You’ve begun seriously thinking about cutting the cord but are unsure of where to start, right? First step is to examine which content you really need; which TV shows, programs will you have a hard time letting go of? Second, are your favorite shows on cable channels or are they viewable over-the-air (OTA)? Popular over-the-top (OTT) services such as Netflix, Hulu, and even premium content providers such as HBO and Showtime offer a monthly subscription service that can be had for usually far less than what you’re currently paying through your cable provider. Maybe you’re concerned about losing your DVR capabilities? The good news is, thanks to RCA’s Digital Converter Box, you can receive digital OTA channels to your TV set, record your favorite programs and watch them later! A good antenna, preferably from RCA, will boost the amount of local channels you can receive through your converter box. You may actually be surprised at how many channels you can get for free!
Furthermore, if you have an RCA tablet, you may download OTT services mentioned earlier from either the Google Play or Windows store and begin watching content on your tablet, as well as cast to your TV. To cast content from your tablet to your TV you will need a device such as Chromecast from Google. Chromecasts are very affordable and a worthwhile investment for those looking to cut the cord. For a brief rundown of some of the more popular OTT apps, click here.
Sure, there’s a little bit of a start up cost purchasing these devices if you don’t already have them, but it sure beats paying your cable provider box rental fees and that steep monthly payment! It would be very remiss of us not to mention that all of the current OTT services are on a month-to-month subscription basis, so you may cancel at any time without any penalty.
Now that you’ve been facilitated with the facts and resources on cutting the cord you’re ready to create your own TV experience with the channels and programs you want. Don’t forget to share this post with a friend or family member who may benefit as well!