With so many television shows and movies available on cable, satellite and streaming live on Netflix, Roku or Apple TV, you might wonder if premium channels are worth the extra cost.
It depends on your viewing habits. Do you tend to frequently go to the movie theater to watch first-run movies? Would that change if you subscribed to several premium movie channels on cable or satellite, such as HBO, Showtime, Starz, or Cinemax?
The average movie theater ticket price is $8 per person. For $10 per month, in most cases, you can add at least one extra premium channel to your existing cable or satellite television subscription, providing quality movies and original programming to watch whenever you wish. Many cable and satellite providers will offer specials that bundle their premium channels with other services, like HD DVR. Premium channels could be offered at a low introductory rate or free for a certain number of months. The more premium channels you subscribe to, the better the rate you'll pay.
In addition, if you pride yourself on keeping up with the most current and most popular TV shows, there is no way to keep current with the shows on premium channels unless you subscribe to a cable or satellite provider.
Here's a look at some of the most popular premium channels available by most cable and satellite providers:
If you enjoy curling up on the couch to watch quality, original programming or the latest Hollywood blockbuster, premium channels may be worth the investment.