For a long time, the cable TV has been ruling every household. It was also the only mode of getting better quality picture and sound. The same today can be found in other options such as TV antenna or the online streaming services. It is now time to get rid of the cable and go in for other alternatives. But before you cut the cord, it is important to be aware about the options you have in hand. Let us have a look at few of the options you would need to be ready with so that this process of transition becomes smoother.
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TV antenna: The TV antenna is no longer those rabbit ears one sticking out from the TV box. There have been a lot of changes in TV antennas. Hence one of the first thing that you should be considering is the TV antenna. Though it may not provide to watch all of your favourite shows that are premium or the streaming videos. But it surely can provide you with all the local news, sports, weather and so on very much LIVE. There are multiple options to select from based on your feasibility. TV antennas are quite affordable and also you would not need to pay any subscription charges. All you would need to pay is the antenna expense which is a one-time cost.
Online streaming services: In the past few years, there have been various alternatives of entertainment. It is all about hooking the viewers to a particular show. This led to a boom in the online streaming services. Few of the major players include Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, Hulu and so on. Some of them provide you with trial packs which you can test for a week or a month. If you are aware that there are particular favourite shows aired on a certain service, then you can directly go for it. All you would need is a good internet service and pay the monthly or yearly subscription fee.
Streaming Devices: Another option to take a note of is the streaming device. Today a lot of Smart TV’s have few of the streaming apps already installed hence it becomes easier to stream the videos and watch your favourite shows. Else you can also purchase a set-top box, game console or TV stick and plug it to any device and watch your favourite shows. Few of the streaming devices include, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast Ultra.
Premium channels: When you lose out on cable, you also tend to lose out on the premium channels. All of these would not be available through TV antenna or streaming device/service. Certain networks such as Showtime or HBO are basically few of the prime destination for such premium and daring contents. All of these exist in the standalone format and you can get access to them by paying a subscription fee. When you subscribe to these channels, it would allow you to stream all of their shows either on-demand or whenever they are aired.