Cable television or subscription has always been the standard for every Filipino home, but now that cheaper and hassle-free streaming services keep popping up, a lot are asking: Is it time to cut the cord? Here are the pros and cons of going cable or stream.
In streaming services like Netflix, subscription is very hassle-free and flexible. Just sign up online and you’re good to go! Think it’s not for you? Don’t worry about cancellation fees because there aren’t any.
Netflix can give its subscribers 3 cheap options to choose from that starts at Basic for Php370, Standard at Php460, and Premium at Php550. Another alternative includes iflix that costs only Php129 a month! Both options even offer a 1 month free trial.
UNIQUE VIEWING EXPERIENCE
With a plethora of content to choose from, the only difficulty you’ll experience to deciding what to watch first. Choose what you want to watch, anytime and anywhere – whether you’re on the way to work or just simply lounging at home (without commercials/ads too!)
INTERNET SPEED IS A LIABILITY THOUGH
Sucky Internet speed? Then you’ll most likely suffer through blurry content or if it’s really bad, endless buffering screens. Also, no one likes power outages, even cable subscribers. So obviously, you can’t stream when your Wi-Fi router loses power.
ACCESS TO ORIGINAL PINOY CONTENT
People might argue that some Filipino movies are already available for streaming and they’re correct, however there’s still Filipino teleseryes, news, entertainment, and sports that you can’t really watch online.
One of the biggest gripes on popular streaming services is that they don’t have one of the biggest shows of the decade which is Game of Thrones. It rightfully belongs to HBO and their own streaming service that is HBO GO (which is more expensive.) No problem for cable subscribers though, they have same day telecast.
WATCHING TV > WATCHING ON A TINY SCREEN
Let’s face it, watching on your smart phone may be super convenient, but not ideal. A lot of media deserves to be watched together on a semi big screen that is your TV. Also, you can’t really stream unless you have a Smart TV or if you have a PS4 or Xbox connected.