If you love TV and you are looking for a free alternative to paying expensive cable bills, Moneyjojo has the best solution for you.
In this post, we are going to show you to watch your favourite shows online for free and how to get free cable TV legally.
You do not have to go as far as renaming your town in order to get free TV like what the town of DISH did. Here are 5 simpler ways to watch tv for free.
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1) Use TV Apps
The go to place to find all your favourite TV channels is to download TV apps on the Google Play store. The Google Play Store has a wide range of apps that allow you to watch live TV on your phone or cast it to your television.
If you have an android TV you should also be able to down those apps and watch live TV so long as you have a good internet connection.
Apps that you can use include:
- Film On
There are other apps like Mobdro that are not available on the Google Play Store or any other app store as this app streams paid /subscription TV channels including sports channels which technically isn’t legal.
These apps are a fantastic way to save money and good alternative to paid cable subscriptions.
YouTube is the king of online videos, but did you know that there are lots of TV series and movies listed on the site. Also, if you search live feeds, you can sometimes find that people are streaming live TV on YouTube. Technically this is illegal for someone to do this, but it is OK to watch from YouTube. These live streams usually get shut down quickly.
Sometimes there are also streams available on Facebook. If you enjoy sport, you can find live streams on Facebook fan groups where someone may be streaming live action.
3) Get A Free Trial Of Netflix
Netflix is a cheap alternative to paying for cable. When you sign up you get a 30 day free trial and you can cancel before your trial is up, meaning you do not have to pay.
The cost per month for Netflix starts at $7.99 and that covers 4 users. If you have three other friends, you could technically all pool the cost meaning it will only cost you less than $2 per month (this can depend on your region)
Netflix allows you to watch unlimited TV shows and movies from their huge database.
If you really do not want to pay for it you could just keep signing up with different email addresses and if you use prepaid / disposable credit cards you could go several months of not paying for it, however you risk getting your IP banned meaning you would end up having to pay for a VPN. If you have to pay for a VPN to use Netflix it will end up costing you more money in the long run.
4) Use Amazon Prime
Amazon Prime is the main competitor to Netflix. Amazon Prime has over 50,000 movies and TV shows to choose from including new material and classics.
Some of the shows that you can find on Amazon Prime include:
- Game of Thrones
- The Grand Tour
- The Sopranos
There are lots more to choose from together with TV channels you would find on cable including Starz and Comedy Central.
5) Install A HDTV Aerial / Antenna
A HDTV antenna can pick up freeview TV signals and allow you to watch some of your favourite channels for free.
A HDTV aerial will cost you some money but it allows you to watch TV for free. A quick tip is to check with the store that you are buying from that they offer a returns service on the product should it not work for you.
When you think of indoor antennas, you probably think of those old rabbit ear antennas you would see in the 80’s movies. The good thing is, antennas have become a lot more sophisticated!
Some people report that they can get access to ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC all with a HDTV antenna aerial.
There are indoor antennas that you can purchase for relatively cheap or you can choose to purchase an outdoor aerial.
Outdoor antennas are usually a large aerial or satellite system that you must attach to the gable of your house or mount it to your roof or chimney. An outdoor antenna is the best option for you if you live in a more rural area.
Cable TV is expensive for sure, if you want to save yourself some money, then it is worth looking into the free alternatives above or look at cheaper more flexible options so that you can keep watching your favorite TV shows and more.