Are you sick of paying outrageous cable bills? Want to learn how to cut cable and still watch your favorite shows?
No time is better than now to cut the cable cord so you can save money.
For a long time, we debated cutting cable but we always put it off. But 2 years ago, we finally were fed up after seeing another increase on our cable bill and the service was unreliable.
So we did it, we cut the cable cord and we haven’t regretted it one bit.
I personally don’t watch much TV. If I do, it’s usually to a binge a show. I rarely ever watched “live” TV as I hate commercials.
My husband watches more TV than I do, but he hates commercials as well. So he usually watches TV from the DVR or On Demand to avoid the commercials.
Since we rarely watch live TV, we should have cut the cable bill a long time. But there was one thing holding us back – SPORTS! More specifically NFL Football but we found ways to still watch our favorite shows and sports!
WHY SHOULD YOU CUT CUT THE CABLE CORD?
If you’ve been tossing the idea of cutting cable, but not sure if you should?
Take a look at your bill and see much money you are spending today. What services does it include (cable, internet, phoe, etc).
Now multiple the bill total by 12 and asked yourself, do you really want to spend this much A YEAR on cable?
Right before we cut the cable cord, our cable provider raised our monthly bill by $28.88. That is an extra $345.24 a year! We were already tossing around the idea of getting rid of it because the service was terrible.
Once the bill was higher – it was a no brainer to get rid of cable. It just wasn’t worth it anymore. So we cut cable and only kept their internet.
There are plenty of other ways to watch cable either for free or on a budget. (which I’ll get into later).
HOW TO WATCH YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS
There are several ways you can cut cable and still watch your favorite shows and channels. Some of these options are free and some a budget friendly ways to watch tv.
Use an antenna
Purchase an antenna to get all the local broadcast stations.
Depending on where you live, you could even get more channels. All you need to is by the antenna and the channels will come in for free.
Before you purchase an antenna, check your address to determine which stations you could receive in your area.
Purchase a Subscription
Don’t go out and buy every single subscription that you can. Only get the ones you truly need. They will add up.
Amazon Prime Video
Netflix is another popular subscription to replace cable. While they don’t stream any new tv shows from cable, you can usually find past seasons on there.
Netflix also makes their own shows, which many are pretty good.
Netflix updates their content every month so you can always find something to watch.
Hulu is another subscription service to help you cut the cable cord.
They have many tv networks on their so you can stream new tv shows. They also make their own shows
You can always add Hulu Live, which is very similar to live tv.
Once you cut cable, you can still subscribe monthly to your favorite premium channels through Amazon or your TV.
What’s great about the premium channels subscription is that you can get it for a month and cancel the next month. Then you can always subscribe again once it has another show you want to watch.
Click these links to get a free trial to these premium channel subscriptions:
- Free trial of HBO for Amazon Prime
- Free trial of Showtime for Amazon Prime
- Free trial of Starz for Amazon Prime
Watch TV and Movies for Free by Streaming With an Amazon Firestick
If you have an Amazon firestick, you can watch tv and movies for free.
You can download many different apps on to your Amazon Firestick to watch tv and movies for free.
Besides the products I mentioned above, you can also down an app called KODI. KODI APP will let you watch new movies and tv shows for free.
Sometimes there is buffering or a bad copy of the movie/tv show but 90% of the time everything plays just fine.
How to Watch Sports When You Cut the Cable Cord
If you are a sports fanatic, there are still many ways you can watch sports when you cut the cable cord.
I love, love, LOVE Football. I grew watching and going to Patriot Games. So every Sunday in the fall, I’ll be watching my favorite football team. So I had to make sure I could continue watching sports.
You can watch sports through the antenna.
If you have Verizon, you can watch football through their free NFL Mobile App and cast it to your tv.
There are other ways you can watch your favorite sports team when you cut the cable cord by downloading them on to your Amazon Firestick or Apple TV.
- Hulu Live
- Playstation Vue
- Sling TV
- Sports Streaming App
READY TO CUT CABLE AND STILL WATCH YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS
If you are sick and tired of paying so much money for cable, then it’s time to cut the cable cord.
Cutting cable will be so freeing and help you to save money.
And the best part- you can still find ways to watch your favorites shows without cable.
Our high cable bill drove us to the cut cable cord. What will it take for you to cut your cable cord?