The post-cable or satellite options can be overwhelming. Should you dig your old rabbit ear antenna out of the attic? Should you buy a new HDTV antenna to watch TV? And what’s this streaming thing everyone’s been talking about?


At Cable Alternatives, our experts are here to answer all of your post-cable questions and help you come up with a TV-watching solution that’s perfect for you.


So what are your options?


1.      Consider a Digital TV Antenna. If you’re ready to get rid of that ever-rising cable bill but want to keep watching your favorite broadcast television shows, a digital antenna installation may be the best option for you.


A digital antenna allows you to watch TV on your basic broadcast channels from an over-the-air signal. These channels include KARE 11 (NBC), Public TV (PBS), WCCO 4 (CBS), KSTP 5 (ABC), Fox 9, and more. If you choose this option, we will also help you decide the best place to install the central antenna. Typical installation areas include the roof and attic.


2.      Stream with a Smart TV. There’s that word: stream. But what does it mean? Basically, streaming is simply watching TV or movies via an internet connection. It’s the newest way to continue watching your favorite TV shows and movies without having to pay that pesky cable company.


However, your TV-watching capabilities are sometimes limited to the type of functionality your smart TV has. Some smart TVs have casting capabilities, meaning, that you can “cast” shows from apps on your smartphone or tablet onto your TV. Other TVs allow you to download apps right onto the TV itself. Different Smart TV apps can include:


●        Netflix

●        Amazon Prime

●        Hulu

●        HBO Now

●        Sling TV

●        And more


Smart TVs can be a little more difficult to set up, so contact us


3.      Stream with Media Streaming Device. If you don’t have a Smart TV, a media streaming device is simply that “connection gap” between your internet connection and your favorite tv-watching apps. If you subscribe to Sling, Netflix, Amazon, and more, then you can watch all of these with a streaming device.


Different streaming devices include:

a.      Roku streaming player

b.      Apple TV streaming device

c.      Amazon Fire TV device


Our experts can help you set up your media streaming device, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.


Is it time you cut cable out of your life, entirely? If you’re ready to take the next step into the future of TV, contact Cable Alternatives today. We can set up an in-home consultation and discuss with you your best options.