Cord Cutting 101

A revolution has begun. Fed up with high prices, endless fees and taxes, and programming packages with 40 channels you don’t want for every one that you do, cable and satellite customers across the U.S. are kicking service providers to the curb by cutting the cord and sourcing their TV programming elsewhere. It’s easier than you may think, and you don’t have to give up much in the process. Here’s a series of guides to help you cut the cord and start saving money now.

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Kill your cable and switch to streaming with our painless guide

If you're going to quit cable or satellite for a streaming TV solution, you're going to want to get it right the first time. We've outlined exactly how to get started, step by step. Follow our lead, and you'll never look back.
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Banish the bunny ears (and monthly bills) with these excellent indoor antennas

When transitioning away from cable and satellite, finding the best HDTV antenna for your area can be touch. To help, we've compiled our picks of the best indoor HDTV antennas you can buy.
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What’s new on Amazon Prime Video (December 2018)

Amazon Prime Video adds new titles each month that are available for free to all Prime members. Check out our list to find all the content hitting Amazon Prime Video in November and December 2018, from new original series to classic films.
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PlayStation Vue adds more local channels, bringing the total to over 600

PlayStation Vue is Sony's answer to live TV without the need for a cable or satellite TV subscription. To help you understand the service, its plans, and numerous features, we've created this handy guide.
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How to install an HD antenna for free TV

Today's TV antennas will get you loads of free over-the-air broadcast TV, but setting them up can be a challenge. We walk you through how to install a TV antenna, and provide tips on picking the best antenna for your home.
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Roku’s new Premiere+ makes a strong case as the best value in streaming land

When it comes to streaming devices, the sheer volume of choices these days can be daunting. While you really can’t go wrong with any Roku, its new Premiere+ stands out for its excellent balance between affordability and performance.
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The Mohu Blade antenna adds style and substance to the cord-cutting lifestyle

The rabbit ears of years past have been replaced by sleek and simple window, or wall-mounted designs, but even these can be an eyesore. The Mohu Blade ditches the distracting design while boasting competitive performance. But is it right…
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Plex News offers free, customizable streaming news built around your interests

Popular media app, Plex, has branched out with Plex News, a streaming service that aggregates news stories from 190 sources and uses AI to learn what your interests are, then cater to them. Cord cutters can now access local and national…
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Turbocharge your Roku with these tips, tricks, and secrets

If you recently received a Roku set-top box as a gift or are simply looking to upgrade your cord-cutting lifestyle, check out this collection of tips and tricks that will supercharge the Roku set-top box.
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5 shows to watch: Catastrophe, Hannibal Takes Edinburgh, and more

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows available now, of course. On the list this week: Catastrophe, Hannibal Takes Edinburgh, and more.
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5 songs you need to stream this week: J Dilla, Charles Bradley and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: J Dilla, Charles Bradley, and more.
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Shh! Roku’s new $49 Streaming Stick lets you listen through your phone

Roku has unleashed the second generation of its new Streaming Stick, which brandishes a host of new features for the same low price of $40 USD. Chief among the new features is the ability to listen to program audio wirelessly using a…
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How to stream the second round of the NFL playoffs online

The NFL postseason is upon us. It's time to put on your jersey, grab some snacks, and settle in for some football. Check out our streaming guide for catching each AFC and NFC conference championship this weekend.
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Deja-Vue: PlayStation Vue is everything you love to hate about cable TV in a game console

Sony's PlayStation Vue offers a impressive list of cable channels directly over the Internet, but is it too much like cable to appeal more than just a niche audience?
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What to watch on TV this week: 30 for 30, Conan, and more

Cord cutters, your great hope has arrived. Stop plugging your ears around the water cooler and averting your eyes from your Twitter feed as the rest of the world discusses the best shows on TV and start getting back in the conversation with…
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Mohu’s Channels manages to marry OTA and OTT, but it needs a little more TLC

Mohu's new channels device launches to the public today, but before you plunk down $150 for one, you might want to know what you're getting yourself into.
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What to watch on TV this week: The Walking Dead, NBA on TNT, and more

Cord cutters, your great hope has arrived. Stop plugging your ears around the water cooler and averting your eyes from your Twitter feed as the rest of the world discusses the best shows on TV and start getting back in the conversation with…
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Does Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick put Roku out to pasture? We pit the two against each other to find out

In our video, we illustrate the key differences between the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Roku Streaming Stick, then pit the two against each other to see if there is a clear winner. The results might surprise you.