FAQ Cord Cutting

faq cord cutting

1) How do I get started?

A journey of 1000 miles begins with one step, and so too does cord cutting. With so many choices, devices, and paths one can take; it can be a bit overwhelming. But don’t worry the internet has a wealth of answers, it just takes time or you can find someone that is knowledgeable to help

2) Can I still watch my favorite shows?

I get this question a lot, and for good reason. After all, what’s the point of cutting the cord if you can’t even get the shows and movies you love? Well have no fear intrepid cord cutters because there is absolutely no reason why you can’t cut the cord and still enjoy the same shows that you did with cable.

For starters, most of America’s favorite shows air on network television; which you can watch for free as long as you have an HDTV antenna. Are you a fan of The Good Wife, Big Bang Theory, or the Flash? Good news! All you need is an antenna. And even if an Antenna does not end up working out for you there is always Hulu and Netflix which together house hundreds of prime time shows.

For example: Netflix has a huge selection of television shows including hit shows like Mad Men and the Walking Dead. You won’t be able to watch the current season; but you can often buy current seasons of TV shows for far less than the price of cable. If you’d like to know more about what you can or cannot stream, check out the website Can I Stream It?

3) Ok I can keep my favorite shows, but what about sports?

Although difficult in the past, watching sports without cable has never been easier. A lot of sporting events air on broadcast networks which is accessible to anyone with an HDTV antenna, like the Mohu Leaf. ESPN has also just become streamable through Sling TV; which opens you up to huge chunk of the sporting world.

Barring that, certain professional sports offer stand alone subscription services. Trust me when I say you have a lot of options as a cord cutting sports fan. If you’d like to know more about watching sports without cable, check out Kill The Cable Bill’s sports section!

4) Is it really that much cheaper?

Whenever I talk to people about cord cutting, I find that a lot of the people start getting turned off to the idea when I start mentioning purchasing equipment. $50 to purchase a streaming device, $40 for an antenna… $10 a month for this service, 7$ for that one… it can all sound expensive at first. But when you do the math, it starts to add up.

The first month of cord cutting will be the most expensive, but only because you have to buy a few things. After that, your savings start to add up.  Instead of spending $50-$100 a month for cable, you wind up spending $20-$30 a month cord cutting. At the end of the year, that small amount of money really starts to add up. Imagine what you could do with over $1000.00 a year!

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