The dream, of course, is to only pay for the shows you want to watch. But there's too much control and bundling by networks and cable companies to make that happen right now.
But that hasn't stopped some from experimenting with workarounds.
On Tuesday, live TV streaming startup Aereo heads to the Supreme Court to not only fight for its own existence, but potentially the future of TV, as well.
Aereo is one of the most talked about companies in the media world these days, and it's the latest demonstration of tech companies trying to find legal workarounds to revolutionize traditional industries.