Apps vs. Traditional Cable – Infographic

| November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apps vs Cable - ForRent.com & Homes.com

Alternatives to Traditional Cable
Netflix®

  • $7.99/month for streaming only plan
  • Offers largest streaming library content
  • Some content in 1080p HD quality
  • No ads
  • No next-day air content
  • 1 month free trial
  • $7.99/month additional for DVD and Blu-Ray® rentals shipped to home.

Hulu Plus®

  • $7.99/month for streaming only plan
  • No ship to home DVD or Blu-Ray plan offered
  • Smaller library of movies and TV shows
  • Ads delivered throughout content
  • Offers next-day air content
  • Some content available to stream to computers for customers who do not subscribe
  • Content streamed in 720p HD quality
  • 1 week free trial

YouTube®

  • Some channels offered at a premium monthly rate
  • Price ranges from $0.99/month to $9.99/month.
  • Some subscriptions include multiple channels.
  • Ad free content
  • 2 week free trial per channel
  • Very small premium content library
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) Free:
  • No restrictions on where and when you can watch.
  • Large library of content available from Archive.org
  • Comedians such as Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan offer DRM free content.

Amazon® Instant Video:

  • $79.99/year Prime membership fee includes:
  • Access to 17,656 free movies and TV shows.
  • Small content library in comparison to Netflix and Hulu
  • Full library contains 64,965 movies and 14,225 TV shows
  • Customers can rent or buy selections.
  • Prices range from $1.99 for a standard definition episode to $34.99 for a full season
  • Rentals last for 48 hours
  • Purchased content can be accessed at any time
  • Content is available in 720p HD resolution
  • Content is streamed without ads.

iTunes®

  • Offers 45,000 movies and 190,000 TV shows
  • Many in 1080p HD quality
  • Buy individual episodes or full seasons:
  • From $1.99 for a standard definition episode to $34.99 for a full season
  • Customers can watch on a number of devices
  • Or download a copy to take with them on-the-go

Google Play™

  • Offers a decent sized library of movies and TV shows
  • Customers can buy or rent
  • Individual episodes $1.99 each
  • Some episodes are offered for free
  • Full seasons at about $24.99
  • Some content may be more or less expensive
  • Depending on season length
  • Customers can watch their library online, or any Android™ device.
  • Watching on TV

 

Gaming Consoles:
Microsoft XBox 360®

  • Includes channels such as:
    • Netflix
    • Hulu Plus
    • Amazon Instant Video
    • YouTube

Sony Playstation® 3

  • Includes channels such as:
    • Netflix
    • Hulu Plus
    • Amazon Instant Video
    • YouTube
    • DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket

Nintendo Wii™

  • Includes channels such as:
    • Netflix
    • Hulu Plus
    • Amazon Instant Video
    • YouTube
    • Sports channels: MLB.TV, UFC, ESPN, NBA and NHL

Nintendo Wii U™

  • Includes channels such as:
    • Netflix
    • Hulu Plus
    • Amazon Instant Video
    • YouTube

 

SmartTVs and Blu-Ray Players:
VIZIO®, LG®, Samsung® and other major electronics brands all have smart devices that connect to the Internet and allow streaming of video from:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu Plus
  • Amazon Instant Video
  • YouTube
  • And more

Streaming Boxes:

  • Roku®
  • Device cost: $49 to $99, depending on model
  • Includes channels such as:
    • Netflix
    • Hulu Plus
    • Amazon Instant Video
    • YouTube
    • And more

AppleTV®

  • Device cost: $99
  • Includes channels such as:
    • Netflix
    • Hulu Plus
    • YouTube
    • Your iTunes library
    • And more

Google Chromecast

  • Device cost: $35
  • Includes channels:
  • Netflix
  • YouTube
  • Your Google Play library

Comparing Costs

  • Traditional cable service costs $86/month or $1,032/year
  • If you get annual subscriptions to:
    • Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video
    • You’ll spend: $22.66/month or $272/year combined.
  • You’ll save:
    • $63.33/month
    • $796/year

 

Sources:
[1] Apps vs. Traditional Cable

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About Geneva McNamara: Geneva McNamara joined Trader Publishing company in August, 2004 after she received her degree from Old Dominion University in History and Political Science. She has worked within the Search Engine Marketing & Search Engine Optimization departments of several Dominion Enterprise divisions. In 2011, She became the Senior Organic Search Analyst for ForRent.com.

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