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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

Continue reading Streaming TV Matrix

Can I Watch March Madness Online?

Watch March Madness 2017 Online

How to Watch March Madness 2017 Without Cable

Spring is in the air and college basketball is everywhere. Yes, that’s right, March Madness is finally here! Over the next two weeks, millions of Americans will watch dozens of teams square off in one of the greatest sporting events of our time. However, if you’ve decided to kill the cable bill and cut the cord, you might be feeling a little left out of all the hype.

Also check out our Cordcutter’s Guide to Watching College Basketball Online and OTA

watch final four onlineIn these modern times money often means more than love of the game, so naturally cable companies and sports organizations often like to black out big events to anyone that doesn’t have cable; and
March Madness is no different.

The vast majority of March Madness will air on cable television; but luckily for us, and unfortunately for Big Cable, you don’t have to miss out on all the action. While cable executives may try to keep you from streaming every game in one convenient location, there are still plenty of ways to watch March Madness without cable and today I’ll tell you how.

Let’s get started… Continue reading Can I Watch March Madness Online?

PlayOn offers a Streaming DVR for Cord Cutters

What is PlayOn

Record Online TV Channels so you can Watch them Without an Internet Connection

How do you watch Online TV Channels when you have no internet connection? Are you looking for a way to watch your favorite shows in a no-WiFi zones? Well I am here to let you know that there is a tool available that allows you to record streaming videos at home and load them to your iPad or mobile device for later viewing.

You most likely already use Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon to watch TV at home, but what if you want to take these shows to a smaller screen such as your mobile or tablet? And what if your devices do not have an access to the internet, like when you are on a flight? THIS is when PlayOn comes to rescue.

Continue reading PlayOn offers a Streaming DVR for Cord Cutters

What is AirTV?

What is AirTV

AirTV Integrates OTA with Sling TV

Making Channel Surfing Fun Again

Sling TVProduced by the company Echostar, this new device hopes to work in conjunction with your OTA antenna and your Sling TV account to give you an untethered OTA experience. Dubbed AirTV, the device is, for all intents and purposed, a re-purposed Sling Box for OTA television.

AIR TV SLING TV

“AirTV’s local TV integration gives it a leg up on similar streamers like the Roku Ultra, which provides 4K video for the same price point but has no way to include local broadcast channels in its interface. Sick of losing local channels when you cut the cord?” January 3, 2017 Mashable Continue reading What is AirTV?

Streaming Service Free Trials

Streaming Service Free Trials

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.

Now, let’s get to our list: Continue reading Streaming Service Free Trials

Sling vs Vue – 2017 Review

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Which Cordcutting Service is Better, Comes Down to What you Value the Most!

When Sling TV first launched in 2015, they were the only kids on the block that allowed you to live stream dozens of television channels without a cable subscription. It was great because there were no contracts, no commitments, and at $20 a month it was dirt cheap compared to the cable alternative.

Not to mention Sling TV gave us ESPN without cable, which is a huge boon to people that love watching sports but hate paying for cable.

But with the launch of PlayStation Vue, Sling TV is no longer the only player in town and now the upstart service is hoping to give Sling TV a run for its money. The question for cord cutters now is which service should they go with, and today we’re going to take a look at each one to see how they compare against one another.

Let’s get started! Continue reading Sling vs Vue – 2017 Review