When it comes time to reign in your spending, the little things are almost as important as the big ones. While streaming services are nice to have, a lot of the time we end up paying for ones we barely use. Not only that, but a few of them even share common content that is available on other platforms. All of these are things to take into consideration when cutting some out to save money. To help make the decision a little easier, here are the streaming services you should cut out now.
The One You Forgot You Had
We have all done it. Maybe it started as a free trial, or just the one you snagged to binge on particular show, but they both ended the same way. You were checking your bank account, and you were hit with the “oh yeah” moment. Oftentimes this comes after months of paying for it without knowing it. Now, what some will do is say “well I paid for the month, might as well keep it and see what’s on.” Don’t be that person. If you forgot about it once, you’ll do so again. Cancel your subscription and enjoy the time you have left with it.
The One You Only Watch One Show On
Sort of ties into the top one, but this is for those who intentionally keep those subscriptions running. If you only watch one or two shows on the streaming service, there is no reason to keep it running year-round. If the premier of a season really sneaks up on you, it doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to start your plan back up and watch to your heart’s content. Don’t waste $200 on something that should only need to cost $15-30.
The One With A Bunch of Projects “In the Works”
The name of the game for most streaming services is original content. The quality and quantity of exclusives is what really sets each one apart from the others. If you end up paying for one that is slow to put out new stuff, you can always cancel and start back up when they have actually finished a few things up. None of the big services really have a problem getting content out, but when it comes down to the wire, count out the original series that you actually must see as they come out on each service. Whichever has the lowest number can go for now, and you can catch their “in the works” projects as they come up.
At the end of the day, this decision will be different for everyone. For this reason, I have refrained from naming any specific services. I personally only subscribe to two streaming services, because I only watch a few shows. I understand that others have a lot of different things they like to see, though, so my recommendations won’t exactly help much. Just keep these factors into account, and make sure you aren’t just buying up every service until you end up essentially paying a premium cable bill.