For so many years we have relied on the cable to provide us with entertainment for our homes. Today there are so many alternatives that are more cost-effective than cable entertainment. Today’s economy calls for adopting ways to cut down on expenses. When it comes to home entertainment, more and more people are opting to do away with cable TV. With only a fraction of the amount paid on the cable, you can have customized viewing experience.
When you go cableless (aka cordless), you get to watch what you want when you want to. You don’t have to pay tons of dollars for something you rarely watch or even find the time to. To make this happen, however, you can get a streaming device for your old TV or buy a smart TV. Option 2 is even better when you want to upgrade to a bigger TV without the need to use so many devices. Regardless of the option you choose, here are five cableless TV options to consider.
1. Computer and Internet
This has become the most common cable-free TV option that is not only simple but cost-effective and tidy. In addition to your computer or laptop, you will need an internet connection. This can be cable internet or wireless internet. The most convenient way is to get a wireless router and have it placed at a central location in your house. Setting up may require some work but once it’s done you are good to go. Some of the things you need to consider, however, before you opt for the wireless internet connection include:
• The house size and shape
• The number of gadgets in your house to be connected to the network
• The number of people in the house to use the internet at once
Other than watching your favorite TV content on your PC online, below are some other alternatives.
2. Amazon Video Prime
Amazon prime is one of the best cableless tv options around. You will need to sign up for a membership to enjoy all the videos and TV channels. If you choose an annual Amazon Prime membership, you only need an upfront payment of only $99. With Amazon Video Prime, you may need a streaming device connected to your TV. If you have to use your old TV set, an Amazon Fire Stick will come in handy. Otherwise, investing in an Amazon Prime-compatible TV set would be more convenient.
At just about $8 per month, Hulu gives you unlimited access to stream your favorite shows on your devices. One impressive thing with Hulu is that commercials videos are minimal compared to cable TV. You are also at liberty to switch to any plan of your choice. You’re also spared from the frustration of having to pay a disconnecting fee. Hulu is not only compatible with smart TVs and streaming devices, it can also be used on PC and Mac.
Netflix is another popular choice among the available cableless tv options. With Netflix, you can watch all you want wherever from any smart LED screen video device. For only $13.99 per month on the premium option, it allows you access to high definition TV shows. Netflix also allows you to add an additional user just in case you have other family members who want separate viewership. You can binge-watch an entire season at once with Netflix.
5. All Access CBS
To watch commercial-free streaming on CBS, you will only need to pay $9.99 per month. If you want to stream CBS shows through multiple devices, the $50-$60 per month commercial -free plan can be ideal. You can access CBS content from laptops, tablets, and smartphones.
6. Sling TV
Sling TV is an online streaming service that provides you with a variety of sporting channels, kids’ shows, and Hollywood. For only $40 or less, you receive 30 programs to watch. There are also plenty of live programming channels to choose from. You have the convenience of watching current original series and their past episodes side by side.
For you to completely cut back on these minor expenses, all you need is an antenna. Even though you’ll be limited to Free-To-View channels, there are quite a number of TV stations available via the antenna. For the best viewing, if you choose the antenna viewing option, you will need an HD quality antenna.