Are you living in the dark ages of television? Do you still rely on cable for your viewing needs? If so, you could be wasting tons of money—not to mention—missing out on quality entertainment.
Rest assured, there are plenty of ways to cut the cord. No longer will you have to rely on rabbit ears! To find out how to access media online—read this post to find the best options for saying bye-bye to cable for good.
A Familiar Friend
To start, we don’t need to go extreme. We can stick to what is familiar.
Over the Airwaves
The easiest way to do this is with an OTA antenna. This is a seamless transition from old school to new. Lucky for you—TV antenna installation is a breeze.
Due to high definition televisions, you will feel right at home with this setup. The difference is that your basic cable (and then some) is free. You will be watching all of your network television as well as national sports games.
You will be pleasantly surprised by how much you can get away with digital OTA.
Another honest old-fashioned method is your local library. Before you knock it, the library can be a great resource for your digital media needs.
The beauty of this is it is completely free—all you need is your trust library card. Blockbuster is dead, so this is the next best thing. You can even access media online from the library, saving you the trip.
Free and Easy
While controversial, it gets you what you need. This is not always the most timely approach. Use your best searching skills here.
BitTorrent is another tried and true way to enjoy your entertainment needs. Despite how you feel about this way—it remains one of the best.
Grab yourself a BitTorrent client along with a VPN and you’re good to go. An easy setup to become the pirate you always to be.
Reddit is another solid choice in this department. If you are a sports fan, you will find what you need here. Be sure to subscribe to /r/cordcutters to bring yourself up to speed.
Access Media via the Internet
The Internet opens up the doors to what is possible. This is a much leaner approach to filling your living room with content.
Philo is new to the party. With this streaming service, we gain access to cable for only $20/month. With 60+ channels, we will have more than we need here.
Sling operates much like your normal television set. The only difference is that the broadcast is over the internet. Offering 2 packages—blue and orange, there is something here for everyone.
Amazon Prime is a household name we all know and love. Their Prime Video service is no different. You can find tons of shows and movies here—most included.
There are plenty of add-ons as well. If you already have an Amazon Prime membership, you’ll want to check this out.
Yet another known streaming service, Hulu knows their market. With Hulu, you’ll see tons of original and fresh content.
They offer different packages and bundles from basic to ad-free. A good trick is to use an ad-blocking browser to bypass the cost.
Netflix needs to be included on this list. Year after year they provide premium content at a low-cost. The definitive blockbuster killer, you’ll be Netflix and chilling in no time. Be sure to check out the extension Netflix Party.
You’re in Control of Your Viewing!
Now you are well on your way to binging your favorite shows sans cord. Be sure to check out the blog to keep up with the latest entertainment tips and insights.