James says that prices of cable and satellite services are escalating. What can he do to cut the cable and get the same programming? Leo says that content companies are raising prices and cable companies are just passing the cost along. Cutting the cable can be done by using streaming and buying ala carte channels. It would be great if he could do that and eliminate the middle man. He could also get exactly what he wants and none of what he doesn't. But the cable companies are standing in the way. That's where streaming and buying shows on iTunes and Netflix is beneficial.
The good news is that it's going in the direction that we want. They're just not going gently into that good night. Meanwhile, James can stream using Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and iTunes. He could use AppleTV, Roku, and Google Chromecast to name a few. There's a lot of options out there, but there's no single source that can offer all.