Find the Perfect Cable TV Alternative
Using the Streaming TV Services Matrix below you can easily figure out which streaming service is right for you. If you know what channels your favorite shows are on, then you know what channels you need to prioritize.
Like with most things, one size does not fit all. You need to balance out cost and channel selection to find the cable TV alternative right for you.
Note: I did not include any packages of $50 or more. I made this decision because I don’t feel that packages at this price point are meant for cord cutters, nor do I believe they will help you save money. If you are looking for advice on robust TV packages, then you have come to the wrong place.
- PlayStation Vue offers a Cloud DVR
- Sling TV offers a Cloud DVR on Fire TV (soon across all devices)
- DirectTV Now does not offer DVR functionality
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Complete List of Free Trials Available to Cord Cutters
When searching out a cable TV alternative, what streaming service you pick is critical. The ideal situation for a cord cutter is to get all the great content they had before quitting cable but with few commitments and fees. Because everyone is different, it can sometimes be hard (and expensive if you’re not careful) to find that perfect cable TV alternative.
To help make that search for the right streaming service a little easier, I’ve compiled list of online streaming services with free trial periods. More will be added in the future, so be sure to check back later.
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How to Watch NASCAR Without Cable
From Online to Over-the-Air
If there is one group of sports fan that gets often overlooked, it’s NASCAR fans. There are a few, sometimes difficult but available, ways to watch baseball, football, basketball, and even soccer without cable; but for the last several years, options for the cord cutting race fan has been few and far between. Lets take a look at what options we do have.
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Watch NHL Live without Cable TV
Hockey Online and Over-the-Air
Have no fear Hockey Fans, you can still catch all the exciting action this season without having to pony up to those crooks at Comcast or Time Warner.
October marks the start of the 2014-2015 NHL season. Although I never played hockey growing up, my poor ice skating skills have certainly bred a sense of admiration for the sport. You never realize how much strength and athleticism goes into skating until try it yourself. While not as popular as American football or baseball, hockey is still a national sport that attracts millions of fans, and dollars, every year.
Since the NHL has a much smaller audience than some other sports, there is not very much information out there about how to watch hockey without paying hundreds of dollars every year to Big Cable. Luckily for you, we’re here to fill the void. Below I describe in detail, exactly how to watch NHL Over-the-Air and Online. It’s not entirely free, but it is far cheaper than paying for a pricey Cable TV subscription.
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Xbox One vs PlayStation 4 or 3
Game consoles can be a convenient source for streaming services, but there are still many different consoles to choose from. Using video game consoles as streaming devices is a cost-effective option for gamers, combining a source of gaming with a high-quality set-top box to stream TV and video files. The real consideration from that point is which console is best for streaming, with XBox and PlayStation being the two key players. Though the two consoles have similar streaming options, the PlayStation is a superior service. PlayStation and XBox compete so vigorously that any advance one of the consoles makes will quickly be matched by the opposing console, but there are several characteristics that reign PlayStation over XBox.
Set-top Box Streaming Options
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