How Streaming Services Are Re-Inventing the Wheel

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It’s undeniable: Streaming services are beginning to look a lot like cable companies — or at least like networks with enticing cable packages. For between $7 to $15, you can nab a subscription to one (or most likely more than one) of the many channel-esque providers.

Although at one time you could probably name all the big subscription-based streaming services — Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, Amazon Prime — the sheer amount of options now is starting to feel like reinventing the wheel. Sure, people may be cutting out cable packages to cut costs — and stop paying for bundled channels they don’t want — but streaming services have created a real "wolf in sheep’s clothing" situation. If Orange Is the New Black, then streaming channels is the new cable bundle.

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