How Does Rabbit TV Compare to Regular Cable TV?


Quick Answer

Rabbit TV is cheaper than cable television, but the programs' quality and availability depends on the websites hosting them. Because Rabbit TV aggregates shows that already exist on the Internet, people can go directly to those websites to watch them without subscribing to the service.

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Cable networks, such as USA, produce or purchase television shows and movies. Cable providers, such as Comcast, send the signal for those networks through cables to set-top boxes in their subscribers' homes. After networks air their programs, they license them to legitimate websites and streaming services, such as Netflix. Rabbit TV allows its subscribers to search these websites and services from their Web-based interface. The company doesn't license programs from networks and doesn't host any content. Rabbit TV originally came on USB sticks; the company no longer produces them, but some stores still sell them.

Rabbit TV costs $10 per year as of 2015 but subscribers need to have an Internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone with a Web browser. Using the device on a television requires connecting the television to a computer. Subscribers who want to watch a streaming service through Rabbit TV must pay for those services separately, and some of the movies cost an additional rental fee.

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