Despite the growth in streaming and internet TV, broadcast TV is here to stay. Both satellite and cable TV provider shave been staple features of the home since the 1950’s, offering both pros and cons. Which one is the right choice for you? HomeLinkd defines the differences between the two, as well as the pros and cons —so you can make an informed choice on which satellite or cable TV plan is right for you.
To give you the long and the short of it —no. Cable and satellite TV are not the same. They both have a few similarities regarding installation and the fact they’re both within broadcast TV and not internet, but there are some key differences. Take a look:
Over-the-top (OTT) TV services, also known as internet streaming providers like Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, have seen a sharp increase in value and viewing hours.
In 2026, the video streaming industry will be valued at $149 billion, up 18% since 2018. However, this doesn’t mean satellite TV will be disappearing anytime soon.
A major advantage satellite TV has on streaming services is that it has the most widely available coverage, whereas streaming relies on internet connections that are not available everywhere.
In other words, fiber, 4G, and broadband are modern technologies that are still growing, and cannot possibly reach every corner of the US the way satellite can. It’s because of this reason that satellite TV remains a popular and trusted choice for homes across the US.
No matter what type of entertainment connection you’re looking for, there’s a deal that suits your needs, budget and location requirements.
HomeLinkd provides customers with several exciting satellite and cable TV plans from Spectrum, DirecTV, Dish, and COX offering speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps and up to 330 channels.