Just as everyone is on board with “Less is More”, I came on board with “cutting the cord”.
It was no brainer, My cable company decided to charge me $200 a month for their services and I decided it wasn’t happening.
Now, you do have to do your research. You have to decide what you can live with and what you can live without.
You have to make sure you are willing to compromise and stick to it. Here are some pointers for the future cord cutters.
Research: There are several different media stream devices out there. From Google Cast, Rokus, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Android Boxes. Do your homework, research, read, youtube it. Get familiar with the systems that work best for you and your household.
Equipment: Here is where it gets tricky. While you are skipping along and handling your cable company their equipment you will need to invest in your own. Depending how many TV your household has. It can get pricey.
You will also have to invest in an over-the-air antenna for the channels you can get for free. For some of us, a Flat indoor antenna with a 50 miles range is good enough and the cost is very practical.
Internet: As much as you want to say goodbye to your cable company. You have to remember they provide you with the internet. So negotiated a good price for internet service and make sure you get sufficient MB for streaming. Oh and very important. Find out if they have a cap for how much you can stream a month.
Added services: If you can not let go in entirely live streaming look for one service that works best for you. Hulu, NetFlix, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue may help you there.
Savings: Just looking at your new bill will make you glow with happiness. It sure did mine. Cutting your cable bill in half or even one third is a big win.
Conclusion: Go ahead ask. How much I save cutting the cord? I was able to cut that nasty $200 bill in half. Yup, I am saving $100 a month. Within six months, the equipment I purchased will be fully paid off. Now is my turn to ask, what are you waiting for?
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We cut off cable and internet several years ago when the Mister went back to school. To be honest we haven’t really missed the cable. We watch free movies from the library. We used the internet on our phones. The Mister is now out of school and we are considering if we even want cable back, but would like something. One thing you didn’t mention is Roku in which you get to choose your own channels. We are considering this or live streaming. I appreciate this post as it has given me things to consider.
You are right. Roku has come a long way. My husband loves the “free Movie” channel and my little one, get quality entertainment as well.