Tired of that giant monthly cable TV company bill? Cut the cord. Jared Newman has a Beginner’s Guide.
Now is a better time than ever to cut the cable cord. Instead of paying upwards of $100 per month for a bloated channel bundle, you can replace it with streaming TV services—and perhaps a TV antenna—at a fraction of the cost.
98-percent is ‘a fraction of the cost’ but it depends upon your needs, how you get your internet (many cable TV companies provide fast internet service), and your home’s location (some TV antennas won’t do the trick for local service).
Whereas cable made everything simple, cutting the cord requires picking from a dozen different hardware options and an ever-growing list of streaming services, from Netflix and Sling TV to newcomers such as Disney+. Adding an over-the-air TV antenna to the mix creates even further headache potential.
The price might go down substantially, but the complexity of finding something to watch goes up exponentially.