The Ultimate List of Cable Alternatives to Save You Money

Are you ready to cut the cord?

Cable alternatives have exploded in recent years, and with so much to choose from it can be hard to decide which option(s) to choose. The good news is we’ve done most of the work for you and compiled a long list of the best cable alternative. Let’s take a look at how much money you can save, and the available cable alternatives you should consider.

Streaming Devices 1. Smart TV

A smart TV allows you to access and view online and network-based media without needing to connect to an additional box or streaming device. They connect to the same ethernet or Wi-Fi network that you use to connect your computer, and essentially, takes out the middleman. Many even allow you to browse the internet and game!

2. Roku

Roku offers a line of different streaming devices running from $30 to $100. Which device you choose will depend on the type of TV you have, as well as the capabilities you want in your Roku device. The more expensive options will include things like voice-controlled remotes, greater Wi-Fi range, and more advanced streaming ability such as 4K and HDR.

3. Amazon Fire Stick

The Amazon Fire Stick does the same thing as a Roku, however, the Fire Stick has the added feature of Alexa voice remote capabilities. Therefore, if you already have Alexa integrated into your home you’ll likely want to go with the Fire Stick. You can get an Amazon Fire Stick for $39.99 or the 4K version for $49.99.

Cable Alternatives 1. Sling TV

There are two main packages, Sling Blue and Sling Orange, and each carries a different network lineup. The difference in packages is mainly in the channels offered, with Sling Blue offering over 50 channels and 3 device streams while Orange only offers around 30 channels and 1 device stream.

2. Hulu

The basic Hulu plan is $5.99 a month (you can try it for a month free), which offers unlimited access to the streaming library with limited or no ads. The Hulu library includes full seasons of many shows, Hulu Originals, movies, and more. Hulu is also offering a deal where you can bundle basic Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $12.99 a month.

3. Netflix

Netflix offers thousands of movies, documentaries, and TV shows (including foreign films) that you can stream instantly on your phone, tablet, or streaming device. Netflix even produces their own original shows now.  Netflix plans range from $8.99 to $15.99 a month.

4. Amazon Prime Video

Prime membership holders have access to thousands of titles through Prime Video (including Amazon original shows) at no extra cost, along with the option to rent or buy moves and TV episodes that aren’t included.  You can also subscribe to Amazon Prime Video as a standalone membership for $8.99 a month.

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