You have a few favorite shows that you watch each week without fail. You may want to catch your favorite baseball team play occasionally. Maybe at night after work, you want to relax with a movie. All of these options can be found with cable, so why switch? Deciding to cut the cord to cable is a great way to save money, but is it really right for you? Below, let's take a look at some questions to ask yourself before jumping into a cable-free life.

Do you like to save money?

Cable costs continue to grow every year, with no end in site. The most attractive part about a cable alternative is the reduction in your monthly bill. Digital antennas are completely free after the initial installation. Streaming services are only dollars per month and are completely customizable to allow you to pay for exactly what content you want.

Are you a fan of premium network shows?

Cable is attractive to many people because of the premium networks such as HBO, Starz, and Showtime. Who doesn't like to tune into Game of Thrones? Luckily, all the premium networks offer streaming services for as little as $5.99 per month. If you already have streaming services through Amazon, Netflix, or Hulu, it is possible to add on a premium network package for a small additional charge. Even with cutting the cord to cable it is still possible to watch your favorite premium shows.

Do you have a favorite sports team?

One of the biggest reasons people are afraid to cut the cord to cable is the belief that they will not be able to watch sports. It is entirely possible to watch live sports through digital antennas and through streaming devices! Many streaming services such as Hulu, Playstation Vue, and SlingTV offer various sports packages to allow you to watch your favorite teams. Plus, MLB Network and NFL RedZone offer one-off packages that give the subscriber access to exclusive content and original programing.

At night, do you like to watch the local news?

One alternative to cable is a digital antenna. Once installed, the antenna is free to use, and many people have access to several local and nationally broadcast channels. Not only will you be able to have access to ABC, NBC, and Fox, but you can also access local programing, including the local news.


We understand there are a lot of choices to make when it comes to finding a cable alternative, and we are here to help. Our team at Cable Alternatives is knowledgeable, dedicated, and passionate about providing our customers the best possible options when it comes to eliminating cable forever. Whether it is a new digital antenna, or setting up a streaming service, we are here to help. To learn more about our services, or to speak to one of our team members, contact us today.