There's A $1,000 Reason to Find Out How Much You're Paying A Year For Streaming

A new study shows we're spending a staggering amount to stream our favorite shows — and yet, still not as much as cable.

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Americans are spending on average almost $1,000 per year on streaming their favorite shows, movies and sporting events, according to a new "Subscription Wars" study by Bango, a provider of software for bundling subscriptions. 

Bango recently polled 5,000 U.S. streaming subscribers about their habits and found that, on average, most of us are spending $924 a year, or $77 per month, on streaming services, with about a quarter of us paying $100 per month. One in 20, however, are laying out a whopping $2,400.

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Jamie Feldman

Jamie Feldman is a journalist, essayist and content creator. After building a byline as a lifestyle editor for HuffPost, her articles and editorials have since appeared in Cosmopolitan, Betches, Nylon, Bustle, Parade, and Well+Good. Her journey out of credit card debt, which she chronicles on TikTok, has amassed a loyal social media following. Her story has been featured in Fortune, Business Insider and on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, CBS News, and NPR. She is currently producing a podcast on the same topic and living in Brooklyn, New York.