Cut the Cord Without Sacrificing Sports
Many people want to cut the cord, but they worry that by cutting cable they won’t get everything they want on their TV – namely access to sports programs. Good news, that just isn’t true! Worry no more about missing Monday night football or the big UFC fight when you’ve quit cable. Now, there are ways to catch your local teams without locking into a big cable or satellite company, and ultimately providing you huge monthly savings!
Digital Antenna Installation
Installing an over-the-air digital antenna is a smart step in cord-cutting, and one most of our customers enjoy. Not only that but it provides access to at least one sport: football. If you’re a Vikings fan and you’re looking to cut the cord, you can still watch the games via your antenna’s digital signal, and it’s even a step ahead of the cable broadcast! The picture is astonishingly clear which makes for a great way to enjoy the Monday night game! If football is the only sport you’re concerned with keeping up on, this is your solution. On the other hand...
If you follow other sports beyond football, the question becomes how you can catch hockey, baseball, soccer, or basketball? The answer: streaming services. There are two great streaming service options available from PlayStation™ Vue and Sling TV. While there are monthly subscription fees involved, they’re significantly lower than the average cable bill and can provide access to other programs you and others in your household might enjoy, too. Let’s take a look at these services.
PlayStation™ Vue Subscription
For the all-around sports fan, this is your best bet. The subscription cost is the higher of the two services we suggest, but it’s also a bit more comprehensive in offering you access to all the sports you could ever need. The major premium channels available are ESPN, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, and Big Ten. So when it comes to keeping up on national and college sports and cutting the cord, PlayStation Vue is key! This subscription is compatible with PlayStation game systems PS3 and PS4, as well as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and even Roku! If you’re interested in using Vue to help cut your household’s monthly entertainment costs, contact us today to get started!
Sling TV Subscription
A subscription to this streaming service is slightly more affordable and compatible with even more devices, but it is a little more limiting in some ways. Sling is a great choice for watching your local teams such as the Wild, Twins, Timberwolves, and even MN United FC play live. However, with this subscription you are limited to selecting either Fox networks or ESPN, and channels like BTN and NBCSN are not offered. So if you’re looking to watch local sports teams and aren’t so concerned with national sports, this might be the option for you!
The great thing with both streaming services is that you aren’t limited to only enjoying sports. PlayStation Vue and Sling TV offer a variety of other movies and shows, which makes them a favorable choice for those in your household that aren’t sports fans.
If you’re considering cutting the cord but need assistance deciding what arrangement will best fit your sports watching habits, contact Cable Alternatives today! We’ll help you determine what will work for you, and even get you setup with equipment and installation. Get started on saving on monthly costs today!