For starters, I have downloaded the apps for some of the larger networks. Just today I watched a reality show that was aired on Thursday. It was one of the shows I hated giving up when I got rid of cable.
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If your favorite shows aren't accessible through an app, Google Play and iTunes sell a number of shows at $1.99 to $2.99 each with a season pass that gives you a discount. (I might have to do this to watch Jill Duggar's wedding. With me planning my own wedding, I have been really wanting to see that episode!)
Other options are Hulu Plus and Netflix. For $7.99 a month, you can watch HD shows on all your devices including your computer, tablet, and phone!
If you are already a subscriber to one of these services, then maybe you would be interested in a Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV to stream these services to your television. They allow access to thousands of channels and low cost rentals, even the ability to play games.
Of course if you watch a large variety of shows, it might be better to keep your cable service so that you can see everything you want to watch, but I will say that I haven't missed cable TV very much. Even when my mother and I had cable TV, I didn't have a TV in my room, and her lift chair was in the living room, so I found myself streaming shows even when we had cable. I even regularly watched a channel that we couldn't receive on our local cable line up, but it was accessible to me because of an app on my phone! How neat is that?
I haven't had cable television since February, and I love the accessibility of shows on my mobile device. Just this past week I introduced my fiance to a new series I discovered on my tablet. How cool is it to be that in the know about television without cable? Personally I think it's pretty great.
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