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How to Cut the Cord – Guide to Streaming in 2019

by Waverly Wilde

Cable companies be darned, cord cutting is the way of the future.

After years of having us by their cords, no longer do we as TV watchers have to feel locked in by complex cable packages and skyrocketing prices, only to have an endless parade of stations with shows that aren’t nearly as good as “Storage Wars.”

With the advent and expansion of streaming, however, the number of ways you can watch your favorite TV shows and movies keeps growing, with even more options coming later this year – hello Disney! If you’ve been meaning to check out what the digital future looks like, let’s take a look at all of the options aside from your annoying local cable company.


Are You Locked to Anything?

The old adage goes that “content is king,” and that’s true when you cut the cord, as well. One of the main benefits to streaming services is their price compared to the monthly cable bill, but it does mean you might not be getting all the channels you were used to before.

If there is one show you just HAVE to watch, that your very life won’t be complete if you don’t see it as soon as possible you might want to start with that show and work from there. Is it available to stream somewhere? Some shows are on multiple platforms, but most have a specific home. If you need that show, start with wherever it can be found.  


How Do You Watch Stuff?

Besides figuring out what you want to watch, you also need to figure out how you tend to view stuff. Do you like watching in the newest formats, like HDR and 4K? Do you have a big family where everybody is watching a show at the same time on different screens in different rooms?

You also need to consider if your TV already has apps and streaming compatibilities, or if you’ll need to buy something external – like a video game console or streaming stick – in order to rid yourself of the cable clog.

Of course, if you have a TV that doesn’t have any apps or smart functionality, it’s probably time you put that thing where it belongs: in the trash. Stop by today and we’ll help you pick out a TV that has all the features you could want – and then some.


Research, Research, Research

TV can be extremely personal, and picking out exactly which streaming service – or services – that you use can be like trying to decide between Hulu or CBS or Netflix or HBO Now or, well, yeah, it is exactly like trying to decide between all of those.

Need a little extra help in the decision-making process? PC Mag does a great job of breaking down all the options, the prices, and the different pros and cons of each service.  Personally, we are a fan of Amazon, Hulu, and HBO Go, but your own TV watching needs might be quite different than ours!


No matter what type of streaming service you decide to go with, you need an excellent TV to watch your shows on. Don’t settle for anything less than the best picture at the lowest prices – stop in today and check out all our amazing TV offers!