Why you’re spending too much for TV

Over-the-top (OTT) viewing

Television transmitters blasting kilowatts of programming into the atmosphere is an outdated concept considering that anyone can start their own YouTube channel for free. Streaming content, available through the internet, is making it difficult for local television stations to retain their viewers.

Why do people give their television service provider $100-200  a month for a 200 channel line up? It’s time to say good-bye to your television service provider and use the savings to buy a new 4K TV.

I used this equipment for 30 months beginning in August 2009. Over this period, I spent $3,509.58 for television service and $364.10 for a local telephone line that was required for DSL service. My internet speed through a phone wire system was only 12 Mbps. Now I get 100 Mbps through cable internet service only for $59.99 per month.

I used this equipment for 30 months beginning in August 2009. Over this period, I spent $3,509.58 for television service and $364.10 for a local telephone line that was required for DSL service. My internet speed through a phone wire system was only 12 Mbps. Now I get 100 Mbps through cable internet service only for $59.99 per month.

Over-the-top (OTT) viewing or how to stream content

All you need is a fast internet connection and powerful wireless router to stream content throughout your entire house. To get the content on your TV you can use a streaming media player, an Android TV, an internet TV box, or simply connect a computer to a TV.

A Roku Streaming Stick like this will cost you about $50.

A Roku Streaming Stick like this will cost you about $50.

If you have a DVR, you know what it’s like when you forget to record a program and you can’t find another date when the program airs. If you have a smart TV or a Roku, you find the program on Hulu or Netflix and stream it when you want to watch it. Local channels can be viewed for free with a $25 digital antenna.

Hulu and Netflix have thousands of programs and movies and there’s an enormous amount of free content at Crackle, Crunchyroll, Snagfilms, YouTube and Popcornflix.