Awhile back, I began to seriously think about getting rid of cable. I felt like I was spending too much money and most of it was a waste. I began doing my research and realized that the process to transition to a cable free lifestyle would not be nearly as hard as I imagined.
So here’s how I cut cable in three easy steps:
- Bought a Roku. A Roku is a streaming device that will allow you to stream via Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Prime and a whole host of other options. If you have another streaming device (Apple TV, Google Chromecast or one of those fancy PS3 things) then you’ve already taken care of step 1. The Roku took me all of five minutes to set up and I’m already in love with it.
- Ordered Hulu Plus and Netflix. Hulu Plus allows me to watch current seasons of most of my shows and Netflix gives me movies, older seasons and HOUSE OF CARDS! (Sorry, I’m in the early part of season 2 and currently obsessed with it).
- Purchase an indoor HD Antenna. The antenna allows me to watch about 25 basic channels (my local NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, etc.) and the picture is fantastic. The antenna was very low cost on Amazon and super easy to set up — it literally is hanging on my wall tucked behind my television and works so well.
AmazonBasics Ultra Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna – Made in USA – this is the antenna I purchased. I highly recommend it!
If you are thinking about getting rid of your cable, let me encourage you to do so. I’m saving around $45 each month now and it was so dang easy. I wish I would’ve done it months ago when I first got the idea.
Do you still have cable? Have I convinced you to cut the cord?
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