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Is it finally time to cut the cord?

A viewer’s guide to navigating the messy streaming TV world

Ashley Rodriguez
Member exclusive by Ashley Rodriguez for Streaming Wars

We asked for choice. And, guess what? We got it—perhaps more than we bargained for.

As the share of people who have canceled traditional TV in the US hurtles toward 20% of the adult population, players big and small are placing bets to see what people will pay for and watch. It is a far—and welcome—cry from the days when TV customers were told, “you’ll pay for all these channels and you’ll like it.” But the result is a barrage of streaming services many people don’t know what to do with.

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