Stop Paying For Cable and Start Watching Youtube

Did you know that YouTube overall, and even YouTube on mobile alone, reaches more 18–34 and 18–49 year-olds than any cable network in the U.S.

I’ll never pay for cable. Not the traditional kind at least. Maybe it’s just me or my generation, but paying anywhere near $100-$200 a month for TV is insane.

I think the main reason people do this is because they don’t know any different. They don’t know what content is out there and the monster cable companies love that.

Allow me to change that.

I wanted to make a short list of content and providers that people who have monthly cable bills might not know about.

Entertaining TV:

  1. Netflix. Netflix is by far the best place for binge watching. If you’re looking to just have something on in the background or kill some time this is the service.
  2. Hulu. I’ve only used Hulu a couple times, but they do partner with HBO so there’s some quality stuff on there.
  3. Amazon. If you’re a Prime member you’re already paying for this, so you might as well take advantage of it. They have a monopoly on Doctor Who, so do I even need to list other reasons? But also Mr. Robot…


  1. Sling TV. If you’re an avid sports watcher Sling gives you ESPN and is the best option. Founded by Mark Cuban, this service starts at $20/month and each additional package is $10.
  2. Youtube. If you’re like me and just want to see highlights and summaries of the game, Youtube is great for that.

Educational (or the only type of TV you should watch).

  1. Youtube. If you can’t tell already Youtube is by far my favorite service. My belief is that if you’re indifferent to Youtube it’s because you don’t know what to watch. Throw an ad blocker on there and you’re golden. I’ll make a list of channels to subscribe to at the bottom of this post.
  2. Netflix. Has some great documentaries, my favorite would be ESPNs 30 for 30: Broke or Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  3. Amazon. Also has quality documentaries. That Sugar Documentary or The Free Speech Apocalypse.

Youtube Recommendations:

  1. ColdFusion — If you know nothing about tech this is the place to go, easily in my top 5.
  2. NerdWriter1 — This guy is a genius and has a great beard. He dissects movies, cultural events, and his most viewed episode is How Donald Trump Answers a Question
  3. MKBHD — Also tech related, this guy is a professional Ultimate Frisbee player, but also films great tech reviews.
  4. Kurzgesagt — Don’t ask me what the name means. This is also in my top 5 as the most educational channels. One of their most famous is How Facebook Steals Billions of Views.
  5. The School of Life — Pretty self explanatory, this channel can teach you more than sitting in a public school for 8 hours a day will .
  6. Mathbyfives — This guy is great. For those of you that struggle with math or your professor has an incoherent accent that makes learning math difficult he’s the solution. He’s also really funny.
  7. TED — Last but not least there are thousands of great TED talks on Youtube. So many in fact that there are at least 5 different TED channels. Luckily they sort their videos into playlist, making them a lot easier to navigate through.

Here’s some more listed in no particular order:

Casey Neistat, Screen Junkies, Honest Trailers, Escape With Wolves, Cinemea Sins, Inside Edition, Every Frame a Painting, The Verge, LAHWF, and Shane Koyczan.