With the new year comes new year’s resolutions. One of those for many people is an objective to save money. How can you save money in a modern world? By cutting the cord and getting rid of your cable subscription. This guide is to help you find out what service is right for you. Keep reading to find out what subscriptions you might want or need.
For The Movie Watcher
For some, the only time they turn on their television is when they want to watch movies. Those people typically don’t have a cable service or could cancel one easily. If you watch a lot of movies, Netflix is one of the best choices out there. You can watch any movie on their service with your monthly subscription. For a little extra you can receive DVDs for movies that haven’t been digitalized yet.
Current television shows can be hard to get when you want to stream. There are several options out there for you. Hulu is the best option. Within 24 hours of a show airing, Hulu has it posted on their website. Unlike Netflix, Hulu deals in both current shows and previously aired ones. They also have a small selection of movies. While you can’t watch some channels such as CBS or HBO, you can pay extra for a subscription to Showtime. Best option yet, you can pay for no commercials.
If Hulu doesn’t meet your needs or you need an additional service, DirectTV Now is meant to be a service to live stream television, but you can also view on-demand content.
While watching live television has become less popular there are still plenty of people out there and being able to do so is a must for some people. You have three options when it comes to watching live television online.
Sling TV is considered by most to be the best option for live television. They have no contract and you can pay for the level of channels that you want. With a good lineup of channels and some on-demand content you will be entertained for a while. You can also get a free and/or discounted streaming device to bring your Sling TV to your television.
Popular among gamers PlayStation has come out with PlayStation Vue. A streaming service that allows you to watch live television on your PlayStation and a wide variety of other devices is a popular idea.
From DirectTV comes DirectTV Now, a service for those looking to stream live TV. Some people think that it has room for improvements while other customers praise it for being from a major television provider. It gives you plenty of channels and options, as well as some on-demand content.
Want to watch a lot of television and don’t care whether it is current or previously aired? Then there are two options for you. Netflix is the first option that a lot of people will turn to when they want to watch a lot of TV. There are a decent amount of shows available. Amazon Prime also offers an ever increasing variety of television shows.
For those who like to watch sports you will want one of the live streaming services. Sling TV offers the most sports channels but PlayStation Vue and DirectTV Now both offer some channels that might allow you to watch your favorite sports.
Most sports channels or agencies offer the ability to watch streaming and/or past games on their websites. Some channels allow you to watch both. These most often only have a small subscription fee.
When you want to entertain your children there are options out there. The best among them is Netflix. Netflix has a filter so that your children can’t watch adult shows. You just log them into their own profile. Netflix also has a large selection children’s shows and movies to help you keep your kids happy. Any live streaming service could also entrain them but you know your kids like to watch specific movies and shows, not just what is on.
Whether you are a sports fan or movie buff, there are streaming options for you. With options that means that you can completely cut cable television out of your life. Without fees and contracts you will be living a relative life of freedom.