Cut the Cord: Pt. 2

I’m the sort of person that will watch people play video games on YouTube, yet not have owned a gaming system since a Sega Genesis.

My friend Dan (hi Dan!) told me that I could have hundreds of channels for the low, low price of $40!

“How’d you manage that Dan???” I say.

“Get a PlayStation 4” he replies.

I thought this was only great news for those of you with televisions. After some quick research, if your laptop has an HDMI port, you’re golden! I bought a 17”-er to serve as a desktop/tv replacement in the first place. So far it’s been a bit of a dud. I tried to hook up a digital antenna and the only channel I can pick up in the air shaft that is my view is one New York public access channel. But low and behold, I do have an HDMI port!

PlayStation Vue gives you all the popular live channels, up to sports and premium channels in four packages. Access is the basic level @ $39.99/month. It maxes out with the Ultra package @ $74.99. So, no matter what you’re paying Spectrum now, this is MUCH cheaper. Once I get the money to afford a monthly outlay of $90 (Internet and Access), I’m getting me a PS4!

Until then, I have to thank two people for their generous use of their Netflix and Hulu accounts. Handmaiden’s Tale here I come! If you didn’t already know, you can share accounts with many streaming services. Sharing Amazon Prime is a bit tricky though. Both have to have Amazon accounts and agree to share the payment method. But you can’t do it at all with Student Prime, which is what I have.

If I haven’t sold you on cutting the cord yet, I don’t know what else to say. You can halve your monthly bill and play games to boot! Get to snipping!

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