Cable costs continue to increase year after year with no end in site. While many people are making the switch to other means of watching TV, how can you be sure you are getting the most out of your options? Between digital antennas and streaming services, it can be difficult to understand your options and make sure you are maximizing the cable alternatives' full potential. Below, let's take a look at how you can get the most out of cutting the cord to cable.

Recognize What You Watch

One of the biggest downsides to cable is that packages are sometimes ‘all or nothing.’ You end up paying a fortune for channels you never use. One alternative to cable is the use of streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. These streaming networks allow you pick and choose exactly what you want to watch. Netflix and Amazon Prime give you access to plenty of television shows, movies, and original programing. Hulu has various packages that can give you exactly what you want, including network programing, premium networks, and sports packages.


If you find yourself watching only network programming and local channels, perhaps a digital antenna is the right choice for you. Contact the experts at Cable Alternatives to learn exactly what channels you can receive via digital antenna in your area.

Maximize Amazon Prime

Many of us have Amazon Prime even with a cable subscription. The free shipping and discounts are worth it to subscribe to Prime. But, if you are thinking about cutting the cord to cable for good, why not maximize a service you may already have? Amazon Prime has plenty of available movies, television shows, and original programming that subscribers are able to enjoy. Plus, if you want premium network access, Prime offers discounted packages so subscribers can gain access to HBO, Starz, and Showtime. If you are already an Amazon Prime subscriber, cutting the cord to cable can be easier than you ever thought.

Double Duty Devices

Many media streaming devices can serve dual duty. Sony's new Playstation Vue can serve as a streaming device as well as a gaming platform. Additionally, Microsoft's XBox One serves a similar purpose, able to stream content and play video games. Make sure you put your streaming device to good use and maximize its value. By finding a dual-purpose streaming device you are able to get the most out of cutting the cord.


At Cable Alternatives, we are here to help you cut the relationship with cable. We understand that cable bills keep increasing year after year, so it’s time to put an end to out-of-control costs. Our team is well versed in a variety of alternatives to cable, including digital antenna installation, Smart TVs, and streaming devices. To learn more about our services, or to speak to one of our expert team members, book a consultation today. We look forward to helping you cut the cord forever.