Saving Money on Streaming Services

Updated: Dec 4, 2020

A streaming service provider (Over The Top, OTT platform) is a subscription-based service offering online streaming of films and television programs. With countless streaming services out there adding to your subscription costs, you might be looking for ways to cut down on OTT expenses. Today I will be taking you through different ways to save money while streaming content on various platforms.



Live TV - Is it worth it?


Think about it: How much live TV do you really watch? Probably not much. If a member of your family is a certified news junkie, a free service can fill in the gaps. Plenty of services including Pluto, ABC New Live, and CBSN stream live news for free. Consider a cheaper alternative like Philo, which offers 58 channels for a more palatable $20 USD monthly. Also, look into what options your cell phone carrier may be providing. T-Mobile has an upcoming streaming service TVision, which starts at just $10USD. Before I switched over to streaming I was paying $400USD every month to Verizon Fios. I was not particularly happy about it but unfortunately felt like I had no other choice. I now know that is not the case. Another option might be to purchase an antenna (remember those?) to pull down local TV stations. You will not be able to record programs, without additional hardware, but at least the airwaves are free.

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