This topic keeps coming up. I wrote about it recently and have been hearing more and more from people who do it about how they pull it off. The most common solutions are, in order:
- Hulu + ABC.com + CBS.com. That covers most of what people watch on TV.
- Netflix (especially if you have a Roku box, Xbox 360, or directly connect the PC to the TV)
- iTunes (as one guy said to me, “I spend $10 a month there to get the few things I can’t get elsewhere, still way cheaper than cable”)
And now the newest member on the list, as I wrote recently, the SlingCatcher. (Brent Harrison of SmokeJumping blog agrees here.) By the way, I was surprised the press didn’t really pick that aspect of the SlingCatcher up.
We’ll see if Sling can sell enough in a down economy to have its promised impact.
What about you, what are you doing to cut the cord? If you’re not, why not?