After Watching 7 seasons of Ru Paul’s Drag Race (which is on Logo) without cable,
I now find that I can’t watch season 8 because I don’t have cable. Hulu only offers
seasons 1 through 7 of Drag Race, and the Logo app for Android makes you sign in with your
cable provider to watch anything. My boyfriend has cable via Verizon, but it
would be an extra $25.00 for him to add the package that includes Logo, which we are not going to do. There wouldn’t be a problem if
it was an extra $5.00 to $10.00 for just Logo, but $25.00
is a bit much to ask.
This is frustrating because I’m able to get HBO via the HBO
Now android app, which I love, and could add Showtime via my Hulu subscription
for an extra $7.99/month (I’m not going to do it, but the option is there). Why can’t
Logo do the same? Heck, they already have a relationship with Hulu and have
their own Android app. Or maybe, just maybe, they could continue allowing people to stream
it on their web site with commercials (which is how I watched the past three seasons).
Most people use a smart phone these days, and those who don’t probably
have a smart TV. If Logo offered it’s services for $5.00 to $10.00/month via an app and/or Hulu, they would not lose any subscribers or revenue even
if the cable companies refused to carry them. Logo would also have to make
sure the Logo app was able to stream via Chromecast. This would give people options for how they would like to watch Logo without having to be bullied around by cable companies.
Cable companies have had consumers by the balls for years, forcing
them to pay large sums of money per month for a service they hardly use. If you’re
reading this and have cable, how much are you paying out to watch television?
Also, how much of it do you actually watch? I have Hulu (7.99/month), HBO Now ($14.99/month)
and Verizon Fios 50/50 ($79.99/month) for a total of $102.97/month for internet and TV. How much are you paying for cable (TV) and internet?