First question:  What is a smart TV?  Second question:  Is your cable bill getting out of control? Related question: Do you subscribe to a package deal? Do you really still need it? After careful evaluation, I realized I didn’t. 

Sure, I needed the Internet — but I never use my landline (honestly don’t even know the number by heart), and cable TV is simply not what I am watching…so I took the plunge and got rid of it.

How did I do it? 

  • Step 1: Get great Internet
  • Step 2: Get a “smart” TV or a streaming device. A smart TV has the internet streaming capability built in. Some great streaming devices are firesticks, chromecasts, and Roku. My favorite is AppleTV because everything in my house runs off it and it makes my life easier.
  • Step 3: Subscribe to a streaming service….there are lots of them now and they are all running specials (check your credit cards for offers!)…I decided based on original content and cost. The most popular options include: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Now, Showtime, and Disney+. Also, check which ones are currently bundling – you can get a lot of bang for your buck with bundles!

What about live TV — news and sports? Don’t worry, I got that covered. One of your subscriptions can be to a service that also offers live TV like Youtube, Sling, or Hulu.

The bottom line is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to binge the best stuff…and since I mentioned binge watching — be sure to take a bite out of these entrées:

  • Netflix: West Wing, The Crown, The Queen’s Gambit, Fauda, Ozark, Shitsel 
  • Hulu: Handmaid’s Tale 
  • HBO: Game of Thrones, Sex & The City 
  • Showtime: Homeland

Happy watching, and if you have any questions, please contact us.