If you are anything like me, the first season of “Better Call Saul” was a welcome fix for the withdrawal symptoms from the series finale of “Breaking Bad”. Thankfully, season 2 of “Better Call Saul” will begin it’s 10 episode run on Monday, February 15th.
The series stars Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman; the popular, unscrupulous lawyer from the hit show “Breaking Bad.” The show will also has Jonathan Banks as a series regular reprising his role as everyone’s favorite cleaner Mike Ehrmantraut.
If you are like me and refuse to pay for cable or satellite TV, you won’t have access to watch on AMC. However, there are extremely affordable alternatives to watch “Better Call Saul” online and without cable TV.
AMC through Sling TV
“Better Call Saul” is now available on Sling TV which provides access to AMC without a cable subscription. Sling TV Also Provides access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, TBS, TNT, CNN, Food Network, Cartoon Network, ABC Family, A&E, History Channel, Disney Channel and much more for $20 per Month. That’s a great value considering that those are the most watched cable TV networks. There is no contract required and you get a 7 day free trial. You can check out my review of Sling TV to see all it has to offer.
Buy Better Call Saul Online
You can purchase the entire 1st Season of Better Call Saul for only $16.99 from Amazon. The HD price is $26.99, but if you click the “more purchase options link you will see the more affordable SD option for $16.99.
Episodes are available to watch the very next day after airing, and the price you pay is to own the entire season of the show. Since it’s not a rental, you can watch it whenever you want and own it forever. “Better Call Saul” is also available for purchase through iTunes.
Once you buy the season pass you can watch current episodes with any device that supports Amazon Instant Videos or iTunes apps. That includes smartphones, tablets, and TV streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast.
Purchasing TV shows this way leaves how you watch completely up to you. You can watch “Better Call Saul” online, on the go, or even on your living room TV. Episodes of Better Call Saul will start airing on February 15th, and you get a new episode each week one day after airing.
Purchasing Content Online Saves You Money
Paying only for the shows you want to watch makes sense. I get every broadcast station for free with my antenna, and my Netflix subscription provides loads of content for me to enjoy.
However, there are shows I watch like “The Walking Dead”, “The Americans”, and “Mad Men” that aren’t available on Netflix. I simply buy the current season from Amazon or iTunes and watch like everyone else at a fraction of the price people pay to watch on cable TV or satellite.
Americans paid an average of $64.41 for Cable TV in 2012. That figure doesn’t include the internet and phone that are often bundled with a cable subscription. For that price you can pay for a Netflix subscription and own full seasons of 32 different current TV shows.
Not that I have the time to follow 32 television shows. We only buy around 4-5 a year, which allows us to enjoy everything we used to watch with cable TV for around 1/3 of the price.
If you are the type to buy your favorite shows on Blu-Ray, this is an added savings since you will already own the show upon airing. While you can purchase the shows individually for $1.99, I prefer the discounted season pass to save a little more money.
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You Can Always Wait for Netflix
TV shows will eventually end up on Netflix, so you can always wait until the current full season airs. Typically it’s about 9 months to a year before it’s viewable on Netflix.
“Better Call Saul” season 1 is available if you need a refresher. Season 2 will be available on Netflix sometime after the season ends. So if you think you can avoid the spoilers throughout the season, you can wait until all the episodes air and then view them through Netflix.
Whichever way you decide to watch, “Better Call Saul” is a show that you will not want to miss.
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