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Cable alternative streaming channels provide affordable access to live news, local sports, and network TV, plus features like cloud DVR without wasting money on hidden fees, equipment rentals, and bloated cable bundles. To help you decide, it’s a good idea to write down your “must-have” channels and find the services that offer them. Most of these cable alternative services offer free trials to start, so you can easily try a few before deciding which is best for you.
If you’re not ready to cut cable yet, there are still easy ways for you to save money every month. Consider replacing your rented cable boxes with streaming players. With cable streaming channels, like Spectrum and Xfinity, you can still access your cable package without the monthly equipment rental fee. You can also scale back on your cable package by cutting channels you don’t watch often or finding additional streaming channels where you can watch the same shows for less.
The average US household spends $109 a month on cable or satellite TV. If you cancel cable and go all-in on free streaming, you could save $1300+ per year. You could mix and match two streaming services each month and still save $1000+ each year. Even if you keep two streaming services and try a cable replacement service, you are still likely to save money every month without equipment rentals, hidden fees, or long-term contracts.
All you need is a high-speed internet connection, a streaming device, and streaming channels. With free channels like The Roku Channel and Tubi, on-demand services like Netflix and Disney+, and cable alternatives like Sling and YouTube TV, it’s easy to enjoy the same entertainment while saving money every month.
Cutting the cord and cancelling cable is a great way to save money every month. Visit the link below for help and information on how to contact your cable provider and reduce or cancel your service.
Yes, you can still sign up and enjoy these channels on your streaming device. These services, and many more, are all available through The Roku Channel, so you can browse and stream them all in one convenient place. With a Roku device, it’s easy to pause and re-start subscriptions, so you only need to pay for the ones you’re actually watching.
Yes, there are many streaming channels that offer live local sports and news. Live news is available for free on The Roku Channel, and you can sign up for cable alternative channels to get local sports. Depending on where you live, you may be able to watch both for free with an HDTV antenna.
Yes, you are not required to subscribe to a cable TV package or other services from your cable provider in order to get internet access. Most providers offer internet-only packages that are less expensive than bundled internet, cable, phone, and other services.
You can watch cable channels with a streaming player using cable alternative services or access select channels available in your area for free with an HDTV antenna. A streaming player is a great place to start saving money over cable—all you need is a TV and high-speed internet. We recommend at least 5Mbps for HD streaming and 25Mbps for 4K. The more streaming devices you have, the faster connection you’ll need.
The average US household spends $109 a month on cable or satellite TV. If you go all-in with free streaming channels, like The Roku Channel and Tubi, you could save $1300+ each year. The more streaming services you subscribe to, the more your savings decrease, but it’s easy to save money and still watch what you love by switching to streaming.