Jelly Bean TV How I Found This Product
Well lets start out by saying, after finding out about Jelly Bean TV I will never go back to paying $100 plus a month for cable television.
If you are like me, you have likely said this statement before. I would be OK with watching commercials if I didn’t have to pay for television. Or, I would be OK with paying for television if I didn’t have to watch commercials.
Well guess what? Now you get the best of both worlds. No commercials and no large monthly fees! Sounds romantic doesn’t it.
A few weeks ago I saw a Facebook buddy of mine bragging about watching a pay per view UFC fight which would have cost him $60, free! My obvious reaction was to investigate how he was doing this so I sent him a private message.
He was so excited about it he sent me about 15 messages telling me all about this Jelly Bean TV he just got. Seriously though it got me very interested. Here is the Facebook conversation.
Here I am, paying $101.80 a month for 70 channels (60 of which are junk) on cable TV, when I could get a Jelly Bean TV, for $300 Canadian, one time and get everything I am currently getting, plus all this other stuff for free.
My Obvious Response
The rest is history. I now have my Jelly Bean TV hooked up. Not only am I loving the fact I can watch these cool shows anytime I want, but I am now saving over $100 per month! This is a complete no brainer.
Jelly Bean TV Has All Your Favorite Shows
The Problem With Cable Television
Most cable television providers offer you a 6 month trial at a discounted price, which seems like an awesome deal. For instance the company I use for my internet service has an introductory rate of $24.90 for the first 6 months on cable TV. After that first 6 months they increase the price to $43.00. That $43.00 per month is just for basic cable with 70 channels before taxes and nothing extra.
Lets say you want to upgrade to a better bundle to get a few extra channels, like Space, Movie time or CNN. They have an introductory rate of $34.90 for the first 6 moths on that bundle. Sounds good, it is only $10 more, but hold your horses and read the fine print. Instead of adding the $18.10 more per month after the first 6 months, now they add $25.10. After the first 6 months you are now paying $60.00 per month, an extra $17.00 each month over basic cable TV for a few extra channels.
Hang on a second Daniel, I am not your average TV user. What about the big package? Well if you’re a TV buff and want everything the cable company has to offer, like HBO, Bravo, AMC, A&E, Discovery, etc.
Well you can certainly have it all for a low price of only $74.90. For the first 6 months. Just like the two other packages I just mentioned before this introductory rate is just that.
The cable company wants to wet your appetite so to speak. Offering you all this for a low price to start, then after 6 months when you forget about the so-called good deal you are getting and then they are free to jack the price up to $93.00 per month.
Jelly Bean TV vs Cable Television
So how does Jelly Bean TV compare to Cable Television? No contest! Lets take that big bundle for example. Yes you get over 170 channels but you are really only going to watch 20 or 30 of them.
Not joking, most people have 10 channels they watch regularly and I am no different. I like Space, HBO, Movie Central etc. Funny thing is they split all the most popular channels up so that you have to buy the $93.00 bundle to get the shows you want to watch.
Did I mention HBO is an extra $20 per month? Oh yeah you can actually add specific channels that you like and pay per channel! Forget it!
Back on topic.
Lets take that first 6 months on the big TV bundle. Then add-on the remaining 6 months of the year at full price. First 6 months is $449.40 total plus taxes. Second 6 months of the year is 558.00 plus taxes. A whooping grand total of $1007.40 just to watch TV. Are you kidding me?
The Jelly Bean TV crushes Cable Television all day long. I paid $300 Canadian, I would have paid $1000 if that was the price. Simply because I hate watching commercials and I hate paying to watch them! I want to watch what I want when I want. My Jelly Bean TV allows me the freedom to do that.
Lets take that $300 and split it up over 6 months like the cable company. You guessed it. It actually costs less than the big bundle cable TV package. $50 a month over 6 months or better still $25 a month over the year. Now it is even less expensive than the basic cable package!
Verdict, cable television can not even hold a candle to Jelly Bean TV. It cost less, has more and you don’t have to watch 9 minutes of commercials on a 30 minute show.
Jelly Bean TV vs Netflix
Netflix is awesome! I have used Netflix since it first came out. There is nothing like having tons of entertaining shows right at your finger tips. As an added bonus Netflix is only $7.99 per month and has no commercials.
That is all fine and dandy but when you break it down Netflix doesn’t have everything you want. A lot of the programs Netflix has are not available in some countries and not in others. Netflix also does not have live TV. You still need your cable television if you want to watch a new show.
But for $96 a year you can’t go wrong, or can you? Jelly Bean TV has everything Netflix has and more. I have compared them for the last few weeks. Everything that is available on Netflix is available with the Jelly Bean TV. This includes the Netflix original series.
Jelly Bean TV and Netflix are very similar in the way they run. They both stream shows and movies over the internet, they both have a similar layout with you open them up. The major difference here is content. Netflix is great but Jelly Bean TV is awesome.
Imagine having all the content on Netflix and all the content on Cable Television all in one spot with no monthly fees. That is Jelly Bean TV. But wait there is more!
Jelly Bean TV vs Apple TV
Apple TV and iTunes are great if you want to get all the hot new movies and TV show. But they come with a price tag that can rival your cable bill for a single movie.
The three movies listed here have been out for a few months.
- Mad Max for $24.99
- The Martian for $19.99
- Straight Outta Compton for $21.99
I don’t know about you but the thought of spending over $20 to buy a movie is ridiculous. You don’t even get a physical copy. If I am spending money to buy a movie. I better be able to watch it wherever and whenever I want to. With Apple TV and iTunes this is not the case.
You may spend $20 or more to buy the movie but you only get a digital copy. Which you can only watch on a device you own. Or you have to be logged into your apple account to watch it.
Lets say you want to lend a movie to your friend. You would actually need to give them your Apple ID and password for them to be able to watch the movie. No thank you.
Apple TV is great if you want to plug it into your TV and pay top dollar for movies and shows. If you have a Jelly Bean TV, instead of paying $67 to watch these 3 movies, you can watch them all for free.
Jelly Bean TV has all your Favorite Movies
Jelly Bean TV vs The Cheap Clones
I am all for getting a good deal and saving money. That is why I bought a Jelly Bean TV in the first place. If you look around online, you can find cheap clones for around $150 Canadian. In fact, I did look around and I also read all the issues people are having with them.
Take a look at this one. I don’t know about you, but anything that says some assembly required when it comes to electronics is not very appealing.
In fact from what I have read, this board is not even designed for TV. You need to modify it before it will work.
In all honesty this looks like it has all the hardware needed but it also requires you to build it. This board sells for about $75 Canadian plus shipping.
After you build it and set it up in the case. Now you still need to get a hard drive or SD card to store the software required to run it.
You still need to buy a HDMI cable, a power supply, the case which the board will sit in. Not to mention a wireless adapter and a controller. Seriously? You are now sitting at over $200 Canadian. Likely a week of tracking down parts. With countless trips to Radio Shack and you are still not ready to watch TV.
Once you have done all that. Now its time to spend a few hours, likely a few days if you are new to all this. To track down the software you need and get it up and running on your TV. No thank you!
Thinking about buying a cheap clone from China? Think again. First of all lets say you spend the $100 or whatever it costs. Lets also assume it actually arrives at your house sometime between now and next year, if at all. You are still going to need to find all the software to run it. Once you have done that, you had better hope it doesn’t short-circuit and fry your $2000 flat screen. No Thank you!
There are a few companies that sell their product through Best Buy or similar sites. A unit will run you anywhere from $50 to a whooping $1500, but go read the reviews.
Most of them are horrible, here I copy and pasted a few to save you the effort.
What people are saying about clones.
- “I was informed by other people that this device was suppose to be loaded and ready to watch. Apparently it needs to be loaded with apps in order to get anything on this device”
- “I bought this box, hoping it could replace cable. It is totally not user friendly, extremely slow, bad interface, and just totally not worth your time or your money.”
Cheap clones are not worth the hassle, NO THANK YOU!
When you order your Jelly Bean TV it comes with everything you need to plug and play. All of the apps are there, all of the hardware is there, all of the cords are there everything! No assembly required. Don’t waste your time buying clones you will just end up wasting your money.
What people are saying about Jelly Bean TV
- “We love our Jelly Bean! We love that we can watch what WE want WHEN we want!! Its is really great to go back and watch shows that we watched as kids. At the same time find all the new releases!! We love the new addition to our family!!” – Darcy & Kris
- Jellybean is like doing your grocery shopping at Costco while regular TV and Netflix are grocery shopping at 7-Eleven.” – CC
- “I don’t worry about taping shows any longer, my viewing ability is totally within my control. I was bored with the options offered on TV. Now with JellyBean TV the selection of genres has vastly increased.” – Anna
Thank you for Reading my Jelly Bean TV Review. Have an Awesome Day and welcome to the Jelly Bean TV family.