You're doing it wrong or you just like to pay for shit if you have subs to all of it. CBS has maybe one show. Not worth it. HBO has the best shows overall, though recently it's been bad. Netflix has tons of garbage; you should only sub to Netflix when it has something you like. Then you cancel. Hulu doesn't even count because lol @ them. Amazon is the best to keep all the time because of Prime and it also gives easy access to HBO. The HBO thing could change however. Amazon is still worth it if you use Prime for other things besides the shows and movies.More expensive now than cable if you want to watch everything available (including all originals) legally Let's see:
Netflix: 8 (if you don't get their HD which is just stupid)
HBO Now: 15
I'm sure I've missed a few. Of course, if you're a gamer, then you have all the game-streaming services popping up as well. Most games are adopting a model of pay-to-play and eventually will move away from selling you actual copies of games and you just "rent" them.
None of these include Sports, News etc. So most people *have* to get at least basic Cable for sports. Which is usually 25-50 bucks.
We're already at around 69-70 bucks a month. And this doesn't include the cost of internet itself (usually about $60-100 bucks) and internet bandwidth for a lot of people who have to literally pick and choose how much they can stream (not everyone has unlimited plans).
It's getting to that tricky area where they want you to have all three: Cable, Streaming and the Internet and on top of that, they still have advertising revenue from traditional TV as well as expensive business contracts.
It's not gonna get any better, only worse imo. I think give or take a couple of years, the streaming landscape will be very different to what it is now - and a lot more people will start streaming illegally again.
They're killing themselves with their own greed :shrug:
tl;dr Amazon is the best bang for your buck. They will only grow stronger once they start producing shows worth watching.