If you are going to bookmark one page on cord cutting, it should be this one. Grounded Reason has over 300 pages on cutting the cord and getting rid of pay TV. The links in the cord-cutting guide below are either the most important articles on cutting the cord, or articles that answer questions I’m often asked. This page is your one-stop shop for cutting the cord.
Important Cord Cutting Guides
Watching TV Without Cable – This page provides the details of everything you need to cut the cord. This article provides a high-level view of streaming devices like Roku, streaming services like Hulu, Philo, Sling TV, FuboTV and more. The article also provides so basic info on TV antennas, DVRs, and more.
Watch Live Sports – This page provides the details on where to catch live sports after cutting the cord. The article also contains links to different articles on how to watch each particular sport after cutting the cord.
Internet Only Service – Look to this page for information on getting internet service without having to bundle it with a pay-TV subscription.
How To Get Cheap Internet Access – A way to keep your promotional internet rates even in an area with a lack of broadband competition.
Digital TV Antenna – This article covers all you need to know about getting a TV antenna for free local TV channels
How to Watch Local Channels – This article covers how to watch local networks over streaming where possible. It also provides an overview of watching broadcast TV over the Air.
DVRs – This post provides a comprehensive guide to picking a DVR to record from your TV antenna when you cut the cord.
Cheap Phone Service – This article explains where to find affordable phone service after cutting the cord on your Pay-TV bundle.
Making Free Phone Calls – This article explains how to make free phone calls over the internet.
What is A VPN – This guide explains why you may want to look into using a VPN. It explains how a VPN can keep your private identity information safe online.
Cord Cutting Basics
Here are the high-level steps to take to cut the cord.
Step 1: Find home internet that is stand-alone, and not part of a pay TV bundle.
Step 2: Examine alternative ways to watch TV. I cover this in my article on Watching TV Without Cable. This in-depth cord cutting guide covers options like streaming services, devices, and TV antennas. You can even watch cable networks live online, even premium networks like Starz, Showtime, and HBO.
For information on watching live TV online, check out our comparison of all the live TV streaming services.
Step 3: Cancel your pay TV subscription. Even if you are unsure that you have all your shows covered without cable, cancel anyway. Like me, you will realize a lot of the stuff we watch is simply because it’s on. You’ll also discover there is a lot higher quality TV shows are not on traditional TV. Cancel now and start saving today. If you don’t like being a cord cutter, your pay TV company will gladly take you back.
Cord Cutting Topics
There is a lot of content on this site explaining how to cut the cord and replace your pay-TV subscription with cheaper alternatives. Below are the pages that will answer nearly any question you will have when it comes to cutting the cord.
Internet Service Providers – While this link will cover all providers with internet only service based on various location, the pages below will cover major providers internet offers.
Streaming Services – Here are the pages with the most current review of every TV streaming service
- Hulu TV Review
- fuboTV Review
- Philo Review
- DIRECTV NOW Review
- PlayStation VUE Review
- Sling TV Review
- YouTube Review
- Free Streaming Services
Streaming Devices – Here are the pages with the most current review of every TV streaming service
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