At SoundWorks & Security, we receive many calls from customers asking for cable and satellite TV alternatives and options available.
Most people cringe when the monthly cable TV bill comes in the mail, even if they enjoy watching television, as the cost often seems extreme compared to the value. This general disdain for the price of television services spurred a new market of options of streaming services that function as alternatives to cable and satellite TV.
Over time, people have adopted these alternatives, officially ditching cable and satellite television without having to miss out on their favorite shows. But these days, there are so many options that it can be hard to choose. To be considered a great alternative to cable and satellite TV, the service needs to be affordable and offer a reasonable amount of programming for the cost.
There are quite a few options that meet those criteria. You do not need a smart TV to use these items, but you will need to make sure you have a strong WIFI signal. If you do not have a smart TV you will need a streaming device.
The following are some examples of popular streaming devices:
Once you have your streaming device, then you choose the streaming service. Most companies that offer streaming devices also offer a streaming service. For local channels, you may want to consider YouTube TV and Direct TV. For TV shows and movies, you may want to consider Amazon Prime TV, Netflix, Hulu and Disney +.
Specific sports apps and certain networks have an app that can be purchased for an additional monthly fee.
- Do you need an internet service? Yes
- Are cable TV alternatives services free? No
- Does the weather affect the streaming? No