For the first time, fewer Americans subscribed to cable and satellite TV last year than did the year before, according to The Diffusion Group. Pay subscriptions peaked in 2011, and will continue to erode for years to come, according to TDG. Meanwhile, TV streaming has taken off, driven by sleek, inexpensive set-top boxes such as Google's Chromecast, Microsoft's Xbox 360, and Apple TV.Check out our list of alternatives to cable TV to see what all video-streaming hype is about.
Sling TV has added AMC and others to the networks it already provides, giving more options to TV viewers who don't have cable.
HBO and CBS go streaming, leading many to wonder if a la carte options will be the future of TV.
Hulu is now offering its free streaming service to its mobile app for Android devices. However, Hulu fans with iPhones will have to wait – Hulu's free streaming app isn't available for iOS.
PlayOn and PlayLater are downloadable programs for a windows-based computer that interact with media streaming devices. Writer Benjamin Glaser finds that PlayOn may be redundant for most people, but PlayLater has potential.