Stop Paying For Cable Television But Keep Up With Your Favorite Shows
Cable and satellite television subscriptions are expensive. Let's face it – are you really watching 352 channels and listening to 50 music stations via your television each month to justify the monthly fee? Most of us have three or four shows we watch regularly, and then other tv watching time is in “channel surf” mode, stopping on anything that looks remotely interesting. Where I live, the least expensive option for cable television is $60 a month, and I'm positive I don't watch $60 a month worth of television – but I have three shows that I really like to watch and I can only see them if I pay for cable.
Or so I thought! I've just discovered that I can watch most of the “good” stuff online! The major television networks broadcast many of their programs over the internet on their websites for free. You can even watch shows that are no longer on the air in some cases. The shows aren't always available for internet viewers the same day they are on television, but does it really matter if you're watching a Monday sitcom on Wednesday?
Check this list to see if your favorite shows are broadcast online:
9.Discovery Channel. (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC)
Hulu.com has a number of shows available from a variety of television networks. You can browse and watch for free, and even subscribe to your favorite shows to get updated whenever new episodes are added.
If you're thinking the kids will be lost without the 24-hour cartoon stations, you can set them up with Classic Cartoons.
In addition, many times you can find episodes of your favorite shows on Youtube.com. Youtube is really not intended for uploading television shows (for copyright reasons) it doesn't seem to stop people from doing it. Search youtube.com for your favorite shows – you may have to watch more than one clip to get your full episode due to time limitations youtube.com places on uploaded videos, but it sure beats paying $60-$100 a month for cable television if you really only watch a handful of shows a month.