Several months ago, I had finally had enough! Cable TV just kept getting more expensive while quality continued to decline and customer service was basically nonexistent, so we pulled the cable plug. However, we still have TV.
My husband reconnected an old fashioned antenna. Remember the rabbit ears? Yes, we have those again, but they are hidden behind a plant on top of our TV cabinet. This allows us to watch local TV stations, local news and local weather.
We also purchased a Roku from Amazon.com and hooked it up. Through the Roku, we are able to view hundreds of movies and TV programs that are streamed programming, but not live TV. It is good, but not exactly perfect.
However, just this week I received an email introducing Sling Television and our major network TV viewing is live again!
With Sling Television we can now have live major network TV again! The basic Sling service cost only $20/month and we could not be happier. I now have CNN, A&E, AMC, TNT, TBS and Cartoon Network on live TV. The basic service also includes ESPN, ESPN2, Disney Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, and more.
There are additional packages available as well for only $5/month. We won't need those, but it is definitely worth mentioning that Sling has upgrades to their basic service available.
Costs Cut by Cutting the Cable Cord
Here is a line up of the services we now have on TV. You can see for yourself how we have substantially cut our monthly costs.
- Sling.com ~ Live TV Basic Service includes ESPN, ESPN2, AMC, A&E, TNT, TBS, CNN, Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, History Channel (Device Required: Amazon Fire, Roku, iOS, Android, Mac, or PC) ~ Cost: $20.00/month
- Amazon Prime ~ Prime Instant Video (thousands of movies & TV shows), Prime Music, Prime Photos, Kindle Library, plus Free 2 day shipping on Amazon orders all included with Amazon Prime. ~ Cost: $99.00/year
- Netflix ~ Movies & TV ~ Cost: $8.99/month
You, too, Can Cut Your Cable Cord and Save Money!
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