Enjoying your favorite television shows without the strains and pains of cable has never been easier! Cord cutting not only provides viewers with nearly infinite entertainment options, but can also save you quite a bit of money in the long run. According to reports, the average cable television bill is estimated to cost $217.42 per month, which is more than the average cost of other household utility bills combined!
If you’re interested saving money without having to sacrifice entertainment quality and quantity, let’s take a look at some of the more popular TV options that don’t require a cable subscription.
Live TV Streaming Services
Nowadays you don’t need cable to stream live television. There are a wide variety of live TV streaming services that include all your favorite channels and can cater to your channel preferences.
YouTube launched its live television streaming platform YouTube TV in 2017, and has already accumulated more than 1 million subscribers. Starting at $65 a month, YouTube TV offers over 85 channels of live television, ranging from ESPN, to Comedy Central, to Food Network, and more.
Sling TV has also emerged as a leading live television streaming service, offering a variety of package options that start at $30 a month and include add-on options for movie watchers or avid sports fans.
One of the more modestly priced live television streaming services out there is Philo, which starts at $20 a month for 63 channels, and offers unlimited DVR for recording your favorite shows.
Original Programming Streaming
There is seemingly no shortage of quality, original TV programming options available from a variety of streaming services. The race for media companies to produce their own original content to drive viewers away from cable television has amounted to tens of billions of dollars being spent to appease those who have cut the cord, and most of them provide extremely affordable subscription options.
Over the past five years, Netflix has done its part to dominate the streaming content wars, producing some of the most award-winning, innovative original television series out there. Starting at just $9 a month, Netflix is a binge-watchers’ paradise, featuring just about every genre of television you could ever imagine.
It didn’t take long for Disney to dip their toes into the streaming business. Disney+ is heaven for animation, science-fiction, and superhero fans alike, offering all the latest Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel movies and television series. The service starts at $7 a month, and can also be bundled with Hulu and ESPN+.
Hulu offers arguably the most variety when it comes to package options. For $6 a month, you can get the basic Hulu plan which features premium movies and television series accompanied by ads, or you can go no-ads entirely for $12 a month. There’s also Hulu Live, available for $55 a month, which includes a wide range of your favorite television channels.
Amazon Prime Video
The online shopping tycoon also offers a quality streaming service starting at $9 a month. Amazon Prime Video features an eclectic mix of original movie and television series programming, as well as hundreds of recognized films and TV series to boot.
One of the more recent additions to original content streaming services has been established courtesy of the technology innovators at Apple. Apple TV starts at only $5 a month, but only offers original produced television series.
Anyone looking to completely eliminate their cable subscription bill should look into digital antenna options. This is how you can get all your favorite local channels and television programming for completely free! From local news to televised sporting events, let us professionally install your digital antenna so you can get to watching in no time.
Finding out how you can watch all your favorite TV options without cable will save you hundreds of dollars every year! If you’re interested in learning how cutting the cord may be the right move for you, contact Cable Alternatives today, or give us a call at 763-571-1037.