Do you know what’s so satisfying about cutting the cord? I can give you several reasons but I will go into only a few in this post. For the latter part of the decade, more and more people are becoming more aware that it really doesn’t pay to spend an arm in a leg on a cable TV package.
Several people have come to the realization that there are so many catches attached to a bundled cable TV package that it can become very dizzying at times trying to keep up with what programs you’ve ordered, what programs are covered with your package, and so on and so forth. What’s really frustrating is to start off buying this awesome TV package with all the bells and whistles and then suddenly, noooo, your contract doesn’t cover these channels no longer or, well you’ll have to upgrade to our gold package, silver package, or better yet, our “premium package”!
I mean come on, I’m stuck with channels that I don’t really watch anyway, but guess what? After all of that drama, you’ll have to get on the phone with, who you ask? Yes, that’s right, customer service! You’ll go through at least an hour trying to convince customer service that you really don’t need that “extra add-ons” and that you only want to stick with what you are willing or able to pay for.
How frustrating can that be??!! For those that are using a satellite dish for your services, I feel your pain!! Please don’t get me started on the unfortunate blackouts during sports games and the occasional rain/thunderstorm that knocks out the channel right when things were just getting interesting on your favorite episode; or better yet, that NBA Playoff game you were in the middle of.
I can tell you this, yes, you might not get the 200+ channels from a standard online streaming account such as Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix; but I will say this, you won’t be spending your hard-earned money on TV you’re not going to watch anyway.
Cord Cutting and watching television online has really grown over the past few years and it’s steadily growing day by day. Earlier, I mentioned you might not be able to watch those 200+ channels without a cable TV package; but actually, you can. You see, when you stream online you have several choices; not one source, but several sources online to enable you to watch your favorite TV shows and movies. You’re not stuck with only channels in your region, nowadays, you can use a VPN and stream anywhere you want to watch TV at.
By the way, VPN’s are a lifesaver! Not only do they protect your data over the internet from prying eyes there’s a level of anonymity for your identity as well. There are free ones out there, but if you want professional protection I recommend you get a reasonably priced VPN for your most precious data. There’s several out there and in the future, I will write a post on the ones I actually have used and found success with.
Back to streaming online. If you really want to maximize your online viewing you can also use an Amazon or Roku stick as these streaming devices offer several perks that I can’t list in this one post but the perks are many. You’ll also be able to find a lot of information online on how to set yours up with even more info on how to get the most out of your stick(s).
Nowadays you can buy streaming media boxes, Roku sticks, and televisions for a decent price right here online. Many places such as Amazon will have your items to you in less than three days in many places. As I continue to write I will be posting more information on the journey to becoming a cord cutter.
In the meantime, you are always welcome to watch some free channels from my website as these channels are the same ones that are streaming on the mainstream networks and if you ever get tired of paying too much, stop by Cord Cutters Nation TV and check out what’s new. Don’t forget to let your friends and family know about us because my motivation to do this blog was to help each other from one cord cutter to another!