The Great Debate: Is streaming TV worth it?

Subscription TV: Is it worth it?
Subscription TV: Is it worth it?

Each week we debate the topics that drive you nuts.

No

Michael Palmer, Chief Sub Editor 

I can count on one hand the number of shows I’ve watched on subscription TV.

There’s too much mediocrity on there for me to consider it worthwhile.

Sports can be seen at outside venues, making it into an enjoyable day out, or listened to on the radio while you do something else.

People should be pursuing physical or mental stimulation rather than paying to stare longer at a screen.

If the show is any good you’ll either see it on free-to-air or available for sale.

Yes

Rachel Fenner, Social Media Producer

Who has time for adverts anymore? Or the patience to wait for the next episode of a series?

Bingeing a TV show is one of the great pleasures of the 21st century.

Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and Black Mirror are all best consumed in one sitting – preferably with a bag of chips balanced on one’s chest, which is why streaming TV is superior to free-to-air television.

Smart TVs have made free-to-air obsolete.

Everything we consume now is via the internet and it’s good.

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