As you may have noticed, the cost of satellite or cable television is a joke. Considering we are just getting into 2014 and people most likely have a resolutions to cut expenses, here are some great tips to save money on your pricey TV service bill.
If you want to keep it super cheap, an indoor HDTV antenna is the ideal solution to replace satellite or cable television service. Programming is completely dependent on your location and unobstructed communication paths with programming antennas, but a majority of you will be able to receive dozens of crystal clear channels. I recently switched to an HDTV antenna with my HDTV ready TV and will never go back. It’s embarrassing how much I’ve paid for HD cable service when a majority of my most watched channels were available in HD for free with a $40 antenna. I suggest shopping around for the the digital antenna that is right for your location and television.
If you really want to get the most out of free entertainment, we highly suggest purchasing Apple TV. Apple TV is the future of TV entertainment. This little $100 black box will allow you to stream from Netflix, iTunes, HBOGo, MLB-TV, and much more (services most likely require paid subscriptions)! Oh, did we mention you can project you Mac, iPad, or iPhone screen to your TV with AirPlay? So essentially, you will be able to view every movie, TV show, video game, or anything else you bring up on your Apple device, right to your TV screen. The following are Airplay-enabled products:
- iMac (Mid 2011 or newer)
- Mac Mini (Mid 2011 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer)
- Apple TV (2nd generation or newer)
- iPhone (4S or newer)
- iPad (2 or newer)
- iPad Mini (1 or newer)
- iPod Touch (5th generation)
That about wraps it up. If there is specific programming like sports or other live events you don’t want to miss out on, I have some basic solutions as well. Feel free to ask me any questions or concerns on Twitter @AllanBlocker. Also, if you have any requests on tips to save money in a certain area, I’d love to hear them and hopefully provide some resolutions for you guys.