Did you know it’s possible to watch all your favorite programs without paying a cable or satellite TV provider each month? Or at least paying a good chunk of your cable/satellite bill that is dedicated to the shows you really love and want to see every month.
There are options out there that can save you some serious coin. It’s not as overwhelming as one might think to setup streaming media in place of cable/satellite in your home. If you are just looking for news and weather, all you need to do is setup an antenna in your home such as those from RCA. They will bring in broadcast networks into your home in HD for free !
However if you are looking for more tv shows, entertainment networks such as NetFlix, and sports, you are going to need a true streaming media player. Setup if very simple, just connect the streaming media player of your choice to your television, and an on-screen guide will popup to take you through a fairly simple installation process step-by-step.
Some of the major players are shown in the pictures here…..
The Amazon Fire TV stick with voice remote streams 1080p content; dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO); supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks; Bluetooth 3.0 with support for HID, HFP and HPP profiles; 1GB memory; 8GB internal storage
Google chromecast allows you to stream shows, movies, music, sports and games to your TV; compatible with most Apple® iOS and Android phones and tablets, Mac and Windows laptops and Chromebooks.
With the always popular Roku, you can stream from more than 3,000 channels and access instant content from Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, Google Play, Netflix, Hulu, HBO and more; compatible with most HDTVs; Roku Feed; voice search.
With Apple TV® 3rd generation; you get compatibility with most HDTVs with an HDMI interface; allows you to stream movies, TV shows, photos and music from your computer to an HDTV or home theater system; 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN.
With TiVo, you get a 14-day program guide; 1TB hard drive; and it records up to 4 high-definition shows at once; SkipMode; QuickMode; built-in wireless networking all included.
With Sling Media, you can watch your cable or satellite channels while out of town on compatible devices, such as phones, tablets and computers; compatible with a second TV using Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV or Roku; view and manage DVR recordings.
As always, ask for help at your local tech store/provider to get more details on your options prior to actually “cutting the cord”. Monthly savings are out there for you however with just a little leg work !