Cutting the cord means getting rid of the high cost of your local cable company services.
Do you really need to have 275+ channels? Do you really watch them all? My guess is NO. American’s want to get as much as they can when they can regardless if they don’t utilize those services.
I think its overkill. Why spend so much money on something you don’t need and that extra money can go to something else you may really need.
For years I have done the same as everyone else and get as much as I can or could get from the local cable company for their “Special Promo” which usually lasts for 1 to 2 years and they you wind up fight with them to get some sort of promo at a discounted price if you’re lucky.
When I fell on hard times, I have to cut back on alot of luxuries such as the cable and internet service. I thought, “Why am I paying for all these channels I don’t use?” So, I tried to deal with cable company to get the least channels at the lowest price but it still was too much. I used to spend from $125 to $175 a month for those services and I never saw most of those channels they throw in there. So I reduced it to the most basic plan but still paying too much around $100 which included the WiFi internet service.
So, one day I decided why am I paying so much for channels I don’t use. I could be saving so much money.
So , I invested in a streaming video box which was limited and not too reliable.
Then I purchased the ROKU 1, then 2 and then 3 but it has its limits as well on which channels you can watch.
Then, Amazon Firestick came out and that was the best thing out there at a merely $40 to $50 bucks. Its streams flawlessly and you can add channels.
After awhile using that I wanted more as most Americans do, so I decided to look into something that was out there called IPTV Service. What is IPTV Service? Well, basically stands for Internet Protocol Television. Basically, its the delivery of television content over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Unlike downloaded media, IPTV offers the ability to stream the source media continuously. And most services offer ALL the channels you get from cable service at a discounted price.
The question that has been asked lately is, “Is IPTV legal or not?
IPTVInsider.com states: [quote]
So, is IPTV Illegal?
IPTV is legal as long as it follows and obeys the rules of copyright infringement laws.
In this sense, asking whether IPTV is legal is very much like asking whether downloading data off of the internet is legal or not. The problem with such a question is that it is too broad to warrant a simple yes or no.
When does IPTV follow the rules? Well, pretty often actually. Just look at Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, Amazon Prime Video, Youtube and several other examples of famous online streaming platforms. Millions of people worldwide use these services with absolutely no issue whatsoever.
When does IPTV not follow the rules? This is a harder question to answer as while it is usually pretty clear when IPTV is legal it only gets murky when it becomes less legal.
When IPTV service providers acquire their content in illegal fashions such as spreading or streaming content that they do not legally have the right to (either through licensing, ownership, or some other way), then they are infringing on copyright laws and are breaking the law. The problem for viewers and customers is that it isn't always obvious when service providers are doing so. For obvious reasons, these companies do not publicly state or advertise when they are breaking the law. [unquote]
So, basically, IPTV Service in the U.S. is legal as long as the provider is following the DMCA rules. If you’re not sure, ask the provider. If they don’t answer in a precise and professional manner then you know. Of course, they could just say “Yes” and leave it at that in order to keep your business. It’s up to you to do make that determination.
RESELLERs: This is how providers supply IPTV services. They sign up with an IPTV Hosting Company that sells IPTV hosting services and offer either a website, app and credits that they turn around and sell you marked up subscriptions. If that wasn't legal they wouldn't be allowed to sell those streaming services. You see alot of talk on the internet that it may be illegal but again, this is how Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu etc. do business. Most of those making these statements don't know what they are talking about or have some sort of an agenda such as cable companies, satellite companies and VPN services out there.
FYI: Just a bit of information. Cable companies monitor any high traffic and will flag you and depending on your local cable company and they can close your account. I did this in the beginning and was warned of copyright infringement and told to cease and decease. So, I know they are monitoring high downloaded traffic. But with an IPTV service they don't bother you because that isn't actually downloaded traffic its streaming traffic such a watching a Youtube video. I've cut the cord now for about over a year and only pay for internet service. If your intention is to do something questionable, use a VPN service which will mask your IP address. They can't trace where the download is coming from with a VPN service.