I have always had cable TV.
The carrier has changed from Comcast to Charter to AT&T U-Verse depending on the price and where I lived.
Each year I’ve had to call the company I was using to negotiate lower rates when the promotions expired.
Last month was no different. My bill with AT&T went from $160ish to $200ish for cable TV and Internet. I called and tried to work my magic and get the bill lowered.
The best they would do? Lowering my bill by about $10.
So I did what any normal person would do. I called the competition to see what kind of offer they would give me.
After what seemed like hours on the phone with Charter arguing that I didn’t need a home phone and some other BS I ended up with nothing better from them.
Instead of giving up completely and letting the cable companies win, I went to my Facebook page and asked them about Apple TV.
(Pause here to make sure everyone knows how much I already love my other Apple products).
I received a few comments from people who have Apple TV and they had nothing bad to say.
I was convinced.
After returning home from Vegas, the husband and I headed straight for the Apple store (aka my version of heaven).
Our cable has been cancelled and 2 Apple TV devices are hooked up. (I only have Internet now from AT&T for about $50/month – can’t live without my Interwebz).
Hulu Plus for $7.99 a month provides most of the TV shows we like to watch.
Netflix instant streaming (plus we get 2 DVDs at a time) for $19.98 a month provides us with other options for shows.
What’s not available on those two we can get on iTunes for a fee depending on the program.
The only thing I’m missing is my local news and Jeopardy but the news can be streamed to the TV from my phone or iPad when it’s playing live.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention you can stream and mirror from your other Apple devices right to your TV.
I can even interrupt the kids when they are watching TV with pictures of me.
Instead of spending $200ish a month on cable and Internet we now only pay about $80 and Apple is another part of my life.
Oh Apple, how I love you and all your wonderful inventions. My kids even love them.
My friends, have you considered switching from cable to Apple TV? Or have you already left the dark side? If not, I think you should.
Note…no one paid me to write this post. I hate that cable TV is so expensive and that you have to call every year to get lower rates. I really love Apple and how easy they make life for me so I wanted to share.