Whether you’re in the height of the offseason or the thick of the playoff race, you’re probably impatiently waiting for your favorite team to hit the gridiron in the upcoming matchup. However, there might be a problem: You can’t find your favorite team on cable!
Cable providers charge outrageous prices for only select channels, so you may not be able to watch all the games. Essentially, you’re paying top dollar for low-tier sports entertainment. As an avid fan, you deserve to see your favorite teams play when they play without having to pay an arm a leg for it. Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives to sports watches.
Check out these cable alternatives for the NFL season!
When you start the cord-cutting process, an HDTV antenna is one of the most popular options. Installing an HDTV antenna is the best way to get free channels without relying on cable companies.
HDTV antennas may be tricky to get working, so if you are unsure how to install them, contact an expert for fast help!
One downside of HDTV Antenna streaming is that you may be limited to local sports teams, so if your favorite team is out of town, the following alternatives below may be for you.
Streaming devices hook up to your TV and use internet access to get just about any channel, show, or game you can think of! These devices are relatively easy to set up, but you can receive help if it gets complicated.
Three streaming devices we recommend are:
Roku TV is probably one of the most simple streaming devices you can get. Simply plug the small streaming stick into your TV (or buy a smart TV with Roku integrated), connect it to your WiFi, and download your streaming services to the device.
Apple TV is much like a Roku device, but it has capabilities like Airplay, so you can watch your games anywhere in your home as long as it’s set up!
Amazon Fire TV
As small as a USB stick, Amazon Fire TV is basically a plug-and-play! This option is perfect if you have an Amazon Prime account and love Thursday Night Football, as the weekday primetime games will now be aired on the platform!
After setting up your streaming device, you will need to choose which streaming platforms suit you best.
HULU WITH LIVE SPORTS
You’ve probably heard the slogan on a commercial, “Hulu has Live Sports!”
Well, the athletes in the commercials aren’t joking.
For $69/month, Hulu gives you access to ABC, FOX, CBS, and NBC with your local programming. You can also add ESPN, CBS, and FOX sports channels for $5.99/month each.
Additionally, you will receive Disney+ and ESPN+ all in the same package!
This streaming service is excellent for streaming sports when you’re tight on cash. Sling TV offers “Blue” or “Orange’ services for $35/month while you could combine them for $70/month.
The main difference between the two is:
Blue service gives you more local channels like NBC, FOX, and even NFL Network.
Orange service gives you Disney channels, including ESPN.
With the highest price tag, Fubo TV delivers the most variety in channels. For $70/month, Fubo TV offers you CBS, FOX, and NBC, respectively.
For $10.99/month extra, you can access ESPN and NFL Network, so you’ll be able to view ALL of the Monday Night and Thursday Night football games.
OTHER STREAMING SERVICES
There are many different services you could get for streaming which include:
● Youtube TV
● NFL Sunday Ticket
● Amazon Prime Video
● Yahoo Sports App
CUT THE CORD WITH CABLE ALTERNATIVES
If you want to cut the cord with cable, but the task seems daunting to you, call on us for help! We can assist you with all of your chord cutting needs, such as HDTV antenna installation, smart TV support, and even TV with DVR.
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