A Minimalist’s Guide to Free And Cheap TV

Locked into a 1 or 2 year contract? Tired of year over year price increases? Sick of arguing with your cable provider just to get a good deal? You’re in luck. There’s another alternative called cord cutting: a no contract, value based way to watch tv. According to Leichtman Research Group, Inc., the average cost households pay per month for cable is $107 (which is almost $1,300/year!). Ladies and gentlemen, you can do much better! Let’s take a look at some cord cutting options to free yourself from the snare of cable.

Truly Free

If you’re a real penny pincher and the only language you speak is “free,” here are some options for you:

Crackle (by Sony)https://www.sonycrackle.com/

Pluto TVhttps://pluto.tv/live-tv/

Big 5 Glorieshttp://www.bigfiveglories.com/

The Roku Channel (*Must have a Roku device*) – https://www.roku.com/whats-on/the-roku-channel

Original Programming

Over the past 4 or 5 years, content has become king. Especially original content. Here are some great choices if you like a specific library of entertainment from a favorite content provider:



Amazon Prime Videohttps://www.primevideo.com/

Disney +https://www.disneyplus.com/

Apple TV +https://www.apple.com/apple-tv-plus/


If you’re a sports fanatic like me, consider the following:

Fubo TVhttps://www.fubo.tv/welcome

ESPN +https://watch.espnplus.com/sports/

Mainstream Value

Look no further than streaming services to give you a cable like experience without the hassle of a contract or outrageous pricing.

Sling TVhttps://www.sling.com/

YouTube TVhttps://tv.youtube.com/welcome/

Hulu Live TVhttps://www.hulu.com/live-tv

AT&T TV NOWhttps://www.atttvnow.com/accounts/select-plan

Philo TVhttps://try.philo.com/

Your mission, should you choose to accept it….is to annihilate your current cable bill. So when should you look into cutting the cord? In the words of Seth Godin, “Soon isn’t a good as now.” Oorah!

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