Finding suitable alternatives to cable TV may seem intimidating on the surface. Perhaps there seems like an overwhelming number of streaming services, or maybe it’s been difficult trying to keep up with all the new entertainment technology that’s emerged over the years. However, the truth is that cutting the cord on cable has never been easier, especially if you’re interested in saving hundreds of dollars a year, while still being able to access all your favorite local television programming.
Reports have indicated that over one-third of U.S. adults pay anywhere between $51-$100 a month for cable television. When you start to consider how much you’re paying just to watch a few select shows, it gets harder to ignore how much money you might be wasting. While many people might be hesitant to switch up the way they watch their local TV shows, there are a wide variety of simple and accommodating cable TV alternatives that can be personalized for your television viewing preferences while cutting your cable bill in half. Let’s take a look at some of the more affordable ways you can watch your favorite local TV shows, without the headache of a cable TV subscription.
Digital TV Antenna
One of the more affordable ways to watch local television shows without having to sacrifice any picture clarity is through digital TV antenna installation. Instead of paying every month, a one-time HDTV digital antenna installation fee is all you’ll have to shell out for watching any locally televised sport games or drama series all year long. There are also a variety of professional digital TV antenna installation options that can best suit your house, so you don’t have to worry about leaving your couch to watch all your favorite shows!
No matter what you like to watch on your local television channels, odds are there’s a media streaming service or platform that has it on there, at an extremely lower price than what you pay to watch it through cable TV. Popular streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video are available to purchase for less than $10/month, and carry thousands of episodes from some decades of your favorite television programs. There are even live TV streaming services that allow you to watch all the popular cable television channels at a fraction of the price, including:
● YouTube TV: $65/month for 85+ channels
● Hulu Live: $65/month for 65+ channels (comes with all of Hulu’s streaming services)
● Sling TV: $35/month for 30+ channels
All of those live TV streaming services start to look more appetizing when you take into consideration that the average household cable package now exceeds $200/month!
Let’s say you’re an avid CBS fan. Why would you want to pay more for a streaming service when all you care to watch are your favorite CBS shows? Nowadays, more and more of your favorite channels, including CBS, seem to have their own subscription apps that allow you to not only watch their live television programming, but provide you access with watching essentially any shows they’ve ever produced! The following television networks each have their own individual channel apps available to subscribe to:
● CBS All Access: $5.99/month
● Fox NOW: Available with live TV streaming subscription
● ABC Live: Available for free with media streaming device (Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV)
Cut the Cord With Cable Alternatives
If you’re ready to cut the cord on expensive cable bills, but unsure what TV Network Solutions are best for you, have no fear! Cable Alternatives is here to help you with finding the most affordable and accommodating television entertainment plans that best suit your preferred viewing experience. Contact us today to receive a free consultation, or give us a call at 763-571-1037 to speak directly with one of our expert cord cutting staff members.