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Monday, February 21, 2011

At Home Experiment: Cable Cutter Update

It's been a few weeks now since I cut my cable, so I thought I'd do an update.

I've now added the Citytv Video app, which was an important discovery because that means I can watch the Bachelor. Also available through the app: 30 Rock, Hell's Kitchen, City Line, Perfect Couples, Modern Family, The Event, Cougar Town, Fringe...to name a few.

What's Surprised Me So Far: I'm finding myself discovering and watching more TV now than I ever did when I had cable. And while I could have watched some content on demand before, I found that I didn't because for me it was too cumbersome to open my laptop, connect to the Internet and search for something. But with the app on a media tablet, not only is the content on demand, but the device is too (instant on, instant connectivity). Double Whammy. Siiiiiiick.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

At Home Experiment: Cutting the Cable Cord

Purpose: To experience what it's really like in Canada in 2011 to get all content over the Internet.

Hypothesis: Cutting the cord will not be something that most Canadians consider in 2011, but inevitably, it will be more of a reality in the years to come as behaviors change, content selection improves, and Internet speeds/quality improve.

Method: Last week, I cut my cable. I've now subscribed to Netflix and have watched content via my laptop, PS3 and on my iPad and all three have been a great user experience so far. The interface is easy to navigate and the suggested viewings based on your previous viewings are really helpful. There's still room on the content side for improvement, but the selection for now has been sufficient. I've also got the Global TV app on my iPad, which gives me access to TV episodes like House, NCIS, The Office, Rookie Blue...etc.

I'll be blogging about my experience about getting content over the top, and about any good discoveries I make with respect to finding great sources for content online.