Cord-Cutting: 5 TV Genres That You Can Enjoy Without Cable

Cord-Cutting: 5 TV Genres That You Can Enjoy Without Cable

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Long-term contracts. Astronomical cancellation fees. Surprise rate hikes. It’s no wonder why over one million people a year are saying sayonara to their cable, but will “cutting the cord” mean you have to miss out on watching sports games, TV shows or your favorite movies? Not if we have anything to say about it.

In this article we'll tackle five of television's most popular genres, showing you how to keep an eye on your favorite programming without ever having to see another huge cable bill!

SPORTS

With 3 of the top 10 most watched programs during 2015-2016 being sports, they still reign supreme on television, and they're also the reason your cable bill keeps going up...

Of course, jettisoning cable doesn’t mean you have to give up your fandom. In fact, it might even heighten it. From MLB.TV and NHL GameCenter to NFL Redzone, almost all of the major sports offer their own subscription based service. These allow you to not only stream live events to both your computer and Evutec protected mobile device, but also let you stay in the know about your favorite team(s). While prices vary, even the most expensive of the bunch are a much better bargain than paying a years worth of cable bills. 

Although a fair price is always good, FREE is even better, which makes the NFL’s new partnership with Twitter all the more appealing. This season, Twitter will live stream all 10 Thursday night NFL games, so you can get your football fix without forking over any of your hard earned dough. 

ANIMATED SERIES

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Via Hulu

With Family Guy, The Simpsons, and Bob’s Burgers getting prime time slots on Fox, not to mention BoJack Horseman on Netflix garnering some Emmy talk, there’s no doubt that animated TV shows are in their heyday.

South Park has undoubtedly played a large role in ushering in this era, but's that's just one of their hallmarks. The show is also one of the first to put all its episodes online for free! Simply head over to their website and start watching!

DRAMA

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In terms of appointment viewing, there’s no bigger drama, or fantasy drama to be exact, than Game of Thrones. Entering its 7th season, the show has seen its viewership grow from an average of 2.5 million viewers per episode to almost 8 million!

Up until last year, you would have had to spring for cable and a pricey HBO package to see it, but not anymore. After years of begging from their fans...

via Fortune

 ...HBO finally decided to launch a standalone streaming service called HBO Go in April 2015. It's also less than $20 a month, which makes it a pretty sweet deal. Almost as sweet as...

...you guessed it: Netflix. The mother of all streaming services offers exceptional original content, from the Emmy nominated Narcos to the Emmy winning House of Cards. Add to that modest pricing plans, and you can see why they've got new customers flocking in droves, and cable companies running scared.

COMEDY

via Wired

via Wired

Perhaps rather than the bone-chilling twist and turns of a drama, you prefer the side-splitting crack ups of a good old fashioned comedy. If that's the case, then look no further than Hulu. Boasting a line up that features hit network shows like The Mindy Project, Seinfeld and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, it has a little something for everyone. Best of all, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg, so you can laugh until your hearts content all the way to the bank.

MOVIES

Let's see if this scenario sounds familiar. You're flipping through the channels when Jurrassic Park or Shawshank Redemption catch your eye. You start watching, and before you know it, you've just re-watched one of these classics for the 11th time.

If this has ever happened to you, you're not alone. According to Statista, movies remain one of the top TV genres. These days, however, you can get your fill of flicks without having to pick up the remote. Two great options are Amazon Prime and Google Play, as they allow you to both rent and buy digital copies of your favorite films so you can watch them again and again!

PRO-TIP:

Before you start streaming all your favorite programming to your smartphone, get yourself an Afix compatible case and magnetic vent mount. It'll sit nicely propped up in the perfect viewing angle on your table, nightstand or airplane tray without the fuss of a clip, extra metal pieces or even a vent mount! Learn more at www.Evutec.com

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