Cutting the Cord and the Best Streaming Options – Episode 107

July 24, 2019

We should all probably watch a little less TV than we do, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be getting a deal in the process! The television bundle is the priciest way to watch and you should consider a free or streaming option because there are now so many choices. And you don’t have to sacrifice and give up a particular show or live sports if that’s your thing- there’s a really good chance you can find a video service, providing the content you’re looking for, that will be substantially more affordable than your local cable or satellite provider.

Additional resources:

  • There’s a good chance your local library offers free video to checkout but also look into Kanopy and Hoopla which makes it even easier!
  • Also check out free movies and TV shows over on Crackle, Roku Channel, and Pluto TV.
  • Don’t forget the digital antenna and get free HD content over the air, forever!
  • Streaming devices: we’re fans of both Roku and the Amazon Fire Stick
  • Streaming services (in addition to Amazon Video, Hulu, and Netflix):
    • Philo – one of the most affordable options at $20/month and is a great option if you’d like nearly 60 channels and don’t need access to sports. Plus, they’re offering a 7-day free trial to give it a spin.
    • Sling TV – choose either the Orange or Blue packages for a ton of channels. Sling Orange at $25/month is the cheapest way to get ESPN.
    • Hulu + Live TV – combines access to their on-demand streaming library with a mix of local channels, sports, and news. $45/month.
    • YouTubeTv – a little pricey at $50/month but lots of channels and local sports

During this episode we enjoyed a Saison Du Ble by Side Project- a big thanks to our buddy David here in Atlanta for donating this beer to the show! And if you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and give us a quick review in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts- we’d love to hear from you.

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One comment on “Cutting the Cord and the Best Streaming Options – Episode 107

  1. Matthew Aug 6, 2019

    Not gonna lie, my wife and I watch a lot of TV. We cut the cord a year ago and have not looked back. The final straw was Hulu Live. I watch at least a portion of most MLB or NHL games for my local teams and with Hulu Live I can still do that. I don’t save quite as much as I could without Hulu Live, but I use it daily. Even with the higher cost of Hulu live, Netflix, and Prime Video, we’re still saving $40-$50 a month compared to cable. Disney Plus is going to cut into that a bit more in November, but c’mon, a service that offers every Disney and Marvel movie and show? Take my money…