How To Cut The Cord To Cable TV And Still Watch Your Favorite Shows

Are you tired of paying your high bills for cable TV each month and are now looking to cut the cord and go without the service? If so, you may be wondering how you can save money and not miss out on your favorite shows. Here are some tips that will help you do it.

Pay For Specific Shows

While many TV series air on a broadcast or cable channel once a week, that is not the only way that you can view them. There are many TV shows that offer season passes that you can purchase, delivering each episode to your digital library right after it is done airing.

While you may not see the logic in paying for a TV show that you may only watch one time, think of the cost savings compared to having an ongoing subscription to cable TV. If there are only a couple shows that you like to watch on cable, paying $20 to $30 a year for the entire season can significantly save costs. Especially when compared to paying more than double that amount for a single month of cable TV.

Install An Antenna

Digital signals for your local broadcast channels have changed significantly over the years. While you used to only get a half dozen stations over the air, now you can get dozens of different stations. There are websites that allow you to enter your address and tell you how many local channels you can pick up with a good antenna.

The good thing is that once you have the antenna installed, watching television is essentially free. You still have to tune in at the right time to catch your shows, but you won't be paying each month for an expensive subscription package.


If you installed an antenna and are missing the ability to time shift your television schedule, know that you are not completely out of luck. You can purchase a DVR to record over-the-air broadcast signals, which all you to watch your favorite shows whenever you want.

Of course, there is typically a monthly fee associated with using a DVR, which helps pay for the programming guide and recording service. Thankfully, you have the option to buy a lifetime subscription if you feel like it's a worthwhile investment. It will easily pay for itself over a few years by not having to continue to pay the monthly fee.