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TV Show Premieres Available Over-the-Air June 2015



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In June enjoy free over-the-air TV broadcast in high definition with your Mohu antenna. TV show premieres of new and established dramas, game shows and special events you will not want to miss!

 

 

ABC

 

The Whispers (6/1) 10/9c – If you enjoyed the movie Sixth Sense this new series is for you!

 

 

The Astronaut’s Wives Club (6/18) 8/7c – The stories of the women who stood behind the Mercury 7 astronauts as they all were propelled into national stardom following the astronaut’s selection by NASA on April 9, 1959.

 

 

Mistresses (6/18) 9/8c – The Mistresses are back in a two hour premiere event!

 

Celebrity Family Feud (6/21) 8/7c – The game show you love with celebrity families going head to head in this always fun, family-friendly competition. Hosted by Steve Harvey.

 

BattleBots (6/21) 9/8c – Reviving a series by the same name, this show features homemade battle robots in a tournament style show with ultimate winners in several different weight classes.

 

Rising Star (6/22) 9/8c – The audience votes and the performers advance. Watch to see who will be the next Rising Star!

 

NY Med (6/24) 10/9c – In this reality show, follow the doctors and nurses saving lives in NYC, and immerse yourself in real life drama with their patients and families.

 

Rookie Blue (6/25) 10/9c – This series follows a female rookie cop and four of her fellow officers, through the ups and downs of both their professional and personal lives.

 

 

CBS

 

Special Event: 69th Annual Tony Awards (6/7) 8/7c – Enjoy a celebration of the theater, and get a glimpse of Broadway’s best through live performances on this one of a kind awards show. Hosted this year by Kristen Chenoweth and Allen Cumming.

 

 

Big Brother 17 Part 1 Premiere (6/24) 8/7c – Hard to believe this reality show is in its 17th season, but ready or not it’s back with more games of all kinds! A two night event with the second episode airing the following night: Big Brother 17 Part 2 Premiere (6/25) 8/7c.

 

Under The Dome (6/25) 9/8c – Based upon the 2009 Stephen King novel by the same name, this TV series is in its third season with audiences still anxious for more.

 

Zoo (6/30) 9/8c – Based upon James Patterson’s bestselling book by the same name, this drama is likely to be one of this summer’s breakout hits!

 

 

 

NBC

 

Hannibal (6/4) 10/9c – As the third season begins, this psychological thriller pulls us deeper into Hannibal’s world and closer to the abyss. Sexy, intriguing and dark, it’s tough to look away.

 

 

 

CW

 

Beauty and the Beast (6/11) 8/7c – This show is a fan favorite and a hit for the CW! As the third season premieres, the show has been approved for season 4. If you enjoyed the 1987 show by the same name, check this one out.

 

 

 

FOX

 

So You Think You Can Dance (6/1) 8/7c – As the 12th season of this open dance competition rolls out with high energy performances, the judges have their work cut out for them as a variety of talented dancers strut their stuff!

 

Boom! (6/25) 8/7c - A new game show where teams work together to answer trivia questions and diffuse make-believe bombs. A hit in Israel, time will tell if FOX has a winner on its hands in the United States.

 

 

PBS

 

The Crimson Field (6/21) 10/9c – You’ll only get six episodes of this show, which is new to viewers in the US, but was cancelled in the UK with no plans to revive it. Too bad! If you don’t mind the brief nature of this TV show’s premiere, it’s worth a look.

 

 

Poldark (6/21) 9/8c – An exciting, romantic trip back in time. If you enjoyed the Hornblower series, this British drama, set in the late 1700′s and based upon books by Winston Graham, may be one you’d enjoy too. It’s good enough that it’s already been approved for a second season.

 

 

 

Andrea Polk hails from Oregon and is a wife, mother, writer, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer, and more. She’s also the author of the Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV and the Simple Guide to Sling TV as well as the avid deal-seeker behind SavvySleuth.com, where she scours the web for the best online deals.



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DIY: Customize Your Mohu Leaf and Mohu Curve Antennas



Customize Your Mohu Leaf or Mohu Curve Antenna

 

Part of the appeal of our paper-thin Mohu Leaf antenna is its minimalist aesthetic. We love that so many cord cutters have appreciated that it’s so thin and reversible. And when we released our Mohu Curve antenna, we kept some of those same design concepts in mind. Sleek, subtle, but with a more pronounced structure that can sit on a shelf or TV stand without sticking out like a sore thumb.

 

What you may not know, though, is that our Leaf and Curve antennas can also serve as a blank canvas ripe with potential for creativity and customization. In the past, we’ve highlighted how you can paint your antenna to blend into your existing room decor. Whether you paint your Leaf to match your walls or your Curve to blend into the background, you can virtually make your antenna disappear (while still enjoying HD broadcasts for free).

 

For the more adventurous cord cutters, you can go beyond simply decorating to disappear and instead add flair to your antennas to showcase your individuality. A few of our more creative colleagues recently had some fun decorating our Leaf Metro, Leaf 30, and Curve 30 antennas to suit the playfulness of their little ones.

 

What We Used

  • Super glue
  • Thick shoe strings (for tails)
  • Self-adhesive scrapbook paper (base layer of each decorative antenna)
  • Non-adhesive scrapbook paper (for additional layers)
  • Self-adhesive jewels
  • Felt (in various prints)

 

Things to consider: avoid using metal of any kind as this can interfere with signal reception. Also be sure to test your antenna in your location before adding any custom decorations. Once it’s decorated, it can’t be returned.

 

Sporty Curve 30 for the Game Room

 

In case you missed it, Microsoft recently announced over-the-air TV support for their incredibly popular Xbox One gaming console. Gaming cord cutters can hook up a TV tuner and Mohu antenna to Xbox One and enjoy a seamless gaming and broadcast TV viewing experience.

 

We think this is a great opportunity to fully transform your game room into a cord cutter’s oasis. And we had some fun with decorating a Curve 30 to fit the bill. One of our mini Mohuligans, Nick, is now the proud owner of this sports-tastic custom antenna.

 

Sporty Game Room Custom Antenna

 

 

Mohu Leaf Fit for a Princess

 

Maybe you’ve got a tiny dancer in your family who wants to enjoy TV with picture quality that even royals would envy. We crowned our Mohu Leaf and concealed the coax with the antenna equivalent to a formal gown train.

 

Mohu Leaf Fit for a Princess

 

 

For the Animal Loving Cord Cutter – Leaf Metro & Leaf 30

 

We let our wild side take over with these animal inspired creations. The Leaf Metro was perfect for applying some floppy dog ears and a felt snout was the perfect camouflage for the part of the antenna where you attach your coax!

 

Animal-Print-Antennas

 

 

Show off your creativity by sharing your custom antenna creations with us on Facebook or Twitter!



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Watching Tennis Without Cable: Over-the-Air & Streaming



From Streaming to OTA – Tennis Fans Have Options

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In recent years, it has become incredibly difficult to watch Tennis on broadcast television. There was once a time when CBS and NBC would air all the major tournaments and fans could pop an antenna on their TV and tune into the action; but sadly, the migration to cable TV has sabotaged that old joy.

 

For those with more money than sense, the solution may be to simply pay for a hefty cable subscription. After all, what’s a few extra dollars if you can watch the Williams sisters dominate the competition at the French Open? However, if you’re like me, then you want to avoid unnecessarily paying for things you don’t need.

 

While days past have been cruel to cord cutting tennis fans, the tide is quickly turning. Recent developments in the world of streaming services have upset the balance and now the power of choice rests firmly in the hands of cord cutters seeking a cable TV alternative .

 

If you are a tennis fan longing to break away from the tyrannical grip of big cable, take heart; because today I’m going to show you how watching tennis without cable is possible! So without further ado, let’s get started.

 

2015 Tennis Schedule

 

ESPN offers a very robust Tennis Schedule, though it does not provide actual broadcast channels / mediums.  More details on these specific events will need to be researched on a case by case basis.

 

Beyond this, there are 3 main tennis events that remaining in 2015:

 

  • French Open >> May 24-June 7, 2015 in Paris, France
  • Wimbledon >> June 29-July 12, 2105 in Wimbledon, England
  • US Open >> August 31-Sept 13, 2015 in Flushing Meadows, New York

 

 

Over-the-Air (OTA)

 

As I said before, long ago you used to be able to get most of your tennis fix from watching OTA television; which is just a fancy way of saying using an antenna to pick up the free signal transmitted by broadcast networks.

 

While purchasing an antenna, like the Mohu Leaf, is be a great idea if you love hours of free entertainment and the best shows on television; if you’re looking for a plethora of tennis matches, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Most tennis broadcasts have moved on to cable television; with the only exception being the French Open on NBC. That being said times are changing quickly and I would not be surprised at all to see more events hit the major broadcast channels over the coming months.

 

It’s not an ideal situation, but if you’re hard up for tennis you always have NBC to fall back on.

 

 

Sling TV

 

While Sling TV may fall short of being considered a complete cable TV alternative, one thing the over-the-top streaming service does excel at is sports. For $20 a month, you get Sling TV’s “Best of Live TV” package which, among other things, includes ESPN and ESPN 2.

 

ESPN has always been a leader in sports; and tennis is no difference. ESPN broadcasts complete coverage of Wimbledon, the Australian Open, and The Championships.

 

You get early coverage of the French Open, the US Open, the American ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments, the US Open Series, and the American WTP Premier.

 

Also, ESPN gives you access to the ATP World Finals as well as the WTA Tour Championship on ESPN 3; which does not require a subscription to Sling TV.

 

As far as tennis goes, Sling and ESPN have got you covered.

 

 

Tennis Channel Plus

 

Taking a hint from CBS and HBO, the Tennis Channel now offers a subscription based streaming plan. For $70 a year, you get access to coverage of over 45 tennis tournaments; the French Open included. Most of the matches won’t include heavy hitters, but for die-hards of the sport it won’t matter.

 

No other option out there gives you access to more tennis than Tennis Channel Plus. You may not be able to stream the Wimbledon finals, but if you have Sling TV that won’t matter quite as much. Tennis Channel Plus isn’t for everyone; but if you can’t get enough tennis, then it is well worth the price.

 

As we have seen today, you can have a huge selection of tennis at your finger-tips without ever having to sign up for cable. Cable companies like to hide your options from you so that you come to rely on them; but thankfully that doesn’t have to happen.

 

 

So what are you waiting for?

 

Why pay thousands of dollars every year, only to get the same content that others get for a fraction of the price? Stop waiting for a sign; take the leap, cut the cord, and kill the cable bill today!

 

Dave Kennedy is a long time cord cutter who became increasingly frustrated with the high cost of Cable TV and decided to make a stance. In 2011 he launched KilltheCableBill.com, a site dedicated to helping people save money through providing simple, cost-effective cable TV alternatives. Since then, David has helped 1,000s of people cancel their cable subscription while keeping the shows they love.



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TV Show Premieres Available Over-the-Air May 2015



Are you curious what TV show premieres are available over-the-air in May? Here are this month’s fresh broadcast TV program choices available on ABC, NBC and FOX networks, which can be enjoyed for free in high definition using your Mohu HDTV antenna.

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ABC

 

The Bachelorette (5/18) 9/8c: In a 2 hour premiere event, The Bachelorette’s 11th season kick-off sets the stage for a showdown between not one, but TWO bachelorettes! Britt and Kaitlyn will both be looking for love, but only one bachelorette will give out a final rose.

 

 

Celebrity Wife Swap (5/20) 10/9c: Watch celebrities swap wives and lives for the sake of a reality show reboot to their careers.

 

500 Questions (5/20) 8/7c: An all-new gameshow that pits the smartest people in the country against 500 of the toughest general knowledge questions the producers could come up with to take them out of the game.

 

Extreme Weight Loss (5/27) 8/7c: An empowering show in which in each episode trainer Chris Powell takes an individual on a transformative 1 year weight loss, makeover journey.

 

Bet On Your Baby (5/31) 8/7c: A gameshow where parents of five young toddlers make bets on what the kids will do next in hopes of winning cash for their children’s college funds.

 

Sing Your Face Off (5/31) 9/8c: Watch celebrities try to look and sound like other celebrities in a competition that’s a lot of good fun!

 

 

 

NBC

 

American Ninja Warrior (5/25) 8/7c: Watch America’s best all-around athletes compete head to head in a nail biting obstacle course competition to see who can claim the title of “American Ninja Warrior.”

 

 

The Island (5/25) 10/9c: Hosted by Bear Grylls, The Island is all about letting go of the modern conveniences of today, and just focusing on survival.

 

America’s Got Talent (5/26) 8/7c: Another season of the best talent America has to offer, judged by Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B., and Howard Stern, and hosted by Nick Canon.

 

I Can Do That (5/26) 10/9c: Hosted by Marlon Wayans, this is a new 1 hour comedy-variety show that showcases celebrities and talents they didn’t even know they had!

 

Undateable (5/29) 9/8c: Danny uses his Casanova-like skills to help his roommate’s ‘undateable’ friends by schooling them in the art of romance.

 

Aquarius (5/29) 10/9c: Starring David Duchovny as LAPD Detective Sam Hodiak, Aquarius is set in Los Angeles in the year 1967. This one promises to be an enticing new crime drama worth watching.

 

Crossbones (5/30) 10/9c: John Malcovich as Blackbeard. Dodge and parry your way through grand acting and dialogue to immerse yourself in the realm of your imagination. Need I say more?

 

 

 

FOX

 

Wayward Pines (5/14) 9/8c: A 10 part mini series that may turn into more, Wayward Pines is a psychological thriller based on a series of books by Blake Crouch. If you enjoyed X-Files, check this one out.

 

 

MasterChef (5/20) 9/8c: We just can’t get enough of amateur chefs competing to earn the title ‘MasterChef’ can we?

 

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? (5/26) The hit game show returns to FOX with this TV show premiere featuring host-comedian Jeff Foxworthy.

 

Bullseye (5/27) 9/8c: Would you use your body as a human dart? That’s what four men and four women agree to do in this brand new game show. The competitors face challenges that require both physical and mental strength in this unscripted, fast-paced 1 hour show. The one who can shoot straight and hit their targets, wins $50,000.

 

 

 

Andrea Polk hails from Oregon and is a wife, mother, writer, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer, and more. She’s also the author of the Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV and the Simple Guide to Sling TV as well as the avid deal-seeker behind SavvySleuth.com, where she scours the web for the best online deals.



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Common Questions from New Cord Cutters



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I Just Cut the Cord and Purchased a Streaming Box, Now What?

 
Congratulations on joining the cord cutting family! Now that you have done the hard part of canceling cable, you can get to the fun part of exploring the great big world of free and inexpensive content.
 
The first thing to do is buy an antenna so you can watch FREE over-the-air TV. This is not your grandpa’s over-the-air TV. Since the switch to digital, over-the-air content has grown with sub channels that bring you countless movies and shows, both new and old. My parents had been paying $20 a month for about 15 local channels in SD; when they installed an antenna they ended up with over 30 channels in clear and bright HD.
 
Now, no matter which streaming box you purchased, head over to the app store and start browsing around. You will find hundreds, or thousands, of great apps – many of them free. Of course, you have the big name streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant, and Hulu but there are also other excellent apps such as Crackle, Weather Nation, Livestream, and so many more that give you great free content.
 
Don’t forget to check out YouTube; some of the best original content created today is free on YouTube. Many streaming boxes include a YouTube app that opens up a world of options to you; from gaming to gardening there is a wide array of shows which could keep you busy for a lifetime.
 
Don’t rush yourself; it will take a bit of time to explore this new world. Cable may have 200 channels to pick from, but cord cutters have thousands of options from which to choose.
 

 

Will I be able to watch over-the-air TV on all my TVs using just one antenna?

 
In short, yes; you can network an antenna to all of the TVs in your house. The best way to do this is to purchase a long-range antenna, such as the Sky 60, and mount it in the attic or on the roof. From there you can network it throughout the house, just like your cable company did, using a splitter to feed coax to multiple TVs.
 
Success will be based on how strong the over-the-air signal is, and how many TVs you want to connect. If you live in an area with a strong over-the-air signal, you can buy a smaller antenna, like the Leaf, and connect one to each TV.
 
To make sure you are purchasing the correct antenna, plug in your zip code to see what’s available over-the-air in your area and which antenna you will need.
 

Luke Bouma is the owner of CordCutterNews.com and is a dedicated cord cutter. Cord Cutter News gives you some of the best reviews and news about cutting the cord. You can find them on Twitter @CordCuttersNews or on their Facebook Page.



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Cord Cutting Setup: Dave Kennedy of KilltheCableBill.com



How KilltheCableBill Enjoys Cable Free Entertainment

 

Antenna + Streaming Box + Streaming Services = Cable Freedom

 

One of the most popular questions I get from Kill the Cable Bill readers is: “What’s your cord cutting setup?” I love this question because there are so many ways I can answer it.

 

Cable TV Alternatives

Maybe you only use your laptop, maybe you stream from your Xbox, maybe you use both… and a phone, and a tablet, and a smart TV. Isn’t it wonderful? There are so many ways to stream, and there are so many options for those looking for a cable TV alternative.

 

As far as my cord cutting setup goes; I’m a fan of the “All of the above” approach, and I try to use and test out as many devices and services that I can. Let’s start with something simple.

 

Over the Air Antennas

 

The most essential part of any cord cutter’s arsenal is an over-the-air antenna. For a small investment you can get thousands of hours of free television year after year. If you’ve ever read my blog before, you know I’m a huge fan of Mohu antennas; so it’s no wonder I use one in my house.

 

Mohu Sky

Since my local network’s tower is 20 miles away, I use the Mohu Sky Outdoor Antenna. It’s a little bigger than a laptop and it has stood up to some nasty windstorms. That’s not to say I haven’t lost reception a time or two; but compared to my old bunny ears from back in the day, it’s a godsend.

 

Streaming Boxes

 

For most of my video streaming, I use a laptop, smartphone, tablet, a WD Media Player (in the bedroom) and Mohu Channels. Mohu Channels is awesome because I get all my OTA channels and my Netflix, Hulu etc… all within one interface. Makes it really easy to move from service to service, channel to channel.

 

Channel surfing is not dead, but it has changed quite a bit. No longer do I flip from channel to channel with nothing on. Now I switch from program to program, and watch exactly what I want, when I want it, and it is always of superb quality.

 

Sure, you can buy a DVD player that streams Netflix and YouTube; but if I can’t get HBO Now or Amazon Prime on your device, you have lost my attention.

 

Naturally, I also utilize my Samsung smartphone & tablet for most of my mobile streaming. It’s seen better days, but it still runs as fast as the day I got it; and whenever I’m catching up on a show on the road, it never lets me down.

Mohu Channels

As I said earlier, I usually use my Mohu Channels for most of my streaming; but my Laptop has seen its share of video streaming as well. Although it doesn’t have the app support like Roku does, it is nice to jump from a game to Hulu in only a couple of clicks.

 

Streaming Services

 

As far as streaming services go, once again I say “All of the above!” I’m subscribed to Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and am looking to sign up for Sling TV. I know it all sounds expensive, but surprisingly it’s still a lot cheaper than having cable. I would also have HBO Now, but I just have not signed up yet.

 

There you go, that’s my cord cutting set-up! It might look a lot like yours, or it may be completely different! That’s the beauty of cord cutting; where cable TV wants to define how you watch television, cord cutting wants to set you free. So what’s your cord cutting set-up? Do you use a Roku or do you use a computer? Share it with me in the comments below OR tweet it to me with the hashtag #KillTheCableBill!

 

Dave Kennedy is a long time cord cutter who became increasingly frustrated with the high cost of Cable TV and decided to make a stance. In 2011 he launched KilltheCableBill.com, a site dedicated to helping people save money through providing simple, cost-effective cable TV alternatives. Since then, David has helped 1,000s of people cancel their cable subscription while keeping the shows they love.



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Cutting The Cord: 4 Things I’ve Discovered – SavvySleuth.com



My life changed for the better a couple of years ago when as a Top 50 Amazon Reviewer I got the chance to review the Mohu Ultimate antenna. I was thrilled with its ease of use and performance, and when I figured out I could enjoy all the major networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CW in HD for free, I was ready to cut the cord!

 

I began telling others about my cord cutting and found myself teaching friends and family how to do it too. Eventually my cord cutting advocacy led me to write a book: Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV to help non-techy types to learn how to cut the cord using a flat antenna.

 

These are 4 of the things I’ve learned in my cord cutting experience that I’d like to share with you.

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1. Surfing Is Not My Thing

 

When I had cable TV, I would surf through hundreds of channels, trying to find just the right thing to watch. I surfed much more often than I watched any programs, and I was paying top dollar to surf channels instead of watching them.

 

When I cut the cord I with cable TV I became more mindful of my programming choices. Out of necessity I actively searched for my favorite shows, kept track of where and when they were available, and started rediscovering old favorites. I actually looked forward to watching TV again instead of being overwhelmed by it.

 

 

2. Minimal Investment Equaled Big Savings In No Time

 

The initial cost of three Mohu 50 antennas for all my HDTVs cost me about the same as my cable bill for one month prior to cutting the cord. After the initial equipment cost for indoor HDTV antennas, I began saving $100 a month by eliminating my cable TV and keeping my cable internet service for streaming media.

 

The $1200 a year I save by not having cable TV has gone into a family fun-money fund. The monthly savings affords us the option for a spontaneous night out or a weekend trip to the beach. Something we didn’t have prior to cutting the cord.

 

 

3. Cutting The Cord Is Empowering

 

Standing up to a bully feels good, and it’s the same feeling I got when I cut the cord with my cable company.

 

First, I did a test drive to make sure I could get the programming I wanted at my location via an over air antenna, and then I packed up my cable TV equipment and deposited it on their customer service counter.

 

When asked why I was cancelling my cable TV service I said: “Because your prices have gone up and your customer service has gone down.”

 

I had no further conversation as the cable customer service rep checked in my equipment and handed me my receipt, however as I went to leave he said: “You’ll be back when you can’t get HBO.” I guess the parting shot was his way of saying ‘We’ll miss you’. Needless to say, since cutting the cord I’ve not gone back to cable or satellite TV, and now I can get HBO too.

 

So much for that bully!

 

 

4. Cord Cutting Trends Are Advancing Technology

 

Have you noticed how many new streaming media services have popped up recently?

 

Sling TV, HBO Now and other paid streaming media services have exploded onto the marketplace and are being readily embraced by consumers. In addition, devices designed for over air TV users like Mohu Channels and the Tablo OTA DVR and streaming device, are making cord cutting even more high tech and enjoyable without monthly service fees.

 

For simple cord cutting, Mohu’s indoor HDTV digital antenna technology is the best I’ve found. I absolutely love my Curve 50 and Leaf 50 antennas!

 

I’m excited for the future of cord cutting, and I look forward to even more technological advancements driving the cord cutting revolution with effective, simple to use cord cutting tools designed to help everyone to save money and enjoy free TV.

 

Andrea Polk hails from Oregon and is a wife, mother, writer, Amazon Top 50 Reviewer, and more. She’s also the author of the Simple Guide to Over-the-Air Free TV and the Simple Guide to Sling TV as well as the avid deal-seeker behind SavvySleuth.com, where she scours the web for the best online deals.



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70% of Cord Cutters Pay Less Than $30 A Month For TV



A recent survey at /r/Cordcutters, on reddit, showed over 70% of cord cutters now pay less than $30 a month for their video entertainment content. Since they canceled cable, 44% of those cord cutters pay less than $20 a month for all their video entertainment! (The caveat, of course, is that this does not account for the amount spent on a broadband connection, which can range significantly depending on your preferred speeds and is used for more than just streaming video entertainment purposes. For this reason, the survey questions and responses compare pre- and post-cord cutting costs solely to the cost of pay TV subscriptions for a more apples-to-apples view.)

 

How Much Are You Paying Monthly for TV?

 

80% of the people surveyed said they canceled cable because of the cost. Only 17% said they canceled cable because of lack of use, while another 3% said they canceled cable because of the commercials.

 

The same survey showed approximately 70% of the cord cutters had been paying over $70 a month for cable TV alone, while 41% of those cord cutters were paying over $101 a month. That means 70% of cord cutters are saving at least $70 every month, or $840 a year.

 

How Much Were You Paying Monthly Before Cutting the Cord?

 

Personally, our cable bill was about $130 per month (after taxes and fees). Since we cut the cord we are saving a total of $1,320 per year.

 

A different survey recently suggested the average cord cutter saves about $1,000 a year. So, the question is, “What could you do with an extra $1,000 every year?” If you are 30 years old when you cut the cord, and you live until you are 60, that amounts to $30,000 extra for you to vacation with, or even to buy a car!

 

There is only a small set up cost to become a cord cutter. You buy an antenna ($39.99 for the Mohu Leaf) and a Roku ($84.99 on Amazon), and that’s it. It is a one-time cost; once you buy them you own it. There is no monthly fee for an antenna or a Roku. My parents receive about 30 free channels over the air with the antenna I installed. This is better than the 21 cable channels for which they were paying $24.99 monthly.

 

Roku has a ton of free content on their channels that you never have to pay for. In addition, Netflix and Hulu are only $8 a month, and an Amazon Prime membership is $99 a year. (Amazon Prime includes free movies, free TV shows, free books, free music, and 2-day free shipping on a huge selection of items you can purchase through Amazon.com).

 

So if you are thinking of cutting the cord, but are not sure, ask yourself, “What could I do with an additional $30,000 in my life?”

 

Luke Bouma is the owner of CordCutterNews.com and is a dedicated cord cutter. Cord Cutter News gives you some of the best reviews and news about cutting the cord. You can find them on Twitter @CordCuttersNews or on their Facebook Page.