Considering getting rid of cable? 5 things to know before cutting the cord

Considering getting rid of cable? 5 things to know before cutting the cord

May 24, 2013 Updated May 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM EDT

Are you considering getting rid of cable? Or are you ready to cut the cord right now?

If so, USA Today on Friday unveiled a list of 5 things to know before cutting cable.

Read the USA Today story find out more information about options for each of these categories

1. Know what's available

2. Don't miss out on live TV

3. Watch in comfort

4. Watch on the go

5. Mix and match

There has been a significant uptick in home that don't use a tradition TV in recent years.

According to a story from Forbes from earlier this year, more than five million U.S. homes, according to a recent Nielsen study, have "zero TV.," up from 2 million in 2007.

According to the Forbes story: the Nielsen study found that younger adults were much more likely to live in zero TV households than people over 44. Cost was a factor for 36 percent of these homes, but 31 percent of these non-TV households cited “lack of interest.” Just as many in my generation jettisoned their antennas in favor of cable, many younger adults are dropping cable or satellite in favor of Internet TV.

YouTube, earlier this month, announced that it is launching a pilot program for a small group of partners that will offer paid channels on YouTube with subscription fees starting at $0.99 per month.

Once you subscribe from a computer, you’ll be able to watch paid channels on your computer, phone, tablet and TV, and soon you’ll be able to subscribe to them from more devices.

Along those lines, here is a post from Business Insider titled: The 11 Best Alternatives to Paying for Cable.

And here's a post from PCMag.com titled: 20 Cable Alternatives for Watching TV and Movies

And another from Kiplinger titled: Budget-Friendly Alternatives to Cable TV

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