How To Watch TV Without Cable
In this occasion we will discuss about how to watch TV without using cable. Cable is one of important complement in electronics. But now we can do anything about technology without cable. For example Wi-Fi, mobile phone, etc. watching TV also can be done without cable. How does it work?
Here some tips how to watch TV without cable.
First of all make a list of the shows that you watch regularly. Do this for each family member, so that you can predict what you will put on TV. Then check whether your favorite shows are available online. Many channels are choosing to stream new episodes of popular shows on their website. Also, check Netflix, Hulu, iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand to see what shows are available using these services. Most shows on HBO, Showtime, AMC and similar channels are available for purchase by episode or the season on iTunes and Amazon. It is estimated that 90 percent of shows on ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox are available online.
After that, decide if you are willing to wait for shows that are currently not available online. In most cases, this requires waiting approximately 6 months to 1 year to stream a full season of your show from Netflix for no extra charge. Some shows (often some of the more popular series) do not grant streaming rights to Netflix. In this case, you’ll need to buy or rent the shows from Amazon, iTunes or another service. Research your Internet cost. Cable subscribers frequently bundle their Internet and cable service together. Call your cable provider to inquire about how much the Internet will cost without bundling, and research what other internet providers there are in your area.
Next step is choosing your device. What will you use to watch TV? You can choose between Internet TV, buy Antenna, buy Roku, etc. Before buying any new device, check to see if your TV is set up to receive Internet streaming from its main interface. If you have an Internet TV, you can stream movies and television shows through Netflix and Hulu Plus, although it will not extend to other televisions or specialty channels. If you are in the market for a new TV, you may as well purchase an Internet TV, to access movies and TV through these services.
The second choice is buying a Roku. If you have a high quality wireless network, then the Roku streaming device is the cheapest and easiest option to set up streaming from regular TVs. Roku devices are between $50 and $100. The price depends upon the processing speed you require. If you have more than 1 television in your home, you can buy a Roku for each set. The single purchase price of the Roku often equals one month’s cable bill or less.
The other way is Sign up for Amazon Video. If you have an Amazon Prime account, you may already have access to this service. Amazon’s video service is a great place to watch TV shows and movies that are made by big networks like HBO, Showtime, Bravo, AMC and more. Amazon sells these shows by the episode and by the season. This service is best to gain access to premium, new movies and TV shows.