As cable bills have soared, people have been considering how to cut the cord without losing access to the shows and sports programming they love. These days more and more people are opting out. Since 2011, the number of millennials on cable has dropped 20 percent. But it’s not just millennials; 125,000 people unsubscribed in 2014, up from 95,000 in 2013. You can now watch streams from Google’s Chromecast, Amazon’s Fire, Roku or Apple TV. Services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video have back catalogs of your favorite shows and even their own original programming. You can even stream through your game console. Prior to the Xbox One’s launch, Microsoft was positioning the device as a media center. Sony’s no stranger to streaming video. It bought Crackle in 2006, and just unveiled a new service last month called Vue that lets you watch live television. We’ll talk about the growing options for streaming TV on this week’s podcast with special guests Eric Elia, managing director at Cainkade; Kathy Gill, professor of digital media at the University of Washington; and Gerry Smith, media reporter at Bloomberg. PBS MediaShift’s Mark Glaser will host and Jefferson Yen will be producing.

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