Cutting the cord on cable
Posted on July 02, 2013 by admin
Maybe you have heard of a lot of people doing it though have been hesitant. Cutting the cord on cable. Recently we tried this and it is wonderful, recently being several months ago. Do not regret it at all.
As Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video continue to mature, millions of Americans have completely dropped cable and satellite TV in favor of a streaming-only diet. By doing this are saving a ton of money also.
A recent study by the NPD Group determined that the average monthly cost of pay TV in the U.S. hit $86 in 2011 and is projected to rise to $123 by 2015. That’s on top of broadband Internet access, which can chew up anywhere from $20 to $205 per month, when it isn’t bundled with a cable subscription.
In contrast, Netflix and Hulu Plus cost just $7.99 monthly approximately.
Sports: Licensing fees for sports coverage are a huge factor in the cost of cable TV packages, and fans looking to cut the cord might find that it’s not much cheaper to watch their favorite games a la carte.
Streaming packages for pro sports cost between $15 and $30 per month, depending on the league. A subscription nets you some features you can’t get on cable, like on-demand libraries of past games, enhanced stats, and alternative audio feeds. But there’s a big downside: Restrictive blackout rules leave many cord-cutters without a viable way to watch home games.
So if you are a sports fanatic, it may be hard to do this, though can be done. Word is though this will all be changing also due to so many people opting away from cable, so sports may become much more easy to watch through streaming.
So, how do you do it?
First, get a Roku box or similar at your local Walmart or order online. Get a HDTV antenna for your local channels. Yep, so at first you are putting up probably little over a hundred dollars. Once!
Then you can subscribe to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon or even cannot as Roku has a ton of free channels you can watch from around the world. The only expense you will have continually is your monthly internet service which you want to be a highspeed service. This ranges from 30 to 40 a month, which you probably already have. If your current internet provider says they will only bundle all of their services such as cable, internet, phone…run away from them as fast as you can and find a sole internet service provider.
One more thing, the quality is awesome and the savings are huge!
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