As the weather turns cold, more and more people will start spending their days indoors watching TV to pass the time. And with the long winter season quickly approaching in Minnesota, now is the perfect time to start thinking about other TV-viewing options.


We all know how important football is to us Minnesotans. Between watching our favorite college teams to cheering on the Minnesota Vikings, none of us want to miss a game if we don’t have to. But how can you possibly watch all those sports channels without a cable subscription? Here are the best options we suggest:


1.      Install a Digital Antenna

One of the least expensive options, having a digital antenna installed is a great way to still watch some of your favorite teams play on your local broadcast channels. These channels include NBC, CBS, and FOX. And watching these channels is a tiny fraction of the cost of subscribing to cable. All you need is the antenna and a TV, and you don’t have to pay a dime in monthly fees!


Also, don’t get this antenna confused with your old rabbit ear antenna. A digital antenna is installed on either your roof, in your attic, or even in your backyard, and it provides an astonishingly clear picture. You will never lose a picture based on bad weather again.


2.      Stream the Games Online

So what happens when your favorite teams aren’t playing on your general broadcast channels? If you want to watch football on ESPN, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, and the Big 10 Network, streaming may be your best option.


There are several great streaming services out there that have sports channels at a significantly lower cost than your traditional cable or satellite subscription service, and they’re always evolving. Sling TV, Hulu Live, Youtube TV, and Playstation Vue are a few, we’ll help you pick the right one for your needs.


Think you’re ready to say goodbye to Cable forever? The experts at Cable Alternatives can provide the assistance and setup you need, so you don’t miss a single game. Contact us today for a no-obligation consultation.