Cord Cutters Are Few But Tons of Us Are Streaming Video

For the 20 percent of Consumer Reports subscribers who have decided to either reduce (11 percent) or completely eliminate their cable connection (9 percent), about a third say they did so due the availability of streaming options. Not surprisingly, rising pay TV rates were the single biggest motivator for Consumer Reports subscribers trimming or eliminating their pay TV service. But convenience is another big factor: More than two-thirds of the streamers in our nationally representative phone survey said they found it either faster or easier to find shows and movies through a streaming service than on cable TV. – James K. Willcox, Consumer Reports