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Streaming Services

Watch Premium Channels Without Cable

With the stunning success of shows like Game of Thrones on HBO, access to premium channels has become a focus of many people. Often packaged with expensive cable options, premium channels could end up costing a fortune. With new services from premium channels like Starz, HBO, and Showtime, it’s now possible to subscribe to your favorite channels with only an internet connection and a Smart TV or computer. Below, let's take a look at some streaming options available from the biggest networks.

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Five Big Ways a Smart TV Can Change Your Home and Your Life

The world of home entertainment has changed, outfitting mothers, fathers, children, and friends alike with customizable viewing options, instant Internet access, and much more. Smart TVs have taken the industry by storm—and purchasing a smart device does the name justice.

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The Rise of Original Programming

Netflix is a service that provides streaming to your television for a minimal monthly fee through the internet. Netflix, which once started as simply a way to rent and watch movies, has transformed into a streaming Goliath that is quickly taking over the way the world views shows and movies.

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New Streaming Options for Your Home

The streaming landscape has long been dominated by Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, but things are about to change. New services offered by both Disney and Apple that aim to provide Netflix-like services are set to become available in the near future. These new streaming options will not only open the possibility of even more programming to fit your needs, but will offer you just another option to cut the cable cord.

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Cut the Cord and Still Enjoy Sports

One of the most common concerns for people considering switching to an alternative to cable is the ability to watch their favorite sports teams. Luckily, there are many different options for sports fans to still be able to watch their favorite games live. Below, let's take a look at just a few of the available options to still watch sports without the costly monthly cable bill.

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The Money-Saving Secrets of TV Streaming

When it comes to cutting the cord, you'll likely experience a much better television experience. Of course, the first thing people expect is to encounter increased costs. Streaming services are often associated with high internet charges, antenna maintenance costs, and the hassle of setting up a DVR.

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Dissecting Sling TV and its Package Options

We’ve mentioned Sling TV many times in our blogs, and it’s even showcased on our website. It’s a great alternative to watching your favorite channels without having to continue with cable. But what exactly is Sling TV, and what is offered with its subscription?

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So You’ve Cut the Cable Cord. What’s Next?

The post-cable or satellite options can be overwhelming. Should you dig your old rabbit ear antenna out of the attic? Should you buy a new HDTV antenna to watch TV? And what’s this streaming thing everyone’s been talking about?

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How to Watch Football This Fall Without Cable

As the weather turns cold, more and more people will start spending their days indoors watching TV to pass the time. And with the long winter season quickly approaching in Minnesota, now is the perfect time to start thinking about other TV-viewing options.

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Do You Need to Increase Your Internet Speed When You Get Rid of Cable?

So you’ve chosen to get rid of your cable package altogether. Now what? If your household is like many others, odds are, your internet and cable is bundled into one package with your cable company. This means you already have internet flowing to your home while you still pay the bill. However, if you only pay for cable and not internet and don’t own an internet router, you probably do not have internet access in your home.

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