Have you decided that it’s time to leave your cable provider behind? The high costs related to cable television have given many a headache, considering what options they might have when they cut the cable. Luckily, we have some options for you to choose from. We show you how to access local channels without the need for an expensive cable subscription.
Digital HD Antennas
Price: Cost of the antenna $30-$80 (one-time fee)
The world has seemingly left behind televisions with antennas – commonly known as bunny-ears/rabbit-ears to those who needed to use them over-the-air (OTA) in the past. Today’s antennas are a bit more advanced, able to pick up up full digital 1080 HD broadcasts over the air. An OTA antenna feed is great for those events you want to watch live — the NFL football, the Oscars, the evening news and more. Depending on where you live, you can watch anything on the following stations: ABC, CBS, Fox or NBC, as well as PBS and other channels.
Living in the GTA (Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Scarborough, Markham, Richmond Hill, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Vaughan, Etobicoke, Oakville , Milton and surrounding areas) and paying for Rogers or Bell for their starter package makes no sense. You can get most of those channels for Free OTA.
The downside is that in some places, the TV signal of some channels is spotty or nonexistent due to proximity to broadcast towers or obstructions that break up the signal.
Amazon Prime Video
Price: Amazon Prime membership
Prime Video is a video streaming service available for Amazon Prime members. With an eligible Amazon Prime membership, you have access to thousands of Prime Video titles at no additional cost. Your membership includes a huge library of movies and TV shows across every category, from romantic comedies to timeless classics.
Share your Netflix password
Price: Netflix membership cost divided by the families
This tip may sound illegal, but it’s not. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings declared that sharing your password for the streaming service is just fine. He stated it’s something Netflix has to live with, because there’s so much legitimate password sharing going on. “So there’s no bright line,” on the issue, he said.
Netflix basic plan allows watching on only two screens at the same time.
Netflix premium plan allows for the maximum of four screens playing simultaneously.