There was never a better time than now to cut the cord to your cable service. Nowadays there are endless amounts of streaming services and original content available, and you don’t have to wade through hundreds of irrelevant consumer ads to enjoy them. Whether you’re paying through the nose for a channel bundle that you barely touch or have your eye on a particular series or network, here are some practical ways to move to stream-only and away from cable TV.
Finding Streaming Services that Work for You
One of the first steps you can take in cutting the cable cord is to find a streaming service or services that fits your needs. Looking to save as much money as possible? Free options such as Pluto TV or Sony Crackle have a much smaller selection but don’t cost anything to use. Are you an avid sports fan? Live TV streaming options like Hulu Live, YouTube TV or Sling TV have ESPN and other sports channels on demand for a monthly subscription. Do you love Disney? Disney+ is one of the newer streaming services with more and more selections every day. Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime are also affordable and competitive options for on-demand movies or shows. Premium channels such as HBO are usually available as add-ons to these apps for an extra monthly price. The choices may seem overwhelming but are worth sifting through to see what best suits you. Most of these streaming services offer free trials so you can test them out before committing to anything.
Find Streaming Device(s)
Now that you know what sort of content you’d like to have access to, you can search around for compatible devices that will allow you to stream what you want. For example, if you already own a PlayStation, Xbox, or a Smart TV, you could download your choice of streaming app through those without purchasing any extra hardware. However, a Roku’s streaming stick, Amazon’s Fire Stick or an Apple TV are one-time price options and simply plug into your television’s HDMI port, connecting to your home WIFI network and allowing you to download each streaming service’s app – whether or not you own a Smart TV.
Find a Reliable Connection
Whatever route you take as far as streaming service or device, you’ll want to have a fast and reliable internet connection for uninterrupted binge-watching. Most of us know the horrible feeling of that little buffering circle. Don’t get stuck right waiting for your streaming service to load right as the climax of the show or movie is coming up! These cliff hangers are totally avoidable with no-lag fiber internet service from energynet. Our Full Speed fiber internet option has download speeds up to 1 gigabit and provides whole-home Wifi – stream in every room!
For a flexible, customized, and cost-effective TV-watching experience, you can’t go wrong by starting with these steps. Explore the many options before you and don’t be held back anymore by a limited and impersonal cable service.
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