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Can I Watch NASCAR Online?

How to Watch NASCAR Without Cable

From Online to Over-the-AirWatch NASCAR Online

If there is one group of sports fan that gets often overlooked, it’s NASCAR fans. Thirty years ago, all you needed to do to catch a race was to turn on your TV, wiggle your antenna, and tune in to whatever race happened to be on that week. But in the age of cable television, we have more races on more channels than ever before; and sadly most of them require a cable subscription to watch.

But luckily for us, the cord cutting revolution has come along and given us a whole new way to watch television; and it doesn’t require having to sign up for cable.

If you’re a NASCAR fan that hates cable television, then get ready to start your engines because today you’re going to learn how to watch NASCAR without cable. Let’s get started!


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Could Amazon Fire TV be used as a Cable TV Alternative?

Amazon Instant Video is not Enough.
What Else Can Amazon Fire TV do?

Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Stick offer an unparalleled video streaming experience. Quickly becoming the hottest streaming box and stick on the market, you are hard pressed to even find them available at your local electronics store. Learn why in the below article. 

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A few years ago, Amazon released a media set-top box called the Amazon Fire TV and a streaming stick called the Fire TV Stick. This video streaming box is an Internet-connected device that lets you watch video from services via an internet connection, on your TV.

Definition of a Complete Cable TV Alternative

Before we start dissecting Amazon Fire TV and Stick, lets talk about what a cable TV alternative is, and or should be.

The greatest weapon in a cord cutter’s arsenal is a video streaming device. For those of you that don’t know;  a video streaming device enables you watch video streaming services like Amazon Prime, DirecTV Now, Sling TV, Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO and of course from Amazon Instant Video on your TV.

A Video Streaming box (media set-top box) that aims to be a complete cable TV alternative, should provide:

  1. STREAMING SERVICES – Access to video content from sources as possible. The more options you have, the better chance you have at taking advantage of low prices and new content.
  2. USER INTERFACE – A user friendly interface for easy searching and navigation. Jumping from show to show or movie to  movie, should be as easy as changing channels on a standard Cable TV remote control.
  3. OTA INTEGRATION – Most importantly, and notably ignored by most, a set top box with this goal integrate broadcast TV into their interface and offer a way to record it via a DVR.

In short a you need a solution that can act as the foundation in which you build upon with streaming services and access to free broadcast television. Let’s look at Amazon’s Fire TV video streamer and see how it matches up to these requirements.

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5 Ways to Watch NFL Football without Cable TV

How to Watch NFL Without Cable

NFL Online, OTA, & on Your Mobile Device

Watching football without a cable TV subscription has never been easier. With a multitude of solutions including: OTA Antennas, Amazon Prime, NFL Mobile from Verizon, DirecTV Now, Sling TV and several more; there is no longer a reason to pay the high price of cable TV. 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year; the summer heat is slowly gaining, and NFL football has finally returned. For the cord cutting sports fan, it has never been easier to watch your favorite team without having to buy into some expensive package from the cable companies.

To make sure you don’t miss a game this season, here’s how you can watch the NFL without cable.

Oh ya – I dont just have 5 ways to watch football without cable, I have 12!! Sorry if you were expecting the bare minimum. 

But before we get into all the different ways to watch, I will briefly go over TV channel lineups, our NFL Streaming Matrix, weekly key match-ups,  and the Thursday Night Football schedule.


NFL TV Channels

The first thing you need to know is what channels the NFL airs on,  and how it changes based on the day of the week.

  • Sunday Football is on ABC, CBS, and FOX. Plus you have the NFL RedZone channel, which offers nonstop coverage of every red zone drive in real time.
  • Monday Night Football airs exclusively on ESPN
  • Thursday Night Football airs on a few different channels, depending on the week (NFL Network, CBS, NBC, & Amazon Prime). Check out a complete Thursday Night Football TV schedule below.

NFL Streaming Matrix

Below is a Cord Cutting NFL Matrix that will allow you navigate an otherwise confusing list options.

Watch NFL Without Cable TV

Restrictions do a apply, so once you have an idea as to which services you are interested in, keep reading to learn more about the fine print. Continue reading 5 Ways to Watch NFL Football without Cable TV

What is Roku?

Roku TV Review: Supports Netflix, DirecTV Now, Hulu, Sling TV and More

What is Roku(Edited and Republished 6.22.17) Most of us know Roku as a small black box that allows you to instantly stream your favorite TV shows and movies to your TV, but most are unaware of how much content is really available, and that there is now a Roku TV, Roku Stick and new Roku boxes available. Not only can you stream tens of thousands of movies and TV shows from services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, DirecTV Now (check out promo below) & Amazon Video On Demand (VOD), but you can also stream sporting events and music from Pandora, iTunes, and MOG.

Roku offers seven types of streaming devices and is widely used by people looking for cost effective alternatives to Cable Television. Their product suite includes a line of streaming players, a streaming stick, and TVs with built in Roku streaming technology.

Roku TV Channels

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Sling TV Offers the Most Cost Effective DVR Available

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After being in beta on Roku since last December the much anticipated Sling DVR “First Look” is finally available for Roku, Android devices, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick. Adding cloud DVR service for live TV for only $5 more per month, it’s a great addition to their affordable streaming packages. The service allows you to store up to 50 hours of content to Sling’s servers, comparable to Hulu’s DVR service and a step up from Sony Vue which only allows you to save content for 28 days.

How Sling TV DVR Works

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Watch 2017 NBA Finals Without Cable – 1st Round

Watch 2017 NBA Playoffs without Cable

How to Watch 2017 NBA Finals Online & with an Antenna

Do you love the NBA but hate cable television? Would you like to know how to watch the NBA playoffs without cable? Then stick around, because that’s exactly what we’re going to be discussing today.

Isn’t it funny how time catches up on you? It only seems like yesterday that the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA championships. But nearly a year later, here we are again eagerly awaiting the start of the 2017 NBA playoffs.

Like most sport events these days, it’s incredibly easy to tune in to the NBA playoffs without a costly cable subscription. That is, as long as you know where to go, and what to do.

To begin lets take a look at the channels you’ll need to catch all the action.  The NBA playoffs will air on these six channels: ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNews, TNT, and NBA TV.

Now lets take a look at the different tools and platforms you can use to access these channels over the coming weeks. Continue reading Watch 2017 NBA Finals Without Cable – 1st Round

Streaming TV Matrix

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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.

How to Use the Stream TV Matrix

DVR OPTIONS

  • 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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