7 Alternatives to Cable

Everybody’s cutting the cable cord these days.

It’s easier and more convenient than ever to save a ton of money by simply dumping cable. And, if you’re working on paying off debt or saving, your cable bill is a great place to start—because you’re probably overspending on it.

So what are some good alternatives to cable?

1. Hulu (Free to $8 per month)

With Hulu, you can use the free version to watch a limited number of TV episodes. But for $8 per month, you can access current shows as well as many previous seasons.

2. Netflix ($8 per month)

You probably know all about Netflix—it’s great for binge watching shows like House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Fuller House. Plus, there are no commercials and you can find thousands of older shows and movies.

3. Online Network Channels (Free)

If you missed this week’s episode of New Girl, you can probably find it on Fox’s website. Most networks show recently aired shows for a short period of time.

4. Amazon Prime ($100 per year)

No shipping costs, plus thousands of TV shows and movies to choose from? I’m in! If you’re already an Amazon Prime customer, it’s just a no-brainer to use their streaming service.

5. Sling TV ($20 per month)

Sling TV’s Best of Live TV’s package includes 17 live channels, like HGTV, Disney, AMC and ESPN. This is a great option if you want to watch your favorite shows as they happen.

6. HBO NOW ($15 per month)

HBO runs a tight ship with their shows and movies, so if it’s exclusive to HBO, then HBO Now is probably the only place you’ll find it. You can get your Game of Thrones fix and catch up on old Sopranos episodes right here.

7. HDTV antenna ($25 plus)

Don’t forget about the old-school antenna. They’ve come a long way in the last decade. The HD quality is great, and if you plug it into a DVR box, you’ll get full DVR scheduling and recording on all the available channels.

If you decide to cut the cord, you’ve got plenty of options to choose from. Start with this list, do your research, and you could end up saving a lot of money every month!

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