A lot of hosts shy away from getting a TV in their space because they assume that they’ll also have to pay for expensive cable. 

This is not true. 

While televisions are more or less expected these days, cable most definitely is not. More and more people are moving away from cable even in their own homes, which means that fewer and fewer people look at it as a required service while traveling.

A great alternative to cable is a monthly streaming subscription, like Netflix or Hulu.

My personal preference is Netflix. With rates starting at less than $8 a month, you can offer thousands of movies and TV shows to your guests at a fraction of the price. Check out all of Netflix’s pricing plans here