TV and YouTube TV, which are aimed at completely replacing cable.
In the second quarter of 2021, the typical North American subscribed to nine different streaming services, more than twice as many as in 2016.
Because of the proliferation of streaming subscriptions, we’re forced to spend more to satisfy our cravings for TV and movies, making the long-held goal of cutting the cord less feasible.